Over the years I've been a founder or co-founder in FIVE different MILLION DOLLAR online businesses.
Now most businesses FAIL in the first year, and it's exceedingly rare for any new business to make it to $1,000,000, but I've done it FIVE TIMES with five different businesses models.
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, had a famous quote where he talked about connecting the dots backwards. He said: You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
I see each of these online businesses as a dot when you connect these dots backwards, it's just INSANE. I would never have predicted that I'd be sitting here, able to say that I've sold OVER A MILLION DOLLARS EACH through FIVE different online businesses methods. I want to tell you how those FIVE dots are connected, almost like the first five chapters of a book, and are leading to CHAPTER NUMBER SIX.
To cut to the chase, not only do I like to start new online businesses, I also help other people make money online. That's just what I do and what I'm good at.
People love to talk about “making money” but the truth is no one just magically “makes” money; what they are actually doing is providing value to someone else by SELLING THEM SOMETHING. They are selling some kind of MERCH (or merchandise) to then "MAKE" MONEY.
Now Merch can come in many different forms ranging from physical to digital products, but more on that in a moment because first, I want to give you some of my history of making money online starting with eBay. Ebay is like Chapter 1 and where many people get started when they want to "make extra money online".
I started with eBay and quickly became a Platinum PowerSeller selling over $25,000/month. I sourced my inventory by doing Retail Arbitrage (a term that I created), primarily from Home Depot and Lowe's. I sold thousands and thousands of power tools on Ebay that I purchased at deep discounts by targeting clearance items and strategically using coupons and rebates.
(Here's a picture of the back of a U-Haul truck that I rented to pick up clearance DeWALT tools from Home Depot as well as an 18-wheeler delivering full pallets of DeWALT combo kits!)
Before I knew it, I realized that I'd sold over $1,000,000 of power tools on Ebay; this just seemed crazy to me that anyone, let alone me, could sell over a million dollars worth of clearance products purchased from regular retail stores!
It was about this time that I started to list more of my power tool inventory on Amazon. This begins Chapter 2 and was just before the Fulfillment By Amazon program (also known as FBA) had come out. Amazon quickly became a higher volume platform for me compared to Ebay and as soon as the FBA program was announced, I went ALL IN on Amazon and FBA. I was one of the very first FBA sellers on all of Amazon which was awesome because I had virtually no competition.
Just like on eBay, I'd soon sold over a $1,000,000 on Amazon through Retail Arbitrage sourcing and added Online Arbitrage sourcing as well!
(Here are some of the large FBA shipments heading to an Amazon FBA warehouse!)
As FBA was becoming more popular, I needed to find some specialized software made specificly for FBA sellers. Since FBA was so new, nothing existed! I had no choice but to make my own. This was the beginning Chapter 3. I contacted a developer online and together we founded ScanPower as the first FBA listing tool and the first dedicated sourcing apps for iPhone and Android.
ScanPower grew very quickly alongside the popularity of the FBA program. Before we knew it, we'd sold over $1,000,000 in software to other online sellers!
(ScanPower was the FIRST mobile scouting app for both iPhone and Android. We sponsored Amazon events to show the software to Amazon sellers all over the country!)
As Retail Arbitrage, Online Arbitrage, selling on Amazon, and the FBA program continued to gain popularity, so did interest in ScanPower. To market and promote the ScanPower software, I began to write books about selling online and how to source inventory. Becoming an author starts Chapter 4. My Books Arbitrage, Retail Arbitrage, and Online Arbitrage were published and became best sellers on Amazon. Online Arbitrage even became the most expensive book to ever crack the Top 1,000 sellers on Amazon!
(Here is a self-publishing royalty check from Amazon for over $70,000 from just one month of print-on-demand book sales!)
I also started to organize events, host conferences, and speak internationally about Amazon and FBA. All in all, my books and conferences have sold, you guessed it, over $1,000,000.
(I became the foremost expert when it came to Arbitrage sourcing and the FBA business model. I spoke at events all over the world, hosted conferences, and my books became best sellers!)
On to Chapter 5, The Merch Dojo and the ClickFunnels 2 Comma Club Award.
This was the launch of an incredible online course centered around the Merch By Amazon platform. With an amazing partner and some awesome content providers, we sold over $1,000,000 of this course in under one year through a single website funnel and received this sweet 2 Comma Club Award from Russell Brunson and ClickFunnels. I didn't get any awards along the way for eBay, Amazon, ScanPower, writing, or speaking, so having this award feels pretty good!
(Here's my '2 Comma Club Award' for selling over $1,000,000 through ClickFunnels and accepting the award on the ClickFunnels stage with Russell Brunson and Brian Burt!)
