My Journey with Melton so far...

Discussion in 'Melton' started by T. Hooghouse, May 22, 2016.

  1. T. Hooghouse

    T. Hooghouse Bobtail Member


    Turned it in last monday down in Masury, and had someone follow me down for a ride back roughly 5 hrs from the house. Basically just took everything in with me that was their keys, paper logs, comm checks, and tranflo envelopes, and the permit book, told them I was here to turn the truck, handed everything over. They asked if I needed anything like a ride or what not (more or less to pick up a rental) told them already had one and off I walked, Still left on good terms just in case I need to come back. However so far everythings working out may have to go out with a trainer for a few days to get the hang of a 13 speed (not that difficult) and to makes sure i chaining coils and other steel products along with getting paper logs down. Nothing to difficult then I'll be on my way to in a glider kit and a conestoga.
     
  2. planafreighters

    planafreighters Light Load Member

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    Nice bro!
     
    T. Hooghouse Thanks this.
  3. Zigzag777

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    Would you mind sharing (in general terms, not asking about any secret stuff) of what your going to be reselling, and to who? The reason I ask is because I have not seen any viable opportunities reselling. If you have to buy anything to get started, it could be like a lease purchase on a truck. From my experience sales channels are very well established. Like selling flashlights to Walmart, they won't deal with any middlemen. If it's a direct to consumer item that could be different. But if you have to buy inventory, be careful. Or is it something like Amway? Just curious if such an opportunity is real, and you could earn a living doing it. You did mention eBay, but it seems like some large companies are already occupying a good amount of space on the bay. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Check Paul Transportation and Britton Transport, both flatbed and hire new grads.
     
  5. planafreighters

    planafreighters Light Load Member

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    There are several options. You can do retail arbitrage or online arbitrage which both involve going to clearance sections in stores, liquidation centers, estate sales, yard sales,flea markets, etc to find items to resell on platforms like Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon. Another option is to contact a manufacturer and "white label" one of their existing products by putting your own brand label on it for resell. Another option is to collaborate with a manufacturer and design your own product or modify an existing product and sell that. This way is described as Private Labeling and most people source from China when they go this route because the costs are cheaper. Another option is to get into Dropshipping. In this method you contact a manufacturer and become an authorized seller of their product and can buy their product at wholesale sell it at a markup and keep the profit. This way is one of the easiest because all you do is forward the orders to the manufacturer when you receive an order so you never even have to see or handle the product. Another option is to get into affiliate marketing where you promote a website or manufactureres product and if someone buys you receive a percentage of the sale. Another option is SEO. This is where you charge a client such as a business owner to help rank their website on the top search results of Google which in turn helps that business owner to gain more customers and earn more money. There are many more options to make money online. These are just a few. So in summary you have:
    • Retail/Online Arbitrage
    • White Label Products
    • Private Label Products
    • Dropshipping
    • Affiliate Marketing
    • Client SEO
     
  6. Zigzag777

    Zigzag777 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply. You seem too know what to do and how to get there. My daughter was doing real good, buying vintage clothing at the the Salvation Army, and putting it up on Etsy and some other vintage clothing sites. She was making a great markup, and she had the right touch writing the descriptions, and a good eye for fashion, especially selecting the good labels that sell. But has given that up temporarily to get her nursing degree and an RN.
    As I said before, watch out for those expensive lectures, that promise instant riches. Don't get into a banking arrangement with anyone, get paid before you lift a finger, with an irrevocable letter of credit. Especially when trading with China. Keep me up on your progress via private message. Just watch out for the sharks.
    Wishing you the best of luck!
    Happy trails...
    Ziggy
     
  7. planafreighters

    planafreighters Light Load Member

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    No problem. I have reached a point in my life where I absolutely loathe working for others. I no longer wish to be a cog turning the wheel of success for someone else. I will succeed at this or die trying because life is too short to live a life that you don't want.
     
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