The truth is, I struggle with this blog so much because I really don’t know what to write about. And most of the time I am busy trying to figure out how to be an entrepreneur. I now have a couple of little companies that sell products in stores nationwide and have learned a lot in the past few years. People ask me how to do it all the time, and truthfully, it’s not easy. A perfect product, the perfect time and the perfect placement…. It is an uphill battle. But oh so fun and fulfilling at the same time.
Several people ask me how I got started. Well, it all goes back to the early days of eBay and online selling. It was basically an addiction. It’s all I did. I would get huge truckloads of items. Clothing, fine china, shoes, backpacks, you name it. Its basically how I survived college. I wish they had Instagram back in the day…the pictures of my living conditions would have been epic. I had piles of stuff in my room. It would just have a path to get to my bed and then jeans in piles wait high all around me. I would pay my sister to ship the items, she had to re-stack and fold them every day. By the time I moved on to house wares and fine china I was basically swimming in bubble wrap and peanuts. I prided myself in the fact that I could eat my dinner off miss matched Vera Wang plates with Wedgewood silverware on the nightly basis.
As time went on, the economy changed and bargains were easier to find, my margins became a little slimmer and getting a “real job” seemed more fitting. While I was working full time my addition to online selling continued. I continued with eBay, moved on to Amazon, sell on facebook, local classifieds, and a few other platforms. I have learned a lot and several people ask how to do it. Since I don’t have time to teach everyone individually, I figured I could at least reference a few tips to help you out.
Time to clean out your closets and garage…. here we go!