I’ll admit, the profit is small, but the reward is big!
Two years ago I began a small eBay reselling business. My aim was simple: make a few bucks here and there to help pay off bills. I would buy a couple of items at various places like garage sales and thrift stores and then flip those items on eBay for a small profit.
Success was quick and easy and within a few months, I had grown to over $5000 in sales a month. Quite impressive if you ask me.
But as is my nature, I wasn’t simply content to just make money flipping used junk on the web. I wanted to document my success and failures for the whole world to see, which is why I created my first YouTube channel doing just that.
Success on YouTube, to say the least, has been brief but very rewarding.
Most of my videos barely crack the 50 view mark, but I have hit one home run. Going strong almost 20k views, I finally found something that was tangible proof that I could succeed in what I genuinely think is a tough field to crack.
I’m pretty proud of the video albeit it’s a little boring and definitely way too long.
But something clicked with my audience, that and a few helpful links to other websites, and to say the least the video has been a runaway success.
Since then, I’ve failed to replicate the success but I also haven’t put time into my channel in over 4 months.
Since then, however, I have switch the theme back to eBay and reselling in general, and feel this is the right direction to head in.
Which makes it so rewarding to finally see income stream in. Yes, it’s a little more than a few pennies, but just as I have done with this scatterbrained blog, I have finally found a way to profit off something that I find interesting and yet impossible to live off of.
When I enabled advertising on this blog, I never thought I would be able to earn a penny, but within 4 months have gone from 3 cents to a measly 2 bucks!
Here’s proof for you naysayers:
Again, it’s not much, but it’s proof that it is possible to earn money writing shitty poetry and posting crappy YouTube videos made in a bedroom. And honestly, for that, I’m grateful.
Best you judgmental fuckers, because I’m gonna be a star baby!
(just don’t hold me to that world please!)
Love you guys bunches.