If you are making a good living selling physical products and you are doing all the work yourself, you already know that you are headed for one of two issues:
1. You can’t grow with out some help.
2. You will never get a good nights sleep or take a vacation because all you do is WORK.
Did we sign up for this?
Over the last 3+ years I’ve been in both camps. I can’t grow if I don’t hire some help. When I take time for myself, my business suffers (I make less $$$).
Either way, I loose.
I know that trusting someone (anyone) with your business is scary. They might make a mistake and poof – Houston We Have A Problem.
I’m learning that if I put systems in place, train well and let some control go… I can (and will) take my business up a significant notch.
How will you know when you are ready to hire? Trust me, you will know. I’ve known for a while that I must focus on what I do best, and let others (that I can train) do the rest.
As Jim Cockrum says, “We never want to touch Box/Tape again”.
How Proven Sourcing Can Help
I’ve been following Brett Bartlett for about a year, and he has grown an amazing team. I am so jealous!
When this new information was released, I was confused by the title.
Proven Sourcing? Hmmmm… did I need another course teaching me how to source?
After looking over the details, I can see that this content doesn’t have a thing to do with What or Where to source products.
In fact – Brett doesn’t source products at all (anymore). He let’s his trained team members do the sourcing and he approves the purchases if needed.
I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet… I love to put my creative hat on and source for products myself. Of course, I’m not sourcing in stores much anymore (except for thrifting), I shop for my inventory mostly online.
The point of the information Brett and Jim Cockrum share is this:
Instead of getting up every single morning and thinking about the 50 things you have to get done – today… Think about who can do all (or at least most) of these 50 things for you.
Pretty Powerful – Right?
The First Thing To Have Someone Else Do
Get someone in to do all the boxing and taping.
Then – work on training to prep, list and label.
Once they have become the perfect list/label and shipper…. they might be ready to learn how to source.
That’s Where The Proven Sourcing Comes Into Play
You might be asking the same question I did… Why not train someone to source right away? You going to love this answer….
When someone “Sees” the inventory going into boxes – they are actually starting the sourcing training. You have to listen to Brett explain this to know what I mean. It’s Brilliant!
You can train team members to source at:
- Garage Sales / Thrift Stores
- Retail Stores
- Online Sourcing
- Any sourcing you know how to do yourself, you can train.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow (Brett’s words) – Everything we do related to selling physical products is NOT some secret sauce that only you know. When you have done this for a while, you have actually taught yourself a system of sourcing products.
Well… once you have a system that works for you, teach someone else how to follow that process and system! Simple.
I’ve Only Hit A Teeny Tiny Portion Of This Content
It’s over 2 hours of audio (and you also get the .pdf transcripts)… which doesn’t seem like a lot, but you won’t find any fluff. In fact, I was so glad for the transcripts so I didn’t have to take many notes. I just printed the transcripts and took notes that I thought of as I listened.
Also included are 3 spreadsheets. Once you listen to Brett’s system, you will understand why these spreadsheets are so valuable.
Do I LOVE This Information?
My actual testimonial (along with many others):
I am all over this idea. I personally want my team in place NOW… but I know it won’t happen overnight. It won’t happen at all if I don’t get started.
My plan is to have several new team members in place and trained before the best/worst part of the year. Holiday Season 2013 just about ran me into the ground. I plan to never let that happen again.
Build Your In-House Team
Brett Bartlett and Jim Cockrum talked for 2 1/2 hours about EXACTLY how Brett has grown a team of more than 20+ partners that work with and for him to find thousands of dollars of highly profitable inventory EVERY DAY.