Monday, November 30, 2009

Johnny Makes $1,142 with Thrive Learning Institute

I have grossed so far in the program $1,142.85 and sold 33 items. My feedback score is 26 with 100% positive feedback and my DSR scores are all 5.0 and one 4.9. Overall, the program has been very good and Nick and the entire Team 2a has done a great job!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Java Asks As Many Questions As Possible And Thrive Learning Institute Answers

My experience with building [my website] has been incredibly easy with Nate's and Team 2A continuous help. I did not have any previous experience with building a website or creating a blog, however, through clear communication, plenty of patience and expertise, I have learned so much in such little time. Today marks the beginning of week 3 and I feel at complete ease making decisions and researching online on how to grow and attract viewers. In addition, the program has introduced me to so many bloggers who are in the same field interest as myself and with the affiliate step program, I'm able to stay on a the right track.

My obstacle was the lack of experience and knowledge of blogging. John from Team 2A was very patient to guide me step by step on how to search on adwords, become an Amazon associate, and how to make detail changes on my blog. My suggestion for future students is to be as proactive as possible during the 10 week program. The time goes by very quickly and if you are using the program as a part time job, you must have a schedule which you can stick. So, time management is key. Ask as many questions as possible, even if it seems mundane and silly. The team assisting you is an immense help to your progress. Also, choose topics that you have a lot of interest and passion for and which you would like learn from.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Terri Says Thrive Curriculum Works

My coach has been very helpful with tips on how to research things that I may want to sell. He has reviewed my ebay listings and given me suggestions to improve my listings. Made available tools that will help improve my listings on ebay. Research and lister software. Assisted in how to get ID verified. So I could change one of my offers to buy it now. Answers my questions to my satisfaction. Helped resolve any issues I may have. Discussed different websites that have items that I may want to sell on ebay, such as Well I have only sold 3 items. But I had one person that wanted to buy my item and made an offer immediately. I did not have the sell experience for that option so I had to get ID verified. However she did not want to wait for that so she made a bid, I ended it early and increased her invoice by the amount offered. It worked. Read the material and watch the videos, listen to your coach, contact them if you have questions or a problem and they will help you.

You will sell your first item on ebay and it will feel great. Coach Purse laptop with no hard drive 2 salad/dessert stoneware dishes I feel that to get started is more set up work than I expected. I've been told that working 10-15 hours would earn me the extra income that I am looking for however it takes far more time to learn, research, list, sell and ship than 10-15 hours a week. Maybe once I have become more familiar and have set up my procedures, 10-15 hours will be enough.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Kathleen Urges New Thrive Students to Have Patience

I have had 2 sales on eBay with a profit of $49.85! My coaches have given me several good ideas, and I just took them and basically ran w/them & started listing so I can get the experience. My biggest struggle so far is being able to list items that have appeal to consumers My only advice at this point is to BE PATIENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have so far sold a Boombox, laptop folding table, Ipod docking station and my experience on eBay has been good so far. Right now one of my sales took place on 11-15 & that person still hasn't paid for it nor responded to my inquiries. I did place the info to eBay help for them to contact her.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

James Successful With Thrive

I have had 11 sales on eBay so far with a total profit of $226.57. Jake has given great insight to my situation. He has looked over some of my listings to make sure I was on track. He has shown me different areas within eBay to find solutions to different situations that might arise. Also when I had questions about basic customer service on eBay he was right there to give me even more sound advise. So far my main obstacle has been understanding that I must pace myself. Once you start making your first couple of sales you get this desire that you want to do more. So I must remember to stay grounded and the success will come.

Listen to your coaches, do what they say, and work your lessons. If you have questions then ask them. If you can do that you will start seeing success with this program. This program is not rocket science and even people with little computer experience can find an enjoyable and profitable experience. So far I have have sold some Playstation 3 Video Games and some collectible He-Man action figures, vehicles, and playsets. eBay is a fantastic site with endless possibilities. I have had great success in my first month and I am looking forward for what is to come. With eBay making money is not only easy but fun.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thrive Learning Institute Helps Michael Get 81 Sales

I have had 81 sales on eBay with a total profit of $1745.54. Team 2 was there to guide me through the learning experience. Answered questions as they came up. Offered their experience as a model or example of how it works for them. They have been very helpful! One big obstacle I have faced so far is finding out what items will sell while making sure they still are profitable. Making sure that customers are satisfied with their products and if not why, then trying to resolve issue. Customer Service! Learn as you go.

