Wednesday, August 24, 2016

30 Day YouTube Challenge Starts September 1

It's back! I am already working behind the scenes stacking up videos for another 30 day challenge. The last challenge I did back in April 2016 is my most viewed playlist and nothing has been added since April 30 - 4 months ago!  So this tells me viewers like the challenge and it is time for another one. (If you missed the last one, check it out here!)

The 30 Day YouTube Challenge includes 30 educational videos in 30 days. These videos are packed with information you can use to grow your business and most importantly make more money!  I'm a different kind of YouTuber: no ride-alongs, haul videos, rambling speeches, or technical difficulties. These are high quality, professionally created videos packed with educational material. I know your time is valuable and you want reliable information without all the fluff, drama, and hype.

You will learn about:

BOLOs (things to be on the lookout for when buying for resale)

Cleaning tips

Consignment selling

eBay FAQs

Keyword lessons

Increasing sales

Men's clothing

Money Making Monday scores (real sales by real people just like you!)


Shipping tips


Successful seller interviews

Vintage items

What to sell

Women's clothing

All videos will be in a special playlist, so if you miss a day you can go back and catch up! I've got some great things planned and best of all, this 30-day intensive is absolutely FREE. So mark your calendar and get ready to absorb all this great information. If you have a request for a particular topic, just leave it in the comments below. I will do my best to create a video about it.

See you on YouTube!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

eBay Seller Lives and Works in 800 Sq Ft Apartment

Meet Lyndsay, a successful eBay seller who makes $2,800 profit a month selling clothes and shoes on eBay. The amazing thing about Lyndsay is that she does all of this from her 800 square ft apartment.

Lyndsay has a wonderful story - surviving a terminal illness, an amazingly supportive husband, and great plans for the future.

Listen to the interview here.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

eBay Will Block Listings with Active Content in 2017

In 2017, eBay will block listings with active content. Here is a great video explaining what active content is, why eBay doesn't want it, and what you need to do about it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

$18 Thrift Store Item Sells for $1,799

Wow, another amazing sale by a regular person just like you! Karen posted this sale on my Facebook group this week:

So here is the back story, directly from Karen:

"I was in a used bookstore and the cards just caught my eye. I hesitated paying $18 for used oracle cards but I paid attention to my intuition. I looked them up when I got home and couldn't believe what they were listed for. Someone on Amazon had them listed for as much as $7,500. There were 2 sets in the $2,500 range. I did a whole lot of research on them. I knew they were pretty rare but didn't think I would get that much for them. I had nothing to lose so I listed them at $2,400. Over the course of 4 months, I gradually lowered the price. I was completely surprised and amazed when I logged on to my computer and saw they sold for $1,799.

This is the first set of oracle or tarot cards I have ever sold but I do have a wide variety of things in my eBay store. I generally just sell books on Amazon. 

My profit is $1,474 after Amazon fees, postage, and insurance. I shipped them with express mail with signature required and insurance. The insurance company would only insure up to $1,500 but that's good enough.

Of course I am thinking there's a chance something could go wrong with the sale. They might want to return or something else could happen to the package. That's why it's insured and has signature required. But it's silly to waste time and energy worrying about that. I believe we all get what we think about and if we focus on bad things that might happen, then they might. It's worth the risk. I'm absolutely holding he money until I'm sure nothing will go wrong. I was in banking 27 years before I retired and I'm pretty cautious about spending money I don't have. I've seen what it can do to people.

It's all worth the risk. I've been selling for 13 years and my philosophy is to treat people with respect and kindness and have a sense of humor. Sure, I've let myself get annoyed once in a while but only until I remember it's just not worth it to lose my positive attitude."

Thanks so much for sharing Karen, and congrats on this fantastic sale!

Visit Karen's store eBay store, Art and Other Things, to check out her inventory for sale.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

eBay Consignment Sellers Needed in Many Cities!

Ok, eBay sellers. The world needs you! My eBay Consignment Directory has been active for over a year now, and sellers are getting great results including new clients, repeat clients, and the best part - earning more money doing what they love - selling on eBay!

I've been promoting the directory heavily on social media, including Facebook ads. The ads target people who have interests on Facebook that are in alignment with downsizing, generating cash, minimalism, and paying off debt. In case you didn't realize, when you 'like" things on Facebook, it is tracked. Also, if you are surfing the internet with Facebook open in another window, Facebook tracks it. (Ever notice after you Google a subject or do some internet shopping, ads for that type of thing appears on Facebook? It's not random. It is marketing.)

