How I became an Accidental Online Bookseller

Feb 24, 15 How I became an Accidental Online Bookseller

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Okay, that being said, you might be wondering who I am and how I became an online bookseller. Well, I’m a voracious reader and freelance writer who does not mind working hard, but hates working for others. After losing my job in the economic meltdown back in 2008-2009, I decided to turn my back on the cubicle farms and become a full-time freelance writer. I also faced a real dilemma because the temporary office work I had been relying on to pay the bills was drying up. I needed to make some extra money. At the time, my mother was working as a librarian at a small-town library that sold used books as a fundraiser. The library had a huge pile of donated books, far too many to be sold at the yearly book sale. They needed somebody to try and sell books online, so I decided to give it a try. I started fooling around with eBay and Amazon sales, and three years later, I discovered that I was making several hundred extra dollars a month. It became so profitable that I started scouring thrift stores, estate sales, and garage sales for books to sell. I even started yanking books out of garbage dumpsters. Yes Selling Used Books Online is a Viable Business Selling used books online has become a viable business for me, and it can become a viable business for you. So here’s the good news: if you are willing to devote some time and effort to it, do it right, and have some patience, you can make money as an online bookseller. Now here’s the bad news: you’re probably not going to make enough money to quit your job or shut down your other business and retire to Tahiti on the proceeds of your online book sales. You won’t get rich selling books online, but you can make $30 or $40 a day for a few minutes of work and have some fun. Note: there will be times when you...

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