Thursday, March 8, 2018

Should You Wash Thrift Store Clothing Before Selling on eBay?

This is a big seller controversy. Here is what REALLY goes on in thrift stores and why you should wash everything that comes out of a thrift store whether you keep it or sell it.

Watch the video here.  Try not to get creeped out!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

FREE eBay SEO Research Tool - How to Find Out What Buyers Want

Unfortunately eBay research is limited - we can only look at completed listings for a limited time. And eBay does not provide much in the way of traffic reports, referring search word reports, referring domain reports - all the important things we want to know to improve our business.

We can all sell a lot more stuff if we knew what buyers WANT - what people are searching for, shopping for, and researching online using search engines.

When eBay took the Omiture reports away, it was quite a blow to those of us who used the reports to improve our businesses. As a blogger and writer who is trained in SEO (search engine optimization) for over 10 years, I figured out a way to use a keyword tool that writers use, for eBay research.

Now, keep in mind, that this tool is NOT provided by eBay. I had an "aha moment" and married this keyword writing tool with the need for better eBay research. I use this FREE tool frequently to discover what buyers want based on what searches are done on the internet.

For an in-depth explanation of this free research tool, that will help eBay SEO, check out my video here. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

How to Make $100 an Hour on eBay Selling Thrift Store Items

You REALLY can make $100 selling thrift store items on eBay, IF you learn to pick the right things.

For example, I recently spent 3 hours in a Goodwill store, and found 22 items that cost me $94. Based on my research of eBay sold items (comps), I will make a profit of just shy of $600 once these items sell. Here is the math:

Cost = what I paid, some were full price, some were half price.

Fees = I used an easy 15% for fees, since eBay fees are 10%, Paypal fees are 3%, and I added a little wiggle room.

Shipping = I do calculated shipping, so the shipping is always a wash, and paid for by the buyer.

I estimate another 3 hours to photograph and list these items. So the math is:

$619 profit / 6 hours of work = $103 hourly rate. 

*Does not include drive time to the thrift store, which was 15 minutes each way, or shipping, which should be no more than 3 minutes per item.

To see all the items in this thrift store haul, check out the video here.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

How to Start an eBay Business for Retirees, Baby Boomers, and Seniors

Whether you believe it or not, pre-retirees, retirees, Baby Boomers, and Seniors are in the perfect position to start or grow an eBay business. Why? It is all about the STUFF!

You have the stuff - decades worth of stuff that you absolutely can sell on eBay.
Your kids don't want the stuff. They aren't trying to be disrespectful - it just isn't important to them the way it is to you. And they don't want to have to deal with it in 20-30 years like you are dealing with it now.

Your life is changing so you don't need the stuff. 

You know all about the stuff. What decade it came from, what was going on in the world when it was popular, and what it is called.

You can use the money from the stuff.

You also have the skills and are technologically savvy enough to tackle the eBay site - which isn't really all that hard. (You are online reading this blog - so you can do eBay!)

You CAN be successful with eBay, and build a flexible business you LOVE, get rid of your stuff, make money when you feel like it, and HAVE FUN doing it from the comfort of home. 

Check out my video about how to get started and start cashing in on the stuff you have accumulated so you can ENJOY this season of your life. 

And take advantage of my Boomer special:

(If you are more advanced, you can choose ANY $39 course.)

If you aren't satisfied with the consultation, no problem, I will refund your money and you can keep the course as my gift. No questions asked, no hassle. 

Let's get going on eBay NOW so you can start downsizing and making money while you are doing it!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

eBay Podcasts Now on iTunes and Stitcher!

Hi eBay friends!

As you have probably noticed, I have been remiss in blogging. Mostly because my audience isn't really reading anymore, they want to watch and listen to great eBay info on YouTube instead! Well, now you can, too.

You can listen to the audio from my YouTube videos on podcasts, either on iTunes (for Apple users) or Stitcher (for Apple and Android users). If you don't know how to listen to a podcast on your mobile device, I explain everything (in true Suzanne style) in this video.

I'm looking forward to a prosperous and productive 2018, and hope you will come along for the ride!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and abundant 2018,


Monday, August 21, 2017

eBay Tutorials on YouTube Every Day - Over 250 FREE Videos

I've been busy on YouTube building my channel because everybody loves videos! You can watch and listen while you are doing other things like taking photos, listing, shipping, driving, walking on the treadmill - whatever!

Some popular new videos - just click and you will be taken to the video:

If you are looking for an easy and free way to learn more about eBay selling subscribe to my YouTube channel for daily videos! 

Everything is organized into playlists so you can either listen to random videos or stick with a particular topic:

No hype,  just REAL information that you can use to grow your business. Come on over to YouTube and join the community and let's talk eBay!

See you there!


Friday, August 4, 2017

eBay Reseller Sells $7 Item from Local Goodwill for $535!

This is why we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE eBay! Shout out to fellow seller Shannon Floyd Baughman for her amazing sale! Here are the details, directly from Shannon:

"I bought this dress at a Goodwill about 10 minutes from my house for $6.95. I was actually scanning tags for a St. John that I only recently found a BOLO from your site. I stumble on this dress and thought it was lovely, but had never heard of the designer. 

I looked him up and saw a similar dress had sold for $320 so I grabbed it up.I have 4 kids so I am often distracted by everyday life, I tossed the dress in my office and it sat there for over 3 weeks. 

A week before we were going on our vacation to Universal Studios, I was looking around my office for items to list for spending money and saw the dress. I immediately listed it, with help from my 12 year old daughter who modeled it. I started it out at $99.99 on a ten day auction."

Here is Shannon's daughter modeling the dress. (Stunning model by the way - she looks precious in this dress!)

Thanks so much for sharing this sale, Shannon, and I hope that spending money came in handy!

For more amazing eBay sales by people just like you, check out Money Making Mondays in my Facebook Group here. 

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