I am about to embark on a journey. Actually, I have already departed, but I’m just not far past my front door. Where am I going? Well, I am going someplace where I have been before. As a matter of fact, I am going someplace where I used to spend a lot of time in my past life. I’m going back into the business of selling merchandise and information in online auctions.
You see, a few years back, I used to be really, heavily in the business of selling merchandise in online auctions like eBay and others. I got out of the business about 2 to 3 years ago, though. I was tired, and wanted to do other things. But, for a while now, the online auctions have been calling for me to come back (in my mind at least), and I think I am going to answer that call!
Well since leaving the auction business in 2007, I have still been selling merchandise online, but I have been selling it on my own websites. I still do that, but I want to get back to selling on auctions as well, and I think that I have some valuable information to share with you. I certainly have plenty of good info about my past experiences, but my new journey should prove informative too. I know that in the past 2+ years there have been plenty of changes on eBay and other auctions. The new economic times that we are living in also presents new challenges, but also new opportunities for the auction seller. So, this journey will be a chance to learn more, and also apply my previous knowledge.
This blog, Auctiontopia, will give me a chance to share with you the new things that I will be learning as my journey develops, and also give you some tips based on my previous experience.
A brief bit of history about myself. I started selling on eBay in 1998, until 2000. I took a break from that for about 2 years, because I moved to the Philippines. In 2002, the bug bit me again, and I started selling on eBay again, this time selling from the Philippines. By 2003 or so, I was firmly established as a Powerseller on eBay, which means that I was doing a minimum of $1,000 per month, while maintaining a positive feedback rating of at least 98% on the site. In truth, I was doing a lot more business than $1,000 per month, I was doing many times that amount of business. On average I had 800 to 1,000 individual auctions running at any given time. It was a full time job for me, and I also had a staff of about 5 employees at that time.
This time, I don’t think I plan to get that heavily into auction selling again, but you never know. I am the type of person that tends to jump all the way in once I find a bit of success, wo I may be more active on eBay than I intend to at this time. If I do get that active again, you’ll know about it, because I intend to write about my eBay experiences right here on Auctiontopia!
I hope you will be a regular reader, and that you will also participate by leaving comments here as well!