Thursday, February 20, 2014

It All Started With a Binder and a Storage Bin

What does it take to run a shop similar to mine? Why do I love eBay so much? What kind of income do I make? 

❥ #1 I am fully licensed to run as retailer and run a small business out of my home. 

❥ #2 I started with a binder, a clear plastic bin, and 5 bags of my mother's old clothing.

❥ #3 ALL of my used items are washed, stored in hanging closets that are located in a heated warehouse built just for me. I still can't believe I started with just one storage container and now I have a full shop, plus a office of my own. 

❥ #4 My first month of selling on eBay was enough to pay my power bill and some on my water bill.  

❥ #5 I photo every single day for a minimum 3 hrs, sometimes more depends on eBay's promotion. 

❥ #6 I offer consignment for people in my community as much as I can, I have 21 clients that are either in need during tough times, struggling as a single parent, but my favorite type of client, would happened to be students. I know first hand what it is like to live on a certain income amount while going to school. 

❥ #7 eBay supported my income (as far as bills go) for the last 1 1/2 of my 3 years of schooling. Which is no different now, for I am saving for my next adventure in school. Returning for my BAS in business. 

❥ #8 Depending on eBay promotions, I work on average 8-10 hrs a day from home off and on. If there is a promotion those hours are sometimes doubled 12-16 hrs a day. 

❥ #9 I pay my own taxes, required by Washington state law. 

❥ #10 After taxes I roughly can clear all my bills and than some, but mostly that goes back into inventory if I am low on donations, or packing materials, ink, paper for print outs which anyone that sells online knows can be expensive in the long run. 

❥ #11 My overall love for eBay is hard to explain, other than it provides me a job, I can proudly tell people I work for myself. I have no one in management to answer to, I am my own boss, I design my own hours. I only get back in return as much as I put in. It isn't easy, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I love my job!!

I hope whom ever takes the time to read this, that it may help someone realize they can do anything as long as they put the hard work into it. Not to long ago I was told I would never be fully able to work, due to a injury to my left arm. This allows me to work my own hours, if I am in pain from typing, hanging clothing, or what ever it maybe I can simply step aside and take a break in my living room. 

  Please feel free to click on any of these images and check out what is listed today! 

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read up on what my shop is all about and how I manage my time, and the effort put into my store. 


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