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The Beginners Guide to Marijuana Distribution
Ch.20 Growing Your Business
Home
Ch.1 The Decision To Start Dealing
Ch.2 Finding a Supplier
Ch.3 Trust
Ch.4 Weed on the Front
Ch.5 Finding Customers
Ch.6 Ethics in Drug Dealing
Ch.7 Honesty and Lies
Ch.8 Judging Weed
Ch.9 Doctoring your product
Ch.10 Necessary Equipment
Ch.11 Phones, Cell Phones and Pagers
Ch.12 Guns
Ch.13 All About Bicycles
Ch.14 Clothing
Ch.15 All about automobiles
Ch.16 Dealing From Your Home
Ch.17 Weights, Measurements, Prices and Mathematics
Ch.18 The Ideal Customer
Ch.19 To Front or Not to Front
Ch.20 Growing Your Business
Ch.21 Keeping Your Mouth Shut
Ch.22 Avoiding Rip-Offs
Ch.23 Carrying and Hiding Your Weed
Ch.24 Dealing With Cops
Ch.25 Your rights and the police
Ch.26 If The Cops Search Your Home
Ch.27 If You Get Arrested
Ch.28 Spotting a Narc or Undercover Cop
Ch.29 Awareness of People and Surroundings
Ch. 30 Managing Paranoia
Ch.31 Managing your Money
Ch.32 Managing Your Smoking Habits
Ch.33 How to Roll a Sack

Growing Your Business

I hesitate to use the word 'business' here as I do not encourage anyone to look at dealing as though it were a career choice. It's much safer to run things as a hobby or a side project. You need to have other focuses in your life. Drug dealing is a great way to work your way through college, but becomes far more risky when it's your only focus, and only a select few can make long lasting, well-paying careers out of it without eventually getting busted.

Remember, drug dealing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Once you get greedy, the cops start to take notice. Instead, my recommendation is to keep it small and safe, just hooking up your friends, and be content with the small part you're doing to help fight government oppression.

Having said all that, it's time we be honest with ourselves and admit that most of us aren't dealing drugs to be noble and fight tyranny; we're doing it to make money.

So for those of you who wish to grow larger, my recommendation is to take it slow and steady. Get used to buying quarter pounds before you start buying half pounds. And be careful who you buy from. Don't forget your safety just because you're looking for a bigger profit. I've seen a lot of dealers become intoxicated with the money and popularity, and just the thrill of making bigger and bigger deals, until they become too big for their britches and wind up going down hard. This happened to me as well.

I suggest a good rule of thumb to be, when you start averaging more than two or three deals per day it's time to make a change. Start refusing the smaller sales, especially the five and ten sacks. For every sale you make, you draw attention to yourself, but selling an ounce doesn't attract much more attention than selling a twenty sack, but the profit is much greater.

Most dealers never sell five and ten sacks except in very special circumstances, and only sell twenty sacks to close friends.

But you must remember to be firm. When you make the decision that you've got too many people coming by your house and you need to quit selling twenty sacks, you'll probably have a few people who keep asking for twenties and even one or two who get mad about it. Be nice about it. Make it clear that it's nothing personal (even if it is something personal) and they're welcome to buy forties instead of twenties.

Another option is to give your smaller customers to another dealer who buys from you, thereby increasing the demand for your larger quantities.

Remember not to get carried away with growing your business. Don't start telling people you can hook them up with larger quantities if you're not sure you really can. Don't make promises you can't keep, or people aren't going to be interested in doing business with you again.

And as your business grows you'll need to make and break connections. The fine art of drug dealing is knowing who you can trust: who is your friend, and who is pretending. When deciding what types of people to do business with, consider mainly the question of, 'would they ever narc me off?,' but you need to consider many other things like their intelligence level and professionalism. A stupid and careless customer or supplier can quickly attract the police to your house.

Beginner's Guide to Marijuana Distribution, Chapter 20