A Business Opportunity


If you have answered yes to any of those questions, I encourage you to keep reading.

Throughout the past seven years I have written about how unemployment damages finances, families and psyches. You can see my writings at Huffington Post, AlterNet, my site Layofflist.org and now at The Hill among others. Throughout this time I have wondered if there was any way to get people back to work quickly or at least fill the financial void until a new job is found. While unemployment benefits help for some, they don’t last very long and often not long enough. It was difficult for me to see so many suffer for so long. I was thrilled when I found an opportunity that can help those who have lost a job, need a secondary income or want to start a new career as their own boss.

We probably all know someone who felt the sting of unemployment sometime during the past 8 years. Millions of people have lost jobs and career paths during the Great Recession while millions are still suffering from job loss, lower wages, fewer hours and dead end jobs that offer little opportunity to advance. While many others have found jobs, they still need additional income to make ends meet and they want an opportunity to improve their finances to pay for healthcare, college for their kids, a car, a home or maybe a well deserved vacation. What I am going to share with you is an opportunity that can put some extra cash in your bank account or possibly even change your life in ways that you can only imagine.

I am not a believer in get rich quick schemes. I am not comfortable investing money in some fly by night organization. I do not jump at just any opportunity. I do my best to perform due diligence and learn as much as I can about an opportunity before I commit my time, energy and money. That’s not to say that I haven’t fallen into a trap or two that did cost time, energy and money.  One of those ‘opportunities’ was during the tech bubble of 2000 when I invested in an Internet storefront. All seemed legitimate until it wasn’t. Seems the creators of this opportunity were good salespeople but not honest business people. They made something work for a short period and then they ran away with the goods. The CEO of this operation spent some time in jail but others are still on the loose looking for their next mark. Hundreds of people lost thousands of dollars. I mention that episode because it taught me to be more careful about business opportunities and the potential costs. Losing thousands of dollars to snake charmers is nothing to be proud of and painfully damages a bank account.

With all that in mind, I want to share with you an opportunity that has and is benefitting thousands of people (including me).   If you have had enough of snake charmers, career dead ends, stagnant wages, office politics, bad bosses and job insecurity, then this opportunity may be for you.  And the best part is that you can put in as much time and effort as you want. The investment is small and the potential rewards are large.

This opportunity is not for everyone, since not everyone likes having his or her own business. But if you feel comfortable having your own business, if you like selling merchandise, if you enjoy marketing and you want to be paid for the effort you give, then this may be your opportunity!

Last spring my partner, Rebecca, was sitting across the table and working diligently on a project. She didn’t tell me what she was doing because she wanted to learn more it before sharing it with me. She knows I ask a lot of questions! She watched videos, chatted with successful business owners and started developing her own plans to move forward with her new business venture. After she was comfortable with the process and the people with whom she was working, she shared the business opportunity with me. I was initially skeptical, but then I investigated further, saw the results and I was hooked. It’s a remarkably simple method of selling that anyone can do and it can be accomplished with as little or as much effort as you care to give. The more effort you give, the better the results.

The name of this opportunity is called Drop Ship Domination or DSD (which I prefer) for short. DSD is an outfit that teaches you the ins and outs of selling merchandise (your own or other’s) on eBay and Amazon, as well as other outlets. DSD currently has nearly 100,000 members and is still growing. The rate of retention of those who join is 85%, which tells you that most of those who join stay with it for the long run. DSD offers you other earnings opportunities, that I’l dive into later, but let me stay with the selling aspect.

Who are the brains and talent behind DSD? Roger Langille is the CEO of DSD and he has been selling on eBay and Amazon for more than a decade and has earned millions. He has been around the world and back and is a very successful and honest businessperson. I trust Roger because of his no BS approach. Roger is actively involved in DSD and still teaches the process and records videos that can be viewed at any time. His expertise on selling is priceless. His partner, the technological guru of DSD is Hitesh Juneja who develops the software that tracks inventory, scans barcodes for price comparisons and automatically removes listings if an item is no longer in inventory. The amount of free software available through DSD is remarkable and dramatically helps your business.  Kevin Hokoana is the video and website master. Kevin is retired military and was most recently stationed in Japan.  He retired from the military to pursue DSD full time. You can visit them all on Facebook to get a closer look.

This isn’t your standard look around the garage for something to sell on eBay and hope you make a couple dollars; this is a selling strategy. You can purchase your own discounted merchandise, you can sell the wares of large retailers without having the merchandise in your home or garage, or you can design your own product to sell! The opportunities are only limited by your imagination.

My partner, Rebecca, started selling merchandise on eBay (that’s the easiest way to start). She started by selling items from larger retailers on her eBay page and she sold her own merchandise this past Christmas.

