Our “Beating The Recession” Videos

Our “Beating The Recession” Videos

May 28th, 2008

These videos dramatically remind people of the severity of our current economic situation, and then provide the facts about a very real solution: eCommerce, the only remaining recession-proof marketplace!  Worldwide Brands CEO Chris Malta and President Robin Cowie personally lay out what this unique and powerful video series involves and the tremendous scope of the free gifts we have to offer.

Let us know your opinion on the state of the economy
and your thoughts on these videos

To get all the special gifts that Rob and Chris mention in the videos, all you have to do is register your name and email address in the op-in box above on the right. You’ll get early notification on all the upcoming videos and you’ll be pre-registered for all special offers.

We’re GIVING this entire video series away for a
LIMITED TIME ONLY

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304 Comments

  1. What kinds of products do people buy during hard times? Do I need special knowledge about the products that I am selling?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Jo, there are all kinds of products that people will be buying in the coming months. Certain categories will be better than others. We cover that in Video 3 in great detail, so please watch for it!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jo — June 4, 2008 @ 1:46 am

  2. This certainly gets my attention. Nice job! I look forward to the rest of the videos and becoming a true e-commerce entreupenuer and beat the recession. Thanks!

    Comment by Pam — June 4, 2008 @ 2:38 am

  3. I both understand and agree with what you’re saying. Like so many people trying to make a living online, working for themselves at home, I’ve had many false starts in my business building ventures. It’s not that people are short of information, the problem is one of information overload. Every which way you look, advice is being offered to the wannabe infopreneur in the form of “secret” information that’s guaranteed to jump-start their business into high gear. I now take much of what I read with a pinch of salt. What people really need is sound advice, a legitimate and realistic plan to follow, commitment to their own success, a focus on the job in hand, and most importantly they need to get started. I was guided to you by someone whose advice I think is worthy of consideration (Robbin Tungett) I’m looking forward to working through your material as it’s released. Many thanks for the opportunity – Keith

    Comment by Keith — June 4, 2008 @ 4:00 am

  4. This promises to be a very exciting video series. I am excited for the entire affiliate community. I cannot wait to see the entire set –

    Comment by Richard Hale — June 4, 2008 @ 6:21 am

  5. You have a typo in your movie….

    “It’s fun to watch a dog chase its tail”… Note that its and it’s are two entirely different words. You have it’s when it should be its.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out. :o) With such a huge amount of information being put together over here, it was bound to happen. We’ll correct it on our next pass through the video.

    Thanks
    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Julie Parker — June 4, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  6. The first video was really great. I signed up via the Internet Marketing Center’s newsletter. I always wanted to learn more about dropshipping and to create an e-commerce website, so I’ll be waiting in anticipation for the whole series.

    Comment by Owen — June 4, 2008 @ 7:32 am

  7. An excellent idea for a video series. Perfect timing. With the possibility of a recession looming on the horizon a huge opportunity exists. Everyone with the desire and courage to step out of the pack can take control of their lives. I look forward to seeing the coming videos in this series.

    Don

    Comment by Don Robertson — June 4, 2008 @ 8:40 am

  8. As always, WORLD WIDE BRANDS is leading the way in a big way!

    Thanks guys,

    Jake

    Comment by JACOB KIMBALL — June 4, 2008 @ 8:47 am

  9. Thank you, so much, for making this information available for free. I’m struggling with my first website and desperately need a helping hand. I’m hoping this could be the mentoring I need. Thanks again.

    Comment by Pat Lemmons — June 4, 2008 @ 8:48 am

  10. Thank you for this opportunity and I am looking forward to seeing more. I am very excited about my ecommerce sites. The first, The Cookie Crumbs Unique Boutique, is coming along quite nicely and with your information, hopefully, will continue to grow and grow !!

    Thank you again.

    Comment by Nancy — June 4, 2008 @ 8:51 am

  11. AWESOME!!! Please send me a copy of the video!

    Thanks,
    Rod

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Hi, Rod. Thanks for the comment! The videos will be released over a period of days, so that everyone has a chance to absorb the content before moving on to the next one. If you’ve signed up for the Free Series, you’ll get an email every time the next Video or Free Bonus becomes available.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Roderick — June 4, 2008 @ 9:06 am

  12. Hi, wow, that video was awesome! It really made it hit home just how bad things are out there in the real world. How scary it is. But not if you use e-commerce, then you will be fine

    Comment by Christina — June 4, 2008 @ 9:19 am

  13. Even cats are begging for food [pun intended].
    That’s how bad the economy is.

    Chris and Rob
    Your first video is never more timely.
    I believe it’s going to be the ticket for many between mere survival and living their dream lifestyles.
    TJ

    Comment by TJ — June 4, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  14. Hi Rob and Chris,

    Awesome video that it hits the nail right on the head.

    Everyone’s stomach is getting more and more queasy as the news unfolds about the recession, price increases appear everywhere you turn, and job insecurity is running wild.

    The light at the end of the tunnel is definitely eCommerce, but as you’ve
    said, it has to be done the right way.

    The product you sell has to be “recession-proof”, i.e. something
    that people want to buy no matter what’s going on around them.

    The company you’re involved with has to be stable, reputable, and have
    a proven track record of success.

    And the marketing method you use has to be able to target the needs
    of the customer and give them much more value than what they’re actually paying for.

    Put these ingredients all together, and you have a winning recipe for
    massive success.

    Thanks for giving us these great videos.

    Looking forward to #2.

    Carolyn Carey

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Excellent comments, Carolyn. You obviously have your head on straight when it comes to approaching an eCommerce business. It’s work, not ‘get-rich-quick’, but it can be wery rewarding work if you approach it sensibly, like you obviously do!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Carolyn Carey — June 4, 2008 @ 9:36 am

  15. I am impressed so far, the principal is great, I hope the rest is as good.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    We’ve all worked our fingers to the bone over here to make it the best we possibly can, Paul. I think you’ll be impressed by the wealth of free knowledge coming your way. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Paul — June 4, 2008 @ 10:28 am

  16. The information sounds very interesting. I have had a difficult time drawing more than 300 people a month to my website. I am hoping the information you provide will be of value in that area.
    Thank You.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    George, I think you’ll find some very vaulable insights in that direction in Video 2…coming your way soon!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by George Martin — June 4, 2008 @ 10:30 am

  17. Wow! I am very excited about this video series. The first video was top notch and I am looking forward to the 2nd one. Thanks guys for putting this together.

    Comment by John Trout — June 4, 2008 @ 10:33 am

  18. Excellent!

    Comment by Margaret Pravic — June 4, 2008 @ 11:49 am

  19. excellent educational video

    Comment by Hamid Mat Sain — June 4, 2008 @ 11:50 am

  20. First of all guys, I appreciate the effort you put into making your initial video message very professional……no ‘Home Video’ stuff here. Great graphics, great script, and a great targeted/focused message which is extremely time relavent.

    Looking forward to the next ‘chapter’.

    Thanks for offering the help, and thanks for making it a “Free” offer. OK………let’s go !!

    All the best,

    Duie Matenkosky

    Comment by Duie — June 4, 2008 @ 11:58 am

  21. I am well aware of Worldwide Brands as after a dab of searching, I soon found out if I was going to sell on eBay, WB was the best there is as far as an ethical and flourishing company on the internet.

    I enjoyed the video very much, but I chose to not stay with eBay; I joined a travel company that is considered to be the best on the internet and even far superior to Coastal Vacations which is or was considered to be the best. Cruise to Cash has a pay plan that no one else has or can have, and they continually strive to offer 4 and 5 Star vacations for a one time fee, breaking down the joining fees so anyone can afford to join even if they cannot afford to come in at the highest end.

    I am wondering how your videos will help me in promoting my Cruise to Cash business, as obviously, we are not compatible as far as what we’re selling.

    Will your free videos and course be able to help me in how I promote my business, or is your course limited to affiliates that sell different products on an ongoing basis.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Corrine, there certainly are opportunities in the market you mention. Please pay special attention to Video 3…you’ll hear some very interesting info on this subject.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Corinne Larimore — June 4, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

  22. Kindly let me know how to survive the meltdown
    and recession.

    Thank you very much
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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    James, please check out the rest of the Video Series (and the Free Gifts coming your way!) and I think you’ll find some good directions to take toward that survival.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by James Koh — June 4, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

  23. Beautiful ….This proves the simple fact that the TRUTH will set you free. The world is once again FLAT thanks to the Internet, and E-commerce IS the future. Thanks Guys
    Mike Kocis

    Comment by Michael Kocis — June 4, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  24. Outstanding multifaceted approach with great potential.
    Don W

    Comment by Don West — June 4, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  25. Chris and Robin, I watched your video with great interest. Being a retired senior citizen on fixed income, it is a good feeling to know there are people like you who are interested in helping others get themselves established in a productive business without all the BS and endless expense. Every day I receive emails from people telling me if I will send them the small sum of just $97.00 (down from $497. just for today), I won’t ever have to work again. If I do feel I need to work at the business, it will only require a coule of hours a day and I can live in my dream home (btw paid for)and drive the luxery car of my choice (again paid for).

    Then along comes the two of you with a program that looks fantastic and you’re giving it to me free. Being a member of WorldwideBrands.com for several months now, I know you guys are the “real deal” and for that I thank you. I’m looking forward to receiving the videos and eventually doing more business with you and your organization…………rudy feagin

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Thanks for bringing that up, Henry, it’s my favorite subject. I’ll try not to get on a rant here, but nothing makes me angrier than all those losers out there ripping people off with garbage programs that promise the moon and deliver a wheel of rotten cheese. We don’t do that, we never have, and we never will. Unfortunately, we’re in the minority in that respect. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Henry Feagin — June 4, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

  26. I recently began (4/18/08) my own website for the first time & have been working daily on trying to complete this. At the same time I have been taking several steps to find that extra advantage to launch my site the right way. You clearly seem to have some insight into how to make this work & I hope your videos are true benefit. Thanks again for making this offer free.

    Comment by Darren — June 4, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

  27. Thank you so much for the videos and what else will appear! Thank you for making this free! We are members of WWB and am very happy with the information and videos Chris makes available on a regular basis. We’re ready to recession-proof, and we aren’t doing very well yet.

    Comment by Donna Whitbeck — June 4, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

  28. This is going to be a wealth of information – looking forward to the video series.

    Comment by Dorothy Kennedy — June 4, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

  29. This video was fantastically done and I really want the others that follow. My current non e-commerce biz IS being hit with the recession and the expenses are exceeding my income. My customers are behind on their payments. I need to reverse that with something that is recession-proof. Set me up and let’s roll!

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    We’re ready to roll too, Christopher! It’s comin’ your way…:o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Christopher Dexter — June 4, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  30. What an outstanding video! Thank you for making this available for FREE! I am just getting started on my own online business and looking forward to all you are offering.
    Can’t wait to see the rest of your video series.
    Thanks again!

    Comment by Ray Ortiz — June 4, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

  31. Hi,

    Your video and presentaion are quite impressive. I run a Health and wellness site and am thinking of adding products that my readers will not only buy but ones they really can use. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your videos.

    Thank you.

    Herb

    Comment by Herb — June 4, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  32. Thanks Chris for the info.. I can’t wait to see the rest of the videos, and to listen to your ideas on how to create more business. I listen to you all the time on eBay Radio. Others can listen to Chris at http://www.wsradio.com/internet-talk-radio.cfm/shows/eBay-Radio.html. Thanks again, Barbara

    http://www.youtube.com/barbaralaketahoe
    http://www.stores.ebay.com/barbaralaketahoe

    Comment by barbaralaketahoe — June 4, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

  33. Hello Gentlemen,
    I will be waiting with much anticipation!! I have had a small business in a local co-op for 4 years and started my own gift shop locally for 1 and 1/2 years now! It is finally taking off with many mew visitors and sales almost every day! Slow and small, but, consistant!! Finally, it is taking off the ground. I have a website http://www.marysgiftsunlimited.com. Not many sales their in the 1 year and three months I have had it up and running. But, I am trying to learn how to change that to be PROSPEROUS! With the help from you men and the following videos I plan on CHANGING that!! I am ALWAYS keeping the Faith and staying POSITIVE! LIVING AND ACTING PROSPEROUS and it is happening! Once again Thank You Very Much for more help. I am very Greatful! God Bless Mary Ann

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Mary Ann, I took a look at your site briefly. Lots of great stuff there…I think you’ll really benefit from paying close attention to the information on Niche selling that’s coming your way, though. I think with some small adjustments related to that Niche information, you could see a great increase in sales.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by MaryAnn — June 4, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

  34. Hi Chris and Robin! What a neat time to offer this package. One could easily reach a stage of mental depression over concerns of a possible economic depression. In any event there is no question that it is a recession and we feel fortunate that we have the capabilities and the information being made available to us to continue making hay even when the sun doesn’t shine!!

    Comment by Ron Haltermon — June 4, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

  35. Dear Sirs:

    I am working on creating my own ecommerce website. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your videos and what it has to offer.

    Comment by Mitra — June 4, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

  36. I HOPE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL REALLY HELP PEOPLE TO
    MAKE MONEY ON LINE, BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH SCAM, SCAM
    GOING ON. IT SURE WOULD BE NICE TO SEE SOMETHING THAT’S
    NOT A SCAM.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    I agree, Evelyn. Scams are overwhelming the eCommerce industry. It’s almost impossible to know who to trust. We’ve been trusted for over eight years by some of the biggest eCommerce markets in the world, and I promise you there is no scam here, nor will there ever be.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Evelyn — June 4, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  37. Hey Chris & Robin!

    I have been following your lead since I, by shear dumb luck, found you on the net. I am in the automotive industry and have been for 8 years. You wanna talk about a market that suffering? How about new, luxury cars? It’s really bad right now.

    However, I am also a web designer and graphic artist who is in the process of starting an e-Commerce business. I can’t wait, but it needs to be done right. I am educating myself on your tactics presently and will soon join you all!

    Thank you so very much for your honesty and information.

    Looking forward to the future, thanks to your team! Be well.

    Comment by Bradley Brunkow — June 4, 2008 @ 6:04 pm

  38. I, for one, and excited for your videos. Thank you for being willing to offer up this content for f’ree. It is fantastic to see a shift in online marketing to giving loads of valuable info for fr’ee and then building a genuine relationship with people.

    Thank you for that.

    On a side note…If gas prices are going up etc. wont that effect the producers of the product that ecommerce sites will be selling? So doesn’t this still hurt them a little?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Hi, Corey, thanks for the comment. Yes, manufacturers are affected by rising energy costs as well. That means that prices will go up on products across the board, but the manufacturers will use as many cost-cutting efforts as they can before raising prices in a recession economy. Add to that the fact that prices go up regularly anyway, and all predictions are that eCommerce will continue to grow throughout the recession, and we see that prices will rise minimally, but not disastrously. Remember that when wholesale prices go up for your business, they go up for all your comeptition, too. Higher prices are not the enemy here…they are always around, no matter what. The markets facing the hardest hits are the physical store retail markets…the stores in the mall. They’re going to have to raise their prices significantly higher than eCommerce sellers, to cover their overhead in the face of a dwindling customer base. eCommerce is where consumers are escaping the costs of traveling to the mall, and the even higher prices that physical stores must inevitably charge in order to stay open.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Corey Burke — June 4, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

  39. I have been studying and “practicing” on ebay for three months and I am just now starting to develop a website. I really need this kind of assistance. I can’t wait to see the videos.

    Like many others I need to be successful.

    Thanks

    Comment by Jim Fent — June 4, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  40. It’s such a pleasure to be able to view a well presented video, not a home gown job with poor lighting and sound, but most of all, in the convenience of my own time frame.

    I live in Australia, and I find it so incredibly frustrating to be bombarded with offers of amazing ‘live’ feeds and webinars, or phone linkups, that require me to be up & awake at 3am in the morning to actually catch them. There rarely seems to be any consoderation of providing an opportunity to review the material at another time. Some of us work 9-5 hrs still while we strive to create the perfect business!

    To be able to view a video, at ANY time is definitely a plus for me thankyou, and I am looking forward to seeing what further insights you offer, to finding the products that are most sought in ecommerce.

    I am a health practitioner, and face – to – face service oriented, so it’s a challenge to take that to a leveraged online situation. But I’m determined to find the path and make it happen!

    Comment by Patricia — June 4, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

  41. Hey everyone,

    I think some people still don’t get it, e commerce is the way to go, I talk to lots of people on a daily basis, and when I tell them I sell stuff on the internet, their eyes glaze over
    with that thousand yard stare.

    Hell, even my wife doesn’t even get it, yet.

    but she will!

    When the crowd starts running, I stay way ahead.

    The older guy in the video, Chris Malta, when he talks I listen period, he is an ace, he speaks nothing but the truth.

    Go to worldwidebrands site, it will open your eyes, you’ve been in the dark too long. As for stomper net, it rocks folks
    pure and simple.

    Cheers,
    To your ecommerce success
    Jim Novak

    Comment by Jim Novak — June 4, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

  42. Older guy :’), my bad, sorry chris.

    Jim Novak

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Lol! No problem, Jim, I don’t mind being the ‘older guy’. I was the ‘younger guy’ for many years, and all that did was get me into more trouble that it was worth. :o) I kind of like being the ‘older guy’ now!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jim Novak — June 4, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

  43. This video is excellent. Can’t wait to see the rest of them. For sure will be of great help for us to know how to create new business. Congratulations!

    Comment by Myra — June 4, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

  44. I cant wait too see the rest of it.

    Mabry
    http://www.etosmall.com

    Comment by Mabry — June 4, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  45. Where is the next video? I have signed up, but nothing is happening.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Lee, the Videos and Free Bonuses are all releasing on a timed schedule, so that you can absorb the content of one before the next one is released. You’ll get emails telling you when each new Free Video or Free Bonus is released. They’re all coming very quickly, so don’t worry…it’s on it’s way!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Lee — June 4, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

  46. Great information I’m just learning and with so much out there it really is difficult to know what will work and what wont. Thank you for sharing.

    Julia

    Comment by Julia Mitchell — June 4, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

  47. Very interesting material in video, I need all the help I can get! I’ve checked out another site but they wanted too much money to get started. Thank you for offering the material free

    Comment by Bob Gassert — June 4, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

  48. Making money or finding work in a recession is like reverse engineering the inflation cycle. People get back to basics by buying into those things that are basic essentials like bread and milk, enable them to function more efficiently like fuel savers or carpooling or make them feel good on the cheap like candy, ice cream, pizza, popcorn and movies. To hit a home run look just beyond the obvious, check on those California trends and learn to emulate [copy] success at the speed of light.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Excellent comment, Owen. I couldn’t agree more.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Owen — June 4, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  49. i liked the music and the message

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Toni, I liked the music too. I’ve been an amateur musician for more than 30 years, and I thought our in-house Video Production team made a really good choice in that tune. :o) As for the message, Rob Cowie and I wrote it, and we definitely mean it. We’re going to do all we can to help you out in whatever eCommerce venture you choose.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by toni roberge — June 4, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

  50. Hi

    I am an Asian guy who doesn’t have much idea about such things, but after looking your first video I think I can do something. But I don’t have any business of my own, can I become like one of you, really I am very interested in your business scheme.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Doesn’t matter who you are, Phintsho…eCommerce, like anything else, is something that you succeed at with hard work and committment. I have personally met LOTS of people over the years who have succeeded in eCommerce after starting out with great uncertainty. If you want it badly enough, and are willing to really work for it, you’ll have it. We are committed to helping all we can.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Phintsho — June 4, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

  51. Our family has been struck hard by the economy…to the point of losing all. I have recently started setting up an eBay store, finding many great suppliers in WWB, but I need a jump start. I trust WWB, and those associated with them, so needless to say, I am looking forward to the videos knowing they will be of great help to me.

