Sourcing Excuses Part 2 – I Work A Full Time Job

This is the second post in the Sourcing Excuses series. The first post in this series can be found here.

Last week, John focused on how he was still able to source with his two kids. Well – I’m not at the point in my life where I have two kids (let alone one), so I can say that I have never used that excuse.

One excuse that I hear all the time is “I don’t have the time to source. I work a full time job.”

Well, today, I will dispel that myth.

Ever since I started selling on Amazon, I have held a full time position.

I’ll be the first to admit – If I would have started selling on Amazon before I started working full time, I might still be self employed.

Although I was working a full time job, I was able to do this during my first year.

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Guess what. This is what I did before I my account got suspended at the start of May 2015.

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And this was from August until the end of the year.

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Why did I take the time to post all of these reports? I wanted to show you what is possible when you have a full time job.

Now how did I do it? It’s actually pretty simple.

  1. Source during my free time a.k.a before work, lunch, and early morning on Saturdays and Sundays.
  2. Enlist the help of family and friends with the prepping and packing of your inventory.
  3. Source what you know and shop the same stores in different locations.
  4. Have a partially photographic memory. Remember what is profitable and don’t worry about scanning every single thing at every single store.
  5. Rock Q4.

It might sound like a simple plan, but that is honestly what I did. I would source during my lunches, peeling stickers when I got home, and packing on the weekends.

You think you don’t have time because you don’t want to have time. I gave up my afternoon YouTube sessions and I woke up and went to Walmart on Saturday mornings. I bet you know the winner of Big Brother or Survivor. We have different priorities.


Do not forget, as this is important.

What is your excuse super good, logical reason for not being able to put yourself in a position to succeed?


2 thoughts on “Sourcing Excuses Part 2 – I Work A Full Time Job

  • February 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Nice info! Btw what accounting tool did you use to generate those nice income/expense pictures?

    • February 24, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Those are from Amazon


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