I saw the progress she was making and decided to try it myself. It takes a little time to become familiar with the process, yet I was starting to sell retailer merchandise within a week. It was nice to see my efforts pay off. I earned a couple hundred dollars this fall and additional earnings over the Christmas holiday. I sold both my own merchandise that was purchased from discount wholesalers and larger retailers. I also resold merchandise from other retailers. As I mentioned earlier, the possibilities are limited only by you.

If selling merchandise on eBay or Amazon doesn’t interest you, there is also another method of earning money through DSD and that’s through affiliate marketing. I know the sound of affiliate marketing can make people cringe, but when it is done through DSD you earn a reward as a mentor and your buyer learns how to sell profitably on eBay and Amazon.

What do you need to start your own sales business with DSD? First you need the desire to do it. You will need a computer with an Internet connection. You don’t need to be a computer wizard, but you need to learn some basic photo cropping and sales titling skills. All of that information is readily available on the videos and the members are all willing to help you learn. You will also enjoy reading the success stories of those who have followed the business program. A stat that is often mentioned about DSD is that 85% of those who sign up continue with the program and enjoy the rewards it has to offer.

What’s the catch? You need to watch and re-watch the training videos to get a good understanding of the process. You need to setup an eBay and/or Amazon seller account if you don’t one already. To pursue the selling strategies it will cost $19.95 to see all the videos that will teach you how to earn money at your own pace, in your own home, with the only limit being your dedication and imagination. You can cancel your own subscription at any time. You do not need to contact anyone to cancel. You do it directly from your homepage. This is not a high pressure sales pitch.

I encourage you to look at the free introductory video and then please ask me any questions you may have about this opportunity. If you are interested in signing up, please let me know so I can help you sign up at the proper location.

I ask that you keep an open mind and imagine the possibilities. If you are not interested, that’s fine. This opportunity is not for everyone. But this is a wonderful opportunity for those seeking a new career, those who are unemployed or for those wanting a second income.

Click on the following link to view the introduction video. Be forewarned that Roger has a sense of humor and a relaxed manner when doing his videos.


If you do sign up, please do so at the Get Started With DS Domination Today provided on the video page.

In conclusion, I believe that this program can help those who have lost a job, lost wages and want a second income stream, or those who want a new career. This opportunity is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But for those interested it’s an opportunity that doesn’t require a large investment, you don’t need a polished resume, you don’t have to answer inane interview questions, and you don’t have to drive in rush hour traffic. You can be your own boss and build your business to suit your style. You can earn a $100+ each month, $100+ each week, or $100+ each day. The choice is yours.

We will be glad to answer any of your questions, so don’t be shy about asking.

Thanks for your time and best wishes.

Many Americans appear to have a poor memory when it comes to economic policy, since they have the misconception that electing a GOP-majority Senate and keeping a GOP House will change their economic conditions for the better. If recent history is any guide, these nostalgic voters who vote for GOP economic policies will vote to pass most economic benefits to the well-off and further harm the economic prospects of the poor and middle class.

Read more: GOP voters nostalgic for outsourcing, unemployment and weaker job creation

Please vote today even if it takes a little more effort!

Rob Rogers

by Rob Rogers at Gocomics


layofflist on December 12th, 2014

Guest Post:

Helpful Tips for Getting an Internship in the Business World

Business internships can be some of the most difficult and competitive to land, but they might also be a requirement for students who are in business school. Rather than diving into the internship search headfirst, it’s better to learn a few professional tips and gain knowledge from former business students who have successfully landed an internship.

Utilize Your School Resources

There’s a very good chance that your business school will do all of the heavy lifting for you, but that’s only if you know where and how to look. See if there are any upcoming events that you can take advantage of where local recruiters visit your school to inform students of upcoming internships.

If your business school doesn’t bring in recruiters or have any leads for you to follow up on, there may be other career services at your university or college that you can use. If your school doesn’t know that you’re looking for an internship, they may not know that they need to help you or how they can help you.

Check With Start-Up Companies First

Rather than bombard major and well-established companies like every other business student, keep your eye out for start-up companies that more than likely haven’t even considering bringing in an intern for their industry-changing business approach. One thing to keep in mind with this particular tip is that it will more than likely call for a bit of extra work on your part in order to convince a new company that they should even think of bringing on or paying an intern. And on that note…

Make Sure That You Get Paid 

If it’s at all possible, stay away from business internships that don’t pay. Companies that aren’t willing to pay you more than likely have no idea of what to do with an intern, which means that they more than likely have no idea of how to evaluate your skills.

Make Friends With Business School Alumni

Check with your business school to see where graduates are currently working and reach out to them to see if they have any leads on internships or if they can recommend you for an internship. Even if an alumnus doesn’t have any leads to offer you, there’s still a chance that they can help you in your search and point you in the right direction.

 No matter what kind of internship you’re going for, you’re bound to hit a few walls and stumble every now and then. Keep your head up, keep searching, and keep your business wits about you.