My name is Ali and I am new to Salehoo, and new to selling on line. I need to make some money, just going through a divorce and I'm a jobless paralyzed vet, and thats my sob story!
I was a little dubious about paying for this and joining, but so far its been invaluable, as well as inspirational, thank you to those who have posted advice, ideas and questions.
I have opened an ebay account as well as Baonanzle and ecrater, any others anyone could recommend for a newbie?
I'm not sure how to start my own site/shop, how to order merchandise, or even what to order. I have decided to start selling the things I don't use or need. I'm also going to some garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets this weekend to see if I can find anything I can make some cash on. I have a few ideas I want to try... Does this seem like I'm stepping (wheeling!) in the right direction? Before I order some stock and realize I cant shift it!
So I have started out with paypal, about whom I have relatively no experience. But I hear bad bad things about them. From what I have read people have had bad experiences using their service. So I am a little concerned about using PP. What are the alternatives? Or shall I use them until my little venture is running good and then switch to something more reliable? Is there an alternative?
Are there any books that I could source from my local library to help me better understand buying, selling, trading, opening your own on line store? Any ones that people have used and were worthwhile?
Oh I wish I had someone to show me how this all works!
I am determined to make this work, even if I have to put a lot of time, effort and energy into it. I want to be able to work from home, be my own boss, and enjoy my life again!
If I posted this in the wrong place, apologies to the moderators! ;)