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Government Analyst Builds Six-Figure Reselling Business

How a government analyst goes from collecting Frequent Flyer miles to collecting money through a reselling side hustle.
Amazon High Profit Reselling Travel Hacking

What It's About

How a senior program analyst for the government earns a high side income buying and reselling through the "Fulfilled by Amazon" program.

Business Model
Reselling
Skills Required
Analytical thinking, organization
Complexity
Medium
Profit Potential
High

Words of Wisdom

Trevor attempts to buy low and sell high. Sometimes he hits the jackpot with a big profit margin. Other times, he gets stuck with an item that doesn’t resell—basically a natural risk of the business. Most of the time, he ekes out consistent profits, along with all of those points and miles he uses to travel (See his blog, Tagging Miles here!) in style with his family.

Fun Fact

The first year of Trevor's side hustle, he earned around $5,000—a great start. But each year after that, he’s tripled the figure to where it’s now bringing in as much money as many people make in a year from their jobs. Naturally, he still travels, and when he does he’s able to keep the hustle going by focusing on items that he doesn’t need to physically collect.

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Quote of the Day
"I really appreciate that I can travel without having to 'turn off' my side hustle. Products still sell, and I still get those nice e-mails from Amazon whether I'm at home, or halfway across the world. "
—Trevor Mountcastle #SideHustleSchool

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