My name is Stephen, and I love my job! I get the honor of working for myself, at home. I’ve been using Amazon FBA since 2011 and have been able to completely support myself and my family almost from the beginning.
I got my first taste of e-commerce back in 1998 when I was finishing up college. Like many, I quickly got addicted to the rush of the online auction. I was buying things that I never thought I could find and was really enjoying myself. After a few months on eBay I realized that I could sell on eBay too. I started with selling my college textbooks (and getting way more than the used bookstores were offering as a buy back) and sold other items like baseball cards, music CDs, and posters. For over a decade eBay became a nice little hobby that helped bring in a few extra thousand dollars per year.
In 2009 life circumstances caused me to completely start over. I was jobless and didn’t know what to do. I thought that if I spent all of my time selling on eBay, I could make a full-time income. I was able to start making lots more than before (when I treated eBay like a hobby), but it was not enough to support my family. Selling on eBay, for me, was a good supplemental income, but not a good enough primary source of money. I started to search for different ways to make money, and that’s when I stumbled onto FBA.
FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) was the answer I was looking for. I was finally able to get all of my inventory out of my house and garage. Amazon would now store, catalog, and protect my inventory. I now had a reputable company in charge of my shipping, returns, and customer service. I could spend more time looking for more quality inventory and, most importantly, make more money!
Working at home has had its share of challenges, but since 2011 I have been able to make selling on Amazon my full-time job. In 2013 my wife, Rebecca, joined me in this business part-time, and she helps out tremendously. We both enjoy different aspects of the business and are both committed to making this work.
On this blog, we’ll talk about what it takes to make FBA a full-time job. We’ll discuss ways to increase your productivity and raise your profits. We’ll share insider secrets about how to maximize the funds you currently have in order to grow an FBA business that can support you now and in your retirement.
I invite you to join us on this journey. If you want to subscribe to blog updates, then please sign up on the form on the right side of the page. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and hope to hear about your own journey toward full-time FBA.