(Cross-posted from The Inside Source blog)
We’ve written previously about eBay MoneyMakers, a great video series by eBay highlighting families who’ve turned to selling on eBay as a way to provide for both everyday basics and little “extras”, from family vacations to new sports equipment for the kids.
The latest installment features the Sibbersen family: When Wendy and Mark got married three years ago, Wendy had recently moved to Michigan to be with Mark and his kids. The couple made the decision that Wendy would stay home with the children in order to spend time with them and get to know them better. But living on one income required some financial tightening of the belt. In order to bring in some extra cash, the couple used eBay to sell things they had around the house but didn’t use. As the money rolled in (they got $400 for Mark’s golf club set), they began to buy items for the express purpose of reselling them on eBay.
Nowadays, Wendy considers eBay selling her “part time” job. Her gig has offered the family the opportunity to travel to places like Newport Beach and Memphis, and yet has allowed her the kind of flexibility she needs—namely, to be able to work from home and continue to make her family her priority.
Check out the video below and click here to see more content, including bonus segments with the Sibbersens.
As we look around the house after Christmas and New Years and see all the unwanted gifts taking up space, we thought you might have the same problem and want to kill two birds with one stone: clear out the clutter while making some extra money.
So if you want to get started selling on eBay in 2012, check out this remarkable find, the Start Selling Kit with Postal Scale, Mailers, Tape Dispenser, Labels, Tripod, and more:
If you have some trepidation about selling on eBay, don’t: we have put together a very friendly New Seller Guide (pdf) to give you an idea of what is involved. Familiarize yourself with this easy process by reviewing the PDF file here.
You too could become an eBay MoneyMaker, or at least clear out unwanted stuff in your house. After all, according to USA.gov, some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, after “get fit,” are to try new things, manage debt, and reuse, reduce, and recycle. As a new eBay seller, you can “resolve” to accomplish all these goals in one place: eBay!