Category: eBay Success Stories

Blueberry Hill Boutique – An eBay Success Story

Don’t miss this cool story about Crissy Jeckel of Blueberry Hill Boutique.  It’s a GoAskMom blog post.  Jeckel is a stay-at-home mom and eBay seller who quit her day job to run a consignment business.  Read the full story !

 

 

Don’t forget:  For eBay-related information, check out this blog each and every day!  And don’t forget to post a score to my “score board” to get my two free “10 Items That Sell on eBay” lists.  Take a peek at what others have posted here.  If you need shoes, browse my eBay storeBlue Frog Shoes and if you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to “like” the eBay Life Blog Facebook page.  I would really appreciate it!

 

Posted by ebaylife 25/03/2012 Comments 0 Comments

Dream Adventures! Another eBay Success Story!

Kelli and Jim Shaw started selling on eBay in 1998 under the business name Dream Adventures.  Eventually their hobby turned into a business, and they quit their jobs to work for Dream Adventures full-time.  The business specializes in women’s fashion and accessories.  Dream Adventures features new clothing and accessories from Alfani, Bebe, Nine West, Liz Claiborne and other designers.

 

Before starting Dream Adventures, Jim owned a wallpapering business.  Kelli worked outside the home as well.  Working from home allows them to spend more time with their many nieces and nephews, and they’ve even recruited family members to help with the packaging and shipping.

 

Kelli and Jim are well known in the eBay community, and sell on Amazon as well.  Last year they sold $80,000 on eBay alone.  I encourage you to check out their awesome store here: Dream Adventures.

 

 

 

Posted by ebaylife 18/03/2012 Comments 0 Comments

A Homeschool eBay Success Story

Just found this cool article about a homeschooling family that earns a six-figure income selling on eBay — and everyone’s involved in the business!  Their userid is Estateauctionsinc.

 

 

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:  “As the economy got tougher, our sales got better. We began to have numerous people call us to sell their antiques and rare collectibles on eBay. To our surprise we have been getting top dollar, in fact we have seen our sales in 2011 end 60% higher than expected. We are now generating a six figure annual income from our home and storage shed,” says Norb Novocin.  (I just became Facebook friends with him!)

 

Here’s the whole story:  Homeschool Success

 

Don’t forget:  For eBay-related information, check out this blog each and every day!  And don’t forget to post a score to my “score board” to get my two free “10 Items That Sell on eBay” lists.  Take a peek at what others have posted here.  If you need shoes, browse my eBay storeBlue Frog Shoes and if you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to “like” the eBay Life Blog Facebook page.  I would really appreciate it!

Posted by ebaylife 11/03/2012 Comments 1 Comment

Are you an eBay success story?

I’m looking for eBay success stories!  If you think you qualify, let me know!  Send your story to Bluefrogshoes@live.com.  Please include a picture of yourself.   I’ll post your story with a link to your eBay store or eBay userid.  Let the world know that you have found success on eBay!

Posted by ebaylife 07/03/2012 Comments 2 Comments

Deer Park Emporium – It doesn’t take long to experience success on eBay!

I’m really enjoying reading about people’s successes, and I hope you are, too!  The following story is very inspiring and was written by the owners of an eBay store called Deer Park Emporium:

 

 

 

 

“Our names are Joyce Johnson and Temple Price, and we are the proprietors of  Deer Park Emporium.  We started out on eBay last September by selling things we didn’t want from around our home.  Six short months later we are Top-Rated Power Sellers and have a 100% positive feedback rating.

 

We sell about 50 items per month, and our average sale is about $25.  We usually have around 125 listings going at any given time. We had a 57% increase in sales for the month of January and hope to hit the $2000-a-month mark very soon.

 

After selling things we owned, we moved on to yard sales and thrift shops.  We also buy clearance items and purchase end-of-season merchandise at the big box home improvement stores.  We now have an almost unlimited supply of things to sell.

 

Although we are excited about the success we have experienced this last year, moving so fast so quickly presents its challenges. We both have full-time jobs.  In order to get everything done, we must dedicate a large portion of our free time to the business, but we have worked out a pretty good system. I do the majority of the buying, and I create the listings.  Temple is the photographer, researcher, and shipper.

