Learning is an ongoing process. Especially for a work from home mom (or dad) trying to carve out an income. In this blog, I talk about a lot of different ways to make that all happen and sometimes recommend books, products or courses. But I thought it would be easier to have one place on this blog to find all of those resources. So, here it is. It’s sure to grow and change as I learn more, too.
I’ve been an eBay seller for years and while you do gain a lot by reading the information eBay provides, I’ve found a learn much, much more through books and course. Here are some of the latest to get you started.
I love the dummies books and bought the first one when I started eBay. This is the latest of this popular series with a May 2016 pub date. It’s filled with updated information and lots of 4 and 5-star reviews with just about all of them saying it has everything you need to get started.
The eBay: Step-by-Step Guide is another popular 4+ star reviewed book. Readers like the detail provided and ease of use.
After selling for a couple of years on eBay, I moved onto selling on Amazon. Specifically Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA). That means you ship your product to Amazon warehouses and they ship out (fulfill) the product to customers instead you you. They take a chunk of change from your earnings, but for many it’s well worth the money. When buying books, I always look for the latest publication date. Things and ways of doing business with Amazon can change fast.
Amazon FBA: A Step-by-Step Guide is the top-selling is Amazon top-selling book on the subject. And with a 2017 update is has everything you need to start selling. It gets praise for being easy to understand and putting all the information you need in one place.
I sell lots of bundles on Amazon FBA. It gives me a little edge. And I have to give Debra Conrad’s Amazon Bundles – Basic and Advanced Strategies a lot of thanks for that. I read Deb’s product when it first came out and that got me started. It still makes sense for me today and I’ll keep selling those bundles until Amazon tells me I can.
I have three confessions. After college, my first job was in direct response advertising. Second, I subscribe to Bob Bly’s newsletter. And third. I do have this book on my shelf. And I really should read it more often (okay, there were four confessions). The truth is, whether you’re writing hard-hitting sales copy (which you really shouldn’t be) or just trying to provide information to other WAHM, good writing is a necessity. The Copywriter’s Handbook is also a top-seller on Amazon.
Blogging… everyone wants to do it, it seems. There are a plethora of bloggers giving out information and selling product. But before you shell out hundreds of dollars for a course, why don’t you start with a book.
The writer started his blog in 2006 and after losing his job, it was sink or sail time. Fortunately, e made it smoothing sailing. The paperback is cheap (always love those to mark them up for myself) or you can get it for free on the Kindle app with Amazon Prime membership or Kindle Unlimited.