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New book – sneak peak!

I apologize for my absence …. my fabulous in-laws took the kids for a few days and the hubs and I found ourselves with some rare time alone.  It is a little eerie how quiet the house is but we have been enjoying dinners out and cups of coffee we can actually drink before it gets cold.  It’s the little things.

I have managed to get some work done and yesterday did some thrift shopping to add to my (already quite large) pile of items to list and get to Amazon before we leave for vacation next week.  But, I digress.

I have been hard at work on a follow up book to the first Amazon Mom title.  In this one I picked the category of thrifting to explore more in depth.  It is a great place for a newbie to start out because the risk is so low.  And it’s near to my heart because it is where I first got my feet wet in this amazing business.  I hope to release it in the near future but in the meantime I thought I would share a teaser and unveil my new book cover.

I am off to pick up the kids and bring some life back to this house again.  Enjoy the weekend!!


  1. Hi Stacey,

    Loved your book. It gave me new ideas! I’ve been a book seller on Amazon for years but I’m ready to sell other things.
    How do you get approval from Amazon to sell toys or household things?
    Are you a pro-merchant on Amazon?
    Do you also sell on ebay?
    I look forward to read your future books 🙂
    Thank you for your help!

  2. Hi Marie!! Thanks for stopping by!! Let me try to get you some answers …
    1) You don’t need approval for household things or toys (with the only exception being toys around the holidays. They do temporarily “gate” that category to be sure that only sellers that have some experience and positive ratings are selling during the busy rush.
    2) I am a pro-merchant. The fee pays for itself if you sell more than 40 items a month. I didn’t start out being a pro-merchant but signed up somewhere in my second month. I think it is a great motivator to really make sure you are plugging away at your business and meeting that 40 item minimum. I’ve never missed it, not even that first month.
    3) Ah, Ebay. I have such a love/hate relationship with Ebay! If I do sell there it is generally items that I am not approved to sell on Amazon (namely clothing, shoes, and handbags). Every now and then I go through a phase where I get back into it, start selling clothes, and turn a corner of my basement office into a clothing boutique. But, then the orders come in, I have to start shipping, and I once again throw my hands up and say “No, more Ebay”! Amazon is just so much easier (in my opinion, I know plenty of folks disagree).
    I hope that helps!!

  3. Thanks for providing a valuable resource to Amazon sellers. As an author of similar books in the genre (Passive Income for Life, Etsy Empire), I can also speak to the value of reselling items on Amazon, Etsy and eBay. It is relatively easy to pay for your groceries each month using the techniques provided in the Amazon Mom series and ‘Gettin’ Thrifty’. You can also make a full-time income, once you get some experience with the process of selling online.

    I think that ‘Gettin Thrifty’ would be of particular value to stay at home parents, as it gives an actual schedule and plan for running a business while caring for children at the same time. I have read most of the books in this genre and it is the only one that offers this advice.

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