How to Buy and Flip Pallets of Walmart Merch

If you’re interested in starting your own business as an entrepreneur, buying and flipping merchandise from big box retailers is an excellent option. If you’ve always liked the idea of flipping houses but don’t have the capital to cashflow such an enterprise, buying merchandise and reselling it online is an equally good option with a much lower ceiling of access.

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to access return pallets as well as overstock merchandise. In many cases, you can actually bid on pallets of items, allowing you to stick to a budget that works for you. Walmart overstock is a great option with a wide variety of product categories to source inventory from, including popular niches such as home goods, electronics, and clothing. If you’re truly serious about getting into the flipping game, here’s what you need to know about getting started.

Choose a niche.

The first thing you should do when starting any new business venture is to pick a niche. Without knowing who your target demographic is and what you’re selling, you’ll be hard-pressed to make any concrete business decisions. Thankfully, sourcing your goods from a major retailer like Walmart can help you find high-quality items to sell online that fit the niche you choose, regardless of what sort of niche you’re interested in capitalizing on. It’s best to do a little research on a website like Direct Liquidation ahead of time to understand your options.

Build out your online storefront.

Once you’ve chosen your target niche, it is time to set up an online storefront to advertise and sell your wares. Some people choose to operate their storefront through a web platform like Squarespace or Wix, both of which are easy-to-use tools for building a website. You could pursue selling things on eBay or Amazon, too, since both of these online marketplaces are popular for a variety of retail purchases. You may also want to advertise on social media to drive more traffic to your business, regardless of which platform you’re using to make sales.

Stick to your budget.

As is the case in any business, having a budget will ensure that you have a solid financial ground to stand on. When you’re buying pallets online, particularly in an auction format, it’s crucial that you keep your costs low in order to maximize your profit margins. Keep in mind that unlike other online shopping experiences you may have had, shipping will be a major cost for having large pallets shipped to you. As a result, it’s a good idea to factor in some contingency money into your budget for getting your inventory without cutting into your profits.

Prioritize customer service from the get-go.

One major distinction between your company and other third-party sellers is being able to prioritize customer service. If someone receives a damaged good or needs to make a return, be sure that you’re willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and assist them with kindness. This will help boost positive word-of-mouth about your fledgling business.

In order to maintain positive customer service, you may want to invest in call center quality assurance software. A Bright Pattern platform can help you perform these sorts of tasks more efficiently with features that make it easier to interact with customers through a variety of communication channels, including SMS messaging, email, social media, and phone calls. Plus, with artificial intelligence and text-to-speech analysis at the heart of some of this service’s most powerful tools, you’ll be able to manage your business’ growth as it scales up without having to put any ten-hour days replying to customer requests.

Create Images For Your Needs with DesignCap

As a blogger and social media influencer, I used design websites and software fairly often. There is one in particular I had been using for years which will remain nameless. One day I decided to cute expenses and got rid of that website. Then I realized how much I used it. When I decided to sign up again they raised the prices. I felt like I had no choice though. Having no graphic design knowledge, I needed simple. Then I came across DesignCap.

DesignCap is very affordable even offering a free option. The top tier account is DesignCap Plus and it’s still more affordable than that other site I was using.

Design cap is not just for header images and social media headers though. They offer templates for infographics, business cards, invitations, reports, brochures, and more! Making this a great tool for businesses and entrepreneurs to use too. Create images for your needs. Pull from DesignCaps stock photos or your own.

Here is just one example of the eye-catching templates on DesignCap:

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DesignCap is easy to use and requires no graphic design experience. You can use one of the templates or create your own designs. Add in your own business pictures, change words, fonts, sizes, whatever you want.

DesignCap is localized to 7 different languages including: English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Chinese.

The site was so easy to use. They offered more options for images, icons, colors, and fonts than the old site I was using. I created the header images for this post in a matter of minutes. It was so easy, no stress or frustration. I encourage you to try it out today.

Visit DesignCap.com to create an account.

I was gifted the DesignCap Plus account to try it out all the features for this post. No other compensation has been received.

How to Become a Consultant: Work From Home Idea

This post is sponsored by Diamond Links. Any opinions expressed are my own. 

