We like to think of our eBay store as an updated version of the 1950s Mom and Pop General Store. flickr-cc-by derrypubliclibrary
This week we thought we’d talk more about how we approach our eBay
store to make a full-time living. We sell used items that we buy at
thrift stores, yard sales, auctions, and even dumpster diving. But
this isn’t new info. We’ve been scanning the multiple eBay blogs and
Youtube channels where everyone talks about how much money can be made
from “flipping” items. Must be easy, right?
For us, it’s all about thinking of our store as a “Mom & Pop shop”. We
do all the work, and we make all the money. Super low overhead. If we
don’t want to work a lot, then we won’t make a lot of money. Selling a
pair of shoes is easy. Selling 100 pairs of shoes in a month is a
serious time commitment.
In this podcast, we share how we structure our time, work with each
other, and make 90% of our income from selling old shoes on eBay. Here is a link to an interview with Ryanne’s mom, Jena, another long time ebay seller who has inspired us to be independent.