    I have to say I am nervous about starting my own business online, finding only a few sources that I can trust to steer me in the right direction…I am confident that whatever you bring to us will be nothing short of wonderful, and a great learning tool.

    Without WWB I would not have had the courage to move forward so far.

    Comment by Deborah — June 5, 2008 @ 12:49 am

  52. WOW. NICE WORK GUYS. I commend you for giving something of great value away for free. I look forward to future editions. Even here in New Zealand we’re feeling the effects of the recession with base level products that are every day necessities (fuel and food) taking a hike in price. The future seems unclear as price instability continues. Is e-commerce the new “food” for thought?

    Comment by Ani — June 5, 2008 @ 12:57 am

  53. Thank you for sending this valuable information. So far I have been very impressed with the video’s I have seen. I am anxiously awaiting the next set.

    I am new to e-commerce and I thinks it’s very cool how you offer such good info for free to help people get started!

    The audio track of this video is exceptional, it really gets you in the mood, it helped me really listen to what you had to say. the info on the economy and the reasons you gave as to why the net will work even better now is very helpful and exciting.

    Comment by michael looper — June 5, 2008 @ 2:40 am

  54. This is very interesting. I’m looking forward for next video. I wish you cover international dropshipped topics as well.

    Comment by Wantana — June 5, 2008 @ 2:56 am

  55. I’m. looking to expand my website from ebooks to products on gardening, lawn care, kids crafts, sewing, art supplies, etc. Right now, I only have ebooks on sale and want to expand into something else. Thanks, for this series

    Comment by Dee — June 5, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  56. Excellent video. Lot of truth in it! I have been investigating different on line businesses to supplement my retirement income. I have been looking at info products and affiliate marketing. Selling an actual physical product would be good also. Yes there is a lot going on out there in the internet marketing game. Sometimes hard to figure out. Hopefully this free video series will shed some light on it. Recession!!! Is that why I need to mortgage my house to buy groceries?? :o)

    Danny

    Comment by Danny — June 5, 2008 @ 7:46 am

  57. Chris,
    By the way, I’m old too :(0

    Jim Novak

    Comment by Jim Novak — June 5, 2008 @ 8:22 am

  58. I am a WWB affiliate for over 5 years now, and I am proud to tell my prospects about this excellent and useful resource… These videos will provide an inspiring double dose of education and HOPE for many– I will be placing this banner code on my Apsense blog, and sharing it with my other colleagues as well!

    Good Show, and Guys… Thanks so much for a job well done! 🙂

    Comment by Jeff Greene — June 5, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  59. Hmm, this video series could be just what I need to somehow improve sales at my affiliate sites. Looking forward to the videos. 🙂

    Comment by Roshawn — June 5, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  60. Great presentation guys…
    I appreciated the short and to the point message, you didn’t waste my time. I’m in eCommerce, with a successful tangible product line, full time since 2001 and it’s a lot of work; it takes commitment and patience to succeed but it’s worth it in the long run. My personal experience has been one self discipline “you must subscribe, learn, act” to survive on the internet. The proverbial “don’t put all your eggs in the same basket” really does apply if you want to be self employed online. I’m looking forward to seeing if your video series & program will bring me something new and actually contribute to improving my business.

    Comment by Suzanne — June 5, 2008 @ 10:16 am

  61. It is not about product if you don’t know how to sell it.If you and don’t have a lot of money to invest it takes forever to sell something.That is my experience online.I hope you have something new to show me.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Katarina, thanks for bringing up an important point. It’s always about product…that’s where you have to start. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to sell something and how much you spend on advertising if you try to sell a product that people aren’t buying, or are trying to sell in a market that’s already over-saturated with other sellers. So, knowing what to sell and where to get it is where you begin…nothing else can happen before that. That being said, yes, you do also have to know how to sell. We do cover those topics and more in the upcoming free videos, which include several eCommerce experts in that area and many others. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Katarina — June 5, 2008 @ 11:43 am

  62. this is just what the eCommerce biz has been missing out on people willing to train and teach
    true biz tactics that work

    Comment by rick mcginnis, Jr. — June 5, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

  63. This promises to be a another great video series, Chris and Rob. Coming from WWB, I know it’s going to high-quality and useful info, unlike so many of the other multi-million dollar videos my mailbox gets inundated with every day. I’ve been in eCommerce for a while now and am doing OK, but I know there’s still tons I can learn! 🙂
    I look forward to it,
    Richard

    Comment by Richard Kuipers — June 5, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

  64. Thanks for the poiners.The best thing is that You are giving it to us FREE.I got a lead to your business from Rayn Moran.Whin I was doing research on Home Business world.Rayn ranks WorldWide Brand #1 Now we can see why.Can not wait to see what You will show us next.

    Thank You, Rickwsr

    Comment by Rickwsr — June 5, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

  65. I’m from the old school so I’m not even sure what e-commerce is all about. Therefore, I am quite interested to see what these videos are going to show me! I only have one product right now, my book. Soon to be two. I’m unlike the other vendors within Worldwide Brands but I still enjoy this crazy learning curve I’m on! Thanks!

    Comment by Sheila G. McCurdy — June 5, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

  66. As a wholesaler to your e-biz partners, it’s encouraging to know you are taking the conventional Bear Market on by stimulating new growth in E-Commerce. I normally sell only to retailers with store fronts but have had to change my selling tactics a bit to get through this down turn in the economy. I see many of my long time clients either cutting way back on purchasing products, filing chapter 13 or shutting their doors completely. I have had new customers take a good look at my products through your program and feel this is another great way to keep in the game and make a living doing it. Thanks for all you do. I look forward to the videos.

    Comment by Mark Morlock — June 5, 2008 @ 5:38 pm

  67. Thanks, I have been a member of WorlwideBrands for about a year now, and I am very pleased with the performance you people offer. I am always glad to brag on the fact of how great your organization is and the way you help and inspire us to become better at what we do! Thanks! Your leadership is second to none!

    Comment by Jim Hunsucker — June 5, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

  68. I am really looking forward to this.

    Comment by Robb — June 5, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

  69. Wow!
    The video was well done (just like all the Stompernet videos).
    This is the way I like to learn, through an entertaining
    and informative video.

    The statistics are staggering and compelling ($130 Billion increase
    over the next 4 years). I’m looking to foward to getting my slice
    of the e-Commerce pie).

    How do I get my musical instrument product added to your catalogue?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Karl, if you are a genuine Manufacturer, or a Factory Authorized Wholesaler for a product or product line, please go to http://www.WorldwideBrands.com and click the “Are You A Supplier” link near the bottom of the right side of the home page. Our Research Department will follow up with you, and go through a series of questions and business verifications with you.

    Thanks. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Kalimba Karl

    Comment by Carl Willoughby — June 5, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

  70. Hello Rob,

    It would be great if it was possible to save the videos for later viewing.

    Reasons….

    1] The online streaming would later waste time waiting for a review of a critical section of interest.
    2] Often webmasters like myself do not have the time to watch streaming video but have no other option.

    Regards Hugh

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Hello, Hugh…there IS a dowload link for the videos there on the page. Just look below the video player window. You’ll see options to download and save the Video both in Quicktime and Windows Media formats. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Xen Int — June 6, 2008 @ 4:07 am

  71. Excellent video anxious to see the others.

    Comment by Ray Durette — June 6, 2008 @ 7:10 am

  72. Wow, that was great. Very informative., Can’t wait for the videos. I am trying hard to make my online business work.

    Comment by Carole Cross — June 6, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

  73. I’ve wanted to get into physical products for several years, but have not really known how to source the products. This gives an easy way to solve that problem. Thanks

    Comment by Shawn Meldrum — June 6, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

  74. Hi Chris and Rob;
    I’ve been working on building a site for the last couple of months now. I have been wondering how I was going to get visitors to it, without owning a list or spending alot of money for marketing. I know it does cost money to advertise.
    Am hoping that your video series will help me learn how to do it the right way. Thanks

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA:

    Hi, Margaret! Yes, you will find interviews with the REAL experts in this field, in the coming videos. There are lots of ways to advertise and draw traffic, and lots of perspectives on that process. The upcoming videos will sort the truth from all the garbage that is floating around out there, and clarify a great deal of this issue for you. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Margaret Nickerson — June 6, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  75. Hi, Chris
    I have a question
    I don’t know if this is your competition or not
    But was just wondering?
    I came across a site called tradekey.com Scam or No?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Casey, I can’t speak to the legitimacy of the site you mention, but they are not a competitor to our site. They appear to be an auction-style wholesale trading site. We are much different in that we connect you directly with over seven thousand genuine wholesale suppliers, carrying over million products, that you can get the same producs from time after time, at wholesale prices. The site you mention would appear to be more of a place to get one-time deals.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Casey L — June 6, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

  76. I’m am somewhat of a nubee at the internet marketing game…
    it’s nice to have guides! Glad I found you… look forward to
    a prosperoys journey.

    Comment by David Greene — June 6, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

  77. I agree, the recession will become much worse.

    Comment by Wes Page — June 6, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

  78. Hi Chris & Rob,
    The first video was great. Mailorder has been an unrealized dream of mine since high school. E-commerce is adding a modern day layer to its potential. Keep it coming. Education + action. What a combo!
    Thanks

    Comment by Thomas Ross — June 7, 2008 @ 2:49 am

  79. By watching the stock market, it’s not going to get any better for a long time, especial the travel industry.
    We need something to help us to get through this recession–a new direction.
    I know this will be the answer.

    Comment by wayne seymour — June 7, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  80. right On! this video and your comments are exactly right. I look forward to receiving the information. Thanks Jim

    Comment by Jim Piper — June 7, 2008 @ 8:35 am

  81. This is fantastic. I have slowly watched my e commerce business sink in the last few months. This is the shot in the arm my business needs. Thanks for making this series available.

    Comment by Rod Pringle — June 7, 2008 @ 8:40 am

  82. This is what we all need to succeed, I moved to and live in a small town in Mointana 1 year ago, and relized the only way to create icomae like I am used to in Sattle are wasa ecommese, can’t wait formyou nest video.
    Thamks,
    Mg

    Comment by Michael Gardner — June 7, 2008 @ 8:40 am

  83. Hello Chris: We have a family business that runs three websites. One for coffees, teas, coffeemakers, espresso makers; one for candles, bath & body, incense, scented oils; and one for educational games and toys. We started in 2006. We purchased site space from Stores Online. If you’re familiar with them, you know we had to find our own products, and build the sites with their storebuilder(which is great). We prowled the web for days and days searching for dropshippers. I don’t even remember how we came upon WorldWide Brands, but we took a chance and purchased access to your website. I want to thank you for what you do because we couldn’t find a place to have all the products we wanted to sell “under one roof”. We had to find several vendors for each site and I would say that about 90% of the vendors we found, we found on WorldWide Brands. I had no problems with starting a dropship account with them, because your company did the legwork for me! We have a few orders a month, but we want the business to really take off. I don’t have any experience in marketing, etc. I would like for you to take a look at the sites (I know you’re extremely busy)just to see if they look professional if you have any suggestions: http://www.candlelightaromas.com; http://www.cosmopolitancoffee.com; and http://www.wisetottoybox.com. As one of your commenters said, there is information overload about everything, SEO, marketing, etc. and I don’t know which to believe or try. So I’m looking forward to the videos from a company that I already trust because of the excellent work you do with the site for wholesale and dropshipping. We have spent a great deal of money starting this business and it goes without saying that we want it to succeed. I’m keeping a very positive outlook for our business and I want to learn all I can to help us become successful. Thank you very much.

    Comment by Caroline Pleasant — June 7, 2008 @ 10:09 am

  84. Chris and Robin,
    As a 67-year old I am obviously living on Soc. Sec. It is a meager monthly amount and yet you’ve struck a resiliant chord with my entreprenurial spirit. I NEED to have additional income. I love the quest. I can easily build my own website. I know how to do my research yet I have no clue as to what people will buy nor why they buy what they do. I am so looking forward to the next videos because I detest, as much as you do, the hucksters selling unadulterated crap (pardon me) to unwitting people. Promising the moon and stars and deliving dirt is the greed factor at work. I want a niche and complete honesty from the providers of the information I am seeking. Looks like it is the 2 of you. Thank you so much for your effort and your work. It’s a win-win situation.

    Comment by Joel Carothers — June 7, 2008 @ 10:48 am

  85. Chris,
    I just watched your 1st video and am anxious for the second. I have been a member of Worldwide Brands for over two years and have used several of your vendors. I currently sell collectibles and am looking for a niche market to go with this that would be a steady income. Will this series help pinpoint that?
    Linda

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Linda, we have a great presentation on this subject coming up for you in Video 3. I think you’ll be happy with the specific info it contains. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Linda Martin — June 7, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

  86. Hi Chris and Rob,
    Thank you so much for these videos!
    I’m a beginner and as overwhelmed with information as I hear others are. I had to take early retirement due to health concerns, and of course, retirement income is NOT enough! I have to make ecommerce or internet marketing work, and it looks as though you will be a great help. I’m also glad to hear that there are other retirees looking to get a business going–I don’t feel so “old” now. Having worked at hard jobs most of my life as others have, I think the internet should be perfect for us.
    I was wondering, however, about saturation. If we’re all selling the same products or information, (there are only so many of anything), and more and more are starting online businesses every day, won’t we run out of enough customers to go around? I’m sure I can’t be the first one to ask this question, but what’s the answer?
    My biggest challenge besides information overload is trying to find a niche! Something that sounds easy with a little research, but hasn’t been for me.
    Thanks again–I appreciate you!

    Comment by RuthAnn — June 7, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  87. Sorry if this sounds a bit skeptical but I have seen these kinds of claims before from other companies. I was ready to “click” back to the search engine and I saw there was a video. I figured, hell, why not just watch it, I have a little time to spare. I admit it was different than I expected. I thought you were going to try the bait and switch, showing certain items with prices that were incredibly low to get me to sign up, only to find that all the other merchandise was inferior garbage knockoffs. When I got to the end of the video, I was surprised by the honesty. I hope my other concerns will be answered in the video series.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Derald;

    I now how you feel. The search engines are completely jammed with “systems” and “programs” and suppliers of this or that that claim to make you rich overnight and all other kinds of garbage.

    Surprisingly enough, there are a FEW of us out here who are honest businesspeople and really do care about our customers. We’re rare, but we can be found. In fact, on our site, we have a Resource Center that lists ONLY the Internet “Good Guys” that we have found and worked with over the years. I can tell you one thing for sure: we know who everybody in the eCommerce market is, both legitimate and scammer. EVERYBODY. If you find an eCommerce site or program online that is NOT recommended in our Resource Center, you can be sure that we’ve seen them, and consider them a waste of time and money.

    We’d give out the names of these scammers on our site, but every time we’ve even hinted at the name of a scammer in the past, we immediately get letters from their lawyers. Yes, that’s right, the bottom-feeders make so much money scamming people out of their hard-earned savings that they find it well worth hiring lawyers to prevent the general public from finding out what they really are. Every hour we spend fighting legal battles is one less hour we can spend working with our customers, so instead of naming them, we choose to name the good guys, and let it be obvious that if the company or web site in question is not on the good guys list, they are on the bad guys list and will cheat you out of money somehow or other. :o)

    I’ll tell you this…there is only ONE name on the good guys list when it comes to Wholesale Product Sourcing information, and that’s US. You have my word on that, and although you don’t know me, I hope you see enough about my company in the upcoming videos to understand that when I give my word, I mean it.

    I believe you will see enough in the upcoming videos, and if you like, all the FREE articles, EBooks, Radio Show Archives and other videos on our site to fully answer your questions. If you don’t see what you want to know, just email us at info@WorldwideBrands.com, and we’ll be happy to help, whether you’re a Customer of ours or not.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Derald Wilkes — June 7, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

  88. WORLDWIDE BRANDS TO THE RESCUE.I HAVE BEEN GETTING WORRIED AND NOW I WILL HAVE THE EXPERT GUIDANCE I NEED.I AM JUST GETTING STARTED AND I DID NOT WANT TO PULL THE PLUG.I KNOW MY BUSINESS WILL WORK AND NOW I AM CERTAIN IT WILL.YOU GUYS ARE GREAT.
    THANK YOU

    Comment by Chris Clair — June 7, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

  89. As always WWB is right on the mark giving very generously. I look forward to the videos. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Shirley

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Shirley, thank you for the comments. I took a quick look at your web site, and you obviously understand the ‘niche’ concept very well. Excellent way to create a niche market and sell in it! If you don’t mind a small suggestion (and something that will come up in the videos later anyway!) I would suggest that you put a little more of YOU on your home page. Who you are, why you’re passionate about your niche, gifts that you’ve given from this category that made a family member feel good, etc. Just an introduction to you, who you are and what you do. That has the effect of making your customers feel like they know who they are buying from, and should increase your sales quickly.

    Also, if you don’t do this already, personalize your sales reciepts. In your market, the initial sale is fine, but return business and word of mouth referral is what you’re really after. It’s absolutely amazing how much of this you can generate simply by hand-writing on the sales slip you send with your products…”Thank you for your Order…Shirley!”

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Shirley Ventress — June 7, 2008 @ 4:58 pm

  90. You can offer all the good things people say about you. Bu I need the real thing, products. My web site will be built by the end of this month. My choice because of my pending marriage. So show me what you have to sell, prices, terms and who gets paid first, me I hope.

    Thank you,
    James West

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    James, thank you for commenting. It gives me a chance to bring up a couple of important points.

    First: Think about the Testimonials you’ve seen for a minute. The scammers out there who show you Testimonials from customers NEVER provide the customer’s full name AND web site address. WE DO. That’s because these are real people, unlike the fake testimonials you see from all the other so-called ‘wholesale information’ sites in this market. We tell you who these people are and where their web sites are so that you can check them out yourself, and not have to take our word for it. We are Certified and Recommended by some of the largest companies in eCommerce, including eBay. I can assure you that eBay doesn’t Certify just anyone as a trusted company to do business with. We are the ONLY company of our kind that is en eBay Certified Solutions Provider. The Testimonials you’ve seen in our videos and on our site are one hundred percent real, one hundred percent verifiable, and are only a very small percentage of the people who are highly satisfied with our wholesale database.

    Second, we do not sell products. Please take a careful look at our site and our videos. We are a Market Research and Product Sourcing Database provider. We’re like the Yellow Pages of real wholesale suppliers. Through our database, you find wholesalers of products you want to sell, and then you contact them directly, so that there is no money-grubbing middleman getting in between you and the real wholesale price.

    The kind of wholesale arrangement you suggest in your comment is not what we do at all. However, it IS what scammers and fake wholesalers do all day long, so please beware when you see someone offering a service like that.

    We’ve been providing the world’s best and most highly respected information in this market for more than eight years, and nobody has anything negative to say about us. We work very hard at what we do, we’re honest people, and we have information products that we absolutely KNOW from years of experience will make a big difference between the success ond failure of your online business. The FREE educational ‘Beat the Recession Series” is a stand-alone video series that is yours at no charge, and will help you a great deal even if you never decide to buy an information product from Worldwide Brands.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by James West — June 7, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

  91. I took the time to read a lot of the comments today, it makes feel so good to know you guys
    are here to help and guide us. Someone commented Education + Actions, for me that’s WWB + Me.
    Keep up the great work. I am looking forward to recieving your videos.

