Saturday, February 17, 2018

How to Sell Unwanted Goods and Build a Profitable Online Business Without a Website

Hello and welcome to Money Tips Daily.

You can also listen to this article on my podcast on Anchor FM.

Yesterday we talked about the sharing economy and turning your spare room into cash.
If you’re not in a position to take in a guest, another way of generating some extra cash is to sell unwanted goods online. There are numerous websites like Amazon, Gumtree and Ebay which can help you turn old stuff into cash and it could turn into to an online business. You also get to clear space in your home!

We all have those unused exercise bikes and guitars taking up space which could be turned into cash. There are also unopened presents, books and CDs which can be sold online. With Amazon you can even scan the barcode to generate an image on your seller site.

You don’t only have to sell your own stuff online. Millions of people have built a business selling online through platforms such as EBay and AmazonSeller. You no longer have to rent a shop in the High Street to have a storefront. An online business can be set up for a very small amount of money with none of the risks associated with signing a lease, paying upfront rent and employing staff.

You don’t even need to have your own product or a traditional website to start your business. You can become an affiliate marketer and sell other peoples products for a commission. There are sites like Clickbank which offer thousands of products for affiliates to promote.
Like some traditional high street ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses, old style websites are becoming a thing of the past.

When I started my business years ago, everybody said you needed to have a fancy website. We spent a small fortune setting up a website and then waited for people to visit it. When someone did visit, they’d have a quick look around and leave (we only found that out much later by setting up analytics tools). It was a bit like somebody walking into a shop, having a quick look around and walking out before anyone has a chance to talk to them.

There are of course a number of ways of catching people’s attention and capturing their name and email address, but this requires IT skills and expertise. I hired IT consultants, went on courses and bought expensive online “solutions” most of which were pretty useless. I had almost given up which I stumbled across a book by a guy called Russell Brunson, the founder of a company called ‘Clickfunnels’. The book is called Expert Secrets and it is packed full of great information but written in a simple, engaging way with lots of stories and examples of how to build a following and make money online. Best of all, he actually gives away the book for FREE if you pay the shipping costs.

Russell has revolutionised online selling through Clickfunnels, which makes the flat brochure-type website all but redundant.

You can find out more and get a free copy of Russell’s book Expert Secrets by clicking here or cut and paste this link into your browser -

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