Jane and I had an interesting discussion yesterday about finding opportunities and why some people have a nack for them and others don’t.? I think it comes down to thinking outside-the-box and persistence.? A great example of finding opportunities where none seem to exist can be found in a recent post by entrepreneur Tyler Cruz.? He is a web publisher in constant search of opportunities online.?
Tyler came across a person wanting to sell a premium domain name.? His initial thought was to place an offer on it, which he did at $10,000.? Since the offer was well below the value it was rejected.? At this point, most people would give up and go back to their daily routine.? Tyler thought outside-the-box and did not stop there. Knowing he has a strong rolodex of contacts, he asked the seller to allow Tyler to try to broker the domain sale. A couple of months later, Tyler found a seller and matched them up with the buyer, earning himself a nice 5 figure payday.
“I now have this extra bit of money which essentially came out of thin air – sure, I had to work and network around to receive it, and while I feel confident that I did a decent job of trying to sell it, all in all I didn?t put many hours in if you add them all up. And I didn?t have to sell anything? all I had to do was put in a little bit of time, and of course? grasp the opportunity! I now have $23,000 to show for it. ” From TylerCruz.com