    Comment by Deborah Burris — June 7, 2008 @ 6:40 pm

  92. Thank you guys for offering this program to those that rely on guys like you to get what we need to get done. You are helping us and inturn may end up helping you as well. Nice shot! Great idea and concepts and look forward to hearing from you in the next videos.Thanks again!!

    Comment by Mark — June 7, 2008 @ 6:45 pm

  93. Each time I sign up for another MLM opportunity, I promise (myself) it will be the last. But, each time I get back into the same marketing methods I hate – calling friends & family, opportunity meetings, spending money, but not making money, etc.

    I hope your program will allow me to break this cycle of unprofitable (at least for me) MLM opportunities and realize the potential of ecommerce.

    Thanks,
    Ron George

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Ron, I heartily agree. Multi Level Marketing is a trap that only makes money for those who run the program. We advise strongly advise against MLMs on our Scam Watch page at http://www.worldwidebrands.com/wwb/scam_index.asp.

    Please also understand that we are not a “program”. We produce the best and most highly recommended set of Product Sourcing Tools in the world, but there is no “program” surrounding them. “Programs” are for scammers. We provide tools and knowledge to help you build your eBiz yourself, without getting stuck in somebody else’s “sales force”.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands

    Comment by Ron George — June 7, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

  94. I just watched this video and got chills. I am very intrigued. I was running a small store on ebay but with the current “policy” changes for feedback, I realized the only way to change things, is to stop feeding ebay & paypal. The sellers are very discouraged, unless of course they are listing thousands of things every day. I am disabled and was trying to sell some of the items from the death of my parents. I am ready for change, ebay is now the #2 auction site and I don’t think it will be any better for some time. I dread selling anything now, for fear of retaliation from buyers, who are now abusing the new policies. The worst part is that I worked 9 years to keep my feedback over 99.6%. Due to the stupid choice of changing the rating system, in one night I dropped to 98.5%. I won’t even buy from anyone with a feedback of less than 99%…so I wouldn’t buy from my self!!! I said GOODBUY to FEEBAY. So, show me how!

    Comment by Jacquelyn — June 8, 2008 @ 12:31 am

  95. chris malta, please , will you tell me what u think of derek gehl internet marketing program in program. thank you.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Sure, quiintis;

    I’ve worked personally with Derek Gehl and his team at The Internet Marketing Center, and I think they have a lot of good material to offer. There are very few of us out here in the eCommerce Information Marketplace that actually care about quality and about serving our Customers to the best of our ability. We at Worldwide brands care, and I strongly believe that Derek and his team do as well.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by quiintis — June 8, 2008 @ 3:31 am

  96. I hope I can rely on your information products to provide my customers the kind of information I wish to and make it on your good guys list. With the help of your videos I think I can make it. Thanks so much for taking the trouble to make the video series you propose.

    Sincerely,

    Dave Stapleton

    Comment by Dave Stapleton — June 8, 2008 @ 3:41 am

  97. Hi
    I like what I heard in the first video. I have been selling on ebay for a while and can’t believe the orders and growth for something that is a very part time set up. I have made a start and now want to learn from the experts while moving forward, and I am looking forward to this free series.

    Comment by Jonathan (JG Gifts Unique) — June 8, 2008 @ 5:38 am

  98. can’t see the video even though I downloaded it several times

    Comment by abrendal — June 8, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  99. I checked out Worldwide Brands about 6 months ago, but didn’t move forward. After watching a seminar with Andy Jenkins at a Stompernet seminar talk about sourcing and how he uses Worldwide Brands to build relationships in the industry, your product is making sense to me. Andy Jenkins and Brad Fallon really boost the credibility of your product.

    Thanks for the Videos, Glen Woodfin

    Comment by Permanent Links — June 8, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  100. I have been glued to both of your videos so far and will attend the webinar. Your customers have shared some excellent advice and expertise, and I would like to thank them. My first experience with a wholesale company was not great. They charged so much for shipping and handling that my potential customers wouldn’t buy. I am anxious to find out more about WorldWide Brands.

    P.S. I love Andy Jenkins and the Stompernet team. They really do know their stuff. Great to see you are associated with them. – Wendy J. Roan

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Wendy, thanks for the comment! Andy has been a Worldwide Brands Member for years…that’s how we first met. We’ve worked closely together ever since, and when it comes to SEO, PPC and all matters Traffic, he’s the greatest. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Powerful Marketing Resources — June 8, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  101. I found your first video to be professional and most importantly accessible to the novice. Very impressive. You made me eager to learn more, not just more, but more from guys (and ladies) who did a great job making me understand how this business works. Thank you.

    Comment by Gloria — June 9, 2008 @ 12:34 am

  102. Very interesting and very helpful and informative.

    Comment by Shirley — June 9, 2008 @ 2:20 am

  103. Thank you so much for this information. I have been thinking for quite a long time about getting into the E commerce field. Just did not know where to start. I am a senior citizen retired and feel overwhelmed with this (new)industry. I feel that now I have just an inkling on how to get started.

    Comment by Les Jacobs — June 9, 2008 @ 8:23 am

  104. I’ve been a member of WorldWide Brands for some time, and the new videos are excellant, whether one is new to online marketing, or needs a little push to get started in eCommerce. The latter is where I am.

    Comment by Michael Copper — June 9, 2008 @ 10:31 am

  105. Video 2 has some priceless information about doing business online. I have been fairly successful as an affiliate marketer in the past, but this type of information will help me take the next step into emarketing other types of products. Thanks for the info!

    Comment by John Trout — June 9, 2008 @ 10:33 am

  106. Hello,
    Great video. You have open my eyes to the product business. In todays economy if you are not selling products then you are not in the ecommerce business.Keep me updated. Thank you.
    Joanzee

    Comment by Joanzee — June 9, 2008 @ 11:20 am

  107. Great video, Rob and Chris!
    I can certainly relate to the story of Shawna Fennell of 1choice4yourstore.com. While my loss was nowhere near the $5,000 she lost, I made the same mistake. Lesson learned: make sure you check out your suppliers well. The checkout process goes both ways: a supplier will want to make sure YOU are a legitimate retailer, but you as the retailer need to make sure your supplier is OK as well. And that’s what WWB does. You guys research and contact all suppliers in the database, so when I contact a new supplier I don’t have to explain how I found them and I know I can do business with them without much hassle. The “supplier” where I lost a few hundred dollars I had located myself, not through WWB… :-\

    Richard Kuipers
    http://www.windmilltrading.com

    Comment by Richard Kuipers — June 9, 2008 @ 11:39 am

  108. Great video, very informative. I’ve been on the outside looking into this industry for a long time. I have the idea that it would be too overwhelming to get into, these business owners make it sounds like that isn’tr the case.

    Comment by len — June 9, 2008 @ 11:39 am

  109. Excellent video series. You convinced me to come back to the fold.

    Comment by Roy — June 9, 2008 @ 11:55 am

  110. I have been a buyer for many years on Ebay and for the last 1 1/2 yrs. have been flailing trying to sell on ebay. I have no niche and love to garage sale. I returned after a few weeks gone and returned in May to a booming sale business to last only 2 weeks and then zip…
    I am more than interested to see what you have to say and may possibly explain this phenomenon to me and others.
    mrslinda

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Linda. Building a successful, sustained business has a lot to do with developing a loyal customer base. In any retail business, the first sale is nice, but the repeat sales to the same customers are what you really want. Honestly, that can be very hard to do with garage saling because you never have the same product twice, and people don’t think to come back to you for other products related to the ones you’ve already sold them.

    The best way to make this work would be to create something around the idea of garage saling, like “Linda’s Unique Garage Sale Treasures”, for example. Start an eBay ProStore that features information about you and how you look for and identify really unique products at garage sales. Teach them how to find great bargains at garage sales themselves! Get people interested in coming back week after week to find out what incredible new treasures you’ve unearthed! Talk about it on your ProStore and make it exciting, like a hunt for buried treasure! Build a relationship with your customers that makes them want to return to your store over and over again, and you’ll be able to create a sustainable business. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Linda — June 9, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

  111. Thanks for great information. I have been stuck just doing a little here and a little there trying to sell things online. I always wondered where all the people who have successful e-commerce sites find their products. Now I have a much better idea and I think I’m ready to move to the next level and develop my own e-commerce biz. I can’t wait to get started!

    Comment by Lynn Blazyk — June 9, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  112. Watched both videos and received the confirmation email, but no link to the checklist PDF.

    How do I get it?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Mark, the link to Download the PDF is in the email you got about the second video. Just click on it to Download, or Right-click it and then click “Save As…”

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by mark — June 9, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

  113. Thanks to all the entrepreneurs who contributed to this series, it really is good solid USEFUL information!

    I note very well about the advertising budget, together with the slack sales periods.

    I wonder how you find out the slack periods without the first hand experience?

    Ebay has not really appealed to me in the past – I think I could probably name what I’ve bought or sold on their so far. With the extra information here, I think it’s definitely worth a fully focused second look.

    One of the key things is the inventory issue and I thought using a supplier to print designs on t-shirts would do it for me http://cafepress.com/igotthemusic

    At the moment I find that the products are of good quality [and the designs are great ;-)] but the margins are very slender.

    Some of the statements seemed outlandish about the profits, but I already feel (after two videos) that you are the best type of professionals.

    I’ve visited the sites in this video, and from my perspective the http://peacefrogs.com site seems the closest fit (forgive the pun!) and the t-shirts look brilliant 🙂

    As for blogging things, squidoo and all the social networking things are a steep learning curve! My blog will need work, as I am trying to move it new host and keep it together.

    Keep up the brilliant work and I eagerly look forward to the next installment.

    Sam
    http://igotthemusic.com
    http://cafepress.com/igotthemusic

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Sam;

    Thanks for the comment! You asked about finding out which periods are slack in a product market without having to go through them to find out. Here’s one way…ask the product supplier! A GENUINE wholesale supplier (as compared to the scammers all over the top pages of the search engines) will actually work with you truthfully. They KNOW the seasonality of the products they carry, and won’t hesitiate to tell you. They WANT you as a retailer, and if they give you bogus information about things like that, they LOSE you as a retailer. Real Wholesale Suppliers are a source of a tremendous amount of product and market information, and most people don’t even think to ask them.

    Just a note aout the T-Shirts you refer to: Profit margins are only slender if you sell the products for a price that leaves a slender profit margin. :o) As you’ll see in our videos and in these Blog comment replies, you don’t need to compete on price to make sales. People who make more money online are those who charge a higher price for thier products, but make the customer experience such that they customer wants to buy from you, even if the cost is a little more. There are many ways to do that discussed in the videos. Online buyers are more affluent, and you have to play to that in order to outsell your competition even with higher prices.

    You mention statements about profits. I can assure you that we deal with real, live people all the time who have actually earned the profits we’re talking about. You’ll see them in the videos, along with thier names and web sites. Unlike other online information companies, we don’t exaggerate. We tell it like it is!

    I like your blog, Sam. Looks to me like you’re moving in the right direction. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands

    Comment by Sam — June 9, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

  114. Hey Guys,
    Thanks for another very informative video. I would like to hear as much as you can get out of Andy Jenkins. Pry him open with a crow bar if you have to. Keep up the work and i am waiting anxiously for the next video!

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    Lol! Andy is our Bud, Byron…we talk to him and work with him all the time. He flies down to Orlando to see us often. In fact, we’ve been known to hold meetings with him while we’re all floating around in the pool at my house. :o) He’s one hundred percent with us, and shares information with us all the time, so we’ll keep it coming!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Byron — June 9, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

  115. Excellent video and very inspiring.

    I shall definitely be passing on this link to everyone I come into
    contact with, but especially those who are going through debts challenge
    situations today. I shall also include it in my eBook.

    Again thank you for the clear way that you portrayed the information. It
    will give hope to many people who are worried about the recession.

    Comment by AnneMarie — June 9, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

  116. I am not too sure that there is not some impact of the US economy on e-Commerce. I think that it may be a little misleading to say that e-Commerce is recession proof, since some of the largest sellers are impacted (like Amazon.com) more than others.

    The Mom & Pop sellers are going to have problems in the future, however those who can keep their product lines fresh and figure out the NEEDS of those who may be impacted by the recession will win.

    The drop shippers that offer junk and cheap Chinese products will eventually go away for products produced in other countries due to the image of Chinese products.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Matt, I understand what you mean, but we’re basing our statements on up-to-date Forrester Research information (which is the place that the biggest Fortune 100 companies go to get thier information). That research shows a tremendous growth in eCommerce throughout this year and for years to come. We’ll show you those numbers and talk with Forrester in an upcoming video, and if those numbers aren’t recession-proof for those people willing to learn, nothing is.

    What we’re trying to teach is that if you understand how to sell in a recession economy (or any other economy) you can be part of those growth numbers. Yes, people will fail in eCommerce. Nine out of ten DO fail. That happens for a number of discrete reasons, but it all comes back to one main theme. The people who fail, are the same people who fail to learn.

    You said it exactly: you need to figure out the NEEDS of the people during tough times. That involves Market Research. Those who figure out those needs, and continue to figure out those needs in GOOD times as well, are successful retailers, whether online or off. Keep an eye out for our next video in this series, when we get specific about the exact growth numbers of specific product markets!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Matt Price — June 9, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

  117. My son and I are just starting to research starting an online business and your first 2 videos are good for an overview of the basic steps, so look forward to the rest with interest.

    have just looked over your web site and it seems US centric do you cater for us in the sticks 😉 I live in Spain and yes I appreciate I can run a web site aimed at the US from here.

    plus have just tried downloading the PDF from the link in your email but it just sends me to the video page and when you click on the pdf at the top right it says the link is in the email, so we go round in circles.

    Thanks Ian

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Ian, the methods we teach in these videos will work no matter where you are. As for the product suppliers, yes, most of them are US-based but many will ship internationally.

    We are correcting the PDF link right now. There was a bit of confusion in the process, but we’re un-confusing it as we speak. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Ian — June 9, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

  118. Chris, Your doing a great job – but remember – Gartner reported that there was a 85% market to be had in network attached storage. When we found a supplier – and we nearly went bankrupt because that 85% market was 7%. (Before Market Research was available online)

    So it is important that market research as well as research on your online and off line markets be complementary, and when you have gotten the best overview to act. What I mean by that is three sources online and three sources off line.

    I no longer trust one or two sources of information. I am Glad that World Wide Brands is here – because you guys have made it alot easier for me to do my research, and make the changes that will carry our business further.

    If I had to say, World Wide Brands has allowed me to consolidate alot of my research into one area because you guys do most of the work!

    Great Job Chris!

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Matt, thanks for the follow-up. I agree wholeheartedly with your assertion that good Market Research is absolutely key here!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Matt Price — June 9, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

  119. WELL!! You guy’s have just made a “FIRST” in my LONG search for someone on the internet to convince me that the information i’m reading is” ROCK BOTTOM TRUE”,and not a big bunch of BLA! BLA!to SCAM ME. For years I have looked for real,straight,honest,common sense,easy to follow information,that us old school folks can trust and learn what we need to know in order to make good decisions in creating an e-commerce buisness. I had never known about Worldwide Brands,but some way your link came up and I clicked it,( glad I did ). I just finished watching your first two video’s,I’m very impressed. First of all,you didn’t bate me to get me to send you money to see your video’s, THEY ARE FREE!! Thank’s for your generosity. I’m LOOKING forward to the rest of them. I can imagine how much time you have spent putting these video’s together,and they are professionaly done.If I’m going to start an internet business I sure want someone like you guy’s on my steering comitte list.Just want to say,we need more folks like you. Thanks, Ken

    Comment by Ken Bottom — June 9, 2008 @ 4:22 pm

  120. Hello Chris:

    My husband and I just watched Video # 2 and I nodded my head and shook my head in agreement and amazement as if the presenters could see me! Great info and I look forward to viewing the remaining videos. I do have a question: We already have a website that’s live and we deal solely with dropshippers (from WorldWide Brands). Can we also have those same products in an eBay store or Yahoo store? I remember you speaking about the good thing is choices and the bad thing is choices! 🙂 Thank you.

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    Hi, Caroline;

    As Skip McGrath and some of the other Experts in Video 2 allude to, you can and should test platforms just like you test products. Start with one site or set of auctions on one platform, with one niche product line. Then as that one grows, start another one. As you grow the second site/product line on the same platform, start experimenting with the first product line on another platform, and so on. This, of course, takes time. However, if you’re serious about building an eBiz, you don’t want to rush into potential mistakes, so taking time is good. :o)

    Any well-run business is a constant exploration of boundaries and possibilities. Enjoy it! You’ll often be very pleasantly surprised at where your explorations lead you.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Caroline Pleasant — June 9, 2008 @ 4:30 pm

  121. Worldwide Brands is top of the line and proves it over and over–and now with this most timely and informative video series! The first video was really good but Video 2 is even better with so much great information, I had to watch parts of it over and over to make sure I didn’t miss anything! Thanks so much for all you do!

    Comment by Alethea — June 9, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  122. I am just getting started (just found a product and source) so the information in the
    second video is very informative. I am looking forward to future videos. Thanks for
    the great information.

    Comment by JW Stross — June 9, 2008 @ 8:12 pm

  123. WOW! I’ve been nothing but impressed by everything I have seen and read about Worldwide Brands. Of course I have been impressed by other before, but have come to find something uneasy in ALL of them, except WWB. This video was very educational and I look forward to seeing the webinar and other videos in this series. Thanks for making these available free of charge, which instills even more confidence in your product and services. Thanks so much and I look forward to working with WWB very soon!

    Comment by Veronica De La Garza — June 9, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

  124. I like selling on eBay,they are mostly buyers and already very targeted buyers.I sell digital products but since eBay changed there policy only DVDs and printed books with free download as a bonus.Price for hard goods is higher then for download.

    Comment by Katarina — June 9, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

  125. Thanks for the videos and info. The Blog is great too and your responses. I have experienced no fallout from the recession so far with my website, just increasing sales. Besides, didn’t we just come out of a recession? Rising cost of raw materials is a pain, but everyone has to deal with that.

    Comment by Davis Blanchard — June 10, 2008 @ 12:23 am

  126. wonderfull

    Comment by marco — June 10, 2008 @ 7:37 am

  127. I really enjoyed these videos. It has so much valuable information that I need. Thank you for these most generous gifts, I WILL be using what I’ve learned.

    With everything costing more money these days I know for me makes me more cautious about how and when I spend my money. I think as a seller, we have to sell the most value as possible.
    Thanks again for the gifts, I really do appreciate them very much

    Comment by Kathy — June 10, 2008 @ 8:57 am

  128. Outstanding to hear Andy Jenkins talk about ….well anything. I’ve used just a few of his techniques on SEO and have been able to increase traffic like never before.
    Love this second video
    Michael Kocis

    Comment by Michael Kocis — June 10, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  129. This is a wonderful presentation which i have never seen so far…..
    Thanks for all the key notes and those sharing of experiences during the presentation
    Thks
    Richard Leong -Singapore

    Comment by Richard Leong — June 10, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  130. Chris and Robin,

    Just finished watching video #2,you guys are a tremendous asset to the ecommerce community.
    I am confident at the end of these videos and the webinar I will be able to grow my business.

