cI like to constantly challenge myself to make money with little work. I also like to think I have an amazing ability to know what things are worth and I have the ability to find channels to sell my products for top-dollar.

I am issuing a challenge to myself this afternoon. Make $30 in 30 minutes. How?

Buying and selling. Sadly I am not going to give you my account names as proof, but you can confirm that you can really buy and re-sell these items by going on eBay and finding completed auctions of similar item(s) at these prices.

Challenge Rules/Assumptions:

  • 15 minutes of bidding on eBay (This was timed)
  • 5 minutes to test and format the received item
  • 2 minutes to list on Amazon
  • 5 minutes to ship
  • 3 minutes to account for tax purposes (Be sure to keep records)

Total: 30 minutes. Goal: $30 profit.

Note: Above times are based on averages except I’m allotting myself only 15 minutes of bidding.


When you are taking my method, a few things are key. Knowing what to bid on, knowing how much to bid on (to retain a profit margin), and knowing how to get the best cash back. You might say, “I just don’t have *that* good of a grasp of what things are actually worth” – you can learn and prices are changing daily so there is never a bad time to get involved.

First a disclaimer: Follow ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL laws and requires for taxes, shipment, packaging, distributing, and any other applicable law. Keep good records for state and federal taxes.

Result:
28 Bids on various Ipod Nanos, Ipod Touches, and Ipod Classics.
Lost: 27 bids
Won: 1 bid (3.8%)

Won Item:

1. Ipod Touch 3rd Generation 32gb – $112 – 11% cashback = $99.68 as cost.

Wait for Part Two to See how it pans out.

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