So you want to start your first internet business but don’t have a clue where to start. It’s too complicated, everywhere you look online there are offers, schemes, tools, services. It all gets a bit much.
What you need is a pair of special glasses that when you put them on everything is crystal clear. All the scams are highlighted red and all the good and profitable stuff is green! …Yeah right! Chance would be a fine thing!
Instead here’s the next best thing; Below I outline a simple, low cost business you can start from your laptop at any location in the world which you, like tens of thousands of others can grow into a sustainable income which will allow you to live that Laptop Lifestyle you have been dreaming of.
With that been said, lets get into it…
Remember your first day at school?
If you do i bet you remember getting ready to leave home in the morning and double, triple checking everything to make sure you had your pens, pencils and everything else you could possibly need to make sure you were not that one kid that forgot something who the teacher embarrassed in front of the whole class.
Well internet businesses are a bit like that when you start.
Don’t have the right equipment? Then your counterparts will simple chuckle slowly to themselves as they observe you from all over the world through their digital spyglasses in there systematised ivory towers complete with carpet made from up-ended hand-sized bundles of $100 dollar notes, curtains made from trillions of peacock eyelashes and closets full of tens of thousands of internet marketing secrets.
Thinking to themselves “phew, so glad threes so many people in my market place that are inept, makes life so much easier”.
You need to know which Pens and Pencils you will need to make it to graduation.
The answer is practically none at all to get started. Over time you can get more advanced but to get going making that initial few bucks we don’t want to make it any harder than i needs to be. Make some money and once you have that boxed off you can decide on how to scale.
Remember marketers like problems to solve. Even when there are none… its how they make money! That’s why we are bombarded with so many distractions online. Peal it all away and whats left is a few simple actions you need to get moving.
We are going to focus on starting a physical product internet business using a service called Gearbubble.com because its so simple your 500 year old ancestors could have done it, no sweat!
…because shipping and inventory is to be done automatically for you, so you just get set up and collect checks. Also just in the interest of simplicity we will use a numbered list format. So Simple!!
- $5 = Go to fiverr.com and pay one of the many logo/image designers to make you design for a T-Shirt (or do one yourself if you’re ace) You only need one design! and ask the vendor to make sure its large enough for T-Shirt printing use and include a “.png” file
- $0 = Go to gearbubble.com and create a free account, decide what you would like to sell. Choices are a Mug, Poster, Hoodie, Phone Case, Pillow Case, Bennie, Baseball Cap, Bracelet.. There adding more all the time. Now upload your design file .png to gearbubble and apply it to your item. Follow the simple instructions to publish your item.
- $27 = Click on the “amazon” link just below the green “Launch Campaign” button in your gearbubble dashboard. Watch the short video, continue jumping through a few more hoops until you have your shiny new product on Amazon via gearbubble using the clickable link just below the video. (you have to signup for a Amazon pro sellers account account to get MWS to work but you should have time to make some sales before being billed for using the Amazon pro sellers account so don’t sweat it for now)
- That’s pretty much it. Now put your feet up you’re awesome! (PS to really cash in make or have made more deigns and publish them)
This process is changing and evolving constantly and therefore may have changed since the writing of this article. Canva.com is great for making designs yourself and its free! Also its a good idea to promote your new amazon listing on other platforms where possible to give your sales a nudge. Oh and did i mention; Make as many designs as you can. The more the better…
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