    Thanks Again
    Chris Clair

    Comment by Chris Clair — June 10, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  131. I don’t remember where I first saw Worldwide Brands, but I signed up for the newsletter last year after I probably had spent $2500 or more trying out everything I saw including a web building package from my domain provider, then an eBay ProStore. I had been selling personal items and learning since 2003 when I retired, but I needed to create a profitable business. By the time I found you, I was broke and terrified of joining another company that I didn’t actually use, so I signed up for the free newsletter. I found two very good wholesalers after spending a lot of time calling and emailing about 16. I love them and their products, but I don’t sell enough. I reported back to Worldwide Brands about my experiences with a couple of the others who (in my opinion) did not fit the description of true wholesalers. Throughout 2007, I researched and looked at statistics until I am cross-eyed. I feel like I’ve been throwing good money after bad (and all borrowed at this point)!

    I am a retired mainframe programmer who spent 18 years in the travel industry retailing and hotel sales and operations before going back to school at the age of 50 to become a programmer/analyst in the airline industry. I was working with what was “first screen availability” (now called SEO) for flights and programming what we called “similar name lists” (sound like “keyword searches”?).

    I have watched and read everything that is free on your site (I actually read/listened to EVERY testimonial you had out there last year), and from Stompernet and been in Hammertap and Terapeak free trials and use the eBay research tools and Selling Manager.

    Exceptional customer service, frequent communication and research are my strongest suits. Right now my domain puts you in my eBay store where I sell, but not enough. I have spent a lot of time learning HTML and creating everything, but I have no idea if it is even right for success. Your number one priority is still my biggest problem – a product I can sell consistently for a profit so I can get some money in to do some of the things that have to be paid for. I am literally starting not only with nothing, but in the hole.

    I was mostly inactive the first 3 1/2 months of this year because of family illness. We support my mother and a disabled daughter who do not live with us, so I am highly motivated to overcome the financial struggle.

    This video has renewed my resolve; thank you. I am going to join Worldwide Brands now because I trust you. I am looking forward to the videos and benefits of being a member. My goal is to BE one of your testimonials!

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Jan;

    Sounds like we’re both a couple of people who have been through the “old school” and into the new. :o) My first programming experience was actually on a punch-card computer(!) way back in High School, and along the line I ended up working (years ago) as a Senior Systems Engineer for Kodak, administering thier worldwide Windows NT Domains. Amazing how fast technology changes, isn’t it!

    One of the things that is the hardest for us to overcome as an information provider is the “Trust Barrier”. There are SO MANY scams out there, that usually by the time someone finds our company they’ve been burned so many times that they’re not willing to trust anyone else. Our close relationships with eBay, Entrepreneur.com, Amazon, Liquidation.com and many other of the largest eCommerce players in the world speak to the fact that we ARE the ONLY provider of this kind of information that really does the work and puts out the best products available. I can tell you categorically that every other supplier of wholesale information online provides far-inferior information with an ulterior motive. They don’t give a rat’s backside whether you succeed in eCommerce. What they really want is your email address and other personal information, so that they can sell it to other marketers, who will inundate you with emails and calls to try to get you to buy thousands of dollars worth of Coaching Programs and other over-priced products that don’t work. That’s why they sell thier “wholesale information” so cheaply. They don’t put any actual work or research into it, which means it’s junk information that doesn’t help you, which also means they can sell it cheap because it didn’t cost them anything to produce it.

    Thier real goal is earning commissions from other scammers off of your email address and personal information. We know these people, we know who they are, and we know how they work. Still, thier web sites are professional looking and thier low prices attract a lot of people who end up being very sorry later. I fully understand why it took you this much time to be willing to trust another information provider. I promise you that we will live up to the trust you place in us.

    If you don’t mind a suggestion on your eBay Store, I think the biggest issue you may be facing is a lack of product focus. As you’ll see, or have seen in the Video Series, the most successful sellers online focus each individual store on a closely related set of products only. That makes your marketing a lot easier to do, and prevents your store from confusing the buyer. People who buy online are looking for specialists to buy from. They want to know that they are dealing with a store that knows the product very well, and will be there to help them if they need help. That’s why niche marketing is so successful online. You have a tremendous number of products in your eBay store, but there are many completely unrelated product lines. I really believe that as a first step, changing your focus to a single product line, putting more of your own personality into the store and marketing the heck out of just one product line will seriously increase your sales. Then, of course, you can move on to create another store with another product line, etc.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jan Blue — June 10, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  132. Thank you so much for the information in these two videos! I am totally lost right now in nothing but eBay fees and no sales, and have been since December. Getting very discouraged. Maybe this will help me get going again. By the way, in one of the first comments someone told you that you had a type in “It’s fun to watch a dog chase…”. They said that you should have used “its.” I think you were correct because the “it’s” means “it is”, and that’s exactly what you are conveying in the sentence. Don’t change it. “It’s” also shows possession like “it’s tail” insteal of “its tail.” I believe you were right all along.

    Comment by Wanda Kurdian — June 10, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  133. Thanks so much for the advice, Chris. I did in fact join this morning, and I’ve been researching all day on my dashboard. I’ve bought an e-commerce store beginner package from my domain provider. I love them and their attitude toward their customers. Their sales and tech help are wonderful (real people). So, very soon I will have a small store built with all the features (shopping cart, payment options, HackerSafe, etc.) a price I can afford now and great upgrade options for later… AND they have a certified relationship with eBay. I know the niche I want to develop, and I’ve found two related product lines that will fit right in with my branding of bluejays-landing and our motto. The analysis shows a chance of 45% for one and 72% for the other. Now to line up my suppliers. I’ll have to start with drop shipping, but I expect to grow. Video 2 was my inspiration! THANKS, again.

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    Absolutely my pleasure, Jan. Please remember that we don’t stop at the Membership purchase. If you ever have questions we can help with, Customer Service is available by both phone and email, and will be happy to help. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jan Blue — June 10, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

  134. HI! I’m so glad I took the time to watch both videos, great info! And free, that’s the best part! Can’t wait to see the rest, because I have “information overload” & haven’t done much of anything because of it! Maybe now, things will make more sense because of you guys & what you offering to people like me! Thanks so-o much!

    Comment by Susan Priddy — June 11, 2008 @ 4:08 am

  135. Really enjoyed a refresher on the do’s and don’ts. Await the next video with anticipation.

    Comment by Hugh Robinson — June 11, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

  136. I really enjoyed this video and look forward to your future videos. It is so nice to hear good news during the recession!

    Thanks so much! Kristie

    Comment by Kristie Chiles — June 11, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  137. Very useful info. Also very overwhelming for a newbee like me. I really like Skip McGrath’s comments about starting small and using the profits to re-invest, rather than start pouring your own money into it. I still at a point where I have to put my “NOTION INTO MOTION”. It sounds like you have to create your business, with name,tax ID, etc. before you can even start sourcing out wholesalers that will talk to you, let alone do business with you. And that’s before even deciding what product(s) I want to sell. As I have said, it’s all overwhelming. But I am still hungry enough to keep on truckin’and not give up.

    Comment by Jim DiGiovanne — June 11, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

  138. I loved the second video. I am at a transitional period with my eCommerce. I have sold everything possible out of my home. So, I either have to get serious about eCommerce or call it quits. The real help to me has been the fact that eBay in a time of recession has raised pricing, limited access to my new website, rearranged their “Best Match” search engine. I realized in the past 60 days that you cannot rely for 100% of your income through selling items on eBay. I need new products and better venues. This series should be entitled: Get Smart – Diversify. Your webinar was great and informative as well. Can’t wait for the rest of the videos. Thanks. Sally, Chicago,IL

    Comment by Sally Olson — June 12, 2008 @ 12:26 am

  139. I am in the process of starting my own online business and any information is benificial to me . The videos were great and I am looking forward to watching the rest as well as the webinar recording. Glad I found this site.
    Knowledge is power but good information is crucial

    Comment by DarcyZ — June 12, 2008 @ 1:33 am

  140. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be viewing these videos now!!I have just recently started formulating my business plan & there is so much great information here. I am taking notes as fast as I can. I know that I will want to watch most of these videos again I only hope they will be available for awhile. Thank you so much for all the time & effort of putting this together to say nothing of giving it to us for free. As excited as I am to be getting my ebusiness underway, this is giving me even more of a push.

    Comment by Angie Vilasi — June 12, 2008 @ 10:49 am

  141. I’m a little skeptical of all the help so many of your members say you offer. Maybe the video series I’ve signed up for will help me change my opinion. When I’ve called your toll-free number, I’ve received little or no help to my questions. For example, I called one time and specifically asked how to transfer product images and descriptions to eBay and other auction sites. Answer I was given? That was NOT part of the WorldWide Brands program and I would have to investigate it on my own!! Well, if you’re a relative newbie and suffering from information overload, you need to ask simple questions and get clear, simple answers sometimes. This seems to be lacking at times, to me.

    You tell a lot about wholesale suppliers, but little about other essential tools for online business success. Like how to match the “hot” buyers with specific products sold by specific suppliers. And what about somebody starting out with a very limited amount of funds, etc., etc. Like I said, hope the video series will answer some questions I’m sure I’m not the only member that has.

    Craig Barnes

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Craig, the first thing I want to clear up here is something that may be a misconception. You referred to us as a “program”. We are not a “program”. There are many “programs” out there that claim to set you up in business, help you with your sites, and basically walk through all those things with you as “coaches”. I have yet to see one that I completely trust, but that’s another story.

    However, we are NOT one of those “programs”, and do not claim to be, nor have we ever claimed to be. We provide Product Sourcing Information (where to find real wholesalers of products to sell), Market Research Information (how to research product markets and decide what to sell) and Product Sourcing Education (how to understand wholesale and retail so that you can earn the best profits on the products you sell).

    Our Customer Service Rep was right, we cannot answer a detailed eBay Tech Support question for you. eBay Tech Support themselves are the people you call for help like that. They have a tremendous Help section, email support, and live Customer Service staff to help you out with questions about how to use thier site.

    Now, if you have questions about anything to do with Product Sourcing, Wholesalers, Market Research, understanding wholesale to increase your profit margins, etc., which is the business we are in, we will help you all you want, all day long.

    I think that misunderstanding may have been why you see so many people saying great things about our Customer Service, and then wonder why we could not help you with your question. It IS great Customer Service, but like any company’s CS department, we can’t help you with technical questions about other companies’ web sites or services.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Craig Barnes — June 12, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

  142. As always, you have very informative articles. I enjoy listening and reading them. They make you think and how to improve your web site and yourself. I’m glad their are still people like you out there.

    Thanks again

    seymour

    Comment by wayne — June 12, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

  143. Cool, cool advice in a simple and effective format. Thank you. World Wide Brands.com.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen — June 12, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

  144. Chris, I missed the first film. Is there a chance to see the first one prior to number two? Very excited to begin. Thanks

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    Mike, when you go to the page to view Video Two, you’ll see a button along the top menu for Video 1 also (it’s a button with a “1” on it). Just click that button, and you can see Video 1 as well. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Mike Weller — June 12, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

  145. hi! how are you. im interested how to start my ecommerce business in the internet but dont know how to . would you be kind enough to help.
    thanks,
    prudencia

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Pridencia, I would suggest watching our “Beat the Recession” Video Series, which you’ve obviously found, and also downloading my FREE EBook, “Starting Your Internet Business Right!”, which can be downloaded or read online from the home page of our site, http://www.WorldwideBrands.com.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by prudencia destajo — June 12, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

  146. You guys are fantastic. The first video was great. I am really struggling with my first website and can use all the info I can get. Thank-you so much for having the series for free.

    Comment by Audrey Adamson — June 12, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

  147. Chris and Robin, Videos 1 & 2 are real eye openers. My background is the start up of several off line retail businesses that fortunately did well. The common theme in all of them was that the products and services offered were those that I enjoyed and actually that feature proceeded market need. I do understand that this is not the way to approach e commerce for success as was made quite clear in the video. What is the fastest most accurate method to research a niech that is needed? Thank you for your help.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Mike;

    You bring up some good questions here. I would NOT say that you can’t start out with products you know about. I would simply say that you should make sure those products stand a good chance of making you a profit BEFORE you start trying to sell them. That involves Market Research.

    That is specifically why we built our proprietary Market Research Technology into our huge Supplier database. In our Membership database, every time you search for a product you’re thinking about selling, you get back a detailed Market Analysis of that product’s chances of selling well online, in seconds. It includes information on Competition, Viable Keywords to use for Advertising, Geeneral Consumer Awareness, eBay Pricing to use as a baseline comparison, specific Advertising others are using to sell the product, and if you don’t want to wade through all that information just yet, a quick 1% to 100% “thermometer” on whether the product is a good idea. Our Search Tool also makes Alternate Search Suggestions while you do your Research.

    We spent years perfecting that technology, and I really do have to say that it’s the fastest, easiest way to get a real read on whether the products you’re interested in and know about will sell well, in real time.

    If you can’t find a product you’re interested in that comes back with a good Market Research result, simply find a product that DOES have a good result, and LEARN about it. As I’m sure you know, internet sales are driven by information, and the more information you generate about your products, the more the search engines point to your site for that product, the more your customers trust you, and the more sales you make.

    There’s a very good visual example of how to find a niche in an upcoming video in this series. If you can wait just a couple of days for it, I’m sure it will be more informative for you than having me try to go through it in this blog comment.

    Thanks for commenting. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldide Brands
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    Comment by Mike Weller — June 13, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

  148. This is a great series. I expecially liked hearing different online retailers shareing their wisdom.
    I liked the Forrester research.
    I do appreciate wwb giving out alot of free stuff to help online buisness owners. When I am ready to go online the first purchase I will make is wwb onesource not only for the lists of dropshippers but for the research.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Thanks, Jeff. I appreciate your comments. :o)

    Wanted to point out that listing Drop Shippers is only a PART of what we do. We also have exclusive access to Light Bulk Wholesalers, Volume Wholesalers, Liquidators, Importers, and all kinds of special deals that only Worldwide Brands Members can access with many different Wholesale sources.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jeff — June 13, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

  149. Chris, thanks for the great data and insights from Forrester. There were a couple of statistics that surprised me (like Robin, I’m amazed by the average age of the online shopper!). I love the work you’re doing, appreciate the integrity and sincerity behind it, and will look back someday to say that I couldn’t have realized my “independent” dreams and income without Worldwide Brands.

    Comment by Diane Goellner — June 14, 2008 @ 1:20 am

  150. Dear Chris
    thank you for the video I certainly enjoyed it and there are going to be lots of tough times ahead. I have already been canvasing the idea of e commerce, in particular grocery items that can be delivered at a low cost, probably cheaper than driving to the supermarket. Could you give some direction as to what products might be the best to commence in. Keep up the good work. I really want to join as soon as I have the finances to join Worldwide Brands.
    Regards
    Diane

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    Hi, Diane;

    Thanks for the comments. :o)

    I would actually warn against trying to get into the online grocery market. Lots of people have tried it, large companies and small, and it has not worked out well for them. It may be that grocery items are too immediate a need for people to wait for shipping times. It’s also important to note that the profit margin in supermarkets is an amazingly low 1% to 2%. Supermarkets work on volume, not price. Very hard to make a profit on food items when you factor in what your profit would have to be on a small scale, and then add shipping costs.

    Also, in our Forrester Research Webinar (part of this “Beating the Recession with eCommerce” series) Carrie Johnson does point out that the online grocery market does not work well.

    Regarding finding your niche, we go through a great example of this in an upcoming video. Instead of trying to explain that in a Blog Reply, I’d ask you to wait just a couple of days for that video so you can see and hear the example, which makes it much more effective. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Diane Shephard — June 14, 2008 @ 1:47 am

  151. Hi, actually I’m very interested on this…
    I’ve been skeptical about dropshipping and ecommerce since I’m from one of the third world countries ^^ (any info to help us?) but I found this very interesting that WWB are taking a huge step to provide this. This will make WWB be one of the best compared to the other 2 (s***hoo, and d**a).

    Thanx

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Sathya, I’m very glad you brought this question up. I want to make a couple of things VERY CLEAR about the “other guys” in this information market.

    1. You mention “d**a”, which is of course, Doba. Worldwide Brands is not in competition with Doba. Our two companies DO NOT do the same thing. In fact, we work very closely with Doba. We’ve known them for years. They fly out here to Orlando to work with us, and we fly out to Utah to work with them. We both speak together on stage at eBay’s National Convention, eBay Live, every year.

    Our companies are complimentary to one another. In a perfect world, you should be a Member of BOTH Doba AND Worldwide Brands. You get different things from each of us.

    THEY are a service company. They connect you with a specific group of drop ship warehouses, handle your orders, shipping, tracking, and any problems that may arise from delivery issues. It’s like hiring a trusted employee that handles those issues for you, with certain specific drop shipped products that they have available. You pay them on a monthly basis for that service.

    On the other hand, WORLDWIDE BRANDS is a Wholesale Supplier Directory, Market Research, and Education company. We connect you with over 7,000 (and growing every day) fully verified Wholesale Suppliers who we contact and talk to, so that when you find them in our database and contact them, thay are ready and willing to work with you. That’s a big plus, since most Wholesalers won’t work with small businesses. The relationship you get with our Suppliers is DIRECT, meaning that there is nobody in the middle. Worldwide Brands does NOT get any kickbacks, commissions, fees, or any other money from the Wholesale Supliers we list. We list them for FREE, as long as they can prove to us (through a long series of questions and personal verifications) that they are genuine Factory Authorized Suppliers (or Manufacturers). Put simply, we are like the “Yellow Pages” for thousands and thousands of REAL wholesalers. We also provide Market Research Technology built into our database that tells you, every time you search for a product in our database, whether that product will sell well online at this time. That saves you WEEKS of product testing. You can avoid the poor sellers and zero in on the good sellers immediately.

    (Note: We were the first to develop this built-in technology. Others have tried to copy our Market Research Technology, but have done such a poor job at trying to re-create it that we haven’t even bothered to send them a legal letter over it! :o))

    We also provide the Internet’s best Education on how to sell physical products online. We are partnered with eBay, Entrepreneur.com, and other very large and reputable players in the eCommerce markets. You don’t get partnerships like that unless you’re the best in your market!

    So, Doba is NOT our competition. We like them and trust them, and work with them regularly. Our two companies, and our products, are complementary to each other. Again, the best situation, if you’re interested in the service that Doba provides, is to own both their product and ours. They do not overlap or compete.

    2. On the other hand, there are others in this market who claim to deliver the same thing we do, at a far lower price. Be VERY careful, because while it’s not illegal, THAT LOW PRICE IS AN EXTREMELY DECEPTIVE MARKETING TECHNIQUE. Whether they charge you 30 bucks, 60 bucks, 70 bucks, 99 bucks, etc., these companies are NOT INTERESTED IN THAT MONEY, and we’ll talk about why in a minute.

    They create very convincing-looking “wholesale directory” web sites. Their sites look highly professional, they post testimonials from “satisfied customers”, and overall they are very convincing at what they do.

