Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneur’

Ok, I think I’m ready to take on the daunting task of starting my own business. Only problem is what kind of business? I have absolutely no entrepreneurial wisdom at all.

I have spent hours on end trawling the net hoping to find something that I could turn my hand to. Window cleaner, gardener, removal man, mobile car wash. These are just not me.

I have read a lot about affiliate marketing, which at face value seems like a pretty straight forward process until the part where you need to create a fully functioning website to support the program.  I consider myself quite computer literate. But, programming and website development isn’t something that I have ever tinkered with.

I’m actually quite proud of my blog, Which started as a diary on my smart phone when I was dieting and exercising. I didn’t realise how simple it was to create a blog.

I have searched through a mountain of Asian wholesale websites for anything from clothes to remote control vehicles. I often ask myself, How does one acquire this stock? Do the fashion designers/manufacturers “rent” the products to the shops and the shops gain a sort of “affiliate style” commission rate per sale?

Please excuse my lack of understanding of this process, It has bothered me for a lifetime.

I have quite an extensive knowledge of customer services, partners receive “stocking” discounts and excess stock can be returned at the end of the year/season for a small handling/re-stocking charge or they place a new order (new season stock) for the same value as the returned items. Does this concept work across all industries?