Someone once said that the internet is the greatest
thing since canned beer – and it can be. It has been the
greatest thing for business – consider the millions that
companies such as AOL, Google, and Amazon have made by
pioneering their services on the internet. While many
have benefited from the internet, countless others can
only look on and sigh – wondering how they, too, can get
a slice of the profits that can be made on the net.
The problem is that many people think of the internet as
some new, difficult frontier to navigate – or worse,
they may already be deeply into the internet, but cannot
see an opportunity to make use of it for fun and profit.
It may be because they have not made the proper
connections (conceptually), in terms of changing their
focus from being mere online users to online sellers,
and also because they do not have the proper support to
help them make a go of the business.
All that is really needed is a change of focus or a
different approach – and the right source to get things
off the ground.
One potentially lucrative online business is the
wholesale DVD market. Before you jump in and point out
that there are too many similar businesses on the
internet (and companies like Amazon have the market sewn
up), think about it this way: you need a different
approach or strategy to start your own business. Rather
than the conventional approach of putting up a website
to sell your wares, start from another angle. Start up
your own DVD Club.
You’re online most of the time; doubtless you have any
number of friends from around the country with whom you
share many of the same interests – books, movies, music
and entertainment, etcetera. You’ve spent time with them
in chat rooms – and in these chat rooms, you’ve found
others who share the same interests, although you can’t
call these people friends that you spend a lot of online
There’s your starting point. Suggest to the group the
idea of forming a DVD Club – sort of like the old Book
of the Month clubs where someone makes a recommendation
about something new to read, and everyone (or almost
everyone) ups and buys a copy of the book so that they
can understand what you’ve been talking about.
Except that, in this case, you’re talking about DVDs –
and not just the latest Hollywood creations or
blockbusters. There is a whole world of movie makers
outside Hollywood – not just the American indie
directors and producers, but also those of other
countries. China has been making blockbuster movies for
decades: Ang Lee was making movies in China before
Brokeback Mountain or The Hulk; Japan has its own movie
industry before Godzilla made its way to the US –
Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’ was the inspiration for the
iconic The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Europe also has
its own stable of movie makers – stars like Brigit
Bardot or Dolph Lungren started out in their countries’
movie industry before becoming Hollywood icons.
Your friends may become interested in such movies –
Korean films or TV epics, Japanese anime, Mexican
tele-novelas, Indian ‘Bollywood’ films. Many of these
are available in Asia, Europe or India – almost all of
them have sub-titles in order to reach a worldwide
Get ten or more people together to form a DVD club;
choose one film as the group’s DVD of the Month (which
all ten will try to find themselves or through you), and
you have the beginnings of an online business that is
niched and probably exclusive to you.
The problem, of course, lies in sourcing these
hard-to-find DVDs. Amazon, after all, may not
necessarily carry Asian or European DVDs; eBay probably
would, but the question is whether you will find someone
actually willing to sell his copy of a hard-to-find DVD.
This is where Salehoo, the product sourcing online
database managed by World Wide Brands, Inc. comes in.
Among the many features offered by Salehoo are Instant
Import Buys – provided by wholesale suppliers who bring
in products in small, affordable case lots. Another
advantage in using Salehoo is that these wholesalers
could deliver merchandise to you or the members of your
DVD Club faster and with less hassle than Amazon or
Most importantly, Salehoo is NOT limited to DVDs.
There is a whole range of products handled or
merchandised by the wholesalers on their database; who
knows – surfing around the Salehoo database may give
you ideas on other business opportunities that you can
venture into, once your online DVD store is up and
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