    However, “what they do” is UP-SELL MARKETING, not Wholesale Information. Their “wholesale information” is sketchy at best. We’ve bought these “directories” and researched them. In many cases, we’ve had to take legal action because they’ve ripped off information from us, right down direct plagiarism of our exact words. We stop them from doing that, and have our information removed from their sites. When you take away the information they’ve plagiarized from us, what’s left is a mix of some genuine suppliers, and a whole lot of middlemen and scam wholesalers that don’t work, and only cost you money. Unraveling that mix becomes your problem, and can cost you a tremendous amount of time and money when you pick the wrong suppliers.

    So, here’s why they DON’T CARE about the money from the LOW PRICES they charge. That low price is not what they’re interested in, at all. They couldn’t care less about your 30 bucks, or 70 bucks, or 99 bucks. What they REALLY WANT is your PERSONAL INFORMATION. Your Name, Email, Address, Phone, Credit Card and other information is their REAL target when they sell you these cheap “directories”.

    Why? Because they use that information in something that’s called a TARGETED UP-SELL program. Buy one of these cheap “directories”, and you’ll find yourself BOMBARDED with high-pressure sales calls and emails that push you into spending THOUSAND OF DOLLARS on their “eCommerce Coaching” programs and ALL KINDS of other products that they get cheap, and sell high. I’ve actually talked to people on the phone who have been nearly in tears over this issue, because they’ve been talked into investing as much as THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS in these behind the scenes “up-sell” programs pushed by these cheap “directory” providers, and gotten nothing useful out of them!! That’s the REAL price of the “cheap directories”.

    The first thing many of these people try to find out is how much you have available on your credit card. After that intitial “low priced” sale, they carefully tailor an “up-sell” program specifically for you, in order to wring every last cent out of your credit card by selling you as much crap as they can convince you to buy, until you’re broke. Then they forget about you, and stop answering your calls and emails.

    This is big business, Sathya. There are thousands of people involved in this, and they’re all gunning for your wallet.

    Here’s how we can all beat them and hopefully someday put them out of business: If you do buy that cheap “directory”, DO NOT buy ANYTHING else from them, no matter how high they turn up the pressure. Once they realize they can’t crush your wallet for every cent that’s in it, they’ll move on and try to make their money from somebody else. Many times you’ll notice that once they realize they can’t get any more money out of you, they’ll find a reason to “kick you out” of the “directory” or program membership that you bought cheap in the first place. It’ll take a while, and they phone calls and emails will be extremely annoying and continue for a long time, but they’ll end eventually, and you’ll finally be able to get some work done.

    That’s the difference between Worldwide Brands and all those low-priced “directories”. We actually charge an extremely reasonable price for what we do, and we do NOT throw you into that high-pressure “up-sell” cycle after you buy our products. Our products are very carefully researched, all year round, and that costs lots of money for us to do. Our products are carefully thought out, and designed to actually WORK. THAT costs us money. When we sell our products, we sell them at a ONE-TIME, LIFETIME price, and never come after you with high-pressure up-sells.

    So, even though our prices seem higher than the “cheap directories”, they are actually TREMENDOUSLY LOWER than the ultimate price, both in dollars and in lost time, that you’ll pay for a “cheap directory”.

    Please take note that I have not mentioned any specific names of these “cheap directories” here. One of the things they do all the time in order to squash the truth about them, is to send out a Legal Letter to anyone that they think is telling the truth about them online. In this way, they keep you in the dark about their real intentions.

    Guess what? I’m not afraid of their Legal Letters. I am not saying that what they do is illegal. It isn’t. I’m not saying it’s a scam. It’s not. I’m just telling you about a perfectly legal marketing technique that’s widely used to bleed you dry of every cent you have, which I consider to be a completely lousy thing to do to you. I’m telling the truth, and the only companies I should get Legal Letters from would be those who do NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH. So, if I DO get a Legal Letter about this Blog Reply from one of these people, I’ll happily post the complete contents of that letter RIGHT HERE ON THIS BLOG, and they’re be no question about the identity of the companies who feel threatened by the truth about their marketing techniques.

    So, when you see those cheap prices, perform your “due diligence”. Investigate them. Look at their prices armed with the information you’ve learned here, do a quick search online for complaints against the company you’re considering, check the Better Business Bureau, and judge for yourself BEFORE you let a misleadingly low price suck you into a killer up-sell cycle.

    In answer to your other question, yes, there is a good deal of information for people outside of the US on our web site. Just check our “Free Stuff” menu. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, simply email us at Info@WorldwideBrands.com, and we’ll help.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Sathya — June 14, 2008 @ 9:24 am

  152. Chris & Robin: Like many others I’m on information overload. At 63 was laid off my job and decided to look at it as an opportunity to improve my life. After all the money and time spent on “internet deals”, I have come back to your company and signed up for the new education product. Thank you for pulling some of us back from the brink of disaster and disappointment. Looking forward to a long and happy relationship. Don’t let some of the knit pickers disturb you, they need something to do and will come around like I did! :o)

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Merrolyn;

    I LOVE people who look at adversity as opportunity! In my experience, those are the people who most often succeed. :o)

    I don’t let the nit-pickers bother me…I understand that they’re not frustrated with us, because I know that we provide exactly what we say we will, and a whole lot more. When somebody vents at us, it just means they’re frustrated with some other aspect of their business, and we happen to be the people that are available to vent on at the time. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Merrolyn — June 14, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

  153. At last the real thing!!

    Just retired; spent the last few years researching and researching any source and every source of information. Got scammed many times.

    Looking forward to getting my teeth into this new and realistic opportunity.

    Pete

    Comment by Pete — June 15, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  154. Will you be taking this series down once you have given us the last video or will we be able to access it indefinitely so that we can review it from time to time? AK

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Anita, this IS a limited time series. Because it’s free, and a LOT of people are watching it, we’re paying a good deal of cash for video bandwidth and can’t do that forever. However, the entire series will remain available permanently, along with a lot more new ongoing video education, exclusively for those who own our new product “The Whole $ale” (available soon). Also, remember that you can Download these videos from the video pages themselves if you want to keep them.

    Thanks
    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Anita K — June 16, 2008 @ 11:05 am

  155. Hello Chris and Robin,
    I was very impressed with the webinar-a wealth of information that is extremely important in understanding were this e biz market is going-and my head is now held high with FOCUS on drawing the customer in and converting them to a sell.TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICE AND BLACK TEXT ON WHITE BACKGROUND WITH COLOR TRIM,IN OTHER WORDS,I DONT WANT ANYTHING TO INTERFERE WITH THE CUSTOMERS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE,INCLUDING DIFFERENT COLORS ALL OVER THE PAGE.I want my customers to be comfortable with their shopping and have a full understanding of returns and where we get our product from and give a great warranty and provide a great price.
    You guys are the good guys and you have proven it with an early CHRISTMAS present”DROPSHIP FOCUS” and I have already started watching the videos.You guys are LONG DISTANCE MENTORS AND I APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE.
    Thank You So Much,
    Chris Clair

    Comment by Chris Clair — June 16, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  156. Fellers You are on the right track. Your initiative was the little push I needed to go back to the web. I rarely thank before I know what I’m getting involved in. You dudes have made the grade. You don’t need to coax your success. It’s a sure thing. All the same, very best wishes for success. And thanks for the great opportunity you’ve presented us with. J P

    Comment by J P — June 16, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  157. Do you have listings from wholesalers for Medical Supplies, Home Health Supplies and Patient Direct products?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Pete, just take a look at the Free Preview area (http://www.worldwidebrands.com/wwb/sourcenow_pop_free.asp). You can actually search the database there, and find out if we list suppliers for the products you’re looking for. You won’t be able to actually see the names of the suppliers (because that research costs us a lot of money!) but you’ll know if we have suppliers in those categories. :o)

    Note for EVERYBODY: Pete already has a web site selling specific products, and is looking for more suppliers, which is why he asks about Medical Products.

    Please remember that when you are STARTING OUT with a new eCommerce business, or looking to open a new store with new product lines, you should NOT only consider what you LIKE, KNOW ABOUT, OR WANT TO SELL. You must do some Market Research (you can do this in minutes with the WBI Membership) and determine if what you want to sell is something that people are BUYING! If the market Research shows that it’s not, you need to consider other product lines that DO come back with good Market Research Results. The Market Research Tool within the Membership will actually make suggestions for you as you search.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Pete Levelle — June 16, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

  158. Julie Parker is wrong. “It’s fun to watch a dog chase its tail” is corrent. “It’s” is short for ‘it is’ and ‘its’ is possessive so the dog owns its tail. Worldwide Brands did nothing wrong and had nothing to apologize for! (former English teacher)

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    Thanks, Sylvia…good to get confirmation from a Pro. :o) I’ll pass that along to our Content Editor!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Sylvia Shippey — June 16, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

  159. I am enjoying the videos and looking forward to gathering much more information so I can begin my own ecommerce business. Thanks so much for your help and information.

    Comment by Nyra Wise — June 16, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

  160. In this case, “its” is correct as it is the possesive, whereas “it’s” is a contraction for “it is”, and you wouldn’t say a dog is chasing “it is” tail!

    from the English Majors of America…..

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hmmm…I’m starting to think we should re-edit the video and change that line to something else entirely…:o)

    Thanks, Lawrence!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Lawrence Mooney — June 16, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

  161. It Looks as if This could be thee answer

    Comment by Michael Gardner — June 16, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

  162. I am a member of World Wide Brands. They are the Best of all the Dropshippers. One time fee and thats it!!!No month by month like most of the others. I found all my dropshippers for both my sites(which are under construction) .

    Comment by Bill @Promarketing — June 16, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

  163. Lately I have put immeasurable hours into building my website, and I rarely find quality resource sites worthy of investing in such as Worldwide Brands. If you have been sourcing for any length of time I’m sure that you have found that there are many, “snakes in the grass”, and for the little guy just starting out like myself, quality resources are limited, and you really need to be careful who you invest your time and money with.

    Drop Ship Focus is a GoldMine. And it’s free!

    Chris and the crew have demonstrated to me who they claim to be, and although I have not signed up yet, I am looking forward to it.

    Thanks Guys,

    Randy Stout

    Comment by Randy Stout — June 16, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  164. Dropshipping is the point I kinda got bogged down at and do to other things have not got back to. Video #1 has got me wanting to strighten up the other things and get focused then back to the rest of your videos. I paid a lot for a course that was one of thoses too much information dumped in a pile for me to work my way through untill I felt totally lost. And then here you are having sorted the pile and put it in order throwing out the trash and extra unneeded info for me. Thank you, I will be looking for the rest. Lucin

    Comment by Lucinda Engstrom — June 16, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

  165. I have always been skeptical on anything that is given free. I have seen lots of free stuff offered and along the way comes the seemingly endless OTO! Last night I watched Video 1 and ended up watching 2,3 and 4 with great interest! I must say that these are valuable information. As times are really bad today and maybe moving to be worst tomorrow, we have no alternative but to change. We cannot be doing things the way we use to do now. We have to adopt new approach in facing new challenges. We have to adapt to new environments that has evolved. And finally we have to improve it over time. Thank you, friend for your invaluable and genuine efforts. I now anxiously look forward to the rest of the videos. God Bless.

    Comment by Hashim Kamal — June 16, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

  166. I don’t really agree with the ‘speaker’ mention that Amazon sell better than ebay. As for 2008, as a frequent shopper that love to buy online. I do alot of research before commit to the product for price, delivery etc.. Amazon is restricted to deliver staff oversea e.g Canada or so. And also I notice the price on ebay is always better and cheaper than Amazon. No offense, just state my experience. I do love to buy sometimes on Amazon cos some stuffs..e.g certain book that only appointed Amazon which don’t sell on ebay I have to buy from them and happy with the delivery .

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Jul;

    You’re referring to Steve Lindhorst’s comment in Video 2 about Amazon and eBay. Actually, he said that in only one particular month, Amazon beat eBay in traffic rankings. Steve is a die-hard eBay Educator, and he’s very good at it. He just likes to point out that the Amazon platform is changing to be much more freindly to eCommerce sellers, and is very much worth a look.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jul — June 16, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

  167. I have been buying every how to for internet marketing and alot of what I bought is very good material. One of the obstacles that I believe most people face, that want to start to do something online is that they do not know where to start, and they have difficulty applying the material that they buy practically. I have taken steps to get the ball rolling and am in the process of putting on paper some research to find a niche to explore for opportunity. I found the videos helpful, and hope that I will be able to put what I get from them to immediate use. So far I am impressed.

    Comment by John Lambert Jr — June 17, 2008 @ 1:02 am

  168. Hi Chris,I bought 2 programs 1 for $97.00 and 1 for $197.00..Not much help..I want to retire in December..But living off my retirement would be Kinda tough..I hope I can get something going by then..Thanks so much for the free information..

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Rich;

    Yes, unfortunately there are many “Programs” out there that make a lot of wild claims. There are only a very small number of people who put out real, quality information. You’ll see most of those people in our videos in this series. We know them well, and will only promote those we know to be trustworthy and provide real information.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Rich Baker — June 17, 2008 @ 1:26 am

  169. Clear, concise, concrete advice. great videos. well done. Good Luck

    Comment by John Henry — June 17, 2008 @ 5:28 am

  170. Good informative video here, research is what marketeers need but generally give up on, due to lack of resources. What you offer will help entrepreneurs get focus on running a business with in demand products. I am so sick of all the rubbish get rich info that promises so much but delivers very little.

    Selling tangible products is so much better to sell long term than flash in the pan junk.

    Comment by making money online — June 17, 2008 @ 5:33 am

  171. Just wanted to mention there are some nice people left on the Internet. 🙂 I happen to be one of them too. I give away tons of articles for free including valuable information. I come from the generation when there were lots of free information on the web. Therefore rock on and keep doing what you are doing. I look forward to getting your Videos.

    Comment by Gabriella Sannino — June 17, 2008 @ 6:15 am

  172. Great words of ecommerce wisdom and a terrific presentation, both Chris and Robbin. Great Job! I am interested in finding a market nich (loved that part! – but where can I find that tool that you used in the video?) and then, build a website around it. Are there any recommendations that you have for building a quality, trusted looking website like some I have seen out there. I have tried in the past, but for some reason, it just never happens for me. Thanks for any suggestions that you can send my way.

    Sincerely

    Ronald Snipes

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Ronald, we are big proponents of the major store platforms when getting started. You can easily build a store on a platform like Yahoo Stores, for example, and when you get better at creating graphics, mkaing page changes, etc., you can still do that on Yahoo Store. Or, you can build your own store at that point. For getting started, though, we do recommend Yahoo, eBay, or Amazon.

    The tool you’re referring to is inside our Worldwide Brands Product Sourcing Membership, at http://www.WorldwideBrands.com.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Ronald Snipes — June 17, 2008 @ 7:03 am

  173. Chris and Robin, Thanks for the video offer. My wife and I always learn a great deal from them. Our website has not yet been published because we are trying to figure out how to charge equitably for shipping products from several different drop shppers who are scattered around the country. Add to that that none of them have the same shipping rules. In your experience, is there a way around this–an overall matrix that might cover most of the bases so we either don’t gouge our customers or scuttle our profits? We don’t recall either seeing a video or reading in your newsletters anything that addresses this issue. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Comment by Richard Meyer — June 17, 2008 @ 7:12 am

  174. Hello Chris,

    Thanks so much for all this good “freebie” information. I’m concerned about one of your replies however, regarding DOBA. DOBA appears to be one of those “middle man” wholesalers, who aren’t genuine wholesalers at all. It worries me that you would consider them “complementary” to what you offer. I subscribed to DOBA a few months ago. They appear to be everything you’ve tried to tell us to avoid in a dropshipper. For one thing, they don’t require you have a legitimate business, nor do they require a reseller’s permit. Please correct me if I’m wrong on that issue.

    Anyway, I joined their droppshipping program, and spent many many hours searching for a product that I could resell on eBay for a profit. After searching hundreds of various merchandise offers, I concluded that almost everything DOBA lists could be bought online for less, from a bargain retail company. I was hoping you were different. To say your products or services are “complimentary,” has given me reservations about your products and services.

    Sincerely, Bob

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Bob;

    Thanks for the comments. It gives me a chance to understand how that word “complementary” might be perceived when talking about this subject.

    When I say “complementary”, what I mean is that what Doba does and what WE do are not the same, so they’re not exclusive of one another. For example, it doesn’t have to be “Worldwide Brands OR Doba”, it can be “Worldwide Brands AND Doba”, IF you choose to work with Doba.

    Doba’s service is just that; a service. They do several extra things FOR you that you don’t have to do yourself, so you pay for those things in different ways in their program. No, they don’t ask for a Tax ID, and normally that is fully cnsistent with a Middleman. Doba, however, is very upfront about that. They TELL you that they are handling the product pass-through for you, and it’s up to you to decide if you want to work in that situation in order to get the use of the other services they provide. The people we call “middlemen” are those who try to hide that fact from you and claim to actually BE a wholesale company, which Doba does NOT claim.

    On the other hand, what WE do is connect you directly with many thousands of guaranteed genuine wholesalers, and then leave the relationship in your hands so that you can get the best possible pricing. We are not a “program” or a “service”. We are (1) the world’s most highly qualified Database of real wholesalers, and (2) Product Sourcing and Selling Educators. Think of us as the “Yellow Pages” and “College Courses” when it comes to finding real wholesale products and prices, and learning how to source and sell them.

    Hope that helps!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Robert Jump — June 17, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  175. It seemed like very helpful info. But, I did go on Baby/Maternity and did do baby gift baskets…the 70% wasn’t there it was 20%!!! What happened? Since I am just starting up, I thought that would be helpful, but was disappointed.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Susan, I’m very glad you brought this up. It gives me a great opportunity to illustrate a couple of very important points.

    The example you saw in our video was intended as an example, not as something you should do yourself. That search we did in the video was real, and when we did it, it came back at 70% at that time. However, tens of thousands of people have been watching these videos for three weeks now. Guess what happened? A lot of them jumped on it immediately and started advertising Baby Gift Baskets from some of the suppliers in our Member’s database.

    So, very quickly, the amount of Competition in that market went up, the level of Advertising increased, and our Market Research Technology SEES that, and now ranks new start-ups in that market as having a lesser chance of success.

    Here are the important points:

    1. Our Market Research Technology works in real time, and very quickly adjusts to changes in eCommerce markets. That’s a very good thing, because when you’re researching, it gives you the very latest real-time information.

    2. This illustrates the reason why internet “Hot Lists” DO NOT WORK. Even our own video example, after being shown to tens of thousands of people, quickly added a lot of Competition to that market. That’s the same exact effect that Hot Lists have on markets.

    3. Never copy someone else’s published Market Research and expect it to work for you. Same issue as the Hot Lists and our video example. Once a good market is exposed to a lot of people, lots of sellers jump in, and it’s not a good thing to start up in anymore. That happens very quickly when lots of people find out about a good Market Research result.

    4. This is why NOBODY, no matter WHO THEY ARE or WHAT THEY SAY, can EVER tell you what you should sell, or advise you on a “hot” niche. Any list, web site, newsletter, email campaign, hot list, video example, or anything else that advises people on what niche to choose immediately lowers your chance of sucess in that niche, because too many people get in too fast. This is exactly why WE can’t tell you exactly what niche to sell in. We can give you the tools to find out for yourself, but you have to do the actual work.

