Over the years I’ve had many online businesses, and except for a 4-year period of full-time employment, I’ve supported my family partially or fully through my business ventures. My last day at a full-time job was when I was 9 months pregnant, a week before giving birth to my son! But I worked the night before I gave birth, a few days later (I had a deadline), and nearly every day since. Having my business is so important to me that I’d do almost anything to succeed.
Not only do I have experience with my own businesses, I’ve helped my husband create, grow, and build – and now sell – a successful services company. Our dinner table conversations are almost always centered around entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising, profit analysis, or new business ideas!
Somewhere around 2008, I started selling off extra books and media on Amazon. I always had extra publisher copies lying around, and Amazon made it so easy to sell online – just pop that book in a bubble mailer, ship, and upload your tracking info. For years I did this, never really thinking about it as a significant business opportunity – but sometime early in 2014, I came across some information about people selling via Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service. I’d been a long-time Prime member and ordered from FBA sellers many times, but never realized that there were people out there – just like me – making a living selling books, media, and other products online. I spent a ton of time reading helpful blogs and watching Youtubers while I learned to select and pack books for my first FBA shipment. I am grateful to all of those who shared their time and knowledge to get me started on developing my own online resale business.
I’ve felt strongly recently that it is my turn to give back – and that’s why I started this blog, Picking Up the Money. With my long history of entrepreneurship, I can offer support and knowledge to fledgling business owners. And I hope to learn from my readers along the way. Let’s all get to picking up the money!
Feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.