I kept myself busy this month listing items online for sale. As of the 21st I’ve sold every item I listed on Ebay and Mercari, plus several Etsy orders. This is just a numbers post for me to keep track of. 🙂
- # of Items Sold: 9
- Payments Received: $134.00
- # of Items Sold: 12
- Payments Received: $168.30
- # of Items Sold: 13
- Payments Received: $247.41
Ebay is the easiest, because you don’t have to get fancy with SEO, the traffic is already there. I just snap pictures, throw up a descriptions, do a fixed price with best offer option, and wait it out. Free to list, final value fees around 11% plus Paypal fees.
I’ve been selling on Etsy for 10 years now, on and off. This is mostly passive income as I sell off craft supplies. Etsy has this horrible habit of “improving” the website every spring. The “improvements” are never good and always negatively affect traffic/sales. Etsy is already difficult with traffic, store owners need to handle their own marketing, while Ebay basically handles it for you. My store was dead for months as a result of the latest tweaks, but August brought me a random rush of sales all within 3 days. Fees are 20c to list, 3.5% final value fee, plus either Paypal fees or Etsy checkout fees.
The Mercari App is new for me. I decided to branch out and have my items listed on multiple venues. All items I posted on Ebay I also put on Mercari. Whenever something sold, I would delete it from the other venue. Mercari was easy! No listing fees, only 10% for each sale. Paid out via direct deposit. Great place to sell clothing and accessories!
That’s a total of $549.71 in extra income this month! I have more items I want to list on Ebay and Mercari too. Just need to set aside some time to do the pictures and measuring.
I’m hoping to put a bulk of this income, if not all, towards our debt. Depends on if our renter pays us soon (7 days late for August and still owe $150 for July), otherwise it’ll be used to front the mortgage and utilities. At least we won’t have to dip into our savings!