Meet Matt & Amanda
We’re Matt & Amanda Clarkson,
world’s leading eBay educators, Importing Experts, International Seminar presenters & Best Selling Authors, who are passionate entrepreneurs and marketers. We’ve now been sharing our extensive knowledge of selling products online since 2006 to students all over the world.
I know the list of skills sounds impressive, but it certainly wasn’t always like that. Read on to hear just a snippet of what we’ve been through, to figure out what success looked like for us.
After trying all types of traditional businesses, including a Mobile Pie Van (Amanda – Not one of the smartest ideas at the time, long hours, 4am starts and I was always tired and grumpy, but hey, I met Matt because of that rusty old pie van, so you never know right?)
Next we had a video store, we did property renovations, ran a Personal Training studio, but we realised that the future of business was the Internet. That’s a whole other story in itself…
When we started our journey online, we were like most other everyday people who wanted something better. We wanted more time, we wanted more financial choice, and we wanted the flexibility of working where and when we chose to.
Matt – I was a hands on carpenter, working in construction and swapping time for money. In fact my rate at the time was $28 for every hour I slogged my guts out on the hot, dusty, building sites. I knew then that there were only so many hours I could swap for that money and there was a limited amount of years I could do it for. That meant I was never going to create the type of freedom I was dreaming of. To be honest I absolutely friggin hated it!
It is a noble trade and I completely respect the people who earn a living with their hands, after all I did it for 15 long years myself, but I have to say I was a fish out of water.
All day long I would dream of simple things… things like… imagine eating a fresh healthy lunch in an air conditioned coffee shop, looking at pretty ladies and sipping lattes. Instead I was looking at hairy bum cracks and sitting on a concrete brick, eating sandwiches that had had sand blown into them.
Never escaping the elements, listening to myself; and nearly everyone I worked with, whinge and complain about how much we hated what we were doing, and how little money we made.
Amanda – I was running a business as a Personal Trainer and although I loved what I did, helping people has been my passion for a very long time, I was limited to how many people I could see each day and I was tied to the business six days a week.
I ended up getting a condition in my hand called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which, aside from being severely painful, I couldn’t uncurl my fingers.
Needless to say, we’d been working all our lives, both leaving school at the age of 16 and after nearly twenty years of working, we had very little to show for it.
After making the key decision to do something different, to learn another way, we began investing into every course and mentor we could find that taught about the internet, and particularly, selling products online. This wasn’t an easy time for us, we had no real clue what we were doing, trying to make anything work, we struggled along till we had pretty much run out of money. What little life savings we had, was pretty much spent and then we discovered ebay.
Our eBay and importing business, which was started on a credit card in Feb 2006, was a runaway success and is still forging ahead today, in spite of losing it all in the 2011 Brisbane floods.
Featured in the media on many of the Current Affairs TV programs, we now spend their time travelling the world, learning the best practice for Ecommerce. We now teach and show others, our highly sought after tips, strategies and proven systems, for making money on ebay and importing private label products.
Our easy to follow, yet comprehensive, home study education programs have now helped thousands of people from all over the world to change their current situation, to also becoming financially and time free, using the power of selling products on platforms like ebay, Amazon and their own websites.
As a result, thousands of everyday people are now living their dream life, enjoying more time, more income and more freedom for themselves and their families.
We love to support and inspire others to improve their lives, both financially and personally; and to live life more on their own terms, instead of someone else’s, through the power of having multiple income streams online.
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