Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Next Adventure

This is a somewhat different post, so if you're not so hot about hearing my personal life stories, this post is not for you! 

Last night I graduated highschool (with honors!!!!) I was 10th in my class with an ACT score of 28, so I can't even imagine the scores of the 9 geniuses in front of me! 

It has been such a journey for me and I'm just amazed at how far I've come and how my life has worked out. Things haven't always been perfect, but now that I look back on my life, I wouldn't change a thing. I have definitely been blessed. 

Being homeschooled for the past 6 years was probably the hardest challenge l've had to face. The transition from public school to being at home was a big change for me, but because of my great parents, I've been able to accomplish so much. They've put up with me when most people would've given up on me, and for that, I'm so very thankful. I'm proud to say that I have the best parents in the world! Just one look at their eBay-filled basement and you'd understand. 

My blog has had over 100,000 views, my eBay sales are through the roof and growing, I'm selling on two other venues and I've been interviewed personally by EBay! What more could I ask for! My journey has been so great and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next! 

College life will definitely be a big change, but I can do it. My orientation is coming up in a few weeks and I cannot wait! I truly hope I can continue to blog and sell on eBay throughout the next 6 years of school. It would be strange without it that's for sure! 

I want to say a big thanks to all of you for taking the time to read my blog and give me all this love, support, and encouragement. You guys are so great! 

But! Enough of my life. Thanks for reading everyone. I'll be back soon with a more eBay-related post. 
I'll end with this: 


Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Scavenger Life Interview is LIVE!

Check it out everyone! My interview with Jay and Ryanne was AMAZING! I loved loved LOVED talking with them! I hope you all enjoy! 

Check it out HERE!! 


May Sales Update

Hey everyone! I know my updates are becoming scarce, but I thought I would pop in to let you know how horrible my sales are this month and the reason why! 

So things around here have been pretty chaotic with graduation coming up in a week and cleaning and preparing for my big move this fall, so I've not really had the chance to list or source like I want to. I might have 20 items that need to be worked up and listed, but that's just not enough to motivate me. I usually need a good Goodwill Outlet trip to get me back in the 20 listings a day mood! 

Other things have been keeping me busy too, such as my interview with The Scavenger Life! So stay tuned for that! It's not posted yet, but it should be shortly! 

Also, on some other news, just a few days ago I was contacted by a lady from eBay and they have asked to do a story on me on their blog! Woohoo! So she called me Thursday and we got the initial interview out of the way and now they're just waiting on some pics of me and my eBay business. The blog should be posted sometime around the last week of May, so be watching for that to be posted HERE

But anyways! Back to the numbers and reason why they're non-existent.. 
So I've dropped down to about 200 items in my store. I had been holding off for a promotion but I haven't gotten one in two months. I've not listed anything new except for maybe 5 things (all auctions). This is why I've only had 12 sales this month totaling a little over $300. I decided that with college going on and the low numbers, that I would transfer some listings to auction and try and clean out. So 111 old listings went to $7.95 +$5 shipping auctions. So far only 7 items have bids totaling a whopping $75. They end some time tonight, but as of now, I still hate auctions.. I decided that since I haven't been listing anything new this month and a promo doesn't seem very likely, I would relist 200 old items to get my numbers back up and hopefully get some sales. I currently have over 400 active (111 end tonight) and I still have 49 of my free monthly listings to use. I'm still hoping for a promo (maybe someone will take me to the outlet when I get one ;) ) so that I can get back into my listing groove. 

I've also been testing out a new to me platform called Mercari. It seems like a mix of eBay and Poshmark and right now I'm LOVING it! No listing fees, no sale fees, no shipping fees, no listings to relist every month... It is pretty great! I've already had one sale, so after I see that all of that goes well, I'll have to do a post and let you all join with me on this awesome new app! 

But anyways! I hope y'all are having better sales than I am and have a lot more motivation to get things done! 
Thanks for reading!!
Talk soon!