This week an ad an Craigslist came up for an office with storage for a very reasonable rent. The kicker? It is about a mile from my home. I had to go check it out.
The front office - has a bathroom, closet, utility sink
The back storage area - has a door and a roll-up garage door
If you were to ask me what my ideal eBay office set up looks like this would be it. It is truly and ideal space, and it is close to home and school. But I'm not going to pretend this was an easy decision. I've been doing well selling out of my closet for a little extra money for the family, but this is a big step.
Its a few hundred bucks a month, but any hesitation I had was less about the money, and more the commitment to eBay. There were many "what if's" that went through my mind before I made my final decision to sign the lease. Like, what if I decide tomorrow I hate eBay? Well, I don't see that happening. I'm too addicted to the "cha-ching" notification on the eBay app. So I decided to go ahead, and let myself get excited, to sign the lease, and to try to eBay full time.
I will need to quickly get my inventory up to 1000+ items. Even if I have to tread water the first two months I know with the new storage space I will be able to quickly start making more money, and not limit myself to smaller items such as mugs, flatware, fabric and Playmobil like I do now.
So that's the plan. I'm going to eBay full time, and it's going to be great. Am I nervous? Yes! Excited? Yes. Confident? Yes! So I gotta get to thrifting and listing... let me know what you think.