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From Cha Junk to Cha Ching & “¡ching_!*#* ¡my aching back!”
on 6 April 2014
It is true that some people’s junk is another’s treasure, but this is not an easy business. My definition of passive income is having an effortless revenue stream. Clearly, the title is misleading. Most sales people seem to have this problem with truth. If only they were Pinocchio, so we’d be forewarned. Other than that, the book is well organized and delivers information about the so-called passive income business of selling used items; mostly on Amazon.com. While the book warns that it is not a guide to “get rich quick,” it fails to mention that it is in no way “effortless.”
At one point in the book, I was a little amused when the author made a trip across state lines just to purchase lots and lots of inventory. I could suddenly just hear that music in my head, the jingle for that tv show, “Sanford & Son.”
I guess for someone who was accustomed to selling on Ebay, it appears to be effortless. But when you consider that the author has one entire floor of his personal home filled with inventory, you wonder whether he should be writing fiction instead. Since I am an author who sells books on Amazon, I thought the book would serve as another insight about selling on Amazon. And, it did.
Once I got into the book, I made myself a big pot of my favorite toffee-flavored coffee. Rolling up my sleeves, I took lots of notes then decided that an easier, more passive income would be selling Avon (or something like it). All I would have to do is get catalogs and pass them around at work. People would then give me their orders and I’d deliver these items (which typically weigh under one pound) at the place that I go to every day any way. Now, that’s a passive income.