Martha Stewart To Leave eBay


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Martha Stewart’ American Made store  just left eBay to go to Amazon.

This is not a bad thing for eBay at all.

In a statement from eBay’s VP of Merchandise, she said that there are still hundreds of sellers who used to sell through Martha’s eBay store now have their own eBay stores and continue to sell their products.

I think there were a few mistakes with this decision:

  1. Although data is great to rely on, the fact that Martha’s store might sell more products on Amazon, does not mean to completely close down a streamed line of product selling, I personally think they should have kept the eBay channel and expanded beyond that with other channels, I am a firm believer in not putting all your eggs in one basket.
  2. I think that her American Made team should have took my eBay course, why I say that? (Not to be cocky)  It’s because I have personally helped hundreds of individuals and big brand businesses build a great business with eBay throughout the years, and I made sure to put my experience and knowledge into it.
  3. I believe this entire situation is simply a marketing stunt to grab attention to the brand, I don’t necessary think it’s a bad thing for eBay or even Etsy for her brand to be on Amazon only.

As for handmade or home made products, I have always suggested to have it listed in as many channels as you can, the fact is that some people are completely loyal to one marketplace, if you’re an Esty buyer, you most likely don’t even shop on eBay or Amazon.

I have to mention that there are many services that will help you manage multiple channels completely from one interface, making your life (and your team’s) much easier.

What the DELAY? (eBay Course Launch)


A crucial part of a course launch is the testing period.

When I decided to launch my best eBay course a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to get people to test it out.

Within 24 hours we found a bug in the payment system, and we fixed it, not only we fixed it, we found a few amazing extra options that we did not have in the old system, I think that’s pretty cool for us as well as you.

Another essential issue surfaced when I had to personally work on other things, the group I created for support had questions which I was not aware of for a couple of days at a time, and if you know me, I am not a wait in line type of a guy and I will not accept that for my clients, the issue of having someone assisting me in managing the group and to answer your questions was completely resolved when my AWESOME wife agreed to help manage the account and help you with any questions, she even studies the entire course and the bonus materials to be completely ready, this is why the course launch was delayed again, worry not, this is the last delay, the course is full of information, looks really great, easy to digest, the bonuses are in place, the site looks and works great and the new launch date is this Monday November 23rd. I am super excited about it that I am giving away a couple of free webinars and bonuses throughout the next 10 days.

A Letter from President Barack Obama to eBay Sellers


A day before the tragedy of Paris we received a letter from President Barack Obama directly to all eBay sellers. Here’s a copy of it:

Nov 12, 2015

By: U.S. President Barack Obama

Hi eBay Main Street Community –

While most Americans are just beginning to think about Thanksgiving, I know that, for you, the holiday season has been in full swing for some time now. From checking inventory to promoting products and sorting out shipping logistics, there’s a lot that goes into meeting demand during the holidays. For you — and all of America’s online sellers – it’s crunch time.

And I’m sure the realities of the 21st century economy are making this season both more exciting—and more stressful. Demand has gone global. The majority of you have customers in foreign countries – and that’s not surprising. Today, 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside our borders—and it’s our small business owners who are often the first to reach them. In fact, 98 percent of those who sell American goods and services abroad are small and medium-sized business owners.

They’re sellers like Rebecca Germain, an international entrepreneur turned stay-at-home mom who used her business savvy and the freedom an open Internet provides to sell scrapbooking crafts on eBay. Or Nick Martin, a Wisconsin native who traded living out of his van for running a successful eBay business that continues to grow because of his ability to reach customers around the globe.

It’s businesses like yours that helped us sell a record-breaking $2.34 trillion in exports around the world last year, which supported nearly 12 million jobs here at home. However, while many on eBay are selling abroad, fewer than 5 percent of American small businesses are selling their products in foreign markets—and most who do export only sell to one country.

That’s got to change. If America is going to continue to lead, we have to make it easier for entrepreneurs like you to sell what you proudly make here in some of the fastest-growing markets around the world.

That’s why my team spent five years negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new trade agreement that levels the playing field for you and your employees, bringing down trade barriers like high taxes and red tape, while preserving free and open digital data flows between you and your customers in the Asia-Pacific.

You can read the full text of the deal right here.

