Originally Posted by queen bee
I really love Ebay selling, and I've been able to make ok money (except during the summers which are realllly sloowww) but now my youngest is starting kindergarten, and I'm looking around for something more personally challenging. I have a degree in graphic design, and I did freelance work for a few years, but dropped it very quickly after my 2nd was born - I felt too overwhelmed and isolated back then.
I do the crafts because I need to be challenged, too. It's so great to see something you made with your own hands that someone else feels is valuable enough to purchase for their happy home! Unfortunately, selling old stuff is often more profitable, though....dh is often saying: "why would you spend 4 hours making that and selling it for $35 when you could've done an ebay listing on that old junk you bought for $3 and made $50 on it?" I NEED the creative outlet, and he knows it, so mostly he's learned to keep his mouth shut about it because he me!
I agree..this is a great thread. It's always nice to see what others are doing in home-based business...and encourage new entrepreneurs to get their feet wet!