- April 7, 2017 at 6:53 am #169412
Hey if you are that gym guy with six packs and attractive figure, you dont need products to sell, you can sell your self!!, just create some weight loss/diet program coupled with a fitness video course and you can sell it. Have a look at clikbank fitness category, it has a lot of such products and they are selling well. I’m just throwing you some ideas…
Businessplanup.com - startup consultantsApril 10, 2017 at 10:50 am #169471
Haha no, as much as I look great compared to how I used to look, I’m not that chiseled, flawlessly ripped guy.
Thanks for the suggestion though, I will certainly have a look, and won’t rule it out.
Been thinking trying out Amazon FBA. Find a decent product on Alibaba going cheap and buy as many as possible, send them off to an Amazon warehouse, and take it from there.
It’ll give me a little experience of selling online.
My name is Danny I'm 32 and I am currently a compliance officer with a large energy company. I study psychology with the Open University (finish in 2018) and I'm also a volunteer telephone counselor. I don't like to waste time doing the unimportant. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur who is determined to get the ball rolling in business sooner rather than later.April 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm #169498
A really effective thing I do when looking for start up idea’s is to write down 10 idea’s each day, I do this using notes on my phone as it’s always there any i’ve got no excuse not to do it.
I did this for a while and some idea’s can be ridiculous however if you’re coming up with 10 per day, 1 of them is likely to be a good idea, certainly if you’re coming up with solutions to daily problems and improvements to things you already use.
Give it a go, see how it works for you.
LukeApril 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm #169509
Thanks Luke, I’ll try and give that a go. Has it worked for you, in the sense that you actually decided on an idea and went with it?
I’ve been doing some reading about Alibaba here https://startupbros.com/step-by-step-guide-on-how-to-find-a-profitable-product-to-sell/ and it looks worth a try. I want to find a decent product with at least a 50% mark up, and drop it to one of Amazons warehouses and sell through FBA.
I have a friend who wants to go into business with me, which means we can both invest in product and that way we will automatically have double to sell than if i was going it alone.
My name is Danny I'm 32 and I am currently a compliance officer with a large energy company. I study psychology with the Open University (finish in 2018) and I'm also a volunteer telephone counselor. I don't like to waste time doing the unimportant. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur who is determined to get the ball rolling in business sooner rather than later.April 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm #169510
No problem at all, it has worked for me. I’m currently working on a travel start up. My problem started with ‘I want to see more new places and to travel a lot more for as little money as possible, using any method of transport’.
Awesome, I’ll take a read of that this evening! That’s awesome, sounds like you’ve got a solid vision of what you want to achieve just go for it!
Once you’ve got the idea and you’re confident that’s it’s the idea to become your start up make sure you put all your efforts into the execution of it. Someone once said to me that the idea is 1% of a start up and the execution accounts for the other 99% – food for thought hey!
All the best,
LukeApril 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm #169527
If travel is what you’re into then hey that’s the direction you gotta go! I’ve barely traveled anywhere but that should change once I’m rich haha.
It’s quite a good article actually. Gives lots of practical advice for finding a product and buying from suppliers.
I’m just trying to figure out what I want to do at the minute. Of course, I’d love to immediately start off with my own website and go in all guns blazing but with no experience it’s probably not the best idea. I think testing the water with Amazon FBA is a reasonable place to begin.
Best of luck to you too,
My name is Danny I'm 32 and I am currently a compliance officer with a large energy company. I study psychology with the Open University (finish in 2018) and I'm also a volunteer telephone counselor. I don't like to waste time doing the unimportant. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur who is determined to get the ball rolling in business sooner rather than later.April 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm #169563
Danny, I agree with Rebekah that gym equipment can bring good profit now. And it also doesn’t need the high contribution of money. So, really, think about her idea.
Interested in innovations, startups. Have own food business.April 14, 2017 at 1:00 am #169608
Try reading COPY THIS IDEA by Andrew Reynolds. It took me 1 day to read. If you can successfully master everything in this book you could be on your way to £££££££ without investing a lot of money.
I am still making the mistakes and learning from them with this book.
Yolanda is a 20 year old recent former student at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Leicester. She is a young, aspiring enterpreneur who is looking for opportunities to expand her current knowledge and abilities.April 14, 2017 at 4:18 pm #169617
I will definitely look into the area of gym products. I just imagine it’s going to be such a saturated market and therefore very difficult to break into. We’ll see.
Yolanda thanks for the recommendation I look forward to reading that book it sounds to me like it’s been very useful to you!
April 27, 2017 at 3:05 am #170020
Maybe you can try small online business first. Since you are currently working in a large company, then I assume you can just do online business part time. You don’t need to spend more money doing business online. You just need to think of products that are salable and know your market as well.April 27, 2017 at 3:26 am #170022
You can try creating a blog about something your interested in or enjoy. It won’t be profitable right away though.May 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm #170733
Thanks Sheila and clackseoul.
I have been busy lately getting my studies out of the way. I have an exam on June 9th and then I have 4 months off from study, meaning I can spend all my spare time focusing on launching an online business.
I am currently doing a medical trial which will pay me £2000, of which I can use much of as my start up capital.
Whilst sitting here reading a book called start and run an internet business, I suddenly had an idea on what product/s to sell..
I am a huge boxing fan, so why not sell boxing equipment such as gloves, pads, headgear, shorts etc etc?
I could even make it a site for customers to buy multiple forms of fight gear, by introducing MMA gear for example (which of course is also huge these days).
I know there’s lots of competition but perhaps it’s worth a go. Either way it’s the first time I’ve had that light bulb moment.
Furthermore, I am really intrigued by trying out shopify. That way I can focus on marketing etc.
August 3, 2017 at 11:49 pm #173477
It has been 2 and a half months since I last commented here. Which only goes to show how quick time can pass by without having made any significant progress!
However, I have made progress, no matter if it is small.
I had a chat on the phone earlier with UK based competitor of Shopify called EKM. They have ticked all the boxes for me particularly their prompt ans swift action in regards to customer service. Plus, they include much much better value than the likes of shopify – their monthly fee includes many of the extras that shopify charge for such as abandoned cart recovery and email marketing, and pretty much everything else you need.
I am now hoping to launch something by the end of the month, I just have to figure out my audience. I was initially going to sell things off Aliexpress but the delivery times and quality trouble me a bit. I am now looking to find a quality and respectable wholesaler in the UK so that my business will be faster a more satisfactory for customers.
I also need to figure out my niche. Does anyone have any info on legalities if i was to try and sell something trademarked or branded such as Playstations or associated goods? Do i contact them and ask can i sell them etc?
It;s just that, I’d like to sell high ticket items rather than cheap stuff haha.