    Don’t be discouraged. When we placed that example in the video, we knew the market would flood pretty quickly because lots of people would “shortcut” the research process and just try to use our example. This is never that easy. It simply shows that you have to do your own research, and never depend on what someone else tells you is a hot seller, because once they tell people, it’s no longer a good market to start in! There are a HUGE number of opportunities in eCommerce. Rely on your OWN research, and don’t tell anybody when you find a good market…exploit it yourself! :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Susan — June 17, 2008 @ 2:21 pm

  176. How do the dropshipers work? Do they charge a fee recurring or non-recurring to the home based business person trying to get started?

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    Jerry, no REAL wholesaler charges recurring or start-up fees. A drop shipper is simply a full-blown Wholesaler who happens to offer Drop Shipping as an extra service. Any ‘Drop Shipper’ you ind that charges you a start-up fee or a recurring monthly fee is NOT a real Drop Ship Wholesaler.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by jerry — June 17, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

  177. Excellent videos, there are real hard times ahead i think this will bring out some talent in the next few years, I think we should look at all opportunities that cross our path with an open mind.

    peter marshall

    Comment by peter marshall — June 17, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

  178. Maybe this question has been asked before, if so, I apologize: Can we get the slides that Carrie Johnson showed in the Video of the webinar in Video 3?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Alethea, we can’t release the actual Powerpoint Slides; they are the property of Forrester Research, although they were created especially for this Worldwide Brands webinar. However, you CAN download the video of the Webinar to your computer, and play & pause it as you see fit.

    Just go to http://blog.worldwidebrands.com, click on the number 3 in the menu, and then click the Download This Movie link below the video window. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Alethea — June 17, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

  179. I just joined Worldwide Brands and chose to watch the first video. It was very well presented, easy to follow and displays a commitment to the Worldwide members by the CEO and President. I am looking forward to viewing the remaining videos.

    James Eby

    Comment by James Eby — June 17, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  180. I enjoy all the information that you give me I can sit down and watch and listen and become more confident at putting it all tegether

    Thank you

    Jill

    Comment by Jill — June 17, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

  181. Thank you for videos 1&2. I found them very informative. Oing to view and learn from the balance. Thank You JoeC

    Comment by Joe — June 17, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

  182. Hello;
    So far, I have watched all of the first five videos. They are very informative and very well done. They are easy to listen to and interesting. Well done!

    Comment by G. Eric — June 17, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

  183. We incorporated our business late 2007 and have yet to figure out what product to sell online. We hope your videos will help us choose a product so that we can get our first website running.

    Comment by Tony Barber — June 17, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

  184. I know you will publish a great video. You always have such great stuff.

    It is now June 17 and I know I have missed getting my copy.

    If you ever decide to send another, I hope I am not so unlucky next time.

    Gale

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    Gale, all the free videos are still available. You can get them at http://blog.worldwidebrands.com.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Gale T — June 17, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

  185. I’m with Henry Feagin, I’m in the same situtation. I’m retired and need extra income, all I can get.

    Comment by Evelyn Jacobs — June 17, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

  186. Hi Chris & Robin, These videos are very good and inspirational,WorldWideBrands is doing a great service to their customers with the free videos, but I want praise them for the Whole $ale Series most of all, I like the way the program is formatted and presented,this done in ways that if you apply yourself, you are going save time,money & energy in being successful thru this recession and into the future. I am enjoying these lessons and I see the light, and I appreciate the opportunities to gain the knowledge that you share! Thanks!

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Thank you, Jim, I appreciate your comments, and I know Rob and everybody else here at Worldwide Brands does too. A lot of people don’t understand how much work, time, creativity and money go into building a product like The Whole $ale, especially since it’s a REAL and very necessary Education.

    We really do pour our hearts into our work here. For the past few weeks, as we’ve gotten ready to release the product, there are many staff members who come in to work as early as 5 AM and go home as late as 11 PM the same day. We’ve all been working early mornings, late nights, weekends and Holidays to build something that we can be proud of, and that we are fully confident will make a big, positive difference in the lives of the people who use it.

    Thanks again to you and the tremendous number of people who have said wonderful things about our work through this blog, emails, phone calls, etc. It really does mean a lot. :o)

    ChrisMalta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jim Hunsucker — June 17, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

  187. i read that one requires a tax id to do business with your product suppliers. What happens for people who do not live/reside in USA? we do not have a tax id. Can we still make use of this list?

    thanks

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    Jose, there are a large number of Wholesale Suppliers in our Product Sourcing Membership database that do work with retailers outside the U.S. In fact, those Suppliers are sorted in our database so they’re easy to find. They all understand that you wil not have a US Tax ID, and have other ways that you can show them you own a legitimate business.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Jose — June 17, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

  188. Very professionally done, and enjoyable to watch. Great content…I look forward to the rest in the series.

    Comment by Donna Wade — June 17, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

  189. I have been receiving emails and training from WWB since January 2008, but have been too distracted and intimidated to go further. Now I’m pushed to the point in my finances where I must break out of this rut and start my online business. I know I’ll be starting small steps at the beginning until I’m confident with this business. Thank you for this wealth of knowledge

    Comment by katie bafford walker — June 17, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

  190. criss thanks for all your info the videos are great info and vere heipfull.regards ,

    Comment by gordon — June 18, 2008 @ 12:17 am

  191. I can fully relate to Henry Feagin’s comments. I am tired of all these “multi-millionaires”, who pester one with 27,37,47,57,67,87 and 97 dollar “specials” on how to become super rich. They earn some money on affiliates advertising—I presume??

    I have been a marketer for decades, first in retail and then in intangibles (vacation destination creations, resorts,etc.) and now desire to make some income on the Web, applying experience-BUT NEED TO LEARN THE WHYS AND HOWS of Web business. I have been a consumate and frequent purchaser on the Web – now I need to explore the opposite side. The Worldwidebrands presentations are powerful and will lead me ‘by the hand’ into connecting with sellers, who will supply me with the ‘goods’ I need to attract sales on the Web.You guys have a great approach and valuable information! Thanks – we will connect and prosper with our new connections. Keep it up, please! Best wishes !!!

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    Tom, thanks for the comments. You mention the “get rich quick” marketers who are all over the place, and ask if they earn Affiliate commisions on what they do.

    ABSOLUTELY. In fact, that is the ONLY reason they’re out there. They could not care less about the $27, $69, or $97 product they’re trying to sell you. It’s pure junk. What they’re really doing is collecting LEADS. They want your name, address, phone, credit card number, etc. Then they take that info and use it to do a hard-sell marketing push of a huge number of other more expensive products, aimed directly at your wallet.

    For example, in our market, there are a couple of so-called “wholesale directory” sites that look very good, are very popular in the search engines, and have attracted a lot of attention, who sell access to their sites of “genuine” information for $39, $59, $69, etc. They are big into social marketing and have sucked a LOT of people into their meat-grinder. Those “wholesale directories” they’re selling aren’t worth the virtual paper their printed on. We’ve checked ALL of them out. They’re absolutely riddled with middlemen and scam wholesalers pulled straight from the search engines.

    But, they’re cheaper than we are, so people buy into them. Why are they cheaper? Because they DON’T DO THE WORK. They don’t actually DO the painstaking Wholesale Research that we do on a daily basis, so they don’t have to pay a Research Staff, so they don’t have to cover their overhead, so they can sell very cheap!

    What are they REALLY after? That Personal Information of yours. Once they have it, they will BOMBARD you with phone calls and emails to try to get you to buy into an eCommerce “COACHING” program that can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 or more, and doesn’t really work. When they “up-sell” you into those programs, they get as much as $2,000 PER SALE as a kick-back from the “Coaching” programs. THAT IS THEIR REAL AND ONLY GOAL when they produce these low-cost “wholesale directory” sites, and it works well for them. They prosper at the expense of other people losing their hard-earned savings for nothing.

    Please, everybody, don’t let them fool you. REAL eCommerce information can NOT be had for $69, because REAL information can’t be researched and PRODUCED that cheaply. It’s just common sense. Whenever you see someone claiming to sell valuable information cheaply, ask yourself what they’re REALLY after, and how much it’s really going to cost you once you get dragged through the phone calls and emails you’ll get for months after the sale. While you’re pondering that, don’t forget to ask yourself how much it’s going to cost you in lost time to try to run your business on bad information that will lead you in the wrong directions.

    Here at Worldwide Brands, we NEVER push up-sells after the sale. We never have, and we never will. We simply charge the most reasonable price we can afford to charge for REAL research that’s done properly, and is PROVEN to help your business.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me get that info out, Tom, and thanks again for the comments. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Tom — June 18, 2008 @ 3:41 am

  192. Hi Chris & Robin,

    I’ve just watched your fifth video – I’m really learning a lot from you guys, and can wholeheartedly recommend your video series to anyone just starting out. I like the way that you get straight to the ‘meat and veg’ – you give a comprehensive, valuable insight into dropshipping.

    This latest presentation, on how to easily choose the product niche to start your dropshipping business, avoid the usual trial and error, it perfectly timed. I’ve got that decision to make right now.

    However, I’m based in the UK and plan to sell initially to my home market only (I have to be realistic with my available finances). I want to ask you guys how relevant will the results that Worldwide Brands’s system generates, be for non-US subscribers? Is it possible, for instance, for me to have your system give country-specific (i.e. UK) results?

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Warm regards,

    Paul Sheridan, MD
    Your Easy Way Limited

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    Hello, Paul;

    Thanks for the comments. If you’re looking for UK-based suppliers only, we do not list many of them. Most of our suppliers are US-based, so if UK-based suppliers are a must for you, I would have to say that our Product Sourcing Membership cannot perform to it’s full potential in that situation.

    However, considering the size of the US market, please remember that we do have many UK Members who target online stores at the US market, which is really no more expensive than doing so for any other market.

    If the Product Sourcing Memerbship is not for you in your situation, we certainly understand, and hope you gain some useful knowledge from the free video series. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Paul Sheridan — June 18, 2008 @ 4:11 am

  193. Hi Chris,

    I like what I have seen so far from you. I’m in the UK, are you able to help me over here, or is it just the States and Canada, your local markets?

    What comes over from your video’s is a genuine passion and sense of honesty. (Please don’t take this next comment the wrong way) Many American sites do go over the top for “English tastes”, but you pitch yours just right. The sincerity shows through.

    I do hope you cover the UK.

    Well done.

    Regards,

    Peter Jeffery UK Nottingham

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Peter;

    I don’t take it the wrong way at all, Peter…I agree with you. :o) Most of what you see when you come across those “over-the-top” sites are simply hard-sell marketers trying to push useless junk on you until your wallet can’t stand it anymore.

    You said that our “genuine passion and sense of honesty” comes through in our work, and I appreciate that. I would say that those things come through because they actually are real; they are the driving force behind what we do. Andy Jenkins (of StomperNet fame) said once that we are “sort of manic about never doing the wrong thing”. He’s absolutely right. I’d rather sleep well at night than sit around counting ill-gotten money. :o)

    At any rate, your question was about using our tools in the UK. We do have many successful Members in the UK who use our Product Sourcing Membership. They have the highest successs rate with it when they target eCommerce stores at the US market, simply because of shipping costs. Most of our Suppliers are US-based, but the Internet is global. Right now, the US market is the biggest in the world for selling online, and UK sellers take advantage of that all the time.

    The Suppliers we list can certianly work with UK-based Members, and do so regularly.

    Hope that answers your question!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Peter — June 18, 2008 @ 4:48 am

  194. Howdy,

    This is just fantastic content and really makes you think….

    Once again you guys are moving the free line and it certainly makes me want to buy …. fantastic well done….

    Benjamin Bressington aka Mongrel
    Mongrel Style
    http://www.mongrelstyle.com

    Comment by Benjamin Bressington — June 18, 2008 @ 7:55 am

  195. You guys have got it nailed. Someone has finally simplified what is an unfathomable mystery to most of us. I want to be one of the first 10 to join. Don’t see anywhere to do this. I did opt in – please just tell me what to do!

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    Hi, David;

    Thanks for the comments! To be one of the First Ten, all you need to do is be at http://blog.worldwidebrands.com at 3 PM Eastern Time Thursday June 19th, and keep refreshing the page. When Video 6 becomes active at 3 PM, there will also be a “Buy Now” button appearing to the left of it for those who are interested in The Whole $ale.

    As I think you know, the first ten buyers will be scheduled for a one-on-one “brainstorming” phone session with me on your business. Hope you’re one of the ten…I look forward to talking with you!

    Note to everybody…whether you’re interested in our new product or not, don’t skip Video 6…there’s more free content there that you’ll find useful. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by David Gruttadaurio — June 18, 2008 @ 8:59 am

  196. Thank you, so much, for this information, is very excited.I am looking forward to seeing more. I’am struggling with my first, website, desperately need a helping hand. Hooping this cuold be the mentoring I need.
    Thank you again

    Comment by Adrianna — June 18, 2008 @ 11:33 am

  197. Chris:
    You guys have once again HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK! Over-delivery on a free product isn’t hard to do, but to produce a quality, informative, high value product, that rivals what’s on the market for a price ….a substantial price …. is unheard of in the current “small amount of valuable, ie usable, information for the most we can get out of it” mindset!
    As a newbie to this e-commerce world, I appreciate the obvious effort that went into the making of this ‘freebie ‘ video set. I would recommend this be the FIRST stop on the journey for any new internet-marketing hopeful.
    And it stands to reason that any company that will put that much effort into a ‘freebie’ product, would be a fantastic company to do business with! The ‘for sale’ products they produce would have to be outstanding vlue!!

    Comment by Curtis Shortt — June 18, 2008 @ 11:33 am

  198. Just getting ready to start in ecommerce. Invaluable help. Thanks Wendy June 18th

    Comment by Wendy — June 18, 2008 @ 11:42 am

  199. This was so informative that I now can apply these tips in so many ways.
    I now know what pitfalls to avoid and what to stress for building a business. You have really stirred my creative juices. I also want to thank Carrie for being so helpful.
    She has done a great job with research.

    Comment by Donna Evans — June 18, 2008 @ 11:48 am

  200. Your first two videos are very interesting and have re-instilled hope in my quest to provide an online service and products to people with challenging children. I have searched so many supposedly dropshippers and spent/wasted money like most on services that became deadends or too pricey.

    I hope you truely have products and sources for them in the the special areas I am searching for.

    Thanks for this “free” offer and the invaluable info they provide to one who is struggling to develop a business and an income.

    Nancy B.
    owner of mindtangle.com

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    Nancy, please remember that you can go to http://www.WorldwideBrands.com and click on the Free Preview button to actually look within our database and see whether we list suppliers of the products you want BEFORE you purchase the Membership.

    You have very specific needs in mind because you already have a web site dealing with special issues. So, you DO need to find specific products that you already have in mind.

    For most people, though, who have not decided what to sell online, the Market Research technology built into our database actually helps to make that decision. We always tell people who are unsure of what they should sell to come into this without any preconcieved notions. Don;t sell products you LIKE, sell products that other people are BUYING, whether you like them or not. That’s where our Market Research Technology is so effective.

    Anyway, not to try to tell you your business, but I do have a suggestion for you given what you do on your web site. My sister and her husband have been Special Education Teachers for nearly two decades, and I hear a lot about the issues they deal with. It seems that in addition to looking for specifically targeted products for kids in those situations, you might also place general kids toys and other products on your site, that are known to relate to having a calming influence, or toys that seem to work well in drawing out an autistic child, etc.

    Again, not my field, just a suggestion.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Nancy — June 18, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  201. The information is great. Looking forward to the seeing the entire series.

    Comment by Darren — June 18, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

  202. I can’t find the link to download “Drop Ship Focus”. Could you send it to me?
    Thanks for a great resource!

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    Sure, Cathy. Just go to http://blog.worldwidebrands.com and click on the number “4” in the menu. You’ll see the link. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Cathy — June 18, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

  203. What agreat series of videos no 3 was a real eye opener and the little throwaway tips during the viewing were great

    Comment by Joe — June 18, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  204. I just bet these videos are chucked full of great information. Since I am one of the millions of people living in rural America with out broad band internet, since it isn’t available unless you are close to a large metropolitan area I can’t take advantage of all these wonderfull and enlightening video’s untill Worldwide Brands decides to publish them in a format that can be accessed by the millions of people in rural areas who can only dream of high speed internet service……… 🙁

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Mark, you CAN access the Free Videos, it’ll just take you some time. You can download each one of them, and then view them on your computer at your leisure. The download links are underneath each video window.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Mark — June 18, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

  205. Very informative and helpful about e-commerce, or internet marketing. Getting started, deciding what to offer to get started is the most vital element in any business. The internet gives virtually unlimited choices and therefore can be more difficult to decide on than a conventional storefront operation.
    You are making a worthwhile and valuable contribution to all of us.
    Thanks and continued success!
    Tony

    Comment by Tony Lobello — June 18, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

  206. Hey Chris,

    Im waiting for the release tomorrow, but i have one question im a U.S. Resident but im currenttly asigned overseas in Brazil, I was wondering, If i start doing Drop Shipping do the suppliers send to APO addresses? I would assume because its through the post office, or do they just send to people house address, because i know that ill have a number of people that would buy products if i put a store but alot of them live in other countries and they all work at US Embassys. Thanks and i look forward to tomorrow.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Marshell, something that you should seriously consider is whether selling to people in many different countries will work for you. Sure, I have no doubt that you could get the sales, but the overseas shipping charges could be a real killer. People could end up having to pay more in shipping than they do for the products.

    If you’re going to use US-based supliers, which most of them are, you really should consider selling to US Customers. A LARGE number of people in countries outside the US do that all the time, very successfully.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Marshell — June 18, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  207. I am a member and love it!!!

    Comment by Bill @Promarketing — June 18, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

  208. I’m very anxious to get this series. I’ve had my eBay store open for several months now. I get a few orders per month, but I would certainly like to increase my sales. I am not in a position yet to survive a recession and I want to learn how to do that. Thanks in advance.

    Comment by Patricia Agnew — June 18, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

  209. I have been with Worldwide Brands for many years, and I am happy to say this team keeps on giving and helping me to grow my business. I just wanted to say Chris & Rob and the Worldwide Brands Team Great Thanks. The videos are packed with information. I bought (The Whole $ale) the other days and I am very impressed with this new learning program, written in an easy to understand language and I really like how the videos and the content work together with the quiz to recap on what you have learned in the Chapter. Thank You All at Worldwide Brands!!! Karen

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Karen, thanks so much for commenting! It’s Members like you whom we depend on for feedback, which helps us to create and deliver what you need. We appreciate your continued support!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worlwide Brands
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    Comment by Karen H. — June 19, 2008 @ 12:22 am

  210. nice one! i like it all

    Comment by brenno — June 19, 2008 @ 1:52 am

  211. I sat here tonight and watched all 5 videos!! I have been selling on Ebay for a year now, mostly collectibles but I really need to figure out a product that I can sell daily and find a source for that product.
    Your videos are very educational and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that you offered them for FREE !!!
    Comprehensive information that I can use right now, right away that will help me grow my business – from Ebay, to a store, to my own website.
    WORLDWIDE BRANDS – HONEST BROKERS !!!

    Thank You,
    Roxanna Gunderson

    Comment by Roxanna Gunderson — June 19, 2008 @ 4:07 am

  212. Hi Team at WorldwideBrands from New Zealand , i thing you guys have one of the best opportunities on the web, with your Honest approach and your product range , your team work and business knowhow, right down to all the hard work you do to find the resources for every one to work with.
    and now all these videos to learn from.

    I am enjoying helping promote your affiliate program, and learning as i go how to grow an income in this area.

