Episode 47: These 4 Things Helped Me Go From 0-$100k Selling BBQ Products
Hey everybody and welcome, welcome, welcome to yet another episode of Kosmo Unfiltered.
Once again, we’ve got the star of the show, Wes, and myself here as usual.
In today’s episode, we’re gonna be talking about the steps I took to go from 0-$100k selling BBQ spices.
So if you’re in the e-commerce space, or if you’re selling anything online, then make sure to check this one out.
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So without further ado, let’s get right into it.
I Had The WHAT of a Drug Dealer?
When I was first starting out, one of the few things I got right was the mentality.
I had the mentality of a drug dealer.
I mean at the end of the day let’s be real, drug dealers are some of the most business savvy people you’re ever gonna meet.
I mean even think of just all the things they have to manage, I’m sure it ain’t easy.
But anyway, once I had that locked in, the next thing I got was samples.
I mean that was pretty smart, because then I could know whether or not what I was doing was total BS or not.
Then once I realized it wasn’t… I moved onto the next smart thing.
And that was when I realized there were people who had played this game before me, so I tried to reach out to them and get help from them.
And this was way back before the internet or anything like that so these conversations were far and few in between.
But everytime it happened, I damn sure made the most of it
This Made All the Difference For Me
So many entrepreneurs talk about passion, and sometimes they talk about it a little bit too much.
But at the end of the day, it’s a necessary ingredient of becoming successful. Because when you have that ingredient, everything else becomes easy.
Like all of a sudden putting in long hours doesn't feel difficult because the passion is the fuel that’s in your gas tank.
And I’m a firm believer that you gotta love what you’re doing. Because if you’re just doing it because someone else is doing it, then you’re eventually gonna get exposed, and that’s not a position that you wanna be in.
But then the flip side of that, is that if it’s genuinely work that you’re passionate about, and you’re competing against people who aren’t showing the same level of desire as you, then you’re in a good place.
I mean I’m not saying it's gonna be easy, but you’ve got a huge advantage over other people.
I Always Made Myself Available
One thing I’ve always done over the years which has paid me back ALOT, is always making myself available for people.
I mean it didn’t matter if you bought from me or not, I always made sure that I was able to answer as many questions as you had about the stuff I was selling.
Always. I would go above and beyond for this.
And a lot of people don’t know this, but my cell phone number was actually on the bottom of a lot of the receipts that we used to hand out with purchases, too.
So no matter what kind of problem people had, I was always there to help them fix it.
And I literally said to people that they could call me for anything at all.
And even recently I still get texts from people who bought the stuff.
And I would reply to them. Why? Because I wanted to show them that I was always gonna go the extra mile for them.
Because as well as that, you’re also setting an example for your employees, so for example, I talked about it in the previous podcast.
I’m the one who sets the pace at the company, not anyone else, so when you think that you can run things on a different level of speed to me… it ain’t gonna work.
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