A word of advice I have is do not be afraid to try new things. Learn from your errors and make them a positive. (If at first you do not succeed try, try, again!) I have been selling Knives, Record Albums, Crystal Figurines, Handcuffs, Self Defense Spray eBay has worked for the most part except when I get negative feedback for no other reason than inexperienced buyers. No way to resolve this without a great deal of time. Time is money! Not really fair to honest hard working sellers to deal with hair trigger negative people.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thrive Learning Institute Helps Make Success "Simple" For John

I have had my first sale on eBay with a profit of $13.5. I feel fairly confident about selling items on eBay. Granted I do have to learn a whole lot still but my coaches have been extremely helpful in critiquing my listings and answering any questions I have on the phone or the I've chat. My biggest obstacle was not knowing how to sell on eBay.

This course has made this process easy and simple. I would say this is the easiest most simple method to follow for making money online. I just so easy and help is always there when you need it. All you have to do now is JUST DO IT. I am working with Team 2. I have sold my first item - a wireless mouse for my PC. I never really used it so I am happy that I could get rid of it and make some cash.

- John

Alan Says "Growth Process is Fun and Rewarding" with Thrive Learning Institute

I have listed a variety of items from my home, e.g. Miami Hurricane Nutcracker and gold-plated flatware. So far my coach has been very helpful by letting me know what to expect and keeping me well informed. He also has been assigning plenty of homework :). Doing research and listing on E-bay has been fun.It's now starting to make more sense and isn't nearly as overwhelming. I'm being to have the light bulb light up and have started listing some really decent auctions. New students who are willing to put in the time will succeed beyond their dreams with
the tools that are readily available for them to use. The growth process is
fun and rewarding.


Tim Gets First Sale!

I have had my 1st sale on
eBay with a profit of $85. My coaches have been helpful in pointing
me in the right direction, they loaded the gun and I pulled the
trigger. So far I have not had any obstacles. As advice I would
recommend to follow the videos, take your time, don't rush and it'll
be straight forward. So far I have sold woodworking machinery.


Gregory has "Very Good!!" Experience with Thrive Learning Institute

I have sold 2 items with a profit of $72.49. My experience with eBay and the coaches has been very Good. Any question I had was answered and expanded upon. Some obstacles I have had to overcome so far are juggling time between my family, my primary job, and other projects I have taken on. Some advice to anyone else going through the program is do not short change yourself by skimming over any steps. You will get out what you put in. I believe I have a good team to guide me through the processes to becoming successful. So far I have been selling a Linksys wireless router and a LG LN730 GPS for auto. My experience has been Very Good!! Every detail is covered adequately. All learning tools provided are very accurate.


Karl Starting to Make Sense of eBay

I have had 2 sales so far on eBay with a total
profit of $76. Team 2 has helped work me through the process to get
started. Their feedback on my eBay postings were specific and detailed.
My biggest obstacle so far is just working my way through the process,
and all the different aspects. It can be intimidating at first, but it
is starting to come together and make more sense. If you are not
familiar with e-bay, take the time to go through and learn the site.
The videos on the benchmarks are really good and informative. My two
sales were of sporting goods. My overall experience has been good so
far. Lot's to learn yet.

- Karl

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thomas on His Way to Success

While my experience with the education and lessons have been somewhat tedious, they are important building blocks to gain a means to an end. My greatest obstacle so far has been getting more familiar with what is available on the web. With the barrage of spam one receives on how-to make a living online, it is going to take some time/work for an understanding and mastering of doing just that: making a living/income online.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Les and Dee Hit There Stride With Thrive

I have had 5 sales with a profit of $204. It has been a great learning experience. There is lot more to selling on eBay then just listing an item and sitting back and waiting for the auction to end. If it was that simple, everyone would be a millionaire. The coaching staff has been excellent. I you have a question they are there to answer it with rational that always makes sense. Team 2A is great!

Product selection and shipping cost have been a struggle. When we started we should have done a lot more research on what we want to sell. It's been trial and error but each time we are able to learn something new. Don't give up. There is a lot information to digest but if you maintain a positive attitude, work hard, and lesson to coaching staff then we truly believe that you can build a successful business. We are excited and look with great optimism to the future. I have been selling Barbie Dolls, Disney Watch, Little Rascals Dolls, Die Cast Cars, Bradford Exchange Porcelain Plates

Les and Dee

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Benny and Dianna Say Thrive Learning Institute is "Excellent"

How do you feel about your overall eBay experience and how have your coaches helped you through that process?

Excellent all the way around.

What obstacles have you overcome while learning how to make money on eBay?

Getting around on eBay & feeling comfortable with all that is required to list and sell an item.

What words of encouragement/suggestions do you have for future students that are about to go through the same process?

