Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Slow May

May was a slower month for me. Probably partly because I couldn't seem to get very much listed! Going to try really, really hard to work on that this month! I've never made my goal of trying to list 150 items in one month so I'm really stretching it to put up a ticker showing I want to try to list 250 items this month! Going to see what I can do. I have 269 items in my store on eBay right now. I'd like that number to be over 500 by the end of June.
Here's what I did in May:
Total sales in all my stores - $954.55 (eBay - $321.11; Etsy Down Vintage Lane - $628.65; Etsy Button Crazy - $4.50)
Total Profit after cost of items, fees and shipping - $776.26
I'm glad I sell jars! Definitely did better on those this past month! Here are the best things that sold for May:
Little House Books
From my sister - Sold for $35.00 - Profit $30.11

Little House "The Rose Years"
From my sister - Sold for $37.50 - Profit $32.33

8 Track Tapes and Case
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $25.00 - Profit $24.26

Indiana Red Key Mason Jar
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $22.50 - Profit $19.01

I sold 87 jars in May. (to several different people...not all at once!)
Paid $87.00 - Sold for $600.75 - Profit after fees and shipping - $484.47
So I think that brings me up to date. I've sold 3 items on eBay so far for June, which is one a day, which is better than the 19 I sold for the whole month of May.
On a side note, I purchased a 14 day course from Money Saving Mom that is supposed to help "Make Over Your Mornings". I've finished 3 days of the course so far and there are lots of good points to consider! It only takes 15 minutes or less to do each day and I'm hoping that I can really learn how to manage my mornings better. Sometimes the day just gets away from me! Maybe I can be more productive with my business if I can give this a shot! If you'd like to see what it's all about I have a banner on the top right side of my blog that'll link you to the coarse. If you choose to buy it through my link I would get a percentage of the sale and I would really appreciate it!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam



  1. Hi Pam,
    May was slower for me too, decent but not as good as April.
    I know what you mean about having trouble getting things listed, I have tons of stuff to list but am always behind on that!

    1. Rhonda.....I've got lots to list too....just seems like there's never enough hours in the day! ~~Pam

  2. Listing is the hardest thing. I gave up my store so I only get 20 free fixed price listings per month plus 20 auction listings. I've been getting free listing offers but relistings don't count, so that kind of stinks but it forces me to get stuff listed before the offer runs out.

    1. Lorraine....I actually went up the medium level of store a couple of months ago so I really should be putting forth more effort to get things listed, otherwise I'm wasting the money it's costing me! Yikes! ~~Pam

  3. Ohhhh - the Little House books bring back such good memories! I loved them as a kid and still love to read them when I come across them. I need to put The Rose Years on my bucket list.

    1. I love them too! I've read the Little House series several times over my lifetime. I haven't read the Rose Years yet though and now I don't seem to have the time! Maybe one of these days! ~~Pam

  4. I really like the MSM blog, and also bought the course a day or two after she announced it on her blog. But, in true procrastinator fashion, I haven't even logged in once to see what it's all about . . . I've missed the morning by a long shot, but maybe I'll do that right now.

    1. I'm a day behind right now! I think in the past few months I've just needed to have more time to get moving in the mornings in general. I love it when I don't have to go anywhere and can take my time to get going. I don't mind getting up a little earlier...I just don't want to have to rush around once I'm up! :) ~~Pam

  5. I'm always so envious of your jar sales. But I just don't have the patience for the packaging. Glad you do, wonderful profits!

  6. Just keep this up, Pamela. It's a good trade. The fact that you are raking in profits from Etsy means that your online presence, and the way you have set up your accounts, is real sound. So all you have to worry about now is keeping your stocks in check.

    Darin Norman @ Nova TP