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Since writing this blog and being part of the eBay MoneyMakers video, I have been very fortunate to hear on a daily basis how eBay has changed lives. I receive emails from all over the world, and I get to talk to some really great people. Some people are just starting out on eBay and some are professionals who have been doing this for years. The great thing about hearing all of these different stories is that it encourages me to do more. It pushes me to take my eBay business to the next level and share any experiences I have, so I can help others do the same. One story sticks out that I received recently.
It was March 2nd of this year when I got an email from Emily. Emily wrote me and asked if I would help her get started on eBay. She said that she had read my entire blog, and that she was in a position where she really needed to start selling on eBay because she needed the money. She listed off almost twenty items that she had ready to sell. It included everything from and iPod to clothing and pretty much everything else in between. I’m always excited when someone sounds like they have done their homework and then wants me to help them. It makes me feel like they truly are ready to start an eBay business. Just within a few emails I decided to send her my eBook for free to help her out. The next day she emailed me back to let me know how much she appreciated it, and that she read it all. Finally about a week later she let me know that she listed her first item. She went on to tell me something that kind of took me by surprise. Emily said that she needed her Aunt to set up an account, so now Emily and her Aunt are running the business. When I asked why she needed her Aunt, she let me know that she was only 12 years old. She said that she wanted to sell her own personal belongings to make some extra money, and help her mom out financially. I was blown away! I’m happy to report that just over a month later, Emily and her Aunt are rocking it! They have sold many items and really have started their own eBay business!
People start selling on eBay for their own reasons,but many are quick to give up if they don’t see success right away. Remember that eBay is YOUR business, and sometimes there is a learning curve. One of my favorite quotes is by Virgil. It says, “They can because they think they can”. Emily had no doubt on her success, she knew that she needed to start selling on eBay (with her Aunt) to help out her mom. I think that sometimes we need to have that kind of mindset, where we have no doubt in our own success. Nothing can stop us if we want it badly enough. So I challenge you, next time you feel like you can’t do something, whether in your eBay business or in life, think of Emily’s story and remember, YOU can because YOU think YOU can.
For more tips and tricks, check out The Keys to a Successful eBay Business HERE
Also, CONGRATULATIONS Denny, for winning the eBay gift card. You name was picked from Random.org. Thanks for all of your helpful “Going Green” comments the other day!