Moving to My Own WordPress Server: Motivations and SEO Results

This site moved from declutter69.wordpress.com to declutter69.com, my own WordPress server, and things are looking better. This overview explains the motivations, and results after a few days. Continue reading “Moving to My Own WordPress Server: Motivations and SEO Results”

Can You Make Money Decluttering by Selling Books on Amazon in 2017?

Can Amazon be used to further your efforts to declutter and dehoard your home or office?  Can it be profitable? Will you get rich off your bookcases?

Short answer: probably not. Keep reading to find out other ways to potentially turn your books into cash, or something valuable. Continue reading “Can You Make Money Decluttering by Selling Books on Amazon in 2017?”

The Ephemera Business Model

I’ve avoided writing about this a while, because I’m not a pro, but here goes. This only reflects my experience.

The ephemera biz is all about storage and listing quickly. To make money, you need a huge inventory of at least 10,000 items, and a way to list a hundred or more items a day. You also need a website to offload the stuff that won’t sell on ebay. The business model is about hoarding and selling long-tail items. It’s the opposite of a quick flip.

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Canon S100 Camera Review, and Photo Tips for Online Ebay Sellers

I’m not a camera guru, nor are my photos that great, but opinions are like anuses: everyone has one, and wants to show it off.

Mainly, I’m familiar with Nikon and Canon cameras, lower end to midrange, mainly point-and-shoots, but have also used DSLRs. I’ve also used rangefinders as well as p&s film cameras, both with automation, and before the computers got involved. Continue reading “Canon S100 Camera Review, and Photo Tips for Online Ebay Sellers”

Whee, new camera! FujiFilm XF1

I scored a great deal on this FujiFilm XF1. This is a midrange point and shoot camera with full manual modes, and competes with the Canon S series (S95 S100 S110 S120). It got here, and it’s working, so that’s great. They are selling for around $130 on Ebay right now, but if you’re patient, you can probably get it for less. I don’t think it’s a well-known or popular camera. Continue reading “Whee, new camera! FujiFilm XF1”

Having Ebay Shop for You (and why it’s important to list news things)

Imagine how nice it would be if you were sent ads for items you want to buy. Suppose you are looking for any books about your home town or city, but you’re from one of those places that just isn’t mentioned too much in print. Ebay can send you email when someone lists a book (or anything) with your city’s name in it. Here’s how: Continue reading “Having Ebay Shop for You (and why it’s important to list news things)”