WORKING from home has a different meaning for an Amazon seller who travels the world while running her business.
Bryn Wright, now 27, wasn’t happy with her waitressing jobs, so she searched for side hustles to supplement her income.
Bryn Wright, 27, travels the world while selling used books on AmazonCredit: Instagram
Bryn has been able to work from places like Mexico, Colombia, and TurkeyCredit: Instagram
While she was working two jobs she felt stuck, and was “pinching pennies” to be able to do things she actually enjoyed, she told Insider.
After taking a quick break for some fun, she’d be back in the cycle of working long and hard just for a short period of relief and relaxation.
She felt discouraged by her current lifestyle and although she wanted to be her own boss, she was worried that without a college degree she wouldn’t be able to manage her own business.
She came up with an idea to sell used books on Amazon, and although she wasn’t sure it would provide the income she was looking for, she ran with it.
Setting up shop
After creating an Amazon Seller account, Bryn got to work.
She spent a year traveling the US buying used books to sell on Amazon.
Bryn sent her inventory to an Amazon warehouse that fulfills all the orders she gets.
“The game plan has been to work hard for a few months stocking my inventory, then travel while I make money from it,” she said.
Last year she made $140,000 in revenue and close to $90,000 in profit.
Bryn has a second Amazon bookstore front and was able to find other ways to make money in the drop-shipping business — which is where the owner of a business doesn’t keep stock on hand.
Being her own boss
As long as she has an internet connection Bryn can work from anywhere.
She’s constantly traveling and exploring new places while running her business.
“I work hard — it’s not all lounging and relaxing, but I’m able to set my own goals for what I want my life to be.”
It’s up to her to decide her schedule, which comes in handy in the case of power outages or places with slow wifi.
She’s been to places like Mexico, Colombia, and Turkey, and her next stop is Bali.
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