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There was a time, not too many years ago, that having your name on a college diploma was a really big deal. In today's world, however, a college diploma is the new high school diploma. College degrees do not carry anywhere near the weight they once did. Due to the ease of obtaining student loans, a college degree may communicate nothing more than that you are up to your eyeballs in debt. As a result, the landscape of hiring has dramatically changed, Human resources departments can no longer simply skim through a stack of resumes and separate those with degrees... Read more →

Staff Writers Of The Internet has long been the new way to communicate, to include advertise, do business, and engage in a variety of other commerce-related interactions. I mean, do you even receive a traditional Yellow Pages book at your house anymore, and, if you do, do you keep it? If you keep it, do you actually use it? The bottom line is that if the Yellow Pages is your “go-to” resource for finding merchants and service-providers in the established Internet Age, you’re definitely behind the curve. What’s more, if you’re not using “old school” resources like the Internet... Read more →

One of the great things about Amazon is that it has EVERYTHING. This is also Amazon's biggest weakness as well. Many times people will find a site like Amazon more than a little overwhelming. If you are looking for a specific item, the large number of choices can make the process very confusing and time consuming. An additional problem for Amazon is that a niche site can easily rank higher in a given category in a search. For example, while Amazon does sell hammers, it would be much easier for a website that exclusively sold hammers to achieve a higher... Read more →

I am always on the lookout for unique opportunities, especially those that can represent a great part time income. There is a lady in my small town that does very well managing social media for a number of the local businesses. I have been looking around trying to find a good course on this topic that I can recommend. PaidSocialMediaJobs is a very interesting program. They even have a news segment from a local TV channel discussing the opportunity. Businesses owners understand that getting new customers today is no longer about buying an ad in the Yellow Pages, but having... Read more →

Note: The Amazon Associates opportunity is currently not available to residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Rhode Island, or Vermont. Jim Discussing This Article On Live Radio In Chicago If you are a regular reader, you are no doubt aware that I have been involved in the world of Internet marketing for several years now. In the beginning, I was utilizing these Internet money-making concepts for the purpose of earning a living from this blog and my website ( In hindsight now, I am realizing that a mistake I have made is not taking more full advantage of the Amazon... Read more →

I have been buying offline and reselling on Amazon for several months now. I have made so many mistakes, but seem to have mastered this whole platform now. I want to share with you some of the real game-changers for me, and also some recent examples of actual items I have bought and resold. Amazon Discount Shipping In the very beginning I did not use the Amazon discount shipping option available to Amazon FBA resellers. It was right there in my dashboard, but when they said 'discounted shipping' I thought it was something minor (like 5 or 10 percent off).... Read more →

*** Update April 2, 2015: I am excited to report back now that I have received the various products that I bought from China and any last bit of skepticism I had is now gone. We have also made an investment in some new training that we are going through all about finding wholesale sources for products. We are opening up the offer (listed below) until Monday night April 6th at midnight Eastern. I am also going to do a live webinar next week where I will be taking questions from students of this training program. This would be an... Read more →

The Internet is a lot more than sending emails, watching cute cat videos on YouTube, and reconnecting with old friends on Facebook. The Internet is largely how business gets done nowadays, and whether you are a work-from-home entrepreneur or an employee at a company constantly in search of ways to gain an edge over the competition, the business orientation of the Internet is something to which you should be paying particular attention. Why Website Building Skills Will Continue To Be In High Demand This article is not, however, simply a recitation on how important the Internet is to business; it... Read more →

If your current financial circumstances are leaving you in need of a little more dough to help make life easier for you and your family, but the idea of taking a second…or third…job is most unappealing, one option you might want to consider is something called “retail arbitrage.” The term arbitrage is used most typically in connection with formal investing, but the word, at its core, simply refers to the practice of exploiting the difference in price among different markets of a particular asset. In the case of retail arbitrage, the asset is a consumer good, and the idea is... Read more →

Many of you are aware of the course I have been teaching on Amazon Flipping. I have a series of other articles available on this topic as well (see below). Amazon Flipping: A Weird New Way People Are Making Money Online Finding Items To Resell - Amazon Flipping Update Amazon Flipping: Deciding What Items To Sell on eBay Instead Planning To Pocket $500 On My First Amazon FBA Shipment Saving Time By Using A Desktop Scanner Device I bought all of these toys pictured above for a grand total of $76.85. They will be sold on Amazon for more than... Read more →

If you are a regular reader, you are well aware of my latest financial adventure - retail arbitrage. I shared in a recent article how I had bought a remote control toy car at CVS and flipped it on Amazon for a nice profit. I was only able to buy a total of three of these cars before the shelves were empty. I still find it fascinating that products can be bought right off the shelves of major retailers and sold online for a profit. I think I am starting to understand why this works so well. Plugging Into Amazon's... Read more →

Just a quick update here to report that I have now had 11 sales in the last 7 days and a total of $165 in earnings. As I have reported in my previous articles on this, I am very surprised at how quickly items are selling. I have another big shipment to put together to send out to Amazon on Monday. If you missed my prior articles on this, here are links for you - Amazon Flipping: A Weird New Way People Are Making Money Online Finding Items To Resell - Amazon Flipping Update Amazon Flipping: Deciding What Items To... Read more →

Well, I have to tell you that this whole situation has taken on a life of its own. I started all of this as research for an article. Next, that turned into a four hour course, and now I am finding stuff to sell almost everywhere I go. To be honest with you, it has really become very fun. Maybe I will get tired of the scavenger hunt at some point, but for now it is like a never ending adventure. The amazing thing is that the more I go out looking for things to sell, the easier it gets.... Read more →