For years I have run this blog -drama free mama.com. I am a single mom, working full time for the same company for 23 years and suddenly I found myself having to take on a second job on the weekends. This meant I was working 7 days a week, 8 hours a day and besides having no life with my family, my health started to decline as well. But what was I to do? I needed the extra money. Is there anyone that can relate to needing some extra income? I’m sure you are with me.
12 years ago, I ran a consignment store at out of my house on www.toygoround.net getting my products from friends at my daughters preschool and family. Consignment turned out to be a lot of work with all the paperwork and I was still working full time. I had to stop reselling after a couple of years due to life changes.
This year- in good old 2020, I started sourcing and reselling again. Great time to begin a business right? My main platform is on Ebay with Toygoroundinc.
I started out with 18.00 of sales in January but then the Pandemic hit and everyone was buying online. My part time sales went up to 1800 a month. I began streamlining many processes and still try to make at least one of my processes at least % better every week. Whether it is making my listings better. Selling off bad inventory, or just sourcing better.
That’s why I decided to begin a YouTube channel Drama Free Mama. Starting off this year, I made several mistakes when I began reselling and I want to tell you about them in an effort to help new resellers. Even with this Pandemic, there are so many platforms such as Ebay, Mercari, Boomerang, Etsy and so forth that you can sell on even part time and make some good money.
On my channel I will take you through my journey of sourcing and reselling and today I am going to tell you three myths to start you out.
- You don’t have to have capital to start out. Yes, you see the ads on YouTube saying buy my resell program, have enough Capital at all times to purchase big lots of items. But I am here to tell you that you don’t have to have capital to start off. Take a look at what you have around your house, Get donations from family members, making sure it is in good condition and list those items.
- You don’t need an Ebay Store. Don’t pay for a Store in the beginning. On Ebay you can list up to 50 items free. Sign up today.
- You Don’t need to make big investments when you start
All you need is a scale to weigh your packages, Tape, shipping packages free from the post office,labels and a printer.
- I would recommend setting up a USPS account to have items delivered to you. I’ll talk more about this in another blog.
I will be posting YouTube videos on a weekly basis, but until next time, Bring On The Day and let’s start sourcing and reselling.
if you have a question or comment, please let me know. You can reach me at below in the comments or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org