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In a matter of three months, Trevor Chapman, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, went from working 12-hour days to investing $200 in the launch of an online store and making $1 million.
His motivation was to spend more time with this family, the 33-year-old said in a CNBC.com article. No longer shackled to earning a dollar, Chapman can do something he’s always wanted to do.
“This summer, [my family and I] are taking three months on the road,” Chapman said in the article. “That’s the power of e-commerce.”
Chapman was the owner of a solar panel installation company that operated across three states. But he was spending too much time at the office, the article said.
He wanted to see if it was possible to make a living selling products online, so he spent $200 to launch ldsman.com. At first, he sold Mormon artwork but quickly realized it wasn’t attracting customers. He began selling items like Kevlar pants, fidget spinners and inflatable lounge chairs, among other items, and sales spiked, the article said.
In a short time, he was making money while he slept.
“I made money my second day and every day after that,” Chapman said in the article.
After making his first $1 million, Chapman was offered about $3 million for his business but turned it down. The site is averaging $350,000 in monthly sales, the article said.
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