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I had a great shot of enthusiasm over the weekend that I wanted to share with you. It all came about because I had a few items that I wanted to sell or throw away. So I put a couple of ads on Craigslist.com and ended up running into some rather interesting Entrepreneurs and people in general. They ranged in age from about 20 to 75.
If you want an example of Capitalism working at its best it is a perfect example. If your price is too high it won’t sell, but if it is priced right and it is something in demand, you can get a dozen calls on the item and sell it in a matter of minutes.
As I am always interested in every aspect of Capitalism and how it works, I ended up having some very interesting conversations with the people that purchased the items I had for sale.
Two of them made a living from Craigslist.com which I thought was pretty cool and I am talking over $70,000 a year. For a one man or woman show that is pretty darn good. While I won’t tell you what they were buying and selling it was not rocket science as to what they were doing. Buying low and selling higher. The cool part was that they had zero inventory and they were completely Internet based and yet they did not have a website…although that is going to change if I have anything to do with it.. LOL
This brings up another one of my favorite subjects….Guerilla Marketing.. Do you have an ongoing ad in Craigslist.com and the other free classified sites? If not, go do it now, you would be amazed at how many people use them.
I also met people that are just trying to squeeze a dollar as hard as they can. I met a great lady who had her 3 year old son with her who’s husband just got sent to Iraq and she wanted to spruce up her apartment, but yet did not have a lot of money to spend and was shopping for a bargain.
So anyway, there is a huge market on the free classified sites out there and you should really be taking advantage of it because you could be amazed at the response that you get. I want you to be part of those successful Entrepreneurs out there that now create 80% of all of the jobs in the US.