Go for it! Read your lessons but get in there & do it - it is fun & interesting. eBay & Pay Pal are also great & you have a lot of help.

What types of items have you been selling on eBay?

We sold a book but plan to sell several vintage golf clubs in the next two weeks.

Benny and Dianna

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thomas is Feelin Good

My name is Thomas I have had my 1st sale on eBay with a profit of $18.50 I feel pretty good, the weekly phone calls have kept me on track. I've also called the coaches and asked questions. The live chat has been very beneficial. Learning how to use key words, although I feel I have a long way to improve. Also, adding enough text in the description field to keep buyers interested. Use the coaches and all communication that is available. The more questions you ask the better. 2 I have sold a watch.

- Thomas

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thrive Learning Institute Helps Victor Succeed

I have had my 1st sale on eBay with a profit of 29.99. I feel great about Ebay and would have never of known where to start if it hadn't been for my coach Jonathan who helped me through this learning process, I still have a long ways to go and need to do some yard sales but, over all This has been a great experience for me and I plan on continuing to do even better.

My biggest struggle so far has been a lot of procrastinating, finally I can get done what I need to. I would recommend to talk with your coach #1 If you need the help get it, it always gives you a boost, a jump start when you talk with your coach. If you get stuck on one item they'll help to get you through it, your not going through this alone and that's what helps me. I am with Team 2 and selling Boots, Wine Rack, Vases, candle chandelier, Pants wrangler, and some new items to lists are Shoes fredrick, and more.

- Victor

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wayne Appreciates Thrive Learning Institute

Charity got me started with the Lightwave Lister and research tools. I used the lister to put the leather jacket on eBay and she said it looked really good. Things are a little slow going, but I'm getting the hang of it. I've had to improve my typing, not expected. You really need to work on your vocabulary also. It helps that I've had customer service type work in the past, it makes this a breeze. Future students: Take a lot of notes. If you see or read something and it puts a little ? in your head, write it down and ask your coaches.

The coaches are a great help, but you have to ask the questions that are bugging you. So write them down. I have sold two knives that I drop shipped through DOBA. And I just sold a leather motorcycle jacket that I had in my closet. There is a lot of stuff available for use, all the research tools, it kind of overloads you if you're not careful.

- Wayne

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rhea Thanks Thrive For Thorough Curriculum

My name is Rhea and I have had 3 sales with a profit of $27. My coach has been very helpful in the marketing of the products and understanding how eBay works It has been a long time since I attended school and learning a new topic at my almost young age was a little intense at times. I have been frustrated with the amount of information provided and sometimes overwhelmed, but following each step has set me for success.

I look at unused and new items differently and I am learning what would sell on eBay. I have not been a big online shopper, so overcoming my bias to that was a small obstacle. When you feel the information is too much, walk away for a moment, get a tea or coffee or water; do another chore, fix some lunch, whatever, just something different than the lesson or eBay or anything on the computer. After a few moments you will look at an object in your environment and wonder if it would sell on eBay, and how much you could get for it. That is the time to go back to studies, you are now ready to absorb more information. Don't give up in the early stages, it is a lot of information, but it will start making sense as you follow the lessons.

When you have listed something, do not get frustrated if it doesn't sell. It is easy to get excited when you look at the number of people who have visited your listing and the number of people who may be watching the at closing it doesn't sell. This event can easily deflate your desire to proceed. Call your coach, discuss if there is anything to improve the listing, lower the price etc.

Re list the item, dive in an list a couple more and by the next closing, most if not all your listings will sell. I have been selling Family game and a Nintendo video game. It is a little overwhelming at first. The regulations and processes that eBay has developed to protect the buyer and seller are extensive and pretty thorough. Reading all the policies and procedures is a daunting task. Thank goodness for the summaries and step by step provided by Thrive's lessons and coaches.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vicky Loves Personal Coaching

The coaches are great & help me a lot. How to post and estimate the right price for items starting is hard, when you understand them it's much easier. I have been selling mostly dolls and scarves.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fabio Enjoying Coaching Program

It was very easy to build my blog with his help. The most difficult thing was how to install Google Analytics and AdSense and where to find a great template. These obstacles were overcome with the help of my coach. If you take it serious and face it like a real business, chances are that you are really going to enjoy this coaching program.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

William Has Excellent Experience

My overall experience was excellent. I found it quite easy to accomplish, especially with the help of my coach Preston. I built a blog so I did not find to many obstacles. I just followed my coaches instructions and all went well. Though if I had to choose one obstacle I would say finding a good theme can be quite tiresome. You need to be opened minded to suggestions especially if you already have an idea about internet marketing. Plus follow your coaches instructions and complete your homework it will make things much easier to accomplish.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Susan Succeds After Following Thrive's Simple Steps

I feel like there was a lot more involved in putting together and promoting this website that I previously had learned in the past but I have enjoyed the work and will continue these steps in building other affiliate sites. I think I need to build next around the different niches within my main galleria website. My biggest obstacle is always time and money.

