33-Year-Old Bro Turns $200 Into $1 Million In Just Three Months By Selling Kevlar Pants Online
If you’re into a great story about being your own boss and living the entrepreneurial dream, go peep this read over at CNBC about LDSman.com. Trevor Chapman, the 33-year-old founder of the site, started working on his e-commence business at night, quickly turning it into a full-time job doing over $1 million in sales in three months. He figured out a key strategy for selling Chinese-made products like Kevlar pants and fidget spinners, quickly pushing sales into the seven figure range. The profile is an inspiring blueprint for building your own empire:
Chapman figured the best way to earn passive income would be through e-commerce. It’s big business: Global online retail sales grew by 20 percent from $1.9 trillion to $2.3 trillion in 2015, according to a 2016 Ecommerce Foundation report.
But before he gave any real thought to leaving his day job, he wanted to see for himself if it was possible to make a living selling things online. “It requires work like everything else, but you don’t have to risk your full-time job to do this,” the 33-year-old says.
Chapman spent a few hours a night on the project, and start-up costs were minimal, about $200 he says. He bought a domain name for $2.99 a year and set up a Shopify account via a $14 trial. The most expensive thing was when he started spending $100 a day on a Facebook advertising budget. LDSman.com went live on Nov. 11, 2016.
Things took off FAST: