Career for someone who likes to buy and sell for profit?

March 23rd, 2011

Question by fedor15: Career for someone who likes to buy and sell for profit?
Hi, this question is for anyone out there with some knowledge of business-related careers. Hopefully you can help me out.

I really enjoy looking for items to buy and sell for profit. I buy from craigslist and sell on ebay, I buy from ebay and sell on amazon, etc etc. I find it very exhilerating looking for these types of opportunities in order to earn money. I could sit for hours looking for deals on the web and researching what kind of profit I may be able to acquire.

I currently work at an eBay drop-off store (close to full-time). I really enjoy researching items that people bring to the store and doing my best to market the item in such a way to sell it for the most money. I don’t earn commission but I feel very satisfied when I see my selling and marketing strategies pay off. Basically, I enjoy making money for my boss so you could imagine how much I enjoy making money for myself.

Here’s my problem. I graduated a little over a year ago from college with a BA in Studio Art. I regret this choice and I find myself less and less interested in the art direction. At this point, I believe a business-related career would best suit me.

This may be a dumb question, but does anyone experienced in the business world have any suggestions as to what type of career would fit my interests/skills? There might be something obvious but I don’t know much about business to know what that something is. I most enjoy the act of buying, researching, and selling. Maybe a career buying and selling stocks would suit me? I’m also a bit wary (financially) about pursuing further education but I know it may be necessary. I also don’t want to work at the eBay store my whole life!

Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer suggestions!

Best answer:

Answer by Ed Atun
Buy houses, fix them up, then re-sell them. It is a fascinating business. You are involved in every step of the process. You get to deal with interesting people. You are also providing employment as you hire plumbers and electricians to help you.

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How can we best offer discounted Disney World tickets to someone willing to attend a timeshare presentation?

March 23rd, 2011

Question by branson_wholesale: How can we best offer discounted Disney World tickets to someone willing to attend a timeshare presentation?
We are a very small start-up company trying to reach people so they can get free stuff for taking a timeshare tour. The places we offer tours include: Branson, MO; Gatlinburg, TN; Orlando, FL; Hilton Head, SC, and Williamburg, VA. Married couples (and couples who live together) who are at least 25 years of age and have an income of over $ 50,000.00 can take a 90 minute tours and receive Dixie Stampede Dinner Show tickets whereever Dixie Stampede is located, or they can receive cash in Branson ($ 150.00 CASH); or 2 Disney World, 2 Universal Studios, or 2 SeaWorld tickets in Orlando; or a motel room and 2 rounds of golf in Hilton Head. Our question is probably the one every new business owner wants to ask: How can we best reach our potential customers? We believe our potential customers are those who do not yet know they can receive these valuable gifts for attending a timeshare presentation. We have tried eBay. Is there anyone who can offer us advice on cheap marketing strategies? Thanks!

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Answer by left_sock_ missing
H ave you tried a refer a friend promotion? At a lot of carnivals or festivals they auction or raffle off these type of tickets. There is also a booth where individuals can fill out a questionnaire basically name, number and age info that you can call them back for an offer.

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