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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Nice to meet you - allow me to introduce myself!

Hi there! I'm new around here, so I figured I should probably introduce myself! My name is Jessica, and I am 31 years old. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and our four kids, ages 10, 7, 3, and 2. I am a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. It's a lot of work, but what a joy!

I started selling on eBay in November 2009. Like most other sellers, I started out just selling odds and ends from around the house, at auction, and for dirt cheap. I swore I would never become "one of those losers who buys stuff to resell on eBay." Wow, how quickly our words can come back to bite us. I opened an eBay store on January 4, 2010, and I think my first purchase for resale was less than a week later! It was a couple of golf shirts, a brand that I quickly discovered does NOT sell. Stay away from Grand Slam golf shirts, everyone :)

Since opening my store, I haven't looked back. I joined a few online eBay groups. Some worked well for me, others did not. There are a lot of folks out there who do not want you to be successful. Quite a few of us from the eBay community got together and realized we felt the same way, so we started our own group - eBay Underground (on Facebook). I am one of the administrators there. It's a position I really love, and a group I am very passionate about, full of people I have come to know and love.

I suspect I spend a lot more time browsing, reading, and researching than a lot of other sellers, but it has paid off for me. I have learned an incredible amount in the year I've been selling on eBay. I have a very extensive list of things that I know will sell well, so I always keep an eye out for those items. I have learned what works and what doesn't in a listing. I have learned so much about buying strategies as well as pricing strategies. As sellers, we want to make the most money we can with the least amount of time and effort. I've learned how to do that, and I plan to share it all here!

My point is, with the right resources (all free if you know where to look!), you can learn to do exactly what I've done: become a successful Top-Rated Powerseller in just a year! Yes, I still have plenty to learn, and yes, I am still growing my business, but I've come a long way in a short time.

My vision for my role here at We Sell on eBay is to share little by little all the great tips and strategies I have learned since I started selling. I will also be sharing lots of success and failure stories from along the way. Believe me, there are plenty of each! :)

Thank you, Lesley, for inviting me to be a part of this exciting new opportunity to share! I am looking forward to it!