I have been running an unsuccessful e-Commerce business for about 7 months now. I mainly sell video games online and have not been doing too well at it. I believe the reason I am not bringing in any money is due to using a dropshipping model of doing business. In other words I feel I could make alot more if I actually had product ON HAND.
Venues such as Craigslist will only do business if the person can pick up the item face to face with "cash in hand." I`ve been trying to "boot strap" my business but I am still short the money I need to get inventory. My overhead is minimal since I market online but I still have "some overhead costs." So I guess I am trying to find out what I should be doing to get a lump sum of capital?
I honestly could use about $8,000 - $10,000. That would allow me to I guess reninvent my business. Pay for the sites I need, get a large amount of inventory, etc.