The bulk of my work is done on the weekends and I always put off spending money but finally started my adwords campaign this week. After going through the steps though, I think I can learn to "batch" these tasks better in the future and get more done in the week. There are so many schemes to get rich that hit everyone's email box but they need to know that no matter what internet business they try if there is not real work involved, there will probably be no gain involved either. You have to focus on the steps given to you. I was lucky because I had already learned some of the steps so it was not totally new but I have learned a lot more. These lessons can be applied to any internet business.

Susan L.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thrive Coaches Help Karin Succeed

I have had good response with the team answering my questions. I had to just get in there and try new things. Good encouragement. Their patience was appreciated. With affiliate marketing it's not just one website. You need to join many free sites to drive traffic to the blog site.

I stumbled a few times because of my own fear of writing anything. I am working on my writing skills. I was given encouragement to keep going. With affiliate marketing it's not just one website. You need to join and write for many free sites to drive traffic to the blog site. Step up and just do it. It can be tweaked later. Ask questions when you hit a snag. Work early in the day when possible so that your questions may be answered the same day. I am working with Team 2.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thrive Helps Michael Make Healthy Progress

I have had 2 sales on eBay for a total of $46.5. We feel like we have quite a ways to go to be super successful, but we know that it will take some time. We are getting more comfortable with listing items, but it is like shopping for groceries when you are hungry you start adding this and that and next thing you know you have put some money into one listing. We know the old additive you have to spend money to make money, so we will keep it up.

The advice we have received from Team 2A on the listings has helped me become more expressive in my descriptions. Shipping costs when you list "free shipping" can be much more than the item you just sold. Will do our best to avoid that in the future. Watch the videos on shipping and supplies as soon as possible. Make copies of sales paper work and tracking numbers and keep in a file. The first was a soup tureen from Pfaltzgraff and the second was two side door mirrors for classic cars.

Michael K.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thrive Learning Institute Helps Michael Make $185

I have had 2 sales on eBay with a profit of $185. I feel really excited to have sold my items on eBay. Now I know that it works and people do buy things off of eBay. Preston has been very helpful and helping me keep a positive attitude because at first I was doubtful that this was going to work but now that I have sold something I am not so doubtful. The obstacles I have overcome is my fear that this does not work Just stick with it, it will work not over night but it will work. I am on Team 2. The types of Items I was selling was an oscilloscope and a multimeter.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Annette Makes First Sale!

This was my first sale on eBay for $35.75 I was afraid to list anything, afraid it would not sell. I did list some things from home that did not sell. Nick gave me some very good tips on changing my listing that sold.

After I changed it, it sold 1 or 2 days later. Shipping is not hard if you have the supplies you need. You have to list items to make any money. You can't make any money if you don't list any items. I've only sold one item so far, but it seems like adding a picture and enhancing my listing is what sold it. I am working with Team 2. My item sold was Hand Warmers.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Martin Makes His First $250 with Thrive Learning Institute

I have had 4 sales on eBay with a profit of $250. My experience so far has been very good. They gave me a lot of good tips about formatting the description of the item, as well as how to write it. Also, they made some suggestions about making better pictures to go with it. My biggest struggle so far has been primarily ignorance. I have had some experience with this, but not much. They were able to pass on things they knew so that I wouldn't have to learn the hard way. This is very do-able. You learn how to make a proper ad and how to pick a product to sell, you can definitely make money doing this. It's just a matter of getting in there and doing it. I have sold Cell phones and computer peripherals.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Victoria Values Her Experience

My overall experience so far with the program and Team 2 has been great. I Always had prompt feedback although there were a few times when I got locked out of the site because the passwords were dumped in the process of updating. I learned useful tips in building a retail ecommerce store that I'll be able to use in other applications. Lightwave is NOT an easy, drag and drop web building application. If I hadn't had prior experience in building sites I may have thrown up my hands and walked away. This really needs to be made much more user friendly. It's nice to have tech support but nicer to be able to build it yourself. If I had a learning curve and have experience, the curve must be humongous for those with no background. My advice is don't assume you know how to do something and skip a step. All the steps make sense and you'll learn even though you may already know how something is done.