This week we’ve experienced the full craziness of being self-employed. Because we’ve decided to invest in our eBay and rental businesses, we’re spending all the money we saved up over the past year (plus some). And we can’t even be sure if we’re making the right choices.
Is it smart to build a huge storage building for our eBay inventory? What if we get bored and don’t want to sell anymore? There will be a huge warehouse in our backyard. Is it smart to renovate an old house to turn into vacation rental? Why not just slap some paint on it and be done? What if no one wants to rent it? That’s a mortgage we don’t need.
Our mental health through all this is determined by how we handle these questions. I’d say we were pretty good this week. Only had a couple arguments when the pressure was on and decisions had to be made. The good news is that we always respect each other regardless of our differences of opinion. Then we ultimately agree on a plan of action. Plus, we never go to bed angry.
We have loved scavenging for the past eight years and see no decline in our interest. We’re even more excited to use our eBay profits to invest in rental property. So investing in these passions is smart for us even if we get stressed writing big checks. It’s scary to live without a safety net, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
eBay was steady for us this week. All bread and butter sales (average selling price was about $35). all we can do is keep listing. This election will soon be over and holiday season is upon us!
Our Store Week Oct 30-Nov 5, 2016
- Store #1
- Total Items in Store: 4377
- Items Sold: 41
- Cost of Items Sold: $65
- Total Sales: $1,333.33
- Highest Price Sold: $135 (Art Poster)
- Average Price Sold: $35.52
- Returns: 1
- Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $60
- Number of items listed this week: 190
- Sold ? items for $?
- Store #2
- Total Items in Store: 1029
- Items Sold: 7
- Cost of Items Sold: $10
- Total Sales: $171.36
- Highest Price Sold: $40 (Wooden box)
- Average Price Sold: $24.48
- Returns: 0
- Number of items listed this week: 0