Filed under: eBay,Ebooks,Quick Cash — at: 11:34 AM
I’m not the type to easily get hyped on any product. I try everything sure, but I really don’t think that EVERY idea is destined to work. That’s why a few years ago when everyone was getting in on this online auction / Ebay thing I sat back and really pondered if it was worth getting into on the ground floor.
I did get in but certainly not to the level that I wish I would have. I was focusing my efforts on other profitable ventures and I considered the eBay gig to be a part time cash cow. Something that gave me aspirin money (I already had a beer fund). I was basically just taking junk I had around the house that I really never used and sold it. I had an old saxaphone that was unusable, so I sold it as a planter. I fetched $80 for this thing. My reserve was $20.
Now with all of the people working on this system you’d think that it’s saturated and you wouldn’t be able to get in right? You’d be WRONG in a huge way. As more people begin using the system and more transactions are placed, the more demand there is for products – and buyers. The system is nowhere near full. People are making livings selling handbags, and knit scarves. It seems unbelievable but here is a prime example: I was lecturing at a college in Southern California and a girl mentioned that she went to thrift stores for her ebay stuff. She said she would buy tshirts, hats, pants – anything she could buy for under $10, and flip it around to be sold for over $30. That’s a HUGE markup. She managed to make enough in her first 3 months to buy a new Saturn. That’s not too shabby for an 18 year old kid.
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