Now, there’s a lot in there, and there are a lot of opinions and back and forth out there about the TPP, so I want you to hear straight from me exactly how this agreement will impact businesses like yours:

First, TPP will help preserve a free and open Internet. In the last six years, the number of people connecting to the Internet has nearly doubled to 3 billion, with the fastest growth in developing regions like Southeast Asia. In fact, TPP trading partners are home to over 300 million Internet users, and they’re looking to connect and buy from sellers like you. A free and open Internet will be vital to enabling tens of thousands of American small businesses the opportunity to sell to the full measure of consumers who are connected to the Internet – not just those with a locally-required Internet provider. (After all, a platform like eBay might not exist without a free and open Internet.)

With a chapter dedicated to e-commerce, TPP establishes rules for digital trade that will protect and empower online businesses in the global market. Under this agreement, companies and consumers can access and move data freely without facing arbitrary blocking of websites. Companies won’t have to build expensive and unnecessarily redundant data infrastructure in every market just because they want to sell there. Hate all the paperwork that accompanies doing global business today? TPP also promotes paperless trading—transitioning customs forms from paper to electronic format and providing for electronic authentication and signatures for consumer transactions.

This is also the first trade agreement ever to include a whole chapter dedicated to small business, addressing the chief obstacles so many business owners like you face in the global economy. Whether it’s burdensome customs regulations, the lack of efficient express delivery services or secure online payment options, differing regulatory regimes in foreign markets, or the slow delivery of small shipments, the TPP seeks to fix these issues by eliminating 18,000 taxes that various countries place on Made-in-America products, streamlining standards and technical regulations, strengthening intellectual property rights to fight counterfeiting and theft of your creative work, and more.

You can read these chapters and the rest of the TPP text here. If you do, I’m confident you’ll see why this trade deal will level the playing field for entrepreneurs like you and open up opportunity to expand in some of the fastest-growing markets in the world.

After all, small business—the business you’re doing right here on this platform—is propelling the American economy and our global economy forward. And the fact is that this deal can significantly impact the way you work and run your business.

So when you’re taking a look at the TPP, I hope you’ll take the time to dig into the details and see exactly how much it stands to help you and small business owners like you across the country.

Read the complete text right here.

Thank you – and happy selling.

President Barack Obama

The Last 3 Years Of HALLOWEEN 2013-2015


For the past 3 years we celebrated Halloween with the same group of friends. We normally meet at the beginning of the NYC Village Halloween Parade early enough and we march with them, then comes the party.

2 Years ago, we celebrated 2 days of Halloween, I went as my friend Nick McGlynn   And we were both on the print and the online version of the New York Post. Freaking awesome!


Last year We went as the members of family guy, 4 of us, and we were on a print issue of the NY Daily News (I missed the print).


This past Saturday, we went as Stormtroopers… to my surprise, not many people actually thought that the new movie is coming out in less than 2 months, so we only saw 2 Star Wars costumes throughout the day, not only that, we made a quick cameo on TV (The NY1 Channel) Here’s their coverage (skip to minute 34:00 and look for the stormtroopers).


We always end up at our friends penthouse and rooftop looking directly at the Empire State Building.

Thank you to our friends Nick and Pas and our host Erin for 3 awesome years of Halloween.

Until Next year…

How I Made $1600 Overnight Literally While Sleeping!


I promised to write about Bitcoin a little, in the past 24 hours Bitcoin’s price jumped to as high as $306, it’s not a secret that I trade Bitcoin almost on a daily basis, trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is one of the methods I have my Bitcoin business built upon.
Online Bitcoin trading is easy and in my opinion “predictable”.
As soon as I say the price jump on my phone, I sold the difference ($10.54) of all my Bitcoins, after the fees and the sale, my peofit was close to $1600.
That’s literally someone’s paycheck for a month.
I’m re-investing this profit tonight since the price is down to $301. That’s an extra 5+ bitcoins with some cash leftover (enough for a nice dinner).
Although I’m about to launch my eBay course, I’m thinking of another course to follow, would you be interested in a cryptocurrency course? Let me know in the comments below.

Don’t Persuade Anyone, Persuade People that Matter


While I had to push my eBay Course launch a couple of weeks due to technical issues, we are still going through full power on.

I was watching Derek Halpern of when I heard him saying:

Don’t Persuade Anyone, Persuade People that Matter

His quote resonates with me a lot, I do it every day, I really don’t care how many followers or connections you may have, one good connection that matter is better than 100 people who don’t care about the subject that you’re talking to them about.

I have personally collected over 100,000 emails throughout the last few years, but I know for sure that about 380 of them do care, that’s why I am working to promote my latest launch for the smaller list, because they want to learn, because they showed interest, because they matter.

Bad Will Happen, What Are Your Going To Do?


Just Breathe.

