Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mississippi Beautiful

Thought I would share this picture with you guys. While on an ebay buying tour of the Gulf Coast the hours got late and as we rolled into Biloxi I captured this photo. 


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

If your new to online selling then it can be a bit overwhelming and yes the learning curve is pretty difficult but the rewards are very hard to beat. Working from home, answering to no one other than yourself is the way to live!  In the online world you can get micro vision and only see part of the picture especially if your so focused on learning how to do one thing well. 

Something you should always keep in mind if your planning on making a living from your internet sales is that unless your selling on your own website, you are subject to the rules and regulations of whatever marketplace your committed to, whether it be ebay, etsy, bonanza, amazon or where ever you sell your goods. There is always to possibility you could make a mistake sever enough to get you booted from the site your selling on so the age old saying remains true and strong "Don't put all your eggs into one basket" !

You have to learn to sell your products in multiple markets. NEVER make the mistake of depending on one single source of income from a single market or you could be out in the cold fast. 

Here are some ideas to get you started thinking about how you can market your products ...

Local Advertising, we like the free classified paper that is delivered all over our state, the paper is free and gets delivered to all residents. They make their money from advertising. This is a great way to sell your products.

Advertise your goods on craigslist. If you know a local small business person that has a brick and mortar store you can make a deal with them for a percentage of the sales of your goods so you won't even have to meet anyone, just direct your craigslist respondents to that business.

Flea Markets, great way to make money fast. You can even advertise your going to be there on certain dates to get a crowd coming just for your stuff.

Garage sales, an old favorite, time tested and true.

Make your own website, takes time but with proper advertising you can have a thriving business.

And these are just a few ideas just to get you thinking, If you have ideas like these or something completely different then please leave a comment and share with our readers. 

Happy Selling !
Tony