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Reals Ways To Make Money Online Proven - 6 Billion Chinese Take-outs On One Website
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Reals Ways to Make Money Online Proven - 6 Billion Chinese Take-outs on One Website

Recently I moved from Shanghai to Japan. I lived in Shanghai for just over six years and it wasn't until the tail end of my time that I really saw one of the real ways to make money online. China is huge and the Internet market in China is even bigger. As the worlds factory China makes almost everything and almost everything can be purchased online for a percentage of what it costs in a store. If you are looking for factory seconds, fakes, originals, whatever - it is all sold on one website called taobao. TaoBao means take away or take out in Mandarin and is one of the biggest privately (not government owned) websites in the country.

As the site is entirely in Chinese I used to get the girls at work to buy me things. Almost anything I ordered would get delivered the next day and the delivery charge would be less than 20 yuan (3 bucks.) I bought TOMS shoes, VANS, speakers, sweatshirts, jeans (brand names) all at very, very low prices - often theses goods would be straight from the factory. I couldn't believe it when I first started and then it was explained to me. Factories in China make millions of products - and often these factories are sub-contracted by different companies. For example the factory that makes all of your CK gear may be the same factory that makes all of the PRADA or GAP products as well. At the beginning of a new run (when the factory has a new product to make) - they will run through a few thousand products until they are satisfied with the quality. So there are 3-8 thousand next season luxury brand pieces with a button that is not the correct color kicking around in China before they are let out onto the shelves in Europe or the US. I know !! Hard to believe right??!!

But the these few thousand items actually cost the factory making them, money (which the factory of course charges the label for) - but these are left in China on the factory floor or discarded and often the manager in charge has to pick up the bill for whatever has been made incorrectly. So, as you and I would do, the manager of the factory sells these items on the Internet to recover what he has lost in production costs. Not illegal - just smart business practice. Remember this manager gets paid about USD500 a month !!

So on TaoBao - it is possible to get some of the best quality luxury or high class products for next to nothing! Honestly - I have done it... But now lets get onto the good part of this story. Tao Bao is the biggest Internet shopping site in the world. It kicks Ebay to the curb.

People make loads of cash on Tao Bao. Our mail staff at the office I used to work in would deliver Tao Bao goods everyday- my secretary would order everything from food, to mats for the floor of her car - like I said before I had haviannas and TOMS delivered, I would get jeans, shoes, coffee grinders - you name it - it was easier for me to find it online than to peruse stores in Shanghai. If the size of something I ordered was incorrect I would send them back and get a new pair - if it was my fault I would pay, but sometimes as these were factory seconds they would tell you that the size was slightly off and you would account for that. Seriously this was one of the best examples that I have ever seen of real ways to make money online. People were buying and selling everything they wanted online - it was amazing.

The more that you bought and sold - the points you would get, the higher your ranking would become on the site and the more you would be trusted. Now I am talking about the country that produces more than 75% of the world's goods and has the world's largest population. I have honestly met people in China that make more money online a month than most business executives in America do. This really blew me away. What on earth was I doing ?? I kind of consider myself as a relatively smart human being - but here I was dumbstruck by 20 something’s driving around in Bentleys. I don't want to be rich (enough to own a Bentley) - I just want enough to be able to support my family and spend time with them.

Since moving to Japan I have started to look into ways at making money online and have started my own site. I really don't want to be left behind. There is money out there and it is all on the internet. Have a look at my site if you are interested, if not - peace love and mungbeans to you..... Take care.


Street Talk

Interesting! I had no idea. Thanks for an informative article... if the folks are going to be held responsible then it sure makes sense.

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  about 7 years ago

That was a very interesting article. Now off to learn Chinese....

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks April - Enjoy learning Chinese!!

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  about 8 years ago
Alex W  

It's scary how many people there are in China and how they are also making a big drive online too! Great article!

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  about 8 years ago

Pretty Scary

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Alex

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  about 8 years ago
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