Earn $1,000 in Just One Weekend
The question is - Is it real or is it just wishful thinking?
We've all seen the headlines on the covers of magazines at the grocery, telling us how
easy it is to earn crazy amounts of money in no or very little time.
And you've probably visited different websites in your quest to earn more money, websites
with the picture of the fancy mansion and the exotic sports cars in the driveway to give you
the impression of easy riches. I've bought the magazines and read the articles and I've
bought quite a few of these programs online and they all seem to tell you just enough to
meet the letter of the law but never tell you everything you need to know to earn the amount
of money they make you think you can earn and it's very frustrating.
I wish, just for once, someone would please tell me "how" I can do it! Explain it to
me! Please break it down so I can understand it! So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going
to show you how it really is possible to earn $1,000 in just one weekend.
So, let's get started.
First, this involves selling. Now don't say you can't sell. I know you can. You sell
yourself every time you apply for a job, don't you? Although this is about selling, it is not
the kind you think it is. You won't need to convince people they need what you are offering
because they can clearly see it is something they already want and need. There is actually
very little selling to be done.
If you can walk up to a stranger and say "Hello. How are you?" you can do this.
Second, it takes money to make money. There will be an investment - you must have something
to sell, yes? But the investment does not need to be thousands of dollars to start. I began
with just $200. (I realize even $200 is quite a bit of money for some people, I used to think
it was, but it's rather difficult to make money without spending money to begin with, isn't
it? Some people get started with even less.)
Third, I only handle brand new merchandise. I do not rummage through thrift stores, I don't
shop at garage and yard sales looking for something to sell and I don't dive into Dumpsters.
So what is it I actually do? I sell at flea markets. I've done so for many years and
have earned a very good income just working weekends.
It's not rocket science. I buy goods at low wholesale prices and UPS delivers them. I
take them to the flea market on Saturday morning and display them nicely on my tables. When
shoppers begin arriving I say a cheery "Good morning!" and begin a conversation, same as I
would as if I had known them for years. I might compliment them on how I like the color of
their shirt or something. People like compliments.
They will see I am friendly and walk closer to my tables to see what I sell. I will watch
their eyes as much as I can to see what items they are looking at and tell them a few benefits
of that item - what it can do for them, how it can make their life easier or better, etc.
This isn't selling as much as it is just being helpful. Just smile and be friendly.
Before you know it they are picking things up and looking closer and judging for themselves
if it is worth the price I have on it. It is and another sale is made.
I don't go crazy on my prices. I mark them up to make a decent profit, yes, but I keep
my prices a bit below retail. Customers know what retail stores charge for the same items and
they love to get a bargain.
I set up in the biggest, busiest flea markets, where I will have 1,000 to 5,000+ shoppers
pass my booth each day. A certain percentage of those people will stop and look and a certain
percentage of those lookers will buy something.