(Referenced above: Myself featured on dailymail.com)
My story starts in Adelaide, Australia... When I discovered eBay.. I remember being in Year 8 (around 13-14 years old) and discovering this app, famously known as eBay.. I was stunned at how there were literally MILLIONS of independent people selling basically anything and everything..
So what did I do? After getting home from school that day, I spent a few hours on eBay scouting around and doing my research. Without really knowing the potential of online businees, I ended up finding these earphones that were selling like crazy.. I mean, there was one seller on eBay selling over 100 units per day and they were selling their product at $40 each from memory. You do the math on this one... 100 units x $40 is $4,000 per day.
At the time, I found it insane how there was one person making $4,000 per day on there.. I was super young and just wanted to make some money online so with that in mind, I obviously wanted to tap in to this online market.. and I did, by being able to identify problems that people had and offer them products that would help them solve these problems.
Anyways, the next day I went on aliexpress.com , found the earphones at a real low price (this guy was selling them for $40 and the supplier I found on aliexpress had them available for $7..
I purchased 20 units of that specific product and thought I would try to flip them on eBay. They arrived roughly a week or so later - I signed up to eBay, and put a listing up in the morning before school for the product with 20 total units.
Finished school and checked eBay on my phone and I had sold them ALL within like 9 hours...
You could imagine a 13-14 year old kid being pretty shocked making around $800 within ONE day with pretty little work. Well that was me, I was genuinely shocked and honestly didn't even know how it all happened if I am being honest (lol)..
I ended up doing that for awhile on the side of being in school but it wasn't sort of 'consistent' to an extent. That's when I made the move to the Shopify Dropshippig business model which was already proven to be hugely reliable and consistent.
Plus, I wasn't a huge fan of not being able to sort of build a brand from eBay's platform itself.. which is another reason why I made the shift to Shopify.
Building a brand is absolute key to actually building a long-term income online, and that's what I wanted.. Long-term reliable and consistent income that was predictable to an extent.
Anyways, that was just the beginning for me.. Since that day forward, I built a HUGE passion for creating location-neutral-income (basically making money anywhere, anytime regardless of location). Fast forward 7 years or so and I'm here. Built multiple Dropshipping brands that have provided me with the opportunity to essentially just live life with a lot more freedom and on my own terms.
Fast forward to now where I have students literally making thousands per month.. (check my 'STUDENT' highlights on my profile)
Not to mention, before I went ALL-IN with e-commerce, I was working at my families restaurant-chains. Managed to get a ton of experience there from physically managing stock levels, ordering procedures, managing staff and essentially just the fundamentals of ANY business practice..
Don't get me wrong, I love the hospitality industry as it's an industry that doesn't get enough recognition for the hard workers that consistently work all-year-round, but... I still had a huge passion for building online income through my phone / laptop.. Literally, at any point in time I had a free moment, I would try find something to flip on eBay, marketplace, gumtree etc.
The dopamine levels you get when you look at your phone and see a notification that you made a sale is on another level. Seriously, if you decide to take action and get started today - you WILL experience exactly what I'm saying and you'll come back to me and tell me there's literally no better feeling. (Obviously be prepared to work, this business model won't work if you aren't ready to put in the work and you're a lazy person..)