 

We love the time we spend together doing all these things and the extra money is nice, too. Extra special vacation here we come!  All kidding aside, we love running our business and have dedicated ourselves to finding new products and growing our business.  We try to take advantage of the tools offered by eBay where they make sense for us, and we are always looking to learn new things. The opportunities and rewards are unlimited!”

 

What a great story! If you would like to be featured as an eBay success story, email me at Bluefrogshoes@live.com.  And don’t forget to check out Deer Park Emporium!

 

Don’t forget:  For eBay-related information, check out this blog each and every day!  And don’t forget to post a score to my “score board” to get my two free “10 Items That Sell on eBay” lists.  Take a peek at what others have posted here.  If you need shoes, browse my eBay storeBlue Frog Shoes and if you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to “like” the eBay Life Blog Facebook page.  I would really appreciate it!

Posted by ebaylife 04/03/2012 Comments 1 Comment

Gully Farm Consignment — An eBay Success Story!

 

 

Ed Weber has definitely found success on eBay.  Here’s his story:

 

“My name is Ed Weber, and I sell on eBay under user id Gully95.  I have an eBay store called Gully Farm Consigment and a website at gullyfarmconsignment.com.  I started buying on eBay in 2002 and started casually selling around 2007.

 

Since 2010, I’ve been selling on eBay full-time.  I have an online consignment business and sell as a trading assistant.  Prior to selling on eBay, I had two jobs at large companies and one job at a start up.  Due to the recession, I found myself unemployed at pretty much the peak of the recession.

 

My wife was able to find a job making enough to cover our basic expenses, so we decided that we would switch roles, and I would stay home with our kids.  eBay has allowed me to continue making money while taking care of the household.”  (In the last 90 days, Ed has sold around $10,000 worth of merchandise!)

 

Be sure to check out Gully Farm Consignments and thanks for sharing, Ed!

Posted by ebaylife 26/02/2012 Comments 0 Comments

Seller Turns Hobby into Business

Great eBay success story that popped up in my email box this morning!

 

Click here for inspiration

 

Posted by ebaylife 19/02/2012 Comments 3 Comments

Great video to inspire you this Monday morning!

Just ran across this video on YouTube.  It’s the story of a woman who sells clothing and accessories on consignment at CelebrityOwned.com.  Very cool! 

 

Posted by ebaylife 06/02/2012 Comments 0 Comments

Honeymoon in Vegas – An eBay Success Story!

 

 

Last winter,  Rachel Miller* decided she wanted to start selling on eBay.  After only one three-hour lesson, she was off and running.

 

Within a few months, Rachel was reaching her selling limits and begging eBay to increase them.  Less than six months later, Rachel had saved enough money to pay for her entire ten-day honeymoon to Vegas and the Grand Canyon!  “I was able to save so much more than I thought I would,” she told me just before leaving for her trip.

 

When her 75-year-old grandmother and mother started hearing about the success Rachel was having, they wanted in.  Rachel has now gotten them involved in the business.  Her mother, for example, is in charge of organizing and researching items.  Having part-time employees keeps Rachel on task.   “One day my mom was helping me with my eBay listings, and I decided I wanted to go to the movies.   Mom was having none of that.  ‘I came over to work not to play,’ she said.  That set me straight!”

 

Rachel works full-time (40+ hours) but manages to sell almost $2,000 a month.  She purchases most of her items for around $8.  Her goal is to be able to be a stay-at-home mom (no children yet) and run a home-based business.  Rachel’s next step is to learn about opening a store.  With eBay’s help, she feels like her goals will be achieved!

(* = Name has been changed at the request of the eBay seller)


					
					
Posted by ebaylife 29/09/2011 Comments 2 Comments

Need inspiration? Read about Sergio Bueno!

I first met Sergio Bueno at the end of April 2011 when he joined the Skip McGrath coaching program.  He was very interested in becoming an entrepreneur.  Since then, Sergio has been attending estate sales on the weekends and has quickly learned what to sell on eBay to make real money.  

When Sergio started the program, he invested in a photo studio.  I am always impressed by his pictures.  The photo studio wasn’t cheap, but I’m positive that his photos have helped him capture the attention of buyers.
Another reason Sergio is experiencing success is that he studies the completed listings of successful eBayers.  It gives him ideas on what to sell.  He pays an average of $5 per item.   After only four months, Sergio is selling over $1,000 every 30 days.  I love reporting on Sergio’s latest sales!   
Posted by ebaylife 20/09/2011 Comments 2 Comments
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