What’s The Big Deal About Selling Anyway?
I have been in sales for most of my professional career. My first job was as a waiter where my first bit of training in selling and interacting with people was done. After that, I sold Kirby vacuum cleaners, for which I am very grateful, as the training that I received with Kirby was world class and only opened doors for me for my further sales career. After that I sold furniture and then finally, for the past 8 years, I have been selling cars.
As you can see, I have learned to make money selling things. I truly believe that if you want to earn a lot of money in life, the best way to do it is to learn to sell…things, which includes products and most importantly yourself.
Have a look at the most financially successful people in the world, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson. What do they all have in common? They have all learned to sell. Some of them have easier products to sell than the others, but they all had to master the art of selling themselves as well as their products.
Whatever it is that you are selling, you can make money and you can make lots of it. But my focus is on making money by selling things (anything) ONLINE.
Why Sell ONLINE?
I believe that selling online is definitely the best way to sell things. In fact I believe that if you don’t learn to sell online, you will soon be left behind and eventually you won’t be able to sell enough of your product or service to make enough money to achieve your dreams and goals. Especially if your direct competition is selling online.
Before I carry on, I just want to emphasize that making money is NOT the most important thing in life. There are so many more valuable things in this life. But you need money to do most things, even simple things. The issue is ‘How are you going about making that money?’
Is the way that you are making money robbing you of those more valuable things? I personally have experienced this problem. I was so consumed with making enough money to just pay the bills that I had no time or energy left for the most precious things in my life – my wife and kids.
This is exactly why I got into making money online. More freedom, More time, More money!
Now back to to why selling things online is the way forward:
Most of the world is on the internet. Can you think of anything in this world, of economic importance at least, that does not rely on the internet? I cannot think of many things. So my question is: Would you want to focus on spending all your time and effort on something that is no longer relevant, the old way of selling, face – to – face? Or would you rather spend that time and energy on something that is moving forward and growing faster than anything else on this planet i.e the internet?
It is like being a gold prospector in the olden days: Are you the one who looks for gold where hundreds have already looked and found nothing, or are the you the one who hears of a gold mine up country, that all the other prospectors are moving towards, and you decide to get ahead of them all and reap the rewards? I hope that you’re the latter.
An Audience Of Millions Within Your Grasp!
You have a potential audience of millions of people. In fact there are about 3 billion internet users around the world and that number is growing greatly each year.
How many people would you be able to sell your product to in your local area at best? A few hundred, a few thousand?
What makes more sense: spending your time and money on a few thousand people, or spending your time and money on a potential of millions of people? I hope that you will go with the latter.
Selling a product online will eventually lead to you working fewer hours than conventional ways of selling and you will be making more money. To get started with an online business to sell your products takes a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifice in terms of time spent building the business, but once it is up and running, you will be able to step back and watch the business generate money almost automatically.
Because you are selling online, your operating costs / overheads are very small compared to those of a physical shop for example. Costs will obviously vary depending on what products you are wanting to sell, but it will be far less than those of your own shop.
I need to emphasize that you can can start an online business for free with almost no extra costs. I will show you how to do this in a short while.
What Can You Sell Online?
You can sell the following online:
- Items that you don’t need or want anymore e.g. Playstation III (if you’ve just got Playstation IV of course 🙂 ), old golf clubs, the microwave, jewelery, old books, phones, etc. You can sell these items on numerous sites like:
- Your own products. What is it that you want the world to buy from you? Are you gifted at crafts, painting, making jewelery etc. The world needs to have your product. You can easily sell these products on the following websites:
- Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have a story or ideas that you want to share with the world? What about publishing an eBook and selling it online? You can sell your book / books through several sites, but the most popular sites are:
What About Selling Someone Else’s Product?
This is where the fun starts 🙂 When you sell someone else’s product, you don’t need to worry about the product itself i.e. designing, manufacturing, crafting etc. You don’t need to worry about getting the product / item to the end buyer. You don’t even have to worry about facilitating the payment /s. For me this is the most stress free way of making money online and I believe it is one of the most enjoyable ways of making money online because of the following:
- All you need to do is promote someone else’s product, let them worry about all the rest.
- You don’t have to be directly involved in any aspect of the buying process. You can even be sleeping while the buying process is happening.
- The way you promote the product is by telling / informing people about anything that you are passionate about or interested in. Yes, you heard me correctly, all you need to do is tell people about a topic / subject that you are passionate about and promote products related to that topic.
- It is very simple to start (when I say simple, I don’t mean easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to start up, but once it is up and running, the rewards are unbelievable).
- Once you’ve set up your business you can earn money wherever you are…even while travelling on holiday, and whenever, even while you are sleeping. See my blog on ‘Make Money While You Are Sleeping‘.
In my honest opinion, earning money by selling / promoting someone else’s product online, is the best way to earn money online. Please go to my page ‘Get Started‘ to learn about how to start your very own online business. It is easy to set up and it will cost you nothing.
What’s The Next Step?
In summary, there are many ways to make money by selling things online. There are also many different platforms from which you can sell those things. What you need to do is work out what it is that you really want to do and achieve. The most important thing is that whatever you choose to do, it needs to enhance your lifestyle. By this I mean, it needs to allow you to spend more time with your loved ones, not less and you need to be able to live and not just work and sleep. You need to be able to play as well 🙂 Yes, it will take some sacrifices in the beginning to get your business going, but once it is done, you will reap the rewards.
To make sure that you don’t waste any valuable time trying to work out how to get started by yourself, rather spend that time with people who have already built successful online businesses and who are willing to help you to do the same. Go to my ‘Get Started‘ page and learn for FREE.
I would appreciate any comments from you, especially if this article has helped you in any way. I would love to hear from you.