What Is the Purpose of This Website?

Feb 20, 15 What Is the Purpose of This Website?

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The purpose of this website is to share my experiences in the wonderful world of online retail—specifically peddling used books with you. I will endeavor to achieve this goal in two ways: First by sharing the knowledge I’ve gained from three years of intense online used book sales mostly on eBay but also on Amazon.com. The general idea of this is to help you avoid the mistakes that I’ve made and to show you what works and what does not. I can do this because I’ve been there and done that.   In particular, I’ll try to help you get around all the common pitfalls that I’ve fallen prey to, and believe me, there are a lot of them out there. I’ll also try to dispel a lot of the conventional wisdom out there that’s dead wrong—and there’s a lot of it.   Second by sharing with you the results of my online retail experiments. I’m constantly experimenting in online retail, changing things around, and trying new things like this blog. One of the ulterior purposes of this blog will be to drive more business to my eBay page. I want to record the results of these experiments and analyze them here. Some Other Reasons for This Blog There are some other motives for this blog. The first is to make some extra money via affiliate, link, and other online advertising, so you will see ads here. Online advertising can make you a lot of money; Google generated $10.47 billion from sites—its euphemism for online advertising—in the last three months of 2014. It would simply be foolish not to place ads here. A person that puts up a website and does not mix in advertising is like a fellow that sees a $20 bill lying on the sidewalk and does not pick it up—he’s an idiot. Okay, the money you get from the average ad is more like a penny lying on the sidewalk, but guess what, they add up. That being said, one...

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