As I started? Entrepreneur and Importer
More than 5 I began my years in this business adventure of infinite possibilities, as I like to call.
With just 18 year old, and with many dreams to fulfill, I had saved 2000 US$, My own work, for more than 6 months, as a tutor of English.
We were on the table in my home, having dinner with my parents and siblings.
My mind just thinking about how to invest the money, not spend it or lose it, I had taken many months to put it together. All I wanted was a good business idea, to implement.
He wanted a business that would work, and that does not demand much time. Since I had experience selling things online, in Mercadolibre.com; I wanted a product that is marketable in this site.
So, I went to ask my father: What should I invest this money?
Your answer: If you want to invest that money, purchase a product with high demand. And begins to sell.
And I asked: What product, where can I get it?
The he told me, maybe I help me, a Web page, a Chinese multi-millionaire, who was coming to Peru (Where I live).
He told me: There products are sold, research.
So, I started researching, on that page. It turned out to be the famous Alibaba.com. And the Chinese, But Jack was.
I subscribed to the page, I started to contact suppliers, and I immediately realized, I could here find this product to be imported.
I spent days looking for a product that could sell, I stayed until the wee hours of the morning, day and night, contacting suppliers of a wide variety of products. However, I had thought it would be a good idea, cellular import and market in Lima and the provinces of my country.
I focused on it, for almost a month.
Getting quotes, contacting suppliers by Messenger, Skype and TradeManager.
When he was ready to import, I sent my money, as directed by my provider, through Western Union.
Milking 15 Chinese i9 3G cell model, a model that no doubt would sell well, He had invested 1320 US $ including shipping to Lima - Peru.
However, I had no idea, of whom he was sending my money. It seemed reliable, I had your website, Alibaba.com products and to be a Gold Supplier.
I was wrong, and I did not see that money.
I gained nothing but sweet experience of being ripped off by a shell company or just, Chinese guy, without remorse: He never answered my messages.
I contacted the course provider, and repeatedly Alibaba.com, unanswered. After several days Alibaba.com answer me, and he tells me that they are going to punish this supplier, removing it from site, but which would not guarantee me the money back.
They did neither one, nor the other. I imagine this person immediately created another account, and he began to apply the same strategy to deceive.
This provider course was a Gold-Supplier, and me, an idiot.
I do not think about it again, for me it was a case closed.
I had continued to work, teaching English. And still saving money. I am one of those who does not give up at the first hurdle. That persisted well, and I invested, once again.
This time, not risk, I counseled several specialists in international trade and 2 Customs Agents. I reported on the permissions you need, the Step, I started my company only 300 US$. I contacted Peruvians in China, I researched a lot and invested again.
I decided to import Chinese cell, double chip, and four bands, I could use in most countries of America.
This time, invertí 1400 US$, plus fees of a consultant, Total $ 2400US. And more taxes we all pay.
He knew that when those products have, He would have earned 2 stuff: Experience and double my investment.
Also, certainly, to recover my investment could start a highly profitable business.
And this time, the import was successful.
While they were coming cell, and I would be selling to friends, family and university colleagues. As soon as they arrived, and he had virtually sold. In a matter of a few weeks, and they were being returned to their owners.
I sold them 250 US $ each, so that I recovered $ 3750US, with the 15 cell. Enough to motivate me to import more.
Immediately, I returned to invest. And that's where I started winning.
So, in some 6 months on the market, I had saved 10 000 US $ and I was ready to invest in other products and other businesses.
I stopped the import of cell, because he wanted to earn more, per sale. So, then advise me well, I decided to invest in Laptops, Professional camcorders and cameras from brands like Sony Vaio, Dell, Samsung y Nikon; now from USA.
With them in my possession, I began not only to sell online, and to my friends and family, but also offline, many of my clients in Peru.
It helped enough, have multiple products, I motivate to sell.
Thus it began my story as an importer and entrepreneur.
With 23 year old, and imported from China: Security cameras, Digital printing Flexo graphic, Scooters a gas, Wheel-man, and my last venture was the acquisition of 2 conteiner children 66 ATVs units (ATV’s), that they are coming to the port of Callao in Peru.
From US, I imported: Laptops, Camcorders, Professional cameras, among other technology products.
One could say, my life took another turn, when I decided to invest in the business of imports.
I consider it a big deal, I myself have experienced.
Of course, this is not the only business in which I invested, but it is:
A gold mine
Of course, and I never tire of repeating.
It's healthy for you, for your country and for the international economy, Import and Export.
It is a gold mine, product and untapped markets. Here, no recession, no lack of money, there is only lack of information and decision. And this, you take it.
Each product and its market, constitute a gold mine. Where you can find, inclusive, other gemstones.
Each import, not just fill your pockets, also open your mind to new and higher, odds.
If you want something to work, it is possible that no one believes in you, but if you think so, you must make it happen. Once the idea works, people say yes. I am convinced that the only way to predict the future is to get what you want, happen.
Do not let this conversation between you and me go unnoticed, as I have told my story, I ask you, now, you tell me a bit about yours.
Remember that this is an open community, ideas and business opportunities imports.
Participates with comments, Doubts, and suggestions.
If you liked this post, Share it with your friends, using the buttons on Facebook, and Twitter that are located at the beginning of post!
You a full day of action,
CEO @ Cool Beans Import LLC