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Do you sell stuff on-line? Interested in it? Well, this blog might be for you. Don't expect lots of news stories or other stuff you can easily get. I want to give you the ugly side...the practical, the-stuff-they-don't-warn-you-about side of on-line retailing for the small seller.

I've been selling on-line for about 9 years. And I'm happy to share some of my experience and knowledge with anyone who has the patience to trudge their way through my random ramblings!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

You want to sell stuff on line? Ok...what do you want to sell?

Selling on-line is cool. Fun. Rewarding. Boring. Monotonous. Frustrating. Profitable.

Plenty of positives...plenty of negatives.

What you can do to help get more positives in the experience?

Define what you want to sell.

I sell stuff I like to sell. I find no joy in selling offset printing presses, engine blocks, hdmi cables,...oh, lots of stuff.

I do enjoy selling 50's and retro items. Nice items for your home. Cool toys. Halloween stuff.

I like that stuff...so I educate myself about this stuff because I like it. So when I sell it, I can back it up with my spirit and reputation. When I buy it to re-sell, I know if I'm getting quality stuff at a good price.

In other words, I am connected to it. My heart is in it. My passion is in it.

If I didn't care about what I was selling, it would show.

There's a great book out there with a title that I remind myself of everyday: do what you love, the money will follow.

If you don't love selling 60's kitchen decor, don't sell it. Remember, you want to sell on-line to get away from a job you probably don't like anymore. Don't jump from one job like that to another.


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