Humid, Philadelphia, PA
Flyers just went down 3-0 to the Bruins
I have been kindly reminded by a few of my friends that there is another option besides pawning all my stuff away… I could get a job! (Why didn’t I think of that?)
I’m not going to delve into my thoughts about jobs right now, but let’s just say that getting a paying job immediately isn’t feasible at the moment. I’ve still got over a week to go before I am prodded across the plank into the shark tank that is the real world.
Right now the goal is to see how much money I can make with my own resources before I am forced to get a 9 to 5.
The argument could be made that I should be using all this energy into applying for jobs, but to be honest I don’t know what my plans are going to be. I am not mobile at the moment (this means I have no car for the simpletons out there) and I might consider going to grad school next year, so I wouldn’t be able to commit to anything long term.
Anyway, here’s the progress I made today…
Sold two more books for a total of $146.85 netted from Amazon. However, I had to buy bubble mailers and then ship the books, so it’s coming out to nearly $5 per book for shipping and handling. Subtract $20 from that total.
It had been a while since I’d sold anything on Amazon and what I forgot is that they only pay out every 2 weeks, not immediately. Not cool Amazon, not cool…
Selling books on Amazon is a terrible business idea at the moment by the way… if you are just selling school books it’s ok but as a full time business, forget about it.
Maybe 5 or 10 years ago it would be worth it, but right now it’s not the way to go. Maybe I’ll write a post about Amazon in the future…
Yesterday I spent a good amount of time redoing my sales page for my Pokemon site and lowered the prices of t-shirts to see if that might elicit some sales.
Sold 4 shirts today alone after not selling a single one for almost 2 weeks. Not bad! Shirts sell for about $9 each. I’m only making back what I paid for the shirts at this point, but as long as I don’t lose money then I’m golden.
A friend is getting back into the TCG and is in need of cards, so he sent me a list of what he was looking for and I actually had a good amount of stuff he needed.
Mailed out the cards and am letting him decide what a fair price is. I don’t really know what they’re worth anymore, but I’ll get something for them. :)
Also finally got loose ends tied up in a deal where me, Ian, and Josh were trying to sell upwards of 10,000 commons and uncommons for 3 cents each. Should finally be getting those cards sold this weekend and we’ll split the money, so that’s going to be at least $100 for me… most of the cards are mine anyway, but I don’t want to take more than an even slice of the pie if they are obliged to it.
Sold a couple polos I don’t wear anymore to Plato’s Closet for a total of $5.60.
Had to listen to Justin Beiber while I waited in the store. Not sure if it was worth it.
Tried to get in contact with my friend “Video Game Mike” to see if he wanted to buy any of the Sega Saturn or Genesis games. He didn’t pick up so I left a message.
Either way I’ve got two games which I will throw up on eBay tomorrow and should sell for about $75 each.
I also saved some money today by eating lunch and dinner at home… but I did mow the lawn so I’ll count that as work. I love mowing the lawn though, it’s almost therapeutic.
But at this point I still don’t really have any money in hand. Any money I received today was negated by shipping costs and costs of feeding myself (had to buy groceries).
In two weeks I’ll be getting paid out a decent amount by Amazon, in 5 days or so my eBay auctions will end, and in 3 weeks I get paid out by Google. I’ll probably also have at least a part time job by then.
In any case, I’m still to focus my daily efforts on creating money… well after I finish my last final on Friday. Then I’m good to go.
If you have any get rich quick schemes for me, just drop a comment. I’m all ears.