I have finally decided to start selling on eBay. This is something I have wanted to do for a while now, but I always dreaded the whole shipping hassle so I never gave it a try. However, my grandmother has been an eBay seller for about 10 years now and has been very successful with it. This is pretty much how she makes a living, not to mention the fact that nothing makes her happier than finding a good bargain and turning a profit from it. She is very business oriented and I suppose it runs in the family as I have always been the same way.
My grandmother has tried to convince me to start my own eBay account for years now but like I said, as much as I really wanted to, I really didn’t want to have to deal with the shipping and what not. Lately, I have been helping her with her eBay since it has basically become a full time job for her, and I have realized that it really isn’t as much of a hassle as I thought it would be. She has also agreed to help me with the shipping if I need while I’m getting started.
Even though I had never purchased anything on eBay (yet) or sold anything on eBay (yet), I have had my account for a while now. It is something I have procrastinated on for quite some time. Unfortunately though that means that I have 0 feedback which makes it very hard to sell anything on eBay considering buyers typically look for experienced and trusted sellers. New eBay sellers are also limited to only 10 items per month, making it even harder to get my first sale. I know it would be easier if I would just go ahead and buy a few things off eBay to receive feedback therefor increasing my odds at making a sale, but to be perfectly honest I am completely broke right now. That’s right, this Exhausted Mommy is also a broke ass mommy since my husband has not had much work lately. Perhaps I will get lucky though and somebody will decide to take a leap of faith and buy one of my items. I can only hope…
Anyone have any eBay tips for me as beginner they would like to share?