originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: muzzleflash
Ok, if that's what you want to tell yourself. The rest of us will be here in reality. You undid yourself with a lot in this thread, the fabrication
about a Super Stallion was just the nail on the coffin.
Hey I got good news today man, my lucky break.
I'm starting a business and have all the ducks in a row now (the main ones at least), and once I get this permit I'm in the game. Ok check this
I got this job at Kroger (night stocking grocery store), and I will never make more than 11$ an hour (and even with a raise will never make more than
that set amount) - and I'll struggle and work my rear off doing it. Which is ok for now, it's a stable income and as long as I show up and work, I'll
make something $$$.
But this business I'm creating, which is essentially me creating my own job via ingenuity and acumen, there is no set amount I can make. If I can
succeed in picking the right product and the right target market, the sky is the limit. I could make 11$ in 5 minutes, I dunno yet.
I already know what products I want to sell, the location, and the target consumers to offer it to. So I have the blueprint. I also have a mentor who
is a super rich super cool guy that wants to advise me along the way and he thinks I can make it big $$$ and wants me to be his validation apprentice
to prove his theories. So I can't let him down (or myself either!).
You have no idea how excited I am about the prospects of making my own money with my own business concept. This could be the big turning point in my
life so I just gotta stay committed to it and learn as much as I can to improve myself in the process.
All I need is experience and to find out what doesn't work and what does work. So once I get this permit I can go start selling and crash course this
thing. I'm totally pumped and very happy about all of this. I'm happy about me and my potential to make $$$ in this economy by simply using my
I realize that what I'm doing to start will probably change rapidly as I learn and gain new insights and have more epiphanies, but for now my target
sales goals will be 200$ a day - with a upper expected limit of 500$ on the best day or 100$ on a really bad day.
I know so much about business and have absorbed a ton of information over the last 20 years, I just never enacted it into a physical model. Now I am
finally going to do this sometime in 2 weeks to 4 weeks.
Here's how I look at this, making a wage is hard work, but mass selling a product is far easier and I can make way more if I do it right. Writing
articles for websites or grinding out a wage at a local shop locks me into making X amount per day with no room for real growth. Creating my own
businesses based on good ideas and practices however, offers me far more opportunity to grow expand change etc.
I am going to sell basic cheap products to tourists, no food no drinks nothing like that. I don't want to deal with food inspectors or anything. This
is gonna be straight forward I purchase boxes of goods at wholesale then bring them to a specific location and market myself and my goods to the
target audience. I've been learning all of these sales techniques and advertising concepts over the last few months and will start putting them into
If my concept actually works and I can sell out my inventory daily, than I could potentially make 2500$ a week! That's my highest expectation at the
current model I've devised. It can't really do better than that unless I hired people, which isn't relevant because this is a testing phase and I'm
using a 'throw-away' prototype which will not be a long term business. It's seasonal.
Now, over the next few weeks, I will be trying to think up a more long-term model that is sustainable beyond 5 months. It cannot be anything
complicated because I don't wanna deal with a bunch of paperwork or government. I am building the business idea around the requirement that basically
I just pay for a permit and then go make $$$ while having a good time meeting people and enjoying the act of self-discovery while improving my
economic and psycho-social situation.
So really that's all I can think about or even want to think about. I got some really cool people helping me that want to see me succeed and it's
really exciting! I've actually never had anyone "on my side" like this before who wanted to help me help myself, so I'm very happy about how lucky I
am to have been presented with such incredible opportunity.
I really truly believe I will succeed and grow. I just know it. I have what it takes and then some, so I know I can find my niche and exploit it for
maximum profitability. I'm gonna go make money and have fun doing it.
I really wish I had decided to be a salesman years ago. I always knew I wanted to do this and that this is what I was made for, and this is what I
need to be doing, but I had just never committed to an idea and said "I'm gonna do X and this is how" and then went and did it. I'm finally ready to
actually do it now.
I expect a lot of bumps in the road. I expect challenges and disappointments. But none of this is a problem, it's a huge opportunity for me to improve
and get things right. I'm gonna be a success, I believe in me!