About Me

Hi! My name is Tonya and I am a reseller. I sell on Ebay and I am trying to branch out to Poshmark. I have been selling on Ebay since June 2014. I absolutely love it. It is by far the best job I have every had. 

I started out selling mostly stuff I had around the house, just once in a while. In January 2015 I started selling more seriously. I had a full time job but was wanting to quit that job and stay home to be more available to my 4 kids. I hoped selling on Ebay would help me be able to do that. It did.

My success on Ebay has been fairly slow. Since I wasn't working anymore, I was using my income from Ebay to pay bills and buy groceries or whatever my family needed. I wasn't putting it back into my business. My income had been stuck pretty much around 800-1000 a month. I couldn't seem to get over that hump. But I have recently started putting more money back into my business so I'm finally seeing my income and sales grow, slowly but surely. 

I will get more into the details of my selling and tricks and things like that in future posts. Right now, let me tell you a little about myself. I'm in my 30's, I have a husband, 4 kids ages 8, 12, 14 and 16. I have been a blogger for several years, though not very actively. I quit my main blog a while ago, mainly due to lack of time to write. I am going to try to write regularly on this blog, as much as possible. Running my own business takes up all my time. But I always enjoyed writing, so I will attempt to keep up with this. (Forgive me if I make a lot of typo's. I don't have a lot of time to do this, so editing isn't going to be a priority right now.)

I have seen a lot of resellers posting YouTube videos and that is something I have considered doing for a while, but I'm not a very good talker lol. It would feel strange, like talking to myself so I'm sure I would be completely awkward at it. But maybe I will give that a try eventually. 

I get most of my inventory from yard sales, Goodwill and recently the Goodwill Outlet. That is my new favorite place to go. But my closest Outlet is 2 1/2 hours away. My husband and I drove 3.5 hours away to Omaho, NE to their outlet and it didn't have a lot, so we drove to Des Moines - 5.5 hours from home. I loved it. I can't wait to go back!

My family and Ebay are basically my life. I know there are people out there who hate what I and many other people do. But you have to remember that reselling has helped a lot of people who are down on their luck, have lost their jobs, maybe have special needs children, or whatever reason and this is keeping them off welfare and providing for their families. we aren't greedy people. We are just normal people like everyone else, trying to get by. I had my reasons for wanting to be home more with my family. Ebay has kept us afloat. 

There are plenty of used clothes and other stuff to go around. We aren't taking from poor people. I'm sure resellers are the Goodwill CEO's favorite people. We are buying hundreds of dollars of clothes and other items from Goodwill which in turn not only helps him personally, but it helps Goodwill's mission. You should see all the stuff at the outlets. Goodwill gets more stuff than they can keep up with. It needs recycled, and that is what resellers do. Please keep in mind, if you don't fully understand something, don't judge it so harshly. 

I hope I can pass on some helpful information. I will share some of things that do and don't work for me, as well as some of my hauls and sold's. This is going to be a place where I can share my success and my failures (hopefully not too many), and maybe other resellers can leave some of their tips and I can learn more. I might also write a little about myself and my family, so you can get to know me as a person, but it will mostly be reselling related. Welcome to my blog!

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