There are plenty of people out there that are knowledgeable in their field.  If you think about it, We all  have an area we’re knowledgeable in or really good at that we don’t automatically think could be turned into a career. You don’t have to take my word for it though, big companies are doing it. UPMC with their “heath care concierge” for their health plan members.  I walked into a local Rite Aid a few months ago and they had a person titled a “wellness ambassador” that helps customers locate products, provide info, help customers to speak with a pharmacist, etc.  What their really doing is helping you navigate something you might night feel completely comfortable or knowledgeable about. Being the link missing to help you to the goal.

Now imagine you’re working for a big marketing firm or a magazine helping with digital market. You’re not happy there. But those skilled could easily translate into being a consultant for those that don’t have your skills. People like me…bloggers that might need help in getting their blog out there.  Small businesses that aren’t sure which type of marketing would work best for them OR don’t know where to start with digital marketing.  You can be the person that help connect people to what they need/want.

You don’t even have to have a degree. Let’s say you’re really really good at couponing. You could be a couponing consultant. Let people know how to get started. where to find coupons, etc.  Alternatively you can be there if they have questions like “Am I able to use two coupons for this product for this sale?” or “Am I able to use coupons past their expiration date at store X?”

You could easily do consultant work from home with just about any area your good at if you can find away to apply it.  For more ideas check out: how to become a consultant to really get your gears turning to get out of that 9-5 and have the freedom to work on your time.

Tell Brands What You Want and Earn Amazon Gift Cards, Here’s How

This post is sponsored by C Space.  Regardless I only post about legitimate offers from trusted sites.

Ever wish you could share an idea directly with a brand to help create positive change? C Space specializes in bringing the customer and the brand closer together, so they can create impactful growth with their combined opinions and ideas.

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You’re invited by C Space to join one of their newest, private online communities, where you can be an adviser to all your favorite brands, like Twitter, Unilever, Colgate, or Godiva (to name a few). Interact with others like you, engage in activities, surveys and discussions that interest you, and earn Amazon gift codes for your participation.

 

Have a say in what comes next by signing up today http://bit.ly/1O8l8z5

I’m currently involved with 2 brand programs like this.  I love it.  I love being able to tell the company what I like and don’t like and share ideas in an inviting way. And getting the Amazon gift cards for doing that is icing on the cake!

 

Grand Opening of My Zindigo Fashion Shop, You Can Open One FREE

This post does contain referral links and affiliate links. Regardless I only post legitimate offers from trusted sites.

I had a representative contact me from Zindigo a number of times. Zindigo is bringing new and up and coming fashion designers to people in a new way.  You can buy fashions from the designers online.  BUT right now they are letting people like me and you open your own Zindigo shop online for FREE!!

Right now they are in their beta version. If you open your own shop now it’s free for life too.  The best part, it costs you nothing but you earn 40% of your sales. You can even earn money on things you buy for yourself! No kidding.

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They give you all the tools you need to have a professional looking facebook page for your business (if you like, you don’t have to).  You can check out my Zindigo facebook page here.  Of course I’d love some likes on my brand new business page as well :-).    Another tool us bloggers can use is to embed your personal shop on your blog, like this:

Oh, and if you see something you like, come subscribe to my Zindigo Fashion Shop first, You’ll get $70 off your purchase, you can use on your purchase AND you’ll be entered to win $2000.  It’s a win-win! With the $70 off and the discounts codes I’ll be sharing on my Zindigo facebook page, you’ll definitely be able to grab some deals on the things you like! Zindigo gives me all these tools to use.  Your shop is also mobile friendly making it easier for your customers to shop on-the-go!

If you have friends that have been looking for some extra income or wanting to become an entrepreneur, share it with them.  Not only will you earn 40% on your sales but you’ll also earn 3% of your referrals sales for 5 years!

Don’t wait to long to open your own Zindigo shop.  The free for life offer is only available to those that get in in beta.

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Even if you’re not interested in opening your own shop.  I’d love for you to stop by my Zindigo Fashion with Angie facebook page. I’ll be sharing fashion tips and articles from the writers at Zindigo, sharing discounts, you’ll be the first to know about special sales, and more! Don’t forget to subscribe to my Zindigo shop for a free $70 gift card and entry to win $2000 as well!