The reason to get beta testers is to make sure everything is working, not perfectly, but as close to perfect as possible.

My eBay course beta testers were in love with the user interface, the membership portal worked great, however, 3 of the 5 payments did not go through, not only it’s technical issues with the payment gateway, it was also a matter of approval, that payment gateway customer service gave me hell and wasted 2 hours of my time on the phone with them. They said it would be a couple of days to resolve then this may happen again!

I hung up the phone, and just took a long breath.

I then decided to use another payment gateway, it will take 4 to 6 days to setup from beginning to end. This is why I am pushing the launch another 2 weeks, the new official launch date is November 10th.

I am OK with that, I made my peace with it, I learned a while ago that bad things will happen in business, no matter how perfect it is, you just have to breathe and pause for a second, and find a workaround or a solution for it. Everything is going to be fine.

And The eBay Course Beta Testers Are In!


Super excited about my eBay course launch, I first announced it on this blog and on Periscope yesterday and the response was great.

I opened the doors to beta testers (only 5 testers) during my Scope yesterday and within an hour I got 5  people in, I did charge $200 plus the work and feedback they will help me with. By 9pm last night, and only 6 hours after I received another 9 requests, unfortunately I am only allowing 5 beta testers (which I think is sufficient enough), so the extra people would be joining the full program once I launch on Tuesday.

We already started working on testing the interface, and so far (thankfully) no issues, I even got 2 great comments on how awesome it looks.

Tomorrow, we will test the private group.

I’ll keep you updated throughout the launch about everything. And still supper excited.

My Biggest eBay Project Since 2008


In February 2008 I started working on my eBay course that was delivered online by video, it took me about 6 months to launch it back then, we had so much success that we got an offer to sell the entire site with all materials for a lot of cash, that’s when we sold (stands for Work At Home OnLine). I had a blast creating the course and enjoyed answering questions, the best thing about it was not the amount of money I made, but it was the success of my previous members, and I only sold it after everyone got what they wanted from it. Only 2 years later the company that bought it was almost out of business due to some none related bad investments, I offered to buy the domain back and they agreed.

Ever since I sold it, I had extra time to work on my other ventures, affiliate marketing was a big thing and I was making a decent income with very minimal work, as well as continuing teaching my eBay classes and selling of course.

I have been working with my team on a new eBay course all build from scratch, sharing everything I learned throughout the years. My past clients will tell you I have always over delivered information (good useful info that is), and I can tell you that I really get a lot of joy of seeing results, in fact, I tell everyone how proud I am of their progress.

Today, I am launching my course!

Though everything is completely different from what it was 8 years ago, I made sure I include everything I know that will either start you a business from scratch or expand your business, whether you already sell on eBay or not, this course is for everyone.

Throughout the next 2 weeks, I will share more details about it, but I can tell you now it is completely worth it.

The official cart open date is Tuesday October 27th, and it will close down on Sunday November 1st.

I have a few tiers launching this course, including beta testers, email subscribers, affiliates and JV’s, and then we have a huge ad campaign including online, newspapers and possibly TV spots. If you want to keep up to date, you can do 1 of 2 things:

  1. You can join my periscope if you download the app and follow 1LX. (Psssst… I will be scoping today at 3pm EST).
  2. Sign up for the mail list on the right side of this article.

I will have a few short classes that will be extremely useful for free during the 2 weeks launch, the 2 methods above are the only 2 ways to get the free classes notifications.

I can not tell how truly excited I am about this, it’s going to be awesome :-)

eBay Seller Hub Is Here


Over the weekend I received early access to the all new eBay Seller Hub on 2 of my eBay accounts.

If you know anything about me, I am a numbers guy, and eBay Seller Hub is the new analytics and business marketing interface from eBay.

It took over 2 weeks for it to work and analyze all my sales and marketing campaign within eBay (on the back end), however, late Friday night I was able to see the results.

I used to use a few 3rd party services and go to multiple pages within eBay, not any more.

The new free interface aggregate all my sales, traffic, marketing, and it even deducts the fees automatically to show my net sales, not only that, I got super useful insights and eBay even gave me some recommendations that (from my own experience) I know it’s actually good recommendations.

If you do not have it yet, you can request early access right here.

It even breaks down my view by sales trends and country, I am really impressed so far, not only that, they will keep enhancing it though 2016 as well.

Enjoy the new Seller Hub.

P.S. Tomorrow we will be announcing something we haven’t done in almost 8 years, it’s eBay related, and it’s AWESOME! Stay tuned.