I’ve been a fan of AUSOME – Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs for several years. The group meets monthly, and has since 2009. Admission is free, and every meeting features an interesting local (mostly) entrepreneur who has done well and is willing to share her/his secrets. David Gonzales and Anna Cummins are the hosts.
Last evening’s meeting featured Lani Rosales, the COO of TheAmericanGenius.com and TheRealDaily.com. She also co-founded the Big Ass Social Happy Hour (BASHH), and is the “iron-fist co-founder and Evil Overlord” at Austin Digital Jobs (ADJ, a Facebook group with 35,000+ active members).
AUSOME meetings are held at the Capital Factory, a major player in Austin’s startup scene.
You can find and join AUSOME on Meetup.com
If you have an online business, or are considering one, you definitely should check this out.
Weight scale, scanner, heat gun, labels, tape, bubble wrap and boxes, and good records.
Honey is a browser extension for Chrome browser. On several ecommerce sites (including Kohls), it automatically inserts the best available coupon code as you are checking out with a purchase.
Browser extensions are often suspect, because they can watch everything you do on the web. If the value of your potential money savings outweighs the value of your loss of privacy, this looks like a very good deal.
“Reselling” is when you buy merchandise, then re-sell it online. You need to find a source / sources of inexpensive goods, buy some, then list them on eBay or Amazon.
Two bloggers that I read are having series of posts on how to get into reselling.
Miles to Memories is just starting his series.
Doctor of Credit is up to post #6 on reselling.
Both blogs are worth reading if you foresee using reselling as a way to meet minimum spends, or to actually make an income.