Why did I start in the reseller business? I think everyone who is a reseller has their own story. Mine isn’t any different or unique from other peoples.
Some things in my personal life changed, some drastically, some I had no control over. Some for the worse, which afterwards became the best thing that has happened to me. ( besides having my children )
Starting over again from scratch really was hard at first. I tried getting a regular job after I moved back to my hometown. Some places weren’t hiring. Others I had to apply online. Some I couldn’t even finish the application because I was missing information. I was missing work experience. Not experience, that I had. But they wanted 5 or more years of continued work experience. I just didn’t have it.
I then decided to start making designs for PODs and that was going good. Then they changed the commission and a few other things. I still get a monthly check from 2 of them which is great because I have some to spend and some to put in the bank.
My brother had a lot of success with vintage cameras and selling them online on ebay. Plus he liked working with the cameras. I also love anything vintage. After having a few problems with paypal and ebay he wasn’t able to sell anymore. So we took what we had to the local fleamarket and he did really good there too. This year we wont be going as much because the rates there went up.
After researching other sites and finding three that I know I could sell on, we are starting up again. I have a shop on Etsy, Mercari and Poshmark. I have already sold a few things on Mercari and will be listing more stuff on Etsy and Poshmark I will be in charge of listing, social media, photos, and my brother just his expertise on the cameras and shipping.
I am finding it easier for now to buy on ebay then turn around and sell it in my other shops. It just takes some time and a lot of research. I have joined some nice reselling groups on facebook and even joined Periscope making some friends along the way. ( I have yet to get in front of the camera myself or even do a Periscope.
I also decided to start this blog so I could share my journey with others, hopefully helping some, getting my name out there, and have something to do on my downtime. So please excuse any ramblings, misspellings, or mistakes…we will be learning as we go.