eBay Helps Families to Earn Extra Income in a Tough Economy

These bloggers know how to sell on eBay. That handsome guy in the middle is me. Image via Airfoil PR

Over the past few months, several people that I’m close to have experienced job loss. In this economy, steady, secure jobs no longer exist. That’s why I’ve always sought out additional revenue streams and so should you.

One of my most successful attempts at earning additional income has been selling on eBay. At it’s peak, my store earned revenues of nearly $20,000. Not bad for a part time gig.

As many of you know, I’m a member of the eBay Parent Panel. Periodically, we will meet with representatives from eBay to discuss selling and buying best practices. Our last meeting was held at the eBay campus in San Jose, CA. Not only did I learn several new techniques, but I also got to meet several great bloggers.

I also met, Tristen O’Brien, a dad who used eBay to support is family after he was laid off from his job. With a new baby, and no income, O’Brien knew that he needed to generate cash quickly. He started selling household items to fund his family’s day-to-day expenses. Within a short time, O’Brien began to make a steady income by selling clothing and vintage items. O’Brien is now employed and continues to sell on eBay to fund their wish list, including a trip to Disney World.

If you ‘d like to make some extra money with eBay, I suggest that you start with the Seller Inspiration House. It gives you a room by room breakdown of common household items that people want to buy. Since using the Seller Inspiration House, I’ve discovered a wealth of inventory in my closets and garage.

If you’d like to learn more about how to sell and buy on eBay, check out the rest of the eBay Parent Panelist’s blogs.

Also, let me know about your eBay selling success stories. I’d love to hear them. If you’d like to keep up with what I’m selling, check out my profile – redstartoyz (toys, tech, and misc).

Stay Strong,



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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad