I get a lot of messages on twitter from people wondering how I've turned the Takeover into a successful thing.
Sometimes I can tell that the person asking the question really, honestly wants to know how to become a part of the collecting community and grow as a seller, and other times I can tell that the person just wants to know how to make a bunch of money, and quick.
The thing is, it isn't quick. It isn't overnight. It isn't easy, and it shouldn't be.
The answer to the question of how to become successful in cards is consistency.
Well, that and a whole lot of patience.
In all honesty, if you want to just make a ton of money and really quick, the hobby isn't the place for you to do it.
It's not that you can't make money, but the hobby deserves your investment too.
It's an important community that deserves sellers who also care about it, and if you don't care about it, you won't be successful.
People can see right through pretenders, and it won't matter if you have the best cards and prices if you don't care.
This certainly wasn't quick for me (I've been doing some semblance of the takeover since 2013), and it took a lot of patience and consistency.
I had patience through many nights of selling $5 worth of cards after hours of work, but I stayed consistent in having them, and I truly believe that was the key.
It wasn't just the key then, it will also be the key to any growth I see over the next decade and beyond.
Happy collecting, selling, and trading my friends.
Let's make this hobby great.
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