What if I told you I was sitting on millions upon millions of dollars right now and had no way to get to it or use it. What would you think? I’m almost positive you would balk at me, I’m sure you would probably think yeah right, nice story kid. Right? Well…
And I need help getting to it.
It was a cold January day in 2014. I was hard at work trying to get more customers for my online tech support business, which earned just over a thousand dollars a month. It paid the bills. At least most of them.
My 2002 F250 Crew cab which I owed $2500.00 on, had just been repossessed for non-payment. I just didn’t have enough money at the end of the month for it. This was normal for me at the time.
Day after day I struggled to make ends meet. Pretty much the same routine over and over and over. Then one day I received a phone call. It was a guy with a thick Indian accent asking me if I was ready to reorder my medication. I was thinking to myself yeah right like I’m going to buy anything from this guy. I would certainly be buying into a scam.
About a year earlier, I had broken my hand and was given medication for the pain. I used it like the doctor ordered and quickly discovered that it was helping me in other ways as well. I was pretty deep into depression and had been put on a few different medications for it that didn’t work.
The medication for my pain did work. My depression was gone. I thought it was a miracle. I looked up how this medication was prescribed and learned that it was not usually prescribed for depression. However, I was able to find a few cases online that backed up the medication as a mental health improvement medication.
I talked to my mental health Doctor about this and she quickly passed it off (my miracle) as a side effect from the medication’s ingredients and that it would not continue working over a long period. I was not about to accept this response and went off on my own to try and figure out how to get this prescribed for my depression.
My depression was gone. I thought it was a miracle.
I turned to my good friend Google and low and behold found ways to get the medication online, legally, through a reputable supplier.
So I did.
I stayed on this medication for over 2 years and I can say that it worked like a charm, beginning to end, all the way through the two years. The Doctor was wrong.
Back to the phone call in 2014.
I was thinking to myself yeah right like I’m going to buy anything from this guy. I would certainly be buying into a scam.
About a week later the same guy called again. Frustrated with the situation, I said you know what, you’re trying to sell me something right? Well, why don’t you buy something from me and maybe we’ll talk. To my surprise, he was willing to discuss it. I started my spiel about the importance of a web presence and having a seamless checkout process for your merchandise and yadda yadda yadda. He then asked me a question that changed my life.
He asked: Do you have a credit card processor?
Umm. Yes? Why?
If I send you customers could you process the sales?
I don’t see why not? What are you getting at?
He then explained the entire system to me and how it had the potential to earn huge amounts of money. I worked with this person for the next couple of years and throughout that time pulled in quite a bit of gross earnings (millions) selling these prescriptions over mail order.
Here is where the problems begin.
I am having a hell of a time finding merchants (credit card processors) who accept my kind business.
Many of the card processors accepted me at first, then later found out I was selling mail-order prescriptions (as a middle man) and shut me down. You see, I am not the pharmacy nor am I the doctor who prescribes. I am the person who facilitates the entire process. I connect a with b and c. I have the customers (hundreds of thousands) I have connections with the doctors who prescribe, I have connections with the pharmacies who fill and deliver the mail-order prescriptions and finally, I have the technical prowess to put it all together into a beautiful profitable system. But…
I need a way to process credit cards!
So there you have it. That is my gold mine. If anybody had any bright ideas please let me know. At this point, I am just sitting here atop this mound of gold waiting for someone to come along and help me unlock it.
Email me: email@example.com