So back in second year or first year of university, I wanted to try my hand at a few things: making a logo, creating a business, and then subsequently running a business.
I’d found that as someone who bought and sold cars on the regular to make some quick cash that it was a lot cheaper to order things online than it was to just go to super-cheap auto and buy in NZ. I’m all for supporting local-ish businesses, but when I can get a $30 product for $5 there’s no contest.
Thus ModJob was born on Facebook. It was me being the middle man between Chinese vendors I’d met through ali-baba and various channels through my work as a car groomer. It took a lot of time to get the page running, but by the time I was sorted and happy, and using Facebook’s advertising program to help me a long, I’d spent a grand total of $50nzd and made over 2000 followers in just a couple months.
I ran competitions, talked cars with people, and had a great time. It’s slowed down massively in my last year, but that will be due to my own negligence and not doing as much work be consistent and upload as much as I did. The page is still running now, but there’s a high chance that I will delete it in the coming months, as I don’t want to mislead anyone.
Either way, it was a great learning experience and proved to me that anyone can do something like that with enough drive and the right attitude.