June 2019 Life Update

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June 2019 life update

What’s going on everyone? I have one more post in the Europe series, but it will be live in July. It’s the end of the month so it’s time for the June 2019 life update. June has been a busy month. There’s been something going on nearly every weekend. Even though it’s been nonstop, I’ve been able to still do well with my business.

May was the best month that I’ve ever had in eBay sales. June is going well too. As of this writing, I only have to make another $200 and I’ll reach a new best sales month. I believe that I can do it. As always, I’ll keep you posted. Make sure you follow me on Instagram at My Money Chronicles for real-time updates about my sales and my thrifting adventures.

I recorded a webinar that features 5 items that anyone can sell on eBay. Did I mention that it’s free?

You can sign up for it here.

If you’re ready to take things to the next level, check out my course, How to Make Money in Your Spare Time With eBay. It’s for beginners that are looking to make more sales. It includes the following modules.

Module 1 – How to set up an account in less than 20 minutes

Module 2 – Various items you can sell without wasting your time

Module 3 – How to create listings that will get people to buy

Module 4 – What happens when you get your first sale?

Module 5 – How to handle the shipping process

Module 6 – 3 secret strategies I use to promote and get sales

The course costs $77. Visit this link for more information on it.

Here’s the part of the post where I share five items that I’ve sold this month.

I paid $6.15 for this Mike Vick jersey. It sold for $39.99

This Young Money jersey costs $2.90. It sold for $18.

I got this FitBit for free at my job. I sold it for $50 on Instagram.

I paid $1.57 for this Pillars of the Earth Board Game. I sold it for $60.

I paid $6.30 for this Yankees jersey. It sold on eBay for $29.99

Besides eBay, I’ve been working on a couple of different things this month.

Has anyone ever heard of Quora? It’s a question and answer website. Users ask questions and other users answer them. In the past, I’ve answered a few questions here and there. Late last year, I was invited to participate in the Quora’s partner program. It’s an opportunity for certain users to write questions and make a little money when they do it. For a while, I was asking 4-5 questions a month just to see if this side hustle is worth it. To be honest, most of the questions didn’t make any money. I had 2 or 3 make between $0.20 – $0.30. Eventually, I did have a question to make $4. I felt like I had won the lottery (just kidding).

So, I decided to try something else. I wanted to see if I’d make money if I posted at least 10 questions for 7 days in a row. I did this exercise last week and I didn’t even crack $10 total for the week. I’m not sure how they figure out what to pay you for your questions, but apparently, mine were nowhere good enough. I doubt That I will add that many questions on Quora in the future. It’s not worth it.

This month I also wanted to see how my traffic would be affected if I wrote and published fewer articles for the month. Including this article, I only published five posts in June. During most months, that number is usually 9 or 10. My traffic has suffered a bit, but not as much as I thought it would. I’m going back to two articles per week again come July. The goal is to always get more readers.  More content will make that happen.

Finally, my t-shirts have been doing very well this month. I’ve had sells on Teespring, Merch by Amazon and Redbubble. I feel like this is a sign of things to come. I’m currently three shirt sales away from the next tier for Merch. That means that I’ll be able to list more designs. Right now, I can only list 10 designs at a time. The next tier will allow me to list much more than that. I’m excited because I have quite a few designs that I want to get out to the public.

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How has your June been? Did you have any big wins or learning experiences?


  1. Really enjoy your update posts. A lot of bloggers focus on their blog income and affiliate link to starting a blog, but yours is a “true” update and I think that’s great.

    My site had always been 3+ posts a week for a long time, but once my established freelancer contributor moved on, I decided to take a stab at pulling together all the content myself just like when I started out. I’m down to two posts a week, but traffic hasn’t been affected that much. It would be interesting to try out one post a week, but if I’m disciplined I know two posts a week is more than realistic. Toughest thing is just sitting down and hammering out the content!

    1. As my eBay business and other hustles expand, it is getting MUCH tougher to knock out the content, but after June, I’m ready for the challenge.

  2. Thank you for sharing and your candor about trying different things, some money-making and some not. We are also in the experimentation phase b/c we plan to spend the year in almost perpetual travel, so I have given up a lot of my place-specific consulting work, which is a significant money-maker, and we are experimenting with digital courses. We have developed one so far and are starting the second. It’s been a great learning experience, and I’m glad that we have other income streams to float us b/c building up a new income stream always requires more runway than you estimate at first!

    1. Thanks for reading. Good luck with your new income streams.

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