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I Made $539 Profit in Less Than an Hour of Work Flipping Books
Five examples of money making flips!
If you haven’t seen my previous posts like this, check out the last one.
Every so often I like to show some examples of books that I have flipped, all online without leaving my house.
Not only to show what’s possible, but break down the numbers for people who like that kind of stuff.
The reason flipping books like this works is because most customers are impatient and don’t do a whole lot of research.
That will always be the case and is why this has worked for me personally over the last eight years.
If you want to see this in video form, head here.
(Was recorded a few weeks ago so the sales information is more up to date here)
As you can see here, I got 3 copies of this handbook for roughly $200 total.
I listed them on Amazon for $200 each and all three sold soon after.
Cost Basis: $67 each
Sale Price: $199.95 each
Fees: $38.67 each
Profit After Fees: $94.28 each
Total Profit: $282.84
This is a classic book that I have flipped for several years. I was able to get one for $50 on Amazon.
I listed it for 3x that price and it sold.
Cost Basis: $50
Sale Price: $149.95
Profit After Fees: $69.08
I keep adding Video Game Strategy Guides into these posts because they are so underrated.
They sell all year long and new opportunities always surface.
Pokémon is another great place to look for profit.
Cost Basis: $10.36
Sale Price: $49.95
Profit After Fees: $25.35
$25 profit may not seem that impressive, but keep in mind it took 5 minutes of work total to find this on Amazon, list it, and eventually sell it.
That is an incredible return on time and money.
Religious books and bibles are also great, which is why I included this one.
They aren’t seasonal so you can just buy and sell them all year long with ease.
I got two copies of these for $50 and they both sold quickly.
Cost Basis: $49.95 each
Sale Price: $139.95 each
Fees: $29.07 each
Profit After Fees: $60.93
Total Profit: $121.86
This is just another textbook (pun intended) flip right here.
I bought it for $44 and listed it for just over $100.
It sold a few weeks later.
This one I included because these are what make up a bulk of the book flips anyone is making, using my method.
Just repeat flips in that 50-100% ROI range, which is fantastic for ecommerce.
Cost Basis: $43.95
Sale Price: $104.95
Profit After Fees: $39.82
On this set of five book titles, here are the numbers in total:
Cost Basis: $404.16
Total Fees: $240.44
Profit After Fees: $538.95
To find, list, and sell all of these books, it really only takes about half an hour.
That is assuming you are experienced like I am.
How is that possible? Because I have flipped many of these books previously.
That means I have a list of books that I get alerted about on eBay and Amazon when they are listed.
If I get an alert and it’s at a price that looks profitable, I buy it.
Assuming you are new, it may take you a few hours at least to find these for your first time.
Even then, spending 5-10 hours to find all of these will have meant you’d have made $50-100/hour during the entire process.
That is still a fantastic rate of return and that is why I talk about book flipping so often.
Want to Learn How to Make Money Online By Flipping Books Like This?
If doing this interests you in any way, I have a guide that I made which teaches the entire process from top to bottom in fine detail.
Over 3,400 people have taken advantage of it to this day.
You can grab that here.
I mean it when I say this is the most efficient side hustle on earth. There is a reason I’ve done it for so long.