So Facebook is a marketer's dream - we can target an audience by what they are looking at online.

Here is an example of one completed Facebook Ad that reached almost 2,000 people:

These ads are helping people connect with consignment sellers in their area. I've received these emails from potential clients looking for eBay sellers in their areas:

These folks are reaching out to find eBay sellers who can sell their items. Consignment works for a lot of sellers because:

  1. Increase income without having to buy more inventory.
  2. Get free education - learn about things you never would have stumbled upon on your own.
  3. Control - only work with clients you choose selling the items you want to work with.
  4. Set your own fees. 
My eBay Consignment Directory is the only one of its kind anywhere. eBay used to have a Trading Assistant program but discontinued it in 2013. The average person knows there is money to be made on eBay but either doesn't have time to learn, doesn't have patience to learn, or just wants to hire somebody else to do the work. The directory is posted on my blog, which gets over 75k hits a month:

The Consignment Directory post has received over 11k views in the last 13 months:

That's almost 1,000 people a month looking for help selling items on eBay. And they are not all being served because there aren't enough sellers out there to help them.

Sign up for my eBay Seller Consignment Network and the leads will come to you. It is ok if there are multiple sellers in the same city - not everyone sells the same type of items, or is in the exact same geographic area. There are more than enough clients to go around.

The cost to be listed in my network is $50 a year. You receive a standard consignment agreement, tip sheet, and unlimited email support with your consignment business. I do all the promoting so clients come to you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Gigantic Church Rummage Sale Roswell, GA Aug 4 - 6

Listen up, Atlanta people!  I have been helping my church set up for their annual garage sale. The proceeds go to the Job Networking program, which is the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Last year, this sale raised $38,000 for the program, which has helped thousands of people find jobs since 1997. RUMC Job Networking has been featured on ABC World News, on Clark Howard's show, and even in the Wall Street Journal. This is a ministry I am passionate about because I know it works and it changes lives. 

Inventory is pouring in - we can't get it out on the sales floor fast enough. Stuff is coming in by the truckload and the church has been filling up 2 storage units of merchandise for the sale over the last few months. Volunteers are working all week to get the sale set up and items priced. This is a massive undertaking, one of the biggest church sales in the Atlanta area, and one of the most organized sales I have ever seen.

You won't want to miss this event - there are thousands of items and they are priced to sell.

Mens and Women's Clothing

Clothing is sorted by size! Go to your size section and start shopping.

An entire hallway of shoes $2 per pair!



Furniture, Lamps, Rugs


Glassware, Dinnerware, Barware

Kitchen Items



Craft Items

Toys, Games, and Puzzles


Office Supplies, Electronics

Framed Decor and Empty Frames

Sporting Goods

Not pictured (still in set up stage)

Children's clothing
Outdoor patio furniture
Lawn and garden equipment

Roswell United Methodist is located at 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell GA, 30075.

Sale Hours

Thursday August 4th Early Bird Sale $10 Admission
8 AM - 5 PM

Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday 8 AM - 2 PM (end of sale clearance, fill-a-bag sales later in day)

This is a great opportunity to get inventory to flip on eBay, Facebook groups, Amazon, Craigslist, or wherever you sell items. Or to get items for yourself at ridiculously low prices. Bring a big vehicle and I hope to see you there! 

Also, please share this post on your eBay groups and social media and help us raise money for this great cause. 

$1.50 Thrift Store Find Sells for $1,350 on eBay

These are the finds that eBay sellers dream of. Amber recently shared on my Facebook Group that she found this unique little journal at a thrift store in Kerrville Texas for $1.50. Amber said,

"I thought it was cool and might sell as a Father's Day gift. As I was preparing to take pictures of it, I noticed a tiny little signature in the brass. It was my research on the signature that caused me to price it that high. If I hadn't seen that, I would have priced it around $40."

The item is a Gabriella Crespi signed 1970's bark and brass cork skin journal guestbook. Gabriella Crespi is an Italian designer famous for her unique furniture designs.

Here is a screen shot of Amber's sale. She took a Best Offer of $1,350 on the item and it took about 3 weeks to sell.

Visit Amber's eBay Store here to check out what else she sells. 

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