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An ambitious reseller gets himself blocked from the world's biggest retailer.
Notes from Chris
Episode 2015I believe we can learn as much from failure as we can from success, if not more. It’s with this principle in mind that I offer you a weekly segment called Failure Friday: a collection of short stories all about mistakes, missteps, disasters, and of course, failure. Just like our Throwback Thursday segment, you’ll hear directly from side hustlers who have struggled to get something off the ground. They’ll tell you a short story of something that went very wrong. The stories will vary, but often it starts with an idea, what they thought would happen and what really happened—and of course, what they learned. Today’s short story features Kelan from TheSavvyCouple.com. In his early days, he sold on eBay and Amazon.com. It was all going well, until a supplier problem led to him getting banned—permanently! Fun fact: I was listening to Kelan’s story and it reminded me of my experience many years ago. It’s my personal Throwback Thursday…. Listen to today's episode to learn more...
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Thanks to Kelan for sharing this transparent and truthful story. Check out their blog and related side hustle articles at, TheSavvyCouple.com or hear his origin story of how he made his first $1,000 with that site on episode #1878. He’s since built it out to a very successful full-time business.
- First $1,000: “After 9 months, we got our first $50 sponsorship…”: In this week’s First $1,000 segment, we hear from Kelan Kline, co-founder of TheSavvyCouple.com. It took Kelan and his wife a while to get going, but the blog eventually became a multiple six-figure business.
- Savvy Couple Grows Finance Blog into Six Figure Business: It took nine months to get to $50—but soon afterwards, the tide began to turn for this husband and wife duo who wanted to get out of debt.
- Make Extra Money Using Merch by Amazon: A no-risk model to earn passive income by uploading t-shirt designs to Amazon.com.
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