Happy Spring, Everybody!
Welcome, Guests, and greetings to our valued Members. For those frequent visitors who may be wondering, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke. Today is the launch of a new look for WBE.NET. We want this site to be informative and inspiring for anyone looking for a way to grow a new business or supplement an income.
Whether you are a student, professional, homemaker or retiree, you came to this site because you are interested in making money. Perhaps you have (or want to develop) an entrepreneurial spirit, and are looking for something that has the potential to allow you to live the lifestyle of your dreams.
People often ask, “Is international trade a good business?”
I can say from experience, being an Export Trade Agent can be a very good business – especially suitable for people who are comfortable using a computer to send and receive email, understand how to search and retrieve information, and are effective communicators.
An Export Trade Agent transfers information between buyers and sellers. They never have to spend their own money to buy merchandise or handle inventory, and they can make money in three different ways:
- They can earn a finders fee from a buyer for locating suppliers. The buyer cuts their own deal and the Agent does not participate in the transaction.
- They can earn a commission from a supplier for bringing them a deal. Often, the buyers are distributors that purchase a variety of merchandise on a regular basis; a container-load monthly can bring residual income for the commissioned agent.
- Or, they can act as a supplier, set their own prices and earn their own profits.
WBE.NET promotes U.S. exports – it stimulates the economy in our local areas, produces more jobs and helps communities grow and prosper. As an added benefit, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency can offer assistance to people who export U.S. products. And, there is financing available through the Small Business Administration and U.S. Export Import Bank for qualified merchants who want to grow their business by expanding to foreign markets.
Whatever brought you here, we hope you will discover and share ideas to advance your goals for a prosperous future.