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My Fourth Side Hustle eBay Income Report
Late last year I decided to try and work out how to earn a little extra income online. My first adventure in this whole side hustle movement was to try my hand at selling a product on eBay. My hopes for my adventures in side hustling would be to earn an extra $1000+ a month that I could use to invest in shares or save for that all elusive house deposit.
Since I already work so many hours in my "Real Job" business I didn't want to use up too much of my precious down time. I really wanted something I could do in the down times at work or spend an hour or so after hours to make it work. Luckily I had just the product and there's a market ready for it. Yay.
Why Am I Publishing My Tiny Side Hustle Income Reports?
I want to share this experience with you and maybe my experiences will help you in deciding whether or not you would like to pursue an online side hustle. So far my experiences have been happy ones and I am glad that I have tried it.
Already I am looking into increasing my side hustle adventure into different avenues. I would like to start another side hustle / product and sell on Etsy and this site. I am still working out the details of these other ideas. But I am hopeful soon to share something new on this blog or on Etsy.
1 Achieve $600 in sales - Completed!
2 Schedule 50 listings - Failed
3 Take time to think about my side hustle project and what I want to do with it. - In progress, I have yet to come to any decision.
eBay - $710.50
I am pretty happy with Aprils sales. And although I manage to keep 45-55 listings active through out the month of April I didn't manage to schedule 50 listings. Life is a little bit stressful for me right now and I am trying to relax and take it as it comes. I still haven't come to a decision on what it is exactly that I want out of this side hustle project.
January Sales - $200
February Sales - $323.00
March Sales - $539
If you are interested in starting a handmade side hustle a good place to start would be opening an Etsy shop. While I encourage people to get their own site, Etsy is a great place to start and test the waters with your products.
When you are ready to really build your handmade business I recommend getting your own site. Buy your domain as early as possible to secure your brand name.
However if you are serious about creating your handmade business you should read my post about starting your blog + Biz with shopify. I highly encourage you to establish your own website and build up your brand as early as possible.
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