Wanna know how to make big bucks selling on eBay? It is totally possible, and if you frequent thrift stores and garage sales, you’re already half-way there!
I piece together a living online each and every month, and the way I started out was selling on eBay or otherwise known as flipping for profit on eBay. I built my eBay store up to a $500 a month business, only working a few hours a week. But there are many people who do it for a full-time living. One example is work-at-home mom, Sarah Titus. She made a great living on eBay while she was building her blog.
I still sell on eBay occasionally, especially when I travel. I like making a little extra cash for trips! The way I got started was following some experts online who make a good living flipping on eBay. Most of the resources are free and totally fun to watch and read.
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If you’re ready for this cool work-at-home opportunity, visit some of these peeps, and get to flippin’!
First up on the list is Jason T. Smith, from the short-lived Spike TV show, Thrifting with the Boys. Jason’s been earning a good living on eBay for a lot of years and doesn’t mind sharing his secrets. He even shares the link to his eBay store so you can see exactly how he does it. It’s called Tiki Pug Music, but he now sells mostly plus-size clothing.
He has a weekly YouTube show with another eBayer that’s really fun to watch, or you can watch some of his older clips with his old TWTB partner, Bryan Goodman.
The couple from Scavenger Life is pretty cool to listen to and read about as well. They publish monthly income reports on their blog, and weekly podcasts and videos talking about their thrift hauls, and showing you what sold in their eBay stores that week.
The Gillmans have moved on to sell mostly on Amazon with private labeling now, but when I first started learning about eBay, they were the go-to eBay gurus. You can still go to their eBay channel and watch the older videos where they show you everything they bought and how much it would sell for. Their channel is great for everyday flippers because they sold a lot of common household items and parts. They’ll teach you how to part out things like coffee pots to make more money.
Tracy at Entrepreneur Girl does a little bit of everything, including stock trading and Amazon, but she has some really great videos on getting started on eBay from a couple of years ago. She bought and sold a lot of children’s items, and has a really great system for organizing her inventory.
Chad and Kim call themselves the “Golden Finger Picker” and the “Florida Picking Queen.” Their YouTube channel is still 100% selling on eBay, and you’ll learn a ton about what sells, from toy cars to sports equipment.
Hart Pickers flips mostly men’s clothing and posts haul videos showing what he buys and how much he sells it for. His channel is great for gathering a list of the best-selling brands to keep on hand for thrift store stops.
Lynn Dralle calls herself the Queen of Auctions. She specializes in dinnerware and has a whole slew of guides, eBooks, books and videos for sale that will teach you how to make big bucks selling on eBay. She also shares the link to her store, where you can see what she sells.
Another picking couple to watch on YouTube is the Alabama Pickers. They pick up a little bit of everything and show their thrift hauls every week.
Dallas Moore is another re-seller who seems to be selling more on Amazon lately. Nevertheless, his videos showing you what sells are still valuable. He sold a lot of vintage items. Think rotary phones and old light fixtures.
Suzanne Wells not only offers up information on selling on eBay on her blog, she also offers eBay coaching and eBooks to take you to the next level.
Ready to Flip?
Selling on eBay is a fun and profitable way to make a living or a side income if it’s something you like doing. My advice is to start small and set up a good system for handling and shipping inventory. Follow some of these re-sellers who are doing it well, and learn how they streamline their business.
There’s no reason you can’t be earning 6 figures selling on eBay like some of these re-sellers!