Tuesday, June 1, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge -- and Summer Goals

Hi all!

I am excited to begin Day 1 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge. Jeanette Cates is leading a great group at http://jeanettecates.com/blog-challenge/. It's a simple idea; you blog daily for the month of June.

I enjoy blogging, but tend to pop in occasionally (rather than blogging regularly), so this is a great discipline for me.

My blog focuses on vintage treasure hunting, and selling online (eBay and other venues). If you're new to the blog, I hope you'll enjoy it!

Concurrently, I've been working on Summer goals, so the timing of the blog challenge is perfect!

Here's what I have planned for the summer:


I'm going to stretch my selling legs a bit and try some new venues, in addition to eBay. I love eBay -- I mean I really love it -- but the Spring 2010 "store in core" changes have not been kind to media sellers, as the market is now flooded and prices on books, music, movies are lower. With this in mind, I plan to import my listings to both Addoway (http://www.addoway.com/birdhousebooks) and update my booth at Bonanzle (http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/birdhousebooks).

I will be listing on my beloved eBay too -- mostly vintage books and ephemera. My eBay store is located at: http://stores.ebay.com/Birdhouse-Books.

I also am planning to blog daily about my online selling adventures, including pictures of great finds. Of course, I will post more about Addoway and Bonanzle as I explore those sites.


July is about Amazon Marketplace. I will be pulling more of my media items over to my marketplace store (http://www.amazon.com/shops/vintage-books-galore). Once again, this is in addition to eBay.


I will continue adding items to my Amazon Marketplace and listing new items on eBay.

I also plan to make a new "price book" to check my items for current prices on eBay. I will be pulling media items under $9.99 and putting them at a 30 day sale before donating them. I will continue to carry ephemera at a variety of prices (starting at $6.99) because it is such a pleasure and ease to deal with.

So ... blogging should fit in nicely with my summer plans, and I'm looking forward to this new adventure. I hope you'll be coming along!


Martha Giffen said...

So glad to have stumbled on your blog through the #blog30! I have sold things on and off over the years on Ebay and I love it! Plan on learning much from you :)

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate you reading my blog, and look forward to checking out your blog as well.

Unknown said...

Great Post and wonderful goals to work towards this summer. I have always found it is so much better to write goals down to achieve them.

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks Deb! I am just starting to work with goals so I am very excited to have a plan for the summer.

Melanie Kissell said...

It's wonderful to see how you've mapped out your goals for the summer! I hope you have tons of fun during the 30-day blogging challenge. I'd like to learn about selling on Ebay. I hear about it all the time and I know how popular the venue is, but I've never tried my hand at it so I'll stay tuned. There's another member of the challenge that's an Ebay-er, too. You should look her up and connect with her. She goes by the handle "Auntie Jane's Attic".

Write On!,

The DSRS of our lives said...

Great plan - can I borrow it! LOL

I think you've got a great handle on the systems so will be waiting to hear good things from your efforts!

Birdhouse Books said...

Melanie, thanks for your nice note! I'm going to include "how to" posts about selling on eBay, and also some posts specific to individual vintage items. Thanks for the info on Auntie Jane's Attic ... I'm going to look for her blog!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Beth! I am looking forward to checking out Addoway and exploring Bonanzle and Amazon Marketplace more.