    Thanks for the opportunity, nothing has ever been a problem when i have had questions to ask, and always got a quick and friendly reply from across the other side of the world.

    Many Thanks :o)
    Regards Theo

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    Hi, Theo;

    Thanks for the comments! Great to be working with you, and please let us know any time we can help. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Theo Olifiers — June 19, 2008 @ 5:11 am

  213. Very good video. I like the “cheaper isn’t the answer” answer to this question.

    Comment by Jay Martino — June 19, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  214. Hi Chris
    Thanks for the informative videos and look forward to the others in the near future. This coupled with the Ebook I had a chance to read through provides invaluable information for starting out a business in this area. This information probably saved me months of research getting started and probably saved me lost money getting caught up in one of the many middleman scams out there.

    Quick question for you. When starting out would you recommend concentrating the store on one specific category (i.e. camping gear)with a number of different products in that category, or multiple categories with mulitple products in each.

    Thanks and look forward to a successful partnership with your company.

    Rick

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Rick, thanks for the comments. :o)

    We always strongly recommend that each store you build should concentrate on one product line only. Doing that has tremendous benefits for the store in may areas. Much easier administration, better Search Engine Rankings, a more targeted Customer experience, fewer shipping issues, etc.

    Overall, eCommerce is a place where you replace the one-on-one experience with a customer in a physical store, with an informational experience for the customer. the more you can educate your customer about yourself and your products, the more likely they are to buy from you. Stores with multiple product lines are much harder to do that with. Your online customer is looking for a trusted expert for the products they buy. If you try to be all things to all peope in one store, you’re going to lose that personal touch, and many potential customers along with it. So, start with one focused store, and talk to your customers. Instead of just selling tents, provide a page where people can get information about some of the best places to camp. Instead of just selling campsite cooking gear, throw in a fun page containing the lyrics to some of the favorite classic campfire sing-along songs. If you really want to impress people, make some simple videos demonstrating how to set up each Tent you sell, for example. See what I mean? It needs to be a personal experience that your customer will enjoy, and remember you for. That’s how you build a profitable business over time. Loyal repeat customers who get more than just a picture and a price. :o)

    Hope that helps

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Thanks for the info and look forward to a partnership with your company.

    Rick

    Comment by Rick — June 19, 2008 @ 9:24 am

  215. I have a question about setting up a legal business that I have not seen addressed. Issue #1: I live in an apartment (in CA) and my lease specifies that I cannot use my residence for business purposes. Issue #2: Even if I lived in my own single family home, there is the problem of zoning. When I apply for a businees license or file for a ficticious name, that can trigger a phone call from the city regarding zoning – and I will not be in compliance. Is there a way to set up business legally so I can begin operating from my home and get around these issues? Thanks in advance – your videos and info are awesome.

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    REPLY ROM CHRIS MALTA

    Pam, it’s important to understand the reasons behind the Zoning issue. The reason that States and Cities make you undergo a Zoning check is because of traffic. To them, a business means car and foot traffic. Physical customers coming and going all the time. In residential areas, there isn’t enough parking for that, the areas are not designed to handle the car traffic, etc. That’s why they put you through a Zoning check.

    In my experience, most Zoning departments will now approve a home business as long as you make it clear (and sign a statement in some cases) that yours is just a business office address, NOT a place that will be drawing physical traffic of any kind. Here in Florida, I actually have several businesses registered to my home address, and it’s been no problem with Zoning as long as I explain that there is no car or foot traffic, just a home office.

    I would go to them and put it to them that way. I’d be surprised if they turned you down.

    Hope that helps. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Pam — June 19, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

  216. Great videos! I haven’t had a chance to watch all of them yet, but I’m very impressed with the wealth of information (and lack of gimmicks 🙂 I’ve seen too much online “information” that promises wealth without effort and it’s refreshing to get real info from people who actually know what they’re talking about.

    I wanted to comment to Pam above… you can also use a mailbox as a business address. Companies like Mailboxes Etc. or the UPS Store will rent you private mailboxes that you can use as a business address. These have the added bonus of being a great place to receive packages. They can accept all kinds of shipments (unlike USPS PO boxes) since there is staff to sign for them. Not to mention, you get the added security of not having packages left out in the open. There’s also the fact that they’re a commercial address instead of residential, which can sometimes get you lower shipping rates. I’ve been using one of these for years and it’s been great.

    Chris is correct about the zoning boards. In my town, their only concern was that I was not going to be using my house as a physical retail location, like a store or hair salon. I’ve had a home business here for 13 years (software consulting) with no problems. I suspect your apartment lease will work the same way. If they ask, you could always tell them you’re telecommuting 🙂

    Thanks again to Chris and everyone at WB for the great info!

    Anita

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Anita, thanks for your comments, and for adding that very good point. I do know of many poeple who use a PO Box or Drop Box location as a business address, and those companies do specialize in those areas.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Anita — June 19, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

  217. I have been trying to get broadband Internet where I live for over 2 years. I had read about your company and joined the newsletter and was very interested in getting into a business on line. I read the pdf it said satellite broadband wasn’t good to try to run an ebiz. I contacted your company and was told the files you have are to big for a dial-up connection and I need broadband to deal with your company. My question to you today is with the improvements to the satellite broadband is it good enough now to operate an on line business. I am really interested in your program and offers but can’t do much without broadband. Any suggestions would be great appreciated.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Barry, my tech knowledge of Satellite Broadband is a bit out of date, so I would confirm this with your Satellite provider, but in my recollection, here’s the problem.

    Your DOWNLOAD speed when using a satellite connection is pretty fast. From what I recall, though, your satellite dish cannot UPLOAD info to the internet. That still has to be done through your phone line. So, when you have a satellite internet system, you have both te satellite dish and your phone commected to is. You GET info from the internet quickly through the satellie, but SENDING info TO the internet (as in your online store site, etc.) is still limited to dil-up speeds.

    If that’s still true, and I think it is, it would stil benefit you in that you could gather much more information from the internet. It would not seriously prohibit running an online store, although it would slow you down. The only kinds of things you would have problems with is if you were uploading large product pictures, etc., but you can and should minimize the size of your pictture uploads anyway. That just leaves a difficulty in uploading some fo the mre “Web 2.0” stuff to your site, like video that you might put together, or larger audio files, etc.

    Overall, I’m sure you could get by with satellite, but I do think you’d have to plan for the upload speed still being limited by dial-up phone lines.

    Hope that helps-

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Barry — June 19, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

  218. Why you claim 8 years of experience but your whois records show that worldwidebrands.com was created only 5 years ago, that is in 2003? This is kinda suspicious.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Because for the first few years, we used the Domain Name “DropShipSource.com”, which, if you look it up, you’ll find was registered to me in September of 2000. :o)

    We didn’t start branding our company by it’s corporate name until 2003, which is when we started using the Domain name that was the same as our corporate name.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by MeJust — June 19, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

  219. I laughed so hard when she talked about the frog with the blue windbreaker! And to see she is at the top of the search engines for it! lol. That is great and should be motivating to many people. My biggest concern regarding Estores is getting trafiic to them as they usually do not have much content on them which I have come to find is important for SEO issues. I have wanted to start many online stores and probably will do so after watching these videos. I have been following you guys and internet marketing for over 6 years now and have no doubt you are the LEADERS in finding quality dropshippers. Could, you however touch a bit more on SEO tactics for the organic searches with regards to Estores though.
    Thanx so much and wellllll done. Cheers to the little froggie!

    Comment by Jen — June 19, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

  220. You have gotten my attention! Can’t wait to view the rest of them!

    Comment by Vickie Gray — June 19, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

  221. Chris if I get the “The Whole $ale” offering now will I lose out on the bonus for “…you’ll get 2 Free Months in Amazon Services’ “Selling on Amazon” program…” if I am not ready to sell for 3-6 months?
    Thanks for a GREAT series and web site…all the FREE information is worth more than all I have paid for already!!!!

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Tony;

    Thanks for the comments! The Amazon Bonus for owners of The Whole $ale takes effect when you decide to use it; there’s no time limit. So, you can take advantage of everything that comes with The Whole $ale now if you choose to, and use the Amazon bonus later. :o)

    Hope that helps-

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Tony DeLucia — June 20, 2008 @ 8:20 am

  222. Hi Robin and Chris,
    I’ve been enjoying the video series tremendously and cannot wait to start selling the WWB products, however I don’t want to jump ahead of myself. I am currently trying to put together a website and am overwhelmed by how many different companies there are who offer this type of service. My husband and I are going to attempt to build our own website, as he has some knowledge of this, however can you recommend a good web host. I have done some research of my own, but after reading so many reviews I’m disappointed to read so many negative ones from top ranked web hosting companies. We are just starting so money is an issue, but as you have said more than once customer service is a must in the ecommerce business and I want to be sure I’m not sacrificing customer service too.
    Thank you for your time,
    Veronica De La Garza

    P.S. I was pleasantly surprised that my last blog entry was actually featured in your last video series. It really gives me even more confidence of the customer support and service WWB has to offer.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Veronica;

    Thanks for the question; it’s one that’s on a lot of people’s minds!

    Before I give you our recommendations, though, I just want to clarify a point that may be misconstrued. When you own a Worldwide Brands Product Sourcing Membership, you’re not selling WWB products online. We connect you directly with the actual Wholesalers and Manufacturers of over 6 million products, and you buy products directly from them, not through us. We don’t get any fees from the suppliers, we don’t get any percentages of the business you do from them, nothing.

    That means that you’re getting your wholesale products at real wholesale prices, unlike other ‘so-called’ wholesale ‘directories’ who DO get in between you and the suppliers and cause your wholesale prices to be higher.

    Anyway, that being said, we of course recommend eBay, Yahoo Store and Amazon as the best places to start on online store. If your husband does want to build a store from scratch, the recommendations in our Resource Center are for SiteBuildIt.com and Monster.com.

    Hope that helps! :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Veronica De La Garza — June 20, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  223. Hi… I really messed up! I was not aware that each session is only online for a short period. I went to watch all today and whoops…. I could only watch the last one. Soooo, in a nutshell I got to watch the first and last session! Great.
    Any chance you will be providing these again anytime soon? I am interested but since I only viewed the beginning and the end and don’t know what is in the middle…it’s hard to say.
    Thanks.

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    Maggie, you can watch all 6 videos at anytime…they are all still online, and will be for some time to come. Just go to http://blog.WorldwideBrands.com, and look for the VIDEO menu. It’s at the top left of the page, and has a list of numbers after it (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Each number corresponds to the videos. “1” is Video 1, which you saw, “2” is the second video, and so forth. Just click on those numbers to watch all the videos in order. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Maggie Shea — June 20, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

  224. My daughter, Brenda Turner, a certified eBay instructor, sent me your blog address to me because I am in the FIRST stages of developing a business plan for ecommerce (store front and web site)and she felt your video presentations would be a valuable resource. I look forward to seeing ALL you have to offer and shall be looking closely at World Wide Brands. Thank you, Anna

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Thanks for letting us know, Anna. We’ve always had a tremendous relationship with eBay, and their Certified Instructors are a fantastic resource for everybody. If Brenda ever wants access to free product sourcing workshops and other media presentations for her students that we’ve done with eBay, all she has to do is let us know. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Anna Morgan — June 20, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  225. I am really enjoying the videos. I have built my firt web site and I am looking for info on how to get traffic. I think your videos will help. Thanks for caring for the “new kid on the web”.

    Comment by Janis Chambers — June 20, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

  226. Hello,

    What if we are already selling European Hosiery brands, would you go after new companies to secure a contract with them, so I could purchase through you for more realiability?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi;

    That’s not exactly what we do. When you own our Product Sourcing Membership, you work directly with the Supplier(s) of your choice from our database. You’re not purchasing through us.

    Any time you purchase from a Wholesaler “through” another company, you’re being scammed. That other company is raising the real wholesale price, and taking profit for themselves.

    We don’t do that. We’re like a guaranteed, verified “Yellow Pages” of Wholesale Suppliers. We weed out the scammers and connect you with only genuine, certified Wholesale companies who will work directly with you, so you earn the best possible profits.

    That being said, if a Member of ours is looking specifically for a certain type of supplier, we will research that product market. There are of course no guarantees. Drop Shipping is a service that some wholesale companies offer, but the vast majority of wholesalers don’t offer it. Over the years, we’ve found thousands of wholesalers who will drop ship, but as I said, there is no guarantee that there is a drop shipper available in every product market.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Sweet — June 21, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

  227. I was a little late getting to the videos, but thank you for the wealth of information I received from the ones I’ve viewed so far. And all for free! I can’t wait to see all of them.

    Comment by Linda Hodge — June 22, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

  228. The information you guys are giving us is just amazing, all I can say is thanks.

    Comment by Lionel — June 23, 2008 @ 10:54 am

  229. I must have missed the deadline of the video series. I am kind of dissappointed but I know and (hope) that WWB will be sharing more info in the future. thanks for the opportunity.

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Douglas, you didn’t miss the series. Just click on the Video Menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) at the top of this page to see all the videos in order.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Douglas W. Coulombe — June 23, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

  230. Very impressive videos and site content can I use your services from the UK?

    Comment by Cecil — June 23, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  231. Do you have suppliers and wholesalers for the UK market or it’s only best for US-based people

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Jo, and Cecil, our suppliers are largely US based, although we do list a few in the UK. We do, however, have a large number of UK Members who use the US based suppliers to sell to the huge US consumer market, and do very well with it.

    Hope that helps…

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by jo — June 23, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

  232. Thank You I feel your videos were well presented.

    Comment by Jeanette Bayer — June 23, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  233. Haven’t really started yet — your videos are unbelievably right for me, highly informative. I’m learning about stuff I didn’t know about–stuff I’ve got to contend with before I can go forward with my business. Like what niche, who I will be online, how I will conduct and build a business. Thank you sincerely for this generous wealth of insights and facts on ecommerce.
    Ellen M.

    Comment by Ellen McGarry — June 24, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  234. Where do I click to buy you course?

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Doug, just click on the video 6 button on themenu at the top of this page, then click the “Join Us Now” button. :o)

    Thanks

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Doug — June 24, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  235. I am just a beginner. Only sold 9 things on ebay. but I am going to be a power seller. Will get my ebay store and then develop my site. just like you explained here. i would love to have all your lessons.

    Comment by Nadene Veltman — June 24, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

  236. Chris,
    This sounds like an extraordinary opportunity. For over a year I have had intentions to start a new web business(es) and have looked into drop shipping before. Unfortunately the combination of my extended unemployment and a new discovery of having ADHD, which has provided me with issues that are resulting in my being intimidated by the unfamiliar and that which I perceive to be too complicated or potentially beyond my ability.

    When my Father sent me the link to this offer, I started to think that if I had someone guide me through all of the aspects of getting this going, my chances of success would be greatly improved. I have some exposure to PCs, for word processing, web surfing, and digital image processing, but, my research in web design has been impeded by my self esteem and attention deficits in reading. I have an understanding of some of the minor considerations in this task, but, I think that the information that you are presenting (hopefully all inclusive) will fill in the gaps.

    I have been looking for work for over thirteen months, with only three very short term jobs (2/ one week & 1/ three and a half weeks) in this period. I feel that my only chance is to get something started for myself, and as possible, help to guide some church members to the help that you can give them as well. I have been volunteering for the church and a non profit (NAMI), which I do enjoy, and would like to be more useful to them and another non profit as well (CHADD) once I get to the point of being able to support myself.

    I have been selling some things that I had laying around on eBay (but, I’ve run out of stuff for a while now) and I do have a %100 feedback rating (ssready2cruz).

    Thank You and I hope that what you’re offering will help me.

    God Bless.

    P.S. Sorry for the long sob story.

    Comment by Ron Vandermoon — June 24, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

  237. Hi guys

    Many thanks WWB your free videos are excellent and they have certainly opened my eyes to this exciting opportunity.
    The wealth of good quality information from both you and your clients is exceptional,listening to how these people have enjoyed true success with their respective on-line business is really motivating.
    I currently buy and sell on Ebay,but only as a hobby,I have wanted to move it up to a business level for some time, and your videos have given me a great insight in how to go about it.

    Thanks again

    Comment by David Marshall — June 25, 2008 @ 7:32 am

  238. Thank You so much You Guys are Great !!!

    Comment by lan barko — June 25, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

  239. Your videos are very informative and to the point. No fluff, just plain common sense usuable information. I’m looking forward to receiving more of the same from you. Thanks again.

    Comment by Sam Wasserman — June 25, 2008 @ 6:55 pm

  240. Hello;

    Just came across your video – and now I’m interested
    in hearing more about this organization. Some-one left
    a comment about info-overload – very true and sad, there
    is so much false info on the internet, because they can
    get away with it. Due to this fact, I believe very little
    of what I read online. Are you guys believable?

    Susan

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Susan, we detest scammers as much as you do, and probably much more. We’ve been working against those people for more than 8 years online. Please take a look at the free Video Series and judge for yourself, though. We will never lie to you, never cheat you and never try to sell you someting that isn’t honestly good for your business.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Susan — June 25, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

  241. Hi Guys,

    Just watched the first video and thought it’s one of the better ones I’ve seen this year.

    I have a Bans site that just got spanked by Google so this seems to be one of the best options to pursue online.

    Going to watch or download the rest right now!
    Mike

    Comment by Mike — June 25, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

  242. What program do you use to create such amazing video and visual material…any recommendations?

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    Dhanraj, we actually built a half-million-dollar 3 camera broadcast quality video studio and control room here, with all the latest editing and effects software. We have 6 people on our media team who work overtime all week long every week to produce these videos. We’re very serious about the education we provide, as you can tell!

    Sorry, I know that’s not the answer you were looking for, but that’s what we do!

    Comment by Dhanraj Persaud — June 26, 2008 @ 2:28 am

  243. So far I watch 1 and 2 video and they both was excellent.
    I learn quite a bit on the second video.I was in business at one time and had a website and lost lots of money because of not knowing. I am going to get back in business,but this time i will be taking it slow and doing my reseach. I am a divorse citizen senior that lost almost everything,but I still have my health and strenght and my dream and listeningd to your video I will have back my business.
    Thank you for that inspirational video.

    Comment by Shlrley Mann — June 26, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  244. Not a comment on the videos, just wondering if anyone else was
    having trouble getting them to open and play. I’ve tried everything
    I can think of to view them, but nothing is working. If
    anyone has any tips, please let post them.

    Comment by wendy — June 26, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

  245. These videos have a lot of really great content. You guys are heaven sent with this kind of info. I have been on the internet for 15 months, from morning until night and have learned more from the first 2 videos than anything else I have tried. I just want to say Thank you for being so generous with your time. I am still e-commerce illiterate. I have some techie knowledge but we’ll see when I begin to build. Right now I have a website and a medley of blogs filled with affiliate programs that I market. I’m looking forward to the rest of the videos, I can’t wait to get back to them tomorrow.
    Again, Thanks
    AnnMarie
    http://gratitudehere.com

    Comment by AnnMarie — June 27, 2008 @ 12:14 am

  246. Great videos… learning a lot.
    About the comment that you used “It’s” wrong in the sentence, “It’s fun to watch a dog chase its tail”…
    You have it right the way it is above. You use the apostrophe when it means “It is” versus the possessive “its.” So no need to make an incorrect correction… Cheers!