So that brings us to Chapter 6. As I look back at the FIVE previous one-million dollar chapters, I think about all of the people that I've met and connected with. Many I've helped directly and many of them have helped me as well. Along the way and throughout Chapters 1-5, I've LITERALLY met and helped THOUSANDS of people make money online, from home, and on their own schedules.
This online business and ecommerce stuff is just what I like to do and I think it's fair to say that I'm pretty good at it. So good at it in fact, that I finally decided to take people's advice and create a dedicated membership group to mentor and help people JUST LIKE YOU find their own successes with their online business!
I am uniquely qualified to teach much more than just one specific 'side hustle'. When it comes to online businesses and entrepreneurship, I do not see it as a one-size-fits-all model. Different people will excel at different methods so matching up the individual with the right online business is vitally important.
I can’t overstate this enough: Practicality matters! No one else in the world can give you more practical advice based on both years of experience and a wide breadth of knowledge than I can. Why? Because when it comes to online businesses and side hustles, I've literally 'been there and done that.'
Look, everyone wants to make extra money, from home, and on their own schedules.
The problem is that people don't know where to start and they don't realize what platforms are out there. Maybe this is you. Maybe you've tried selling on eBay or Amazon and just haven't figured it out. I can help you with that. Maybe you're more interested in print-on-demand platforms like self-publishing, kindle, or Merch by Amazon. I can help you with that as well. Maybe you want to take your know-how and use it to help others but need help creating and marketing it as a course or a membership. Yes, I can help you with that, too.
I've done it all and I have a proven, successful track record of helping thousands of satisfied students.
Do you want to start making money on your own terms? From home? On your own schedule?
Real money too, not just a side hustle. Read this all again if you need to. Everything that I've done was done from home using the Internet. No office, no warehouse, no employees.
Let me explain this to you three steps:
Looking back and connecting the dots, I can tell you that it all comes down to a simple formula:
1. Be Good at Something
If you're not good at anything, TRY something and start to get good at something! That's exactly how I got started. I never planned to be a large Ebay seller. I just thought it would be fun to flip clearance items for a profit and it grew from there. I didn’t plan to become an author or a public speaker and I certainly didn't take writing classes in school.
2. Get Attention
This is the GAME now. If you're good at something and you want to get to step 3 where you have something to SELL, you have to get people's attention. The good news is that it's never been easier to get people's attention using social media, if you know how to do it right.
3. Sell Something
Ultimately, if you want to make money with the Internet and see success online, you're going to have to SELL SOMETHING so it's ultimately all about that MERCH!
It really all boils down to this: SELLING SOMETHING. You can be an expert, you can have skills, and you can have all the attention in the world, but if you aren’t SELLING SOMETHING, then how are you going to measure your success?
You can’t put ‘expertise’ in the bank and you can’t pay your bills with ‘attention’. You have to be selling some kind of MERCH (or merchandise).
I just told you about all of the Merch that I've sold over the years. I've sold physical products like power tools, I've sold software and apps, I've sold books (both physical and digital), I’ve sold information and digital courses, and I’ve even sold my time and expertise as a paid speaker and coach.
Your Merch can be physical products like toys or apparel being sold on marketplaces like Ebay, Amazon, or your own Shopify store. You can ship products yourself, use FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon), or even POD (Print-On-Demand) products!
Selling MERCH is where you finally start to make some money with your online business.
You can SELL Services. You can SELL software. You can SELL information. You can SELL info as books or online courses. You can even SELL YOURSELF and your knowledge by speaking at events, hosting your own events, or by giving people access to coaching or one-on-one mentoring.
Want to make some extra cash? From home? On YOUR schedule?
GOOD! You're in the right place! I'm the master of this stuff and I've helped thousands of people around the world get started and they are seeing REAL success.
If you're going to follow someone and learn something, learn from someone with a proven pattern and track record of success. Million Dollar Chapters 1-5 are in the books and it's time to start Chapter 6 where I share everything that I have learned from this journey with the people who are motivated and ready to take action.
If this is YOU, then it’s time to join my coaching program and get started on your way to seeing some real results and start making real money with your own online business.
Work with me, one-on-one, every month as I help you identify, develop, and launch your product, service, software, books, or merchandise.
- More bonus perks will be added as the coaching membership continues to grow! There is power in community and we can all help each other grow and be better.
So what will it be? Are you ready to start making some real money online? This is the place to get your questions answered, formulate a plan, and to finally take some action and put it into motion. Now is the time to get focused and execute with precision.
Whatever it is, I've likely been there and done that. I'm in the unique position to help as many side hustlers and entrepreneurs JUST LIKE YOU.
I want you to be a part of this.
I’m excited to be working with you and to be a part of your success.
See you on the inside,