2 years ago I was living at my dad's house and making about $12/hr as a waiter,...

MPmaster
MPmaster

2 years ago I was living at my dad's house and making about $12/hr as a waiter, pretty much thinking my life was going nowhere. Now I own my own business and will make about $60k this year while working 30hr work weeks.

Never thought I'd be in this position. This board actually helped me a good bit.

As a favor, I'll send an user who posts in this thread (with some kind of need) $50 via PayPal. Not much money, but figured it might give some of you sad pepe's some hope that you can turn things around like I did.

Feel free to AMA about the business I started and tips to get out or wage slaving.

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.paypal-gifts.com/us/brands/domino-s-pizza.html
farquit
farquit

Can you send it via bitcoin, senpai?

Tell us about your business senpai. I'm also stuck between min wage cuck jobs for the last few years. What can you suggest for me to finally get my life turned around?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@MPmaster
Instead of money give me your knowledge. Tell me everything.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@MPmaster
what do you do now? howd you gain capital to start your business? where do you live?

takes2long
takes2long

Nice, congrats! I hope I can say that about myself soon.
- What's your business about? How big is it?
- How did you start? How did you go from "thinking my life goes nowhere" to having your own business?

massdebater
massdebater

@farquit

No BTC sorry. To lazy to figure out how to get it and have a wallet on my computer.

I'm a contractor for homes, work with my hands in people's residences.

My biggest tip for any man would be to do sales. Preferably B2B. Sales is always hiring. If you can get good at sales you can move the world. It sucks, yes it's awful, but it will turn your skin into steel. I was never even that good at sales but once I understood the process, i realised I could just start my own company and sell a product/service directly.

likme
likme

@haveahappyday

down on my luck
got a job working for a contractor
learned everything in 1 year
started my own, cards, LLC, website
made my first sale
etc etc etc
do about 2 contracts per week
95% residential

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@SomethingNew

Southeastern USA. Started my business with $3k that I saved up. That's all I needed for the tools and materials and website, and initial business cards.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@takes2long

It's only me. I hired a guy for a little bit, but it did not work out. Having an employee is suprisingly hard. I now have more respect for business owners and managers. It's like raising a child.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@massdebater
Ive been wanting to go into sales but how the heck do I learn them?

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Flameblow

by doing it. It's a true shock to your nerves. It's almost like being thrown onto a stage and being told to entertain an audience.

Just gotta break the ice on the first 100 pitches.

I'm not the most social guy, but I just kept showing up and dealing with the discomfort.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@RavySnake
I got a sales job before and they fired me after I couldn't do shit
... it's brutal man

StonedTime
StonedTime

$50 can get some pretty decent knee pads.

Haven't read this thread yet but I won't be shocked if it's a bunch of kids asking for video game money.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@LuckyDusty

What were you selling? How was your training?

I've been fired before as well.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@StonedTime

Maybe. I'm legit gonna give $50 away though.

surprised no one has responded with a PP. I gotta get to sleep in about 20 minutes.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@CouchChiller
Home furnishings, it was brutal

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Any experience selling in the online space?
Do in person sales skills overlap with online sales skills?
Or is it an entirely different game?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@BinaryMan

yeah fuck that. Some things are perfect for outside sales and some are not.

Sometimes business owners think they can get sales for something that people don't really accept solicitors for. Sounds like you were in a no win situation.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@PurpleCharger

Never sold online. I guess some of the mechanics are the same.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@eGremlin

Anyways, I'm poor and could use a pizza.

Could you get me a dominoes e gift card?

[email protected]

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@CodeBuns
Think I should get back up on the old horse?

What do you suggest I sell?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@whereismyname
[email protected]

It's not letting me

I think you need to send me a request? [email protected]

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

[email protected]

Poorfag reporting in. Dont start working until next week. 3 weeks until i get paid. Only have about 30 bucks.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Need_TLC

Good luck buddy.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Stark_Naked

Not PayPal. Just buy me a gift card from the dominoes website. Just enter my email. If you can only pay through PayPal,

https://www.paypal-gifts.com/us/brands/domino-s-pizza.html

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@whereismyname

Sorry brotha. Other guys account made it easy.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Spazyfool

well my point was just that once you understand the mechanics of sales, just use the skills to start selling something.

