Selling Clothes on ThredUp – Yay or Nay?

Over the last couple of years I've made a really concerted effort to downsize my belongings while getting a little money in return. I do donate a lot of things to charity, but for some items I wanted to see if I could get a bit of money for them. I've tried a lot of methods including selling on consignment in local consignment stores or at special pop-up consignment sales, selling on Ebay, and selling on Facebook groups. I've had some successes with all of these methods. A few months ago, … [Read more...]

How Selling on Amazon Turned Around My Finances

Over the years, I've had my share of financial ups and downs. When things have been bad, I've always fought hard to get back on my feet. Obviously one of the best ways to do that is to start making more money. Obviously this is easier said than done. I don't mean to imply that we can all just snap our fingers and increase our incomes. But, I've found that there are ways to increase our income that are easier and have a greater chance of success than others. One of those ways for me was … [Read more...]

Have You Heard of Amazon Handmade?

In 2015, Amazon quietly launched a new division called Amazon Handmade. This division was for people who make/sell handmade art, crafts, jewelry, baby items, clothing, handbags, stationery, toys and other items to sell their wares. If you've ever heard of Etsy, this is a similar idea, only on Amazon's huge platform. Over the past year, Amazon Handmade has been growing nicely. I actually have a store there as well. I sell upcycled art prints. It's actually one of my biggest income … [Read more...]

How to Save Up for Black Friday Starting Now

Believe it or not, I actually bought a few Christmas presents a few weeks ago. There were some great items on clearance at Target that I knew my daughter would love, so I went for it. Normally, I am not this proactive about Christmas shopping. I tend to do most of it in December. But, this year I really want to spread the cost out a bit more, so I'm trying to start a little earlier. I also want to be more proactive about taking advantage of Black Friday sales. I am not the type of person to … [Read more...]

Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

July 12, 2016 is Prime Day on Amazon. If you haven't heard already, this is the anniversary of Amazon's Prime service and the day when they run a ton of great sales on Prime items. A Prime item is an item that is stored in Amazon's warehouse and that is eligible for free 2-day shipping (or sometimes even free same-day shipping) to Prime members. The item can be one that is sold directly by Amazon or one that is sold by one of their third-party sellers through the Amazon platform. Prime … [Read more...]