View Full Version : Want to Sell on eBay but don't know where to start? Learn for Free!

Kendra Hughes
10-31-2014, 10:03 AM
In August of last year, I earned my eBay Education Specialist certificate, but I am just now find the time to use it. Education Specialists are professional eBay sellers, trained specifically by eBay to teach selling and buying courses, and I am currently one of only three Education Specialists in the state of Arkansas.

I am always a little bit tickled when I tell people what I do for a living, and they tell me that eBay is too complicated to figure out. I have been selling since 1997, just after it switched from AuctionWeb to eBay. When I started, everything was in HTML, and I knew absolutely nothing about HTML. My business partner at the time found some version of HTML for Dummies or whatever it was called back then, and she would sit in the chair beside me and read the code that I was supposed to enter. It was all on dial-up, and one listing could take an hour.

But it was a blast, and it let us work from home so that we didn't have to put our kids in daycare.

We opened our wtfockers account in 2008 and are eBay Top Rated Sellers and Gold Powersellers with 3100 current listings, an 11,700 feedback score, 27,000 total transactions and over $250,000 in annual sales on just that venue alone. While it looks daunting when you first click the sell button, in this era of speedy internet and all kinds of great tools at our disposal, a listing often takes less than 5 minutes. I can teach you tips and tricks to limit the frustrations of listing, photography, and shipping so that you can turn your closet into quick cash, supplement your brick and mortar store, or become a full time online seller.

While I have been training others to sell on eBay for almost a decade, this will be my first formal course. As such, I am starting with the Basics of Selling, and I want to begin with a pretty small class of about 5 max. We are entering the best season for selling, so I'd like to schedule the course for the 2nd or 3rd week of November. Since this first class will be a breaking-in class for me, I am offering it at no charge to the first 5 who commit.

This is a novice class for those who are completely unfamiliar with the platform. If you have sold before, then you will benefit by waiting for the advanced class or by contacting me to schedule an individual class.

If you are interested, respond here, by PM, or call/text 479.244.5649.

10-31-2014, 11:47 AM
Very interesting, Kendra. Will this be an in-person class, or online?

10-31-2014, 04:37 PM
Sign me up, Kendra. I have more stuff than the law allows and I'd like to spend this winter getting rid of a lot of it.

Kendra Hughes
10-31-2014, 07:46 PM
It's an in-person class. This first one will probably be at our office since there will just be a few folks, but as class size increases, I'll rent a bigger space.

You're on the list, Bikeguy! I have room for 2 more.

10-31-2014, 09:15 PM

11-01-2014, 06:00 AM
I would be intrested in taking the class.

11-01-2014, 09:53 AM
can you sweeeeeeeze me in?

11-02-2014, 01:30 AM
And me too? Help this hoarder recover the living space I deserve 244-6987

The Barbear
11-03-2014, 08:16 AM
What a great idea and way to share your e-bay experience Kendra.

Kendra Hughes
11-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Sorry for the delay; I have been running all around the state for various sporting activities this weekend. (GO HIGHLANDERS!)

The first five were bikeguy, gardengirl, two call in folks, and Sleepy. For those who missed this first round...don't fret, there will be more! I'll start a list of those interested so that we can arrange the proper space.

As for the first group, please check your PMs. Thanks!

11-03-2014, 10:12 AM
Can I be #1 on the wait list? I now have the time to do it and winter is coming. Or better yet, can you pretty please squeeze in a 6th? Thanks either way.

Kendra Hughes
11-03-2014, 12:42 PM
I ran out of room before Michelle and mypocketangel, LJ, but I have put you all down for the next go around. It shouldn't be long after the first one; hopefully the week after.

11-03-2014, 06:03 PM

11-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Me, too. I sell now but could use some pro tips.

11-07-2014, 05:24 AM
good deal

White Tara
11-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Oh, I hope there is room for one more! Thanks.