Go simple, mow lawns, clean houses, etc..

You wan work with your hands and make at least $500 a week in cash. Very liveable. Once you get started you can just keep going bigger and bigger with new ideas.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Should I focus more on making my first sale or working on the other products and backend stuff that I also plan to market?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Harmless_Venom
Id changed but true.

I just live in a really shit area for jobs and I'm kind of running out of ways to make money. Can you give me any more suggestions?

farquit
farquit

@MPmaster

MAKE YOUR FIRST SALE.

I can't emphasize this enough. Being a man of action is more important than planning out the perfect product. Besides, the customer will give you feedback and you will perfect your product over time.

Just sell. Worry about the if's and why's after money starts coming in.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Crazy_Nice
I was lying anyways. I already had pizza.

@Harmless_Venom
People always underestimate services. Every retard on here that wants to start a business thinks of sales. My Father and I run a B2B Janitorial Company. We make close to $300K in revenue and I make $1K a week basically doing nothing but ordering and managing inventory of cleaning supplies for my Dad and going out to help him when he needs it. But yeah, that hipster grilled cheese shop will totally make it.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Evil_kitten

Eh. sorry been there. Just keep trying shit. It's okay to get desperate in a desperate time. Like overseas teaching, fishing boat, oil field.

Don't be afraid to try shit, but don't be afraid to quit. There's perserverance, and there's just showing up to a shit job and taking abuse every day.

where you live?

w8t4u
w8t4u

@viagrandad

Good for you man. Trades and services is where it's at right now. A man can make $200 a day cleaning homes. And that is better than sitting in a cubicle.

massdebater
massdebater

@viagrandad
Alright, what is B2B?

Inmate
Inmate

@w8t4u
@w8t4u

Residential services are a little harder to get into, but can work. We work for businesses cleaning offices. We have contracts with churches, bakeries, banks, Sprint stores, etc.

@massdebater
Business to business

idontknow
idontknow

Also how much did moving out of the parents place help you in terms of motivation and stuff?

likme
likme

[email protected]
Bit of a poorfag. I have an okay job, but some money could be of help.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@massdebater

B2B just means selling to a business.

So for example if you sell t-shirts, your selling t-shirts to consumers, just reg people. And you could do a variety of things to make that happen.

But lets say you do shirts for businesses. Like you print 50 - 500 shirts that employees need for businesses. So you might call up like a business owner and say "hey I'd like to print the t-shirts for your business I can provide them at $10 a shirt"

hairygrape
hairygrape

@idontknow

No change. Once I started making money my confidence changed. Moving out didn't really change much.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@likme

other guy already won.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@farquit
Thanks I will prioritize this

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Playboyize
gibe me MONI NOW!

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@SomethingNew
Should I do some retarded trade or something?

I never went to college and I'm considering going but at the same time I'm thinking not to desu

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@AwesomeTucker

Get your CDL. It can cost as little as $1,500 with grants. Almost all companies are hiring new drivers days because there's a huge shortage. Get to travel on your own and somewhat make your own schedule. My Brother went to Swift's school and it costed him nothing upfront, but had to payback by working for them a year. Swift is a shitty mega company with low pay, but it's a years experience. Get your TWIC, HazMat, etc. and make some good money.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@PurpleCharger
I live in Canada

I don't know if it's the same, but It'd be cool

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@AwesomeTucker

IMO trades are the best thing going right now. But that assumes that you work for yourself after learning the skills.

Everyone I know in trades is making $70k+ per year. and many much more than that.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Gotta get to bed. may check the thread tomorrow.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@viagrandad
Didn't win
I d-didn't want it anyway
kek

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