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Re: Ambit Energy
Posted By: Mel. White In Response To: Re: Ambit Energy (Carol)
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 9:54 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Ambit Energy (Carol)
>> Thanks for your advice and encouragement, Mel. It's tough out there.
>> Unfortunately, I don't have any hobbies or interests that could bring in
>> some money. I've been thinking aobut the ebay program that Maw-Maw
>> recommends on this site, but I've been told that making money on ebay
>> today isn't so easy.
As I understand it, this is true (BTW, the Ebay course isn't available any longer) -- my daughter in law has made some (not much) money from Craigslist listings of things and from Freecycle, but she really hasn't worked it as a business.
Before spending money, check out the Ebay forums for advice. Here's some beginners' tips and some REALLY good advice:
About.com has some "basics" for you:
...and some jargon to get you started:
(...and I hope some of the gang will chip in with other tips. I think you'd also do well to have a blog (with adsense) on Blogger (if you don't elsewhere.) Blogs are a good way for folks to get to know you, and they may follow some of your adventures as you run off to do interesting things.
(and for other news, there's the FIB blog)
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