Selling books is not as easy as it looks!
I may have told you before that I have stopped selling books online. Only certain books that are rare and hard to find are worth selling, for me at least. One book I sold on Amazon for about seventy dollars. It was a book on a business and I paid a lot for it myself. But not as much as I sold it for! The secret to that book was that it was not available anywhere anymore. Not even at the site I bought it from. I think the trouble is that you can buy books for a very low price everywhere. So it is hard to make a dime on it.
That does not mean I have given up selling online though. Nope! Not by a longshot! It is my only way to have an income. I sell guitar strings on two of my websites. The other site, LupeShop was a puzzle to me. I wasn't quite sure which way to go with it. Now I have found my direction, due to a very good friend of mine, Paula. I am making it into a site for selling eBooks. I like eBooks myself and that makes it fun for me doing the listings and all.
The other stream of income is selling on eBay. Now I am not selling books, though I may occasionally stick one on there. I am mainly running auctions of vintage items, collectibles and other items I come across. Now I am actually making sales! So must be it was meant to be.
Times are hard, but there have been harder times in the past. I think it is everyone's survival instinct that will prevail. If you have a don't give up attitude, then you will find your path. We may not be getting rich selling online, but we are able to pay bills and buy food. If I can do that............then I am content.
Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole
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