A SAVVY woman has managed to turn a single online sale into a booming business that earns $ 100,000 (£ 54,000) per month.
Madi Stefanis, 21, from Australia, tried to sell an old camera online for just $ 50 (£ 27), but it sold for $ 250 (£ 153), which gave her the idea of a business.
After flogging the vintage camera on Facebook Marketplace in 2019, the savvy student realized there was a demand for old-fashioned cameras.
She allegedly used the money she earned from the one-time sale to buy back and sell ten more, researching and reselling discontinued models on her website, 35mmco.
Meanwhile, the aspiring entrepreneur was working hard to develop her own invention – a camera she called the Reloader, an alternative to single-use disposable cameras.
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The Reloader, which sells for $ 99 (£ 53.51), launched on August 15 and has already sold twice, Daily Mail Australia reports, with Madi quickly earning a six-figure salary after selling 5,000 units .
It’s all thanks to the “light bulb moment” she got while flogging an old junk camera on Facebook, and now she “can’t keep up with the demand.”
According to the post, TikTok helped the business boom after a video went viral with over a million views, and Madi saw a huge increase in traffic to her site.
The palm-sized camera Reloader takes inspiration from the traditional disposable camera, but its built-in flash, powered by a triple-A battery, is much brighter.
It is also made of ABS plastic with a vegan leather strap and has a 31mm lens with a shutter speed of 1 / 120S.
Madi said it was designed to be suitable for beginners without any photography experience.
The camera can be recharged with Kodak Gold 200 film, which can be easily purchased anywhere, including from Madi’s website.
While disposable cameras are inexpensive, costing only $ 19 to $ 29.95 (around £ 10 to £ 15) in Australia, they can only be used once before being thrown away.
The Reloader, however, can be used over and over again, which means it’s cheaper in the long run.
The camera is currently sold out but will be available from November 15 and is available for pre-order now.
She has also given advice to others with a business idea, saying the best thing to do is “just do it”.
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