    Comment by Pam — June 29, 2008 @ 3:25 am

  247. Hey Chris and Robin,

    As I watch your second video I’m sitting here wondering if it, its, it’s, (thought I would cover all bases), necessary to have a website now or can I put one together later?

    Thanks

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Nicholas, you can choose the platform you want to sell on, and you can decide what kind of store you want to build, but you can’t pick a Domain Name (a dot-com) and actually build a store until you decide what you’re going to sell. For that reason and many others, Product Sourcing (figuring out what to sell and where to get it) really IS the first step in starting an online business.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worlwdide Brands
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    Comment by Nicholas W. — June 29, 2008 @ 11:46 am

  248. Hey Chris,

    I just listened to a great interview with EP… is his offer downloadable or sent through snail mail? In it you said Sunday midnight would be the last chance however, here you say Monday?? No need to post if you don’t want to do it, e-mail me please.

    I ask because my daughter wants one too or can I share it with her, if so… how?

    Thanks

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Nicholas, anyone who wants to go through Eben Pagan’s link at http://www.altitudeprogram.com/chris/ will get his $500+ value audio series on Great Copyrighting for free when they purchase from us. Our Limited Time $99 Startup Offer on Worldwide Brands products wil be good through Monday night, but to be safe and be sure you get Eben’s offer as well, you probably should come through on Sunday night. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Nicholas W. — June 29, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

  249. My Question is very basic.
    I cannot find any place to sign up for your free videos. Please
    advise. Thanks for your help!

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Rolland, the promotion is almost over, so at this point you don’t have to sign up. You can view them all here:

    http://blog.worldwidebrands.com

    Just click the Video Menu buttons (1,2,3,4,5,6)

    If you want the Free version of Drop Ship Focus, you can sign up for that on the Video 4 page, just until tomorrow might at midnight.

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands

    Comment by Rolland Hoffman — June 29, 2008 @ 6:44 pm

  250. Hi Chris,

    I was just wondering if there were any plans to have wholesalers located internationally included in the future?

    Thanks for the awesome videos!

    Blessings,
    Melanie

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Melanie, sorry, I would love to answer this for you but I can’t talk about future plans. Everybody else in the “wholesale and drop ship” information market sits around all day waiting to see what we’re going to do next, so they can put out bogus imitations of it at cheap prices, and scam people. I’m not going to give them any hints. :o)

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Melanie — June 30, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

  251. I have obviously found you after the special of all the bonus things that were going to be e-mailed to you since I cannot find anywhere to sign up to have them sent to me. I am new at ecommerce and was just trying to get the heads up on what to sell and how to market it. I cannot afford to join you membership since I am a stay at home Mom and we are on one income. We are cutting corners and still trying to make an effort at selling some of the excess in our household. Is it possible to get the bonus items sent to me still?

    Thanks

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    REPLY FROM CHRIS MALTA

    Hi, Lisa;

    You can still get all the free videos, and Drop Ship Focus, at http://blog.WorldwideBrands.com. Just click on the number “1” in the Video menu at the top of the page, and go from there. ;o)

    Hope that helps!

    Chris Malta
    CEO, Worldwide Brands
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    Comment by Lisa — June 30, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

  252. To World Wide Brands
    (CEO Chris Malta and President Robin Cowie)

    Thank You very much for your free video training.

    I like what you have to offer, it is by fare the best support that I have seen too date.

    I well be in contact with your company in the very near future.

    Have A Great Day
    Rick Burdo

    Comment by Rick Burdo — July 1, 2008 @ 1:16 am

  253. Hi! I am a video producer and have produced infomercials for others since 1975. After watching your 6 free videos and downloading your PDF, I must say you all are some of the very best I have ever seen.

    After all these years of watching folks make zillions off of the videos I slaved over, I think it is time that I get in the game too. I hope your info can send me in the right direction. Thanks a million!

    Comment by Lee Weinland — July 1, 2008 @ 3:57 am

  254. This course of videos has been extreemly valuable and informative. I’ll be contacting you as a customer, as I’m getting into the on-line website business.

    Comment by Arthur — July 4, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

  255. It was very informative and usefull.It is oppening my eyes to unknown industry to me and still need to educate myself through you guys.Thanks

    Comment by masood — July 6, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

  256. I have watched the video series. I learned some very useful information. I am still contemplating the Worldwide Brands membership. I have an online store that has been online for a year this coming November. I was really too late for the holiday season last year. I have had so much to learn, but I have had to dig for it here and there. Thanks for providing useful information.

    Comment by Wendy Adams — July 8, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  257. You guys rock! That was awesome! Thank you for the great info and resources! WOW!

    Comment by Carissa — July 8, 2008 @ 8:53 pm

  258. I want to start an E-Commerce bussiness. Trying figure what to sell. Your videos are great. You are the real deal and I, looking forward to videos. Thanks Wayne

    Comment by Wayne Schulz — July 9, 2008 @ 1:19 am

  259. I am just now beginning to put together a website and start selling in an eBay store online. I have been selling vintage and antique collectibles online and have found the information both interesting and provoking. It answered several of my questions of what works and what doesn’t and the future of online shopping experiences. Thank you.

    Comment by Larry Burris — July 15, 2008 @ 10:05 am

  260. Very powerful video.
    Thank you

    Comment by Michael — July 16, 2008 @ 12:18 am

  261. Chris and Robin, you all have quite a unique concept- provide useful information and tools for internet marketers. After reading hype for several years, it truly is nice to find a group that is serious about providing quality tools and products to help others in the online shopping business.

    Comment by Online Shopping — July 17, 2008 @ 7:09 am

  262. Thank you very much for making this information for free!

    Comment by Jeff — July 28, 2008 @ 5:07 am

  263. I have enjoyed your video’s and I am planning to purchase your membership in the future.I am trying to get information on how to start a webpage so I can join the internet world, but I am very low on funds so the prossess is slow.
    Thank you for the info, and I look forward to the future

    Comment by rich — August 1, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

  264. HI!

    Thank you for useful video

    Have a resulted business process and a helathy life!

    Comment by Ernone Horvath — August 5, 2008 @ 8:53 am

  265. I Love It So Far! I have bought three websites to date. My Yorkie site will be up next week. I am interested in your drop shipping company. I need dog supplies that are different or unique. I have two shippers one great one not so great. I do love my second site which I listed. However I am interested in making more money on ebay as well. My Yorkie site is kingstonsyorkshireterriers.com But it is not open just yet. My first one is so bad I do not even want to give out the name until I can figure out how to fix it. Now I did exactly what you said not to do, I spent thousands of dollars! And unless there is some hidden catch here? Your prices are amazingly low, for what you offer!!!

    ****REPLY from Tisha Rogers, Director of Operations****
    Hi Iain,
    We are glad you are enjoying our information! 🙂

    Please note, that we are not a drop ship supplier. We provide a database of wholesalers that are willing to work with online retailers. We contact & qualify each wholesale supplier before they are listed to verify they are a legitimate company & we add new suppliers every day. So, if you were to sign up for our database for pet supplies, & we do have quite a few pet product suppliers, you would work directly with the suppliers. We provide all of their contact information so that you can easily reach them to setup an account & to start reselling their products.

    Thanks again!

    Comment by Iain McPherson — August 6, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

  266. I just finished viewing your first two videos. They were great. I now have a little more confidence that what I am trying to do will work. Thanks for all the information and for FREE yet. Thanks again.

    ****REPLY from Tisha Rogers, Director of Operations, Worldwidebrands.com****
    Thanks for commenting Toni! We wish you the best of success!

    Comment by Toni — August 18, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  267. I just purchased six websites from storesonline and I’m in need of some help setting them up and finding products to sell. I love the information on the videos and will continue to learn what I need to know. I appreciate your free videos. My goal is to be able to become a customer in a month.

    Thanks for your help.

    Felicia

    Comment by Felicia — August 18, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

  268. I just wanted to express my very thanks for all of the imformation that I have recieved from your web site company.Iam a nube to online selling,and have looked into many other programs.I look forward to having a long term relationship with you.There is so much stuff to digest,and Iam so full right now,Iam about to burst.Thank you again for teaching myself to be more privy to all of this.I was so ignorant,that really believed that I thought that Auctions For Income was my stairway to heaven,and am so happy that a great friend gave me great advise,and pointed my confused and tired brain in your direction.Yours Truely Wayne Garvin

    Comment by Wayne Garvin — August 20, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  269. Great video. I have been a client with you for a few years, but I got burnt with another company and I have left it alone. I am now needing to do something to make some money and I am looking at the internet again. I logged on to your web sight for the first time in a long time and was very supprised and pleased with the internet information you have available. I think I can make it go this time with the information I am getting. At least I have a better shot at it. Thanks

    Comment by Joe Beverly — August 20, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

  270. Hi Chris! I have dial-up and can’t watch the videos because of this. They stop then start and start then stop,etc. I noticed that at the bottom of this page, I can download the video on Windows Media. It seemed to be taking too long to download (“open”), not “save”,right? Also, I spoke to one of your customer service reps and she told me on the other videos you have for your members, that I click on “play, then “pause”, then play again and I should be able to watch them. Help!

    ***REPLY from Tisha Rogers***
    Hi,
    Select save when downloading the videos and save them to your desktop. Once downloaded, double click from your desktop to watch them.
    To speed it up, you should turn off your add-ons that you have on your computer that are all running at the same time in the background. All of these processes running will greatly slow down your computer speed. To find out what is running in the background, press Ctrl,Alt + Delete and then choose the Task Manager, Click on the Processes Tab. Your security programs take up the most usage, shutting them off for the download will speed up the process. But do this only when you without a doubt trust the site that you are downloading from.

    Tisha Rogers
    Director of Operations
    WorldwideBrands.com

    Comment by christine gilliam — August 22, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

  271. Everything sounds great only I am afraid to take the “step”. It is very hard for me to trust again as I have been burned before. You guys sound very legit, the information sounds wonderful. I guess I need more encouragement or develop more self confidence in myself that I can do this. The videos are great. I will probably see them several times more and get over this hurdle that is holding me back. Thanks a million!

    Comment by Toni — August 25, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

  272. i am looking to start a business for the first time! your videos are evry informative, however to someone like myself without the knowledge is some what of a info overload !! im not complaining about that!
    however, is there a different way to contact you with confidential info?.
    thanks
    christian

    ***REPLY FROM TISHA ROGERS***
    Hi Christian,
    Please contact us at info@worldwidebrands.com

    Thanks,
    Tisha Rogers
    Director of Operations
    Worldwidebrands.com

    Comment by christian lloyd — August 28, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

  273. This is absolutely incredible and gracious of you. There are other dropshipping/wholesale commerce sites and directories that also tout themselves as number one, but none of them have delivered excellent and informative free content without having to sign up as you have.

    I’m disappointed that one of these sites offers chat with a live agent who isn’t live at all, just a series of pre-typed answers in a row giving the impression of live chat. Many online sites use this method which I find completely disingenuous. That may work for a television show, but it should never be used for a real business. If you’re fake to me on the front page of the website, how can I expect to trust you when I sign up? This same company only allows for shipments within the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii, which is a shame because now US service members and their families, American exchange students, American businessmen, missionaries and foreign service members have no access to products back home….let alone the international customers interested in becoming future prospects.

    I think WWB has hit the nail on the head by being proactive and looking forward, anticipating conditions that can affect the future of ecommerce. It is often said that good leadership by example creates and maintains followers who in turn becomes good leaders themselves, whether in business or any other aspect of their lives. It’s more than just trustworthiness. It’s integrity.

    I’m inspired to learn more about ecommerce. I used to think this business was boring and just another way for people to become “Walmart”, but your informative videos have definitely opened my eyes to what I thought I knew compared to what ecommerce really is about.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Gina — August 29, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

  274. I see six videos here on your web page. I am also reading comments about awaiting delivery of more videos. Do you have more than the six I see? I have recently ventured into the realm of eBay and sold my first product. Might I say it was a learning experience. I am excited to finally find what I’m looking for….free legitimate info with products/suppliers to boot. The only thing left is due dilegence on my part. Thanks

    Comment by Bill B — September 1, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

  275. I am searching for a reliable dropshipper for my new website which is not yet on line. Do you have a catagloque available that I can review to get some ideas of the products I want to sell? I would appreciate it. Thanks

    Gary LoCascio

    ***REPLY by Tisha Rogers, Director of Operations****
    Go to http://www.worldwidebrands.com and click on “Take a Tour Now”. This is a preview of our product sourcing tool. This preview shows ALL of the brands and products currently in our database. It will not show you the supplier contact information or the market research results.

    Comment by Gary R. LoCascio — September 2, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

  276. So far it’s been interesting, and makes me want to move right on into the next video.

    Comment by Rick Guiles — September 5, 2008 @ 12:25 am

  277. We are newbies and have been flopping around for a few weeks looking for real and realible information on e-commerce selling of non-digital products. Finding Wholesale Brands websites was so refreshing. We feel like we found the real deal with Worldwide Brands. You gents are straight shooters and that is one reason you are so successful. Good health and continued prosperity to you.

    Comment by Gary R. LoCascio — September 6, 2008 @ 12:09 am

  278. Thank you for the videos which I am “saving” after my study, so that I may go back to them. I am inspired to make my new business successful. KOS

    Comment by Karon O. Smith — September 7, 2008 @ 5:42 am

  279. WoW! Thank You to Chris, Rob and the entire team at WWB. We’re recent members and have completed the awsome Whole Sale video series. The information, education and resources are outstanding. I highly recommend membership to World Wide Brands. I found WWB two years ago but didn’t act at the time. I wish I had but I’m so glad to be here now.
    Sincerely,
    Debbie

    Comment by Debbie Reilly — September 7, 2008 @ 11:00 am

  280. I enjoyed your first three video’s very much. I think anyone starting a business should view this informative information first. Looking forward to starting my ebay business this week.I appreciate the free information.

    Thank You
    Timothy Whitsett

    Comment by Timothy Whitsett — September 9, 2008 @ 1:57 am

  281. Chris,
    Your company is just what I have been looking for . Not a “get rich quick” scheme but a “roll up your sleeves, do some work, and make some money ” educational tool. Unfortunately, I was recently laid off from my job and cannot afford to join yet, but I sure will when I can afford to down the road. I can’t wait to get started, and again thank you.

    Jeff

    Comment by Jeff Powell — September 14, 2008 @ 1:17 am

  282. Everyone feels this economical hard times. Guy never give up!
    I am in the business 5 years, and the competiotion grows all the time, new players join every day.
    It is not easy and it is not to late to join, if you read this do it now, do not wait!

    Comment by Arthur — September 19, 2008 @ 12:13 am

  283. i’m watching these videos from botswana africa i’m even considering building a website to sell .i might be the only guy in my town who tries to dig down on people who have the true way forwar thanks chris

    tarcisious k rasegojwa
    Botswana
    Africa

    Comment by tarcisious kuate rasegojwa — September 24, 2008 @ 6:03 am

  284. I want to thank you for offering these free videos. I was so impressed with the Forrester video that I listened to it twice and may do it again. It helped me focus on the area that I want to develop for my business as it grows. Kudos to your team!

    Comment by Valerie Knotts — September 27, 2008 @ 6:06 pm

  285. Very good article, thank you!

    Comment by bahce — September 27, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

  286. Yes indeed

    Nice work Chris and the world wide brands team

    you guys are the best

    Comment by Canadian Student Loans — October 2, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

  287. Hi,
    I am in Australia and have been watching this amazing video series and want to say it has been so informative for me as someone starting out as an online seller. However I wanted to know is there an equivalent group here in Australia that does what ‘worldwide brands’ does, something that can provide research and wholesalers specific to Australian buyers… do you have any information that can point me to the right people???

    ***REPLY from Tisha Rogers, Director of Operations***
    Hi Vanessa,

    We have yet to find anyone that does exactly what we do anywhere in the world.

    ******************************************

    Comment by Vanessa — October 19, 2008 @ 6:38 am

  288. Hi,

    I live in the UK. I’ve just watched some of your videos. I plan to sign up for worldwide brands membership soon.Will you be able to supply UK-based dropship wholesalers for my online business?

    Thanks.

    Comment by Mbiye — October 22, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

  289. Hello,

    I am a beginner at starting an ecommerce business. Your services and information is what I need. I feel more confident that I can weather this downturn economy and run a successful company. With your assistance I can truly stay focused on my primary goals: sustainability, innovation, and provide opportunities for others.

    Thanks.

    Comment by Eva — November 3, 2008 @ 12:04 am

  290. Wow thanks for the videos! No Hype and no BS, how refreshing. I think I have finally found my way out of the quagmire of schemes and scams. Please keep this up. Referred by ThriveLI

    Comment by Stephen Hyde — November 4, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

  291. I have now watched#1 and #2
    I have been in business for many years and have always kept my businesses afloat and just that! I am looking forward to operating an online business successfully, showing great profits and rewards. I work hard and love working hard.
    I can’t wait to get myself up and running and seeing my business grow.
    Thank you and I will stay in touch

    Comment by Karen Pomroy — November 15, 2008 @ 12:02 am

  292. I have just come uponn your worldsidebrands site and am looking at your videos. I am working with THRIVE to educsate myself and build an online ecommerce business. Your site was one that they highly recommended that I look into. I have just completed listening to your first 2 videos and am so happy that I found your information. The information that you have put together is GREEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTT and to the point. I so appreciate the honesty of the folks that you interviewed and am confident that all of their information is so helpful to me at this point. I am looking very hard to find a product that fits all of the criteria that I am learning about. So that I can produce a beginning NICHE Market for myself. Thank you for your information and I am seriously considering becoming a member after I find out all of the particulars re: the things that you have to offer. This is an enormous learning curve for mehowever I am coming along pretty good….just need to find that product niche.

    Thanks so much! MaryAnn

    Comment by MaryAnn Evangelista — November 18, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  293. I found videos 1 and 2 very informative. I will watch the others as soon as possible.
    Thank you!

    Comment by Anne Suggs — November 25, 2008 @ 12:02 am

  294. I’ve watched video 1 and 2.
    I found them very informative and educational, and well done. thank you!
    I’m just starting an ecommerce business so all the tips are well received.
    I like the philosopy of Worldwide Brands in helping the entrepreneur succeed. I will look forward to the Forrester Research video.

    Comment by sjames — November 29, 2008 @ 2:55 am

  295. Nice blog! Thank you 🙂

    Comment by Asaka — December 7, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

  296. Thank you for this video and I am looking forward to seeing more. I am very excited about this new opportunity. Excellent video!

    Thank you again.

    Comment by Srlance — December 11, 2008 @ 10:37 am

  297. Good information about dropshipping keep up the good work.

    Comment by Kontaktlinsen — April 5, 2009 @ 7:39 am

  298. Hi,

    I live in the UK. I’ve just watched some of your videos. I plan to sign up for worldwide brands membership soon.Will you be able to supply UK-based dropship wholesalers for my online business?

    Thanks.

    Comment by Anu Agarwal — September 27, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  299. Anu, the largest majority of our suppliers are US and Canadian based and will ship internationally. There are also several UK suppliers. Remember, we’re also constantly growing our database daily and international suppliers is always one of our categories that we’re researching.

    Comment by Colette Marshall — October 15, 2009 @ 11:36 am

  300. Thanks for this interesting information.

    Comment by Donya Philpott — August 20, 2010 @ 6:39 am

  301. it is a good thing that we are almost out of recession, the economic recession really sucks ;

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  303. I know it is an old article, but I wish to mention many thanks for writing it.

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