How to Profit From a Web-Based Business Phenomenon


“There is only one way to make a great deal of money, and that is in a business of your own.”

J. Paul Getty


I was amazed when I saw the numbers for Kevin Hickey’s Web-based business.

I’ve reviewed, dissected, advised, and researched hundreds of businesses over the last 30 years or so… and Kevin’s stood out.

I’m hoping you’ll grab something from Kevin’s story and apply it to your life or business… so you can “cash in” like he did.

Here’s the deal…

Kevin Hickey and his wife Lisa started an online business from their basement in January 2001 by importing and selling flags.

Today, their company is listed as a Top 500 Online Retailer… and they make a ton of money on their terms.

Kevin and Lisa started their business on a very limited budget.

They needed to obtain flags and flag cases as inexpensively as possible.

Then, they discovered a secret used by the largest retailer in the world, Walmart.

And once they did… and applied that secret to their business… Online Stores, Inc. grew from $1 million in revenue in 2002 to more than $25 million last year!

But get this…

When I asked Kevin if the recession had rained on his parade, he said “What recession? Our sales are up 20 percent and we’re making more money than ever.”

Think about this for a second…

January 2001: A business launched from a basement, with a limited budget and zero revenue.

December 2009: A $25 million year comes to a close, earning a spot as a Top 500 Online Retailer.

And get this…

Kevin and Lisa used the secret to build their business and keep thousands of people safe and healthy during last year’s swine flu outbreak.

Here’s what happened.

At the time, U.S. suppliers were sold out of blue surgical facemasks — the ones that people at risk were using to protect themselves from the virus.

So Kevin contacted 200 suppliers through a special website (I’ll tell you about this powerful website in a second) to see if the masks were available in another country.

And then, they applied the “secret”…

As a result, four suppliers shipped them 250,000 facemasks… at dirt-cheap prices.

The surgical masks sold out the day they arrived!

Kevin’s company made a quick $40,000 profit.

Today, Kevin’s business handles more than 10,000 products on its websites. It has become a major force in the e-commerce market. And it’s expanding at an incredible rate.

The “secret” used by the largest retailer in the world, and thousands of other companies and entrepreneurs like Kevin, is to “import” products at deep discounts and resell them for huge profits.

Most people know how importing and exporting works.

But most people haven’t been able to break into this business, make reputable, trustworthy contacts… and have an easy way to resell the products.

Until now.

I’ve developed a system that can help anyone launch an import-export business quickly and easily.

I’ll tell you how to learn more about the system at the end of this article. But first, I’ll let you in on part of the “secret” behind it.

It’s a website that levels the playing field — in a big way — for entrepreneurs and businesses engaged in the import and export market. Hundreds of people have tried to develop similar sites, but this one nailed it!

I guess multibillionaire George Soros saw the value of this site because he recently dumped a pile of cash into it.

But don’t worry…

You don’t have to be a multibillionaire or multinational company to benefit from this site. It is committed to helping small to medium-sized importers succeed.

Thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world — like Kevin and Lisa Hickey — discovered the benefits of this Web-based business phenomena and started importing products quickly and easily.

If a business like this interests you, my China Wholesale Trader program may be a perfect fit.

[Ed. Note: Marc Charles is often referred to as “The King of Business Opportunities.” He is a regular contributor to Early to Rise and The Liberty Street Letter. He’s written dozens of bestselling e-books, courses, and special reports on business and moneymaking opportunities. He recently launched the China Wholesale Trader.

Marc Charles is often referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities", and he has launched more than 40 successful businesses over past 22 years (and advised on many more). One business (ad rep agency) produced more than $6 million in sales in 36 months with a start-up budget of less than $2000. Marc began his Internet adventure in 1993 by reviewing websites for Yahoo! Unplugged, which became a best selling book, online resource and interactive CD. His website reviews (more than 7500) were featured in Wired, Bloomberg Personal, Internet World, Internet Edge, Web Digest and Business 2.0. In 1999 he developed the first email newsletter advertorial. Email advertorials continue to be one of the most powerful marketing tools on the Internet. Marc's passion is identifying great digital and Internet business opportunities for start-up entrepreneurs. He has written dozens of top selling ebooks and money making courses including China Wholesale Secrets.