You ever read Donald Trump’s “Art of the Deal”? I did. What a waste of time. It was as useful as “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. It was ridiculous. I don’t know why i read that book. I guess i was a stupid college kid wanting to learn the secrets. The reality is that there are no secrets. You can read book after book, but you’re not going to become a better deal maker until you actually go out and make some deals. It’s simple logic, but most people throw away money figuring it out.
I recently bought another website. It’s a small site and the price was $150 dollars for the site and domain. I could have just bought it without doing any type of deal, but being the cheap ass, i decided to cut down the price. Guess what, it turns out that i’m a stellar deal maker. Maybe Donald’s book helped me after all. Maybe the 4 hours it took for me to read that book was not in vain. I bought the site for $115. Awesome right? Now, i know what you’re thinking. “$115?” It doesn’t seem like much, but think about it? I cut down a big percentage off the original price. Imagine if i was buying a piece of property for 1.5 million dollars. If i cut down the price to 1.15 million, i would be hailed a genius.
Deals are deals, no matter how big or small. When you are making any type of money transaction, i recommend that you try to make some sort of deal. Some people are better at this then others. I was born cheap, so i have no problem trying to bargain at the bargain store. But, if you feel petty or silly about such things, you missing out of the money you could save. Think about how much more you can earn by negotiating your ad prices. In the long run, it pays to be make deals. You gotta test it out in practice. Don’t just read about it in books.