Posted by mcashatt |
Nov 30, 2012 @ 12:00 PM | 4,088 Views
As many of you know, I started SkullCopter.com back in August. Man it has been an experience.
I have now sold about $6,000 worth of stuff, mostly to folks here at RCG. If you can believe it, I still haven't made a penny--but don't feel bad for me!! I know that I will be able to earn money soon because I am coming closer and closer to paying off start-up costs like developing the website, extensive marketing, high shipping costs (because I didn't know what I was doing at first!), and so forth. I am also starting to get better wholesale deals from my suppliers because they know that I will give them repeat business and that means that, not only can I compete with other retailers, but I can also start making a little money.
Believe it or not however, making money wasn't what drove me to start SkullCopter.com (although it would be nice ). My main motivation is that I was disappointed in the lack of selection of multirotor products, particularly in the US. But there was another big motivator in my decision to start SkullCopter: I thought that there should be more business in the US and EU that are *creating* AND *manufacturing* (or having manufactured for them) new multirotor designs to advance the technology. Here are some good examples of North American businesses doing just that: