Boosting Related Listings in the Same Category

I totally mispriced this item. I had three books, two of them Assembler Editor manuals, and this manual for Atari DOS 2. They all belong in the same category: Vintage Computing.  The right way to list them was to use the DOS manual as bait. Continue reading “Boosting Related Listings in the Same Category”

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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