How to be Successfully Self-employed

If you are selling on eBay or Amazon – you may not realize it, but you are self-employed. You may also have a job that pays you a salary, which means you are part-time self-employed. If this is your situation, or if your online business is your only venture, whatContinue Reading

Budget

You have probably heard that FedEx, USPS and UPS rates are going up.  All three carriers recently announced a number of changes, affecting both domestic and international services. The shipping calculator, eBay labels, and PayPal labels have been updated to reflect these changes—make sure your shipping costs reflect these newContinue Reading

This technique will work on both eBay and Amazon, but I have found it works better on eBay. It happens to all of us.  We put a quantity of goods on Amazon, and in February or August we get a notice from Amazon that our quantity on hand is aboutContinue Reading

eBay

The latest to leave is Dan Morales, the chief information officer (CIO), who has been with eBay since 2011.  Top Execs at both eBay US and on eBay’s foreign sites have been leaving at a rapid rate. Other recent departures include: Susana Voces, “general manager of eBay Spain and ItalyContinue Reading

You may have some experience with dropshipping – but not everyone does, so let’s take a minute to fully understand it. What exactly is drop shipping? Drop shipping is selling something you don’t own. There are many companies that offer merchandise for sale who will ship the merchandise directly toContinue Reading

My 3 Best Retail Arbitrage Sources

I don’t do much Retail Arbitrage anymore because all that running around is too time-consuming.  These days I concentrate on buying wholesale products where I can just place an order by email, by telephone or on a source’s website. But I used to do a lot of retail arbitrage forContinue Reading

Setting Yourself Up For Success

This is something I have wanted to get off my chest for a while. So please forgive me if this sounds like a rant –I don’t mean it to be. Have you ever seen a forum post that went something like this: “eBay and PayPal are just out to screwContinue Reading