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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Another Classic Clackmannanshire Sign

When is the 1s't of December? Do you mean the 1'st?

Friday, 22 February 2013

Ebay Consignment Store

We Ebay 4 U. Love it.

More Amazon Cash..............


We initiated a transfer to your current account (ending in 771) in the amount of £16.06 on 19/02/2013

I've just purchased 1500 new units of stock so we should see sales increase in the coming months as I get them listed.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Using an FBA Scout App in the UK

Reply from Scan Power:

Yes, ScanPower Mobile Scouting APP auto-senses for LOCALE

and has US & UK options


We also have a UK listing:


1. Use FireFox as you preferred browser


You can log in here:

Try ScanPower


Please use the following information: UK MWS Signup


Step 1:  Sign up for Amazon account

Sign up for Amazon here:


Step 2:   Sign up for FBA

Sign up for FBA here:


Step 3:  Sign up for Marketplace Web Service

Sign up for MWS here:

When you click Sign Up for MWS it takes you to a screen where you enter some information.  In the section that looks like this:

Developer ID:  6675-5414-6591

You will be forwarded to a confirmation screen.  Please save a copy of the screen. You will enter the MerchantId and MarketplaceId in the Account settings after you log in to the program.   Use Copy-Paste if possible, since it is so easy to copy a long ID incorrectly.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Amazon Cash Updates


We initiated a transfer to your current account (ending in 771) in the amount of £16.37 on 12/02/2013


Friday, 8 February 2013

My 5 Favourite Blogs........

3 Years of Money Making Ideas! I paid for a wedding off of the content here.
My George Galloway Blog had 2000 visitors in one day! I salute its indefatiguability!
Susanna Reid is TV's Hottest Property!
I'm building this blog as a way of finding Nigel Farage quotes for a possible Kindle book in a couple of months #smartthinking
This blog will be huge - mark my words.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Uncommon Advice: Shortcuts

   Back in the Nineties there was a comedy drama called "All Quiet on the Preston Front". There was an Asian character who was portrayed as pretty successful. He was asked in an episode how he came to have so much money. He replied, "My Father arrived in this country with only the clothes on his back. He got a job in a factory and worked hard every day of his life. Each week when he got paid he would put as much as he could to ensure a better life for his family". Just when we are thinking we've seen a great example of the "American Dream", he completed his story: ".... and then one day just as he was approaching retirement he lost his hand in a lathe and received massive compensation".

   You see, people don't like to mention it but there are shortcuts to wealth in the UK. Let me give you some more examples.

   When I was a Financial Adviser I would often be visited by people who obviously had a bit of cash. Perhaps they owned their house outright, maybe they enjoyed multiple foreign holidays. What do you think was the most common cause of wealth amongst my customers? It wasn't working hard and running your own business. It wasn't studying at Uni to get a fantastic job as a Doctor or Lawyer. Actually there were 2 main reasons - some people had bought their Council House for 2p back in 1983 and then sold it for £150,000 fifteen years later; others had (unfortunately) had a windfall from Life Insurance when a loved one had died.

   There are shortcuts in the workplace too. Whilst with Gala a colleague of mine received regular promotions despite having a very cynical view of the business and spending half his time at work in a drunken stupor. But he had a shortcut system which worked. Every night he would pick up the phone and dial up the Regional Manager. He'd wax lyrical on how well the day had went and how the business was doing so well. During the day he'd call the other Manager in the area and get them chatting (open questions and all that). "How's your Son's Golf lessons going?" and stuff like that. He therefore had the Area Manager thinking he was doing well and all the other Managers in the cluster thinking he was a great guy. When it came to shuffles and promotions he was therefore always treated very well.

   You can also find shortcuts in Education. A relative of mine has a degree despite attending the Uni only once or twice a month. All he did was select a course which was coursework heavy rather than focused on the Exam. He then paid for his coursework to be completed by someone else via the internet.

   There are shortcuts in the Health world too. If you ate Bacon Sandwiches for every meal you'd end up a fat bastard like me, but if you ate Bacon only you'd end up with Tom Daley's physique. To a certain extent that's the Atkins diet in a nutshell. If you don't believe me then read the 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss.

   This is uncommon advice. Many others will tell you to work like hell. I agree that you wont go far wrong if you put your all into an area - I just want you to be aware that there are shortcuts to your goals if you think laterally.

   In my own dealings I have my own shortcut system which I have referred to many times on the blog over the years. The system is basically to take small, low maintenance Micro-businesses and let them flourish at once. You might have a wee job that makes you £20 a month. If that job takes 10 hours to do (like filling surveys) then bin it BUT if that job takes 10 minutes (perhaps being a Strip-o-gram) then more power to your elbow. Collect up enough small short cuts and you'll soon be laughing all the way to the bank.

My current favourite Micro-Businesses are:
  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Betfair
  • Arbitrage Betting
  • Ebooks for the Kindle
  • Mystery Shopping
  • MLM
  • Blogging for Adsense Revenue
  • Complaining for profit
  • Comping
  • Amazon Affiliate
  • Debt Collecting
  • Courier Work
   If you'd like to help me - or you'd like more info then please get in touch at or via twitter @1000moneymakers.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Another Good Amazon Week

   Another good Amazon week with £25.61 coming in for very little effort.

 That means I've averaged £25 per week for the last 9 weeks. I've actually found that I've been getting sales on items where I am nowhere near the cheapest price - nice. I must be building up a reputation.

   The classic thing about this business is that it is scaleable if you have enough storage space and buy correctly.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Make Money Selling Irn Bru Hampers!

Always remember the moral of the “Acres of Diamonds” speech:  If you need to make money then start by looking in your own back garden – or perhaps your own Kitchen cabinet.

   Did you know that if you type “Scottish Hampers” into Google you’ll get 18,500 hits? This is a very competitive market. My idea on this would be to go for the absolute quality end of the market. By setting up Google alerts you can quickly find out the best Whisky, the best Oatcakes, the best Black Pudding, the best Haggis, and the best Biscuits etc. How I would actually work this would be to take the Award Winning food for the year and then promote my Hamper as “The Best of Scottish Food 201X”. The best way of working this business (if lines of supply were readily available) would be to wait for the orders to come in before laying out any cash. This is therefore a zero risk game. A real top notch hamper could go for up to £100. I would therefore be looking at maximising the cost of sale (including delivery) at somewhere under £80 therefore giving me £20+ profit per sale. The web is the best bet for sales of these once again. If you wanted to push the boat out I’d put an ad in The Scots Magazine or Scottish Memories Magazine.

   Here’s an idea, why not do the Official Unofficial Irn Bru (you might have to call it Iron Brew) Hamper? You could put in Cans of the Golden Nectar along with any limited editions there has been that year (for example the recent Fiery edition). You could put the TV adverts from that year onto disc and include them. Some Iron Brew chew bars if you can find them. Also, check out Iron Brew Square Sausage ( You could pretty much include anything which is orange and blue. I recently saw Irn Bru Cupcakes being advertised. They were basically just normal cupcakes with Orange piping and blue cases.

   If you use your imagination you could definitely think up some exciting and original Scottish hampers for sale at Christmas this year.