December 26, 2016

The Invisible Force That Determines How Much Money You’ll Make Flipping Things

By AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

When most people ask me questions about how they can start making money flipping things for profit… 80% of the time they’re focusing on the wrong things.

At first, they’re more after the “How to” portions of it.

“HOW do I make money flipping things?!”

“How can I start finding things to flip for profit?”

But the “how to” portions of it is everything, right? WRONG.

Let’s take a step back for a sec. OBVIOUSLY learning the “how’s and what’s”, the strategy, the techniques, the secrets – are all key.

But there’s something that comes even before that which you should be aware of… that is if you’re serious about wanting to start making money flipping things (not just reading or hearing about others doing it).

It’s called…


Many people don’t understand the importance that self-image plays.

In the flipping business.

In what you achieve in your life.

In the types of relationships you have.

In how successful you become.

In everything.

Your self-image is the invisible force that enables you to achieve great goals.

Your self-image will determine how much money you’ll make in this side hustle.

It’s that invisible force that’ll determine if you’ll make $40 this weekend or $400 this weekend.

I’ve had days where I’d wake up on a Saturday, I’d tell myself,

“I’m going to leave the house and go hunting for deals at thrift stores, pawn shops, and wherever else… and I’m not going to come home until I’ve made at LEAST $500 in deals/profit. However long it takes.”

I’d leave the house at 9am.

At 1pm, I’d be back home, having made $500+ worth of deals.

I call them $500 days and they are awesome (and lots of fun).

In fact, after a while, $500 days became almost a norm.

So then I kept pushing the bar. More and more. I wanted more challenge.

So I’d try and make $600 in a day. Then $700. Then $800. And so on.

Now hear me out for a sec… the first time you make $500 in a single day, with only a few hours, you’re gonna be like holy shit.

It’s freakin’ insane! It’s unreal!

So now I want you to take this part in…

Sure, it takes skill, experience, knowledge, etc., to pull this off…

But that’s not what enabled me to have “$500 days”.

That’s not what enabled me to start making enough money where I could comfortably (and confidently) walk away from my $60,000/year day job…

None of that.

So what was it?

You probably guessed it.


Everything starts with your self-image and how you see yourself, and what you’re capable of. If you’re thinking to yourself, “$500 in a day? I could never do that.”, then it’ll be true for you. You never will, no matter how good you are or how much you know.


So I want you to do this exercise.

Here’s what I want you to do.

I want you to take a break for a little while in learning the “How-to” side of things… don’t worry, you’ll learn those too, but that’ll come later and this is even more important, trust me.

Just let it go for a while mentally.

Now, I want you to start thinking about your self-image.

REALLY start focusing in on it.

Start seeing yourself as someone who is capable of being successful in this… someone who CAN start making some money. Now how much you wanna make, that’s completely up to you. But shoot big. Why not?

I want you to start seeing it.

Start telling yourself…

“I Am A Flipping Ninja.”

“I am someone who knows how to make money flipping things anywhere, anytime with full confidence.”

“I can wake up in the morning, make a decision to make $200 today flipping things, then go out and make it happen. Easy.”

Shift from “I don’t know if I can flip this” to “WATCH me flip this!”

When your friends tell you… “You can’t flip that!”

Respond with… “Oh yeah? Just wait and see, no problem.”

Then do it.

Start seeing yourself as someone who can totally kill it in this business.

As an expert flipper.

Your self-image needs to get to a place of power first. A place of confidence.

It needs to be prepared for you to start accepting money.

Before you can start making $500 per month flipping things, you need to start seeing it happen.

Before you can make $3,000 per month flipping things, you need to see yourself as someone who is capable, skilled, and strategic enough to pull it off.

Before you can start making $10,000 per month flipping things, you need to start seeing yourself as the shit. Boss man. Best dude/dudette ever. Total badass. Whatever it takes. Fire yourself up.

And start believing it.


Lemme tell you a story.

Not long ago I went to a thrift store and saw a chess set for sale in the toy section.

It costed $6.99.

Just a regular, old chess board with pieces.

Nobody in their right mind would have thought buying a chess set (especially this one) had any sort of profit potential that would be worth flipping (or even possible to “flip” period) – I mean it’s a god damn $6.99 toy chess set.

I bought it. I took it home. 7 days later I sold that chess set for $100.

The jaws of those who said I was insane, wasting my time, and no one would buy it for $100… dropped.

I won’t get into the mechanics of HOW I did it here, but I will say, that I first believed I could do it.

Then I bought it and did it.

Look. Self-image is everything. Everything – starts in the mind.

Your self-image will determine how successful you’ll become. It’ll determine how much you’ll  make.

Self-image is everything.

If you were to buy my Flipping Ninja Blueprint now…

And you went into it fully doubting yourself… you’d likely fail and I’d tell you DON’T buy The Flipping Ninja Blueprint!

However – if you can slowly start to shift your thinking… your self-image… and you’re vibing with what I’m saying… it’s starting to click with you and you’re having an “Ah hah!” moment…

You start actually seeing yourself learning the craft, doing it, making small moves here and there, doing actual flips, then continuing to make more and more… getting better and better at it, really immersing yourself in the “how and what” side of things…

And you actually see yourself not just making money because of it, but also enjoying it…

Using it… Paying off credit card debt… saving the money for something nice… buying yourself another car… funding a nice vacation… paying your way through college… having more date nights with your partner…

Really seeing what the money can do for you in your life…

Only THEN will you do well in this business.

But it starts with self-image.

I’m asking you, CAN you do it? ARE you worthy? ARE you capable? ARE you someone who can commit to learning something new and seeing it through?

That’s for you to answer within yourself.

Just remember that trying to change the outside… without changing the inside first will result in ultimate failure if your self image isn’t right.

Get your head right first and you’ll get everything else right – including your bank account.

If you’re someone who sees great things happening for yourself… If you believe in yourself (even if just a bit)… Visit and let’s train you so that you can start making money flipping things on your spare time (once you see how easy it is – you’ll wish you invested in this ages ago — ANYONE can learn it).

Visit here today and let’s get you skilled up and trained so you can go out and start making money flipping things.


AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

Hey there, I'm AJ, also known as 'The Flipping Ninja'. My flipping journey has been transformative, allowing me to buy sleek cars, indulge in exotic vacations, and even purchase my first house at 24, which I turned into a passive income source. With over 3,000+ items flipped and sales surpassing $300k, it's not just about the numbers. It's about the freedom and empowerment flipping brings.

After years of experience, my mission is to share this life-changing skill. I believe flipping is a powerful side hustle for anyone, from college students to working professionals. Ready to transform your life with flipping? Let's embark on this journey together.

Interested in my full journey? Read More about how I became 'The Flipping Ninja'.

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