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Adventures In Drop Shipping

This week’s adventure started with one of the websites I told you about last week. I signed up for Freelancer.com and started filling out all my skills and went through looking at different jobs I could put bids on to try to get the job awarded to me and make some money. I didn’t even know this was something you could legitimately do and make money off of until I found it and I am so glad I did. You know that lady in The 40 Year Old Virgin? I have her job! I literally sell your shit (and some of mine) on eBay. The only thing required for this freelancing gig is an eBay account in good standing (usually with 90% or above in feedback), basic data entry skills (usually just copy and paste), eBay selling knowledge, and spreadsheet making skills.

I was contacted through the Freelancer website and offered a job of being a drop shipper after adding eBay knowledge to my skill set. Drop shipping basically is you sell the item and make a commission off it and the other person actually has the item and ships it to the customer. It is basically a data entry job and it’s so easy that my kids could even do it!

After I get the information from the item owner I enter it all in on eBay and list it in my store. Once the person buys it I get in contact with the item owner and give them shipping information and wait for the tracking number. After I have shipment confirmed I enter all the tracking information into eBay and the customer gets an update and can keep an eye on their item. Once the item is received you deduct fees and commission out of the total and send the rest to the item owner. I also write out sales report breakdowns for this person but you may not have to do that with all of them, you will work out all the details and payment amount with the person you end up working with.

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The beauty of being a drop shipper is you don’t have to do much work and you can still make a decent amount on commission depending on the item sold and how much the customer paid for it. You can also work with more than one person. The issue with this is you have to be extremely organized and keep track of everything to make sure you send the right information to the right person and you know what money goes to whom. As long as you can keep it straight you can sell things for as many people that want you to.

Some people will want you to sell multiple items at once and others will only give you a set number per day, week, or month. Some people may not like this as a job because you don’t make big bucks on every sale. It is a business of quantity and the more items you are able to list and the more expensive the item is, the more money you make. Before you start you may want to learn as much as you can about eBay and selling on their platform. There are rules and policies you have to follow and if you don’t your account will be suspended and you won’t be allowed to sell or even buy on eBay for the rest of your life! There are ways around this but if they catch you they will just suspend the other accounts too so it isn’t worth the risk and paranoia of getting caught and losing everything!

****For the guidelines to getting started on selling with eBay click here >>> New Seller Requirements

****Sign up to be a Freelancer and start bidding on jobs here >>> Freelancer

 

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So You Wanna Be A Freelancer?

I am still pretty new to Freelancing and have only just figured out what to do. I have been using a Freelance job website/app and I put bids in on jobs I have skills to do. I got a bid accepted and completed the job and a day later I got the best email ever and the subject line You’ve been paid! OMG!  Woot! This was my first ever payment for being an official Freelancer. I felt so special getting a second email congratulating me on finishing a job and being paid.
This is the part of the emails I received that made me the happiest.
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What is a Freelancer?

A Freelancer is someone who is basically their own boss. They are motivated and organized enough to do different jobs that they have the skills to perform and stay on task and finish when the person requesting it needs it done. There are different platforms for finding these jobs and the best part is it can all be done from home!

So you probably wanna be a Freelancer too, right?

I’m going to help you out and give you a bit of advice that I have learned over the past few months that I have been figuring this whole thing out. These links and secrets I’m going to share are the ones I have found most helpful and the ones you can do and actually get paid from.

Links

This is the one I have gotten my first offical Freelance job and payment from. You can either use their website or their app. Use this one with common sense. If you feel like the offers or jobs are fishy, don’t accept them or even talk to the person. You don’t want to get burned, especially when you are first starting out!

Click Here>>>Freelancer

For those of you just starting out and getting the feel for doing odd jobs and honing your skills that you can market this next one is really easy. All you need is an Amazon account that is in good standing and you are set. You have to make an Amazon Payments account to get your earnings in cash. Once you transfer earnings you can either use them on Amazon.com or you can transfer to a linked bank account to get cash.

Click Here>>>Amazon Mturk

This is a work from home job that requires a specific size computer monitor, a headset and a quiet environment for a set number of hours a day. Only certain states qualify for this one and they don’t always have openings so keep checking back if you really are interested!

Click Here>>>Amazon Work From Home

This is a website that has a lot of jobs that can be done remotely. When you search for jobs use the keywords remote or work from home to find them. Again approach with caution and don’t fall for everything offered.

Click Here>>>Indeed 

If you have a car and meet certain requirements you can be your own boss with Uber or Lyft. You can make good money if you watch for surges in ride requests and you can get there and get the ride. You are essentially your own boss with this and can set your own hours and make good money if you do it regularly. If you want you can sign up for both apps and have the ability to get more rides and make more money.

Click Here>>>Uber

Click Here>>>Lyft

These are the first few secrets I’m going to share with you lovely readers so tune in next time for some more tips and tricks that I know! Subscribe to email updates or follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss a post! ❤

 

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