All of this was so much hard work that had not only taken a toll on me physically but mentally and unfortunately After all of this work, the money never seemed to be enough, after paying for my classes out of packet, paying my bills and helping my family abroad, i barely had enough money for gas to commute an hour and 10 minutes to school, almost every day. God bless my mother for always being there to give me extra cash for gas...
I was desperately looking for ways to make extra income, and just like you, i started to do research online. Ive always dreamed of creating a clothing brand, so that was my initial google search, "how to start a clothing brand." I quickly realized that in order to start this clothing brand i would need MORE MONEY so i googled "easy ways to make money online." My motivation and desire to move ahead in life led me to a huge rabbit hole, i ended up venturing into different business models including dropshipping trying to sell all types of beauty products online, I then transition to selling custom car air freshness & Yeezy Iphone cases.
I was now not only broke, but in debt, Ive had spend so much money on advertising trying to learn Facebook ads, search ads, youtube ads and snapchat ads with very little results, YES I did have some sales but it wasn't enough to keep these business afloat, I was selling up to $10k a month of beauty products but some how I never gained a profit!
But even though these business failed miserably, The knowledge and experience i had gained is to this day the most valuable things I've ever learned.
Even though i was a miserable failure I was able to get a taste into entrepreneurship and being able to actually sell things online! i remember my first sale, I could not believe people actually went to a random website and bought something off me! that was mind boggling to me.
Now here i was after months and months of failure and being in credit card debt, having my car repossessed and relying on my Mom and Girlfriend for money, I came across this across this product on Aliexpress, the product was the now famous Magnetic eyeliner and lashes. I started selling this product before the now huge companies like Moxilashes & Glamnetic started selling magnetic eyeliner and eyelashes, I was able to identify this trend by principles i had learned building my other failing business,
I decided to open my 7th Shopify store... and give this new product a try. After building the website and launching some ads, I quickly Realized how much girls love to buy False lashes! I knew that girls spend more money than males online, but being able to experience it was eye opening.
With in weeks i was having returning costumers! I was like what!? "you just bought lashes and now you buying more?" i than realized that girls go through lashes so quickly, to the point that they leave them laying around and get lost and so they end up buying new ones...
i then realize that if i provide good quality lashes that my costumers loved and at a reasonable price, these people will just keep coming back since they could only find these styles on my store, and this is what made realize that the competition in the lash market is "non existing." In the book i go super deep into this perspective and i assure it will change your mindset forever!