Yes it is very possible. But you have to think as an online entrpenuer. You cant just sell one thing and expect that to be a permanant money maker. You have to follow trends as they change. If an item stops making money then move to another.
Times change and if you cant have something to fall back on then the only thing you will be falling back on is a full time physical job.
You have to always be on the lookout for that niche market to keep you going. I started selling just dvd's . Yeah its decent money. But I have to sell alot to keep the money comming in. I also have to work it very smart to keep from loosing money. Decide which titles are more for a lot because normally trying to sell it would be a waste of listing fees. I got to the point where I can pick through a lot and tell you by title what It will sell for and how fast.
I also find items here and there that are a guaranteed sell nomatter what. Every item sells and makes me a few bucks. Hey I might not get rich from it but that item is making me money every single listing. Then I move to other lines and risk a few bucks to see how well it works. If I loose out Oh well. Right now I think we have 11 different categories were selling in. Me and my wife are currently working nonstop. But i completely replaced the income my physical job was paying me. And now I only work part time for them. I was working 65 hours a week, Now I work about 20 just to keep my insurance. And as of this comming friday im taking a whole month off and Im not too worried about income.
Plus were home all the time. When Im waiting for listings to close I work for salehoo helping others and making a few bucks in the process. When Im not setting up auctions Im researching more Ideas.
Nobody said its an easy thing. I have literally been stuck to my computerdesk chair. I have permanant impressions on my desk from where my arms lay next to the keyboard and have rubbed off the varnish on the desk lol.
But I can gladly say I can turn around anytime My daughters ask me and not have to stress about, Oh I have to goto work. I pretty much set my own hours and work my physical job when thier asleep.
My wife is a hard shopper. Sometimes we blow all of our profits on ebay on complete crap. But I aways make sure to refresh my inventories as much as possible. That way I dont worry because I know I can start up and generate an income off of several different selling markets were into.
Were not super sellers and were not rich. We sell a total of maybe 500 items a month. But with the constant time spent researching new areas were growing our business and growing our average monthly income almost $400 to $600 per month over the previous month. If one of our markets stop making profits we will just fall back on another and keep searching for more to make money on.
Dont give up, Dont let one thing get in your way. Just move on and keep looking forward :D :D :D