I am an artist and writer looking to improve my life financially and emotionally
Above is the first painting I sold on eBay.
It is ACEO size, or the size of a baseball card. They are popular on eBay and a couple of other sites like Etsy.
I made less than two dollars, but I think that just selling it at all was a bonus, as I had zero feedback on my account.
I hope to make more money on my paintings, collages, and sketches in the future.
I have three collages up for bid right now. They all have at least one bid. I started them at a penny with free shipping, to see how they would do.
These are also ACEO's.
I like selling them because I don't have to bother with packaging and the post office. I can just put them in a thank you card in a regular envelope, and mail them off.
I can also mail them the same day that I get paid, so they get to the buyer super fast. That creates good customer relations in my opinion. I just email the buyer when it is sent off.
My Future With eBay
I will continue to sell ACEO's.
I already have many of them. I often create them before a full-sized painting. I can create one in less than an hour (more for more complicated collages etc, but it evens out).
I enjoy creating them, and I enjoy the auction process.
It is stimulating and exciting.
I can only make one more sale this month, because when you first start out on eBay, you have a five sale limit for the first month. Or $500 in total profit, whichever comes first.
Hopefully I will have a higher limit next month.
I would like to start making my starting bids higher, and increase to the maximum I think they will sell for. That will have to be decided on an individual basis.
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