111 The Trump Antidote!
Forget Trump – Do this Instead!
Following on from my encouragement to move on from stressing about Trump and Politics generally, here’s what I suggest you need to do:
Instead of focussing on events out of your control, focus on what actions are under your control.
If thinking global is stressing you, think local. Do some retail arb, go to talk to a mom and pop shop about wholesaling their goods; there are so many possibilities. Even just do some freelance work and earn some cash to put towards PL inventory.
Keep It Simple!
I saw a YouTube video today that gave me a simple idea for selling some spare stuff around the house which I was going to throw out anyway.
I scanned some of these things, and the stuff that looked it might make a tiny profit, I listed on Amazon.
I then thought I might as well take the next step and buy a few of these products which I might or might not make a profit on but which, according to the app I used, should give me a good chance of doing so.
It’s something I’ve been intending to explore as various people (podcast listeners, Facebook Group members, Mastermind members etc. ) keep asking me about Retail Arb.
Is it going to make me rich? No. But while I wait for 1200 units of PL product to arrive in the USA, some more products (for another business) are being manufactured in the USA, and I’m waiting to see if the USD/GBP ratio will make some specific PL products profitable to have manufactured, it’s a fun and potentially very productive new avenue to explore.
Plus it’s so simple, anyone could get out and give it a go.
Stop using “Research” as an Excuse
It’s completely true that finding a successful Private Label product takes some serious research. So make sure you have find the right formula, and work really really hard to find the handful of products that are worth having.
BUT…keep the momentum going.
If you’ve been “researching” for over 3 months, I don’t believe you’re really researching any more. You’re avoiding the expense, potential disappointment, the potential embarrassment and…let’s call it what it is… the Fear of actually taking action.
Don’t feel bad, and don’t think I’m saying I’m always better – I’ve fallen into this trap myself – and more than once.
That’s why I know how crucial it is to keep momentum.
If you have a product that you think looks good, get samples from 2 or 3 suppliers!
If you’re not sure about the market, why not do some retail arb, buy some products from Aliexpress or other way to verify the market?
The point is – you ONLY get real feedback from the market when you actually try to sell something. And you can only see if a product looks good if you order a sample.
Try something on a small scale. Try several things in fact. If they don’t work, adjust course until they do.