Turnersville, NJ (PressExposure) June 28, 2011 -- Selling unused or outgrown items is a common way to earn some extra pocket change, but Jenn Cangelosi of Boutique Bargains has made a career out of buying and selling clothes on eBay. In fact, when she lost her high-paying job a few years ago - just as she and her husband were about to welcome their first child - she made a leap of faith and decided to make a living selling on eBay instead of heading back to the corporate rat race.
"Selling on eBay had always been a hobby. The extra cash certainly made a for a nice side income, with little effort. It would pay for dinners out with my husband, movie nights, weekend getaways or unexpected bills that would pop up," Mrs. Cangelosi says. When she decided to turn her hobby into a business, though, she knew she needed help. Mrs. Cangelosi sought out the advice of other successful eBay sellers through a private membership site called Boutique Bargains. She instantly felt at home, and forged an immediate bond with the other sellers - most of them moms like her trying to earn a living on eBay so they could afford to stay home with their children.
It was an obvious choice then, when the site's owner was looking to sell, that Mrs. Cangelosi would take over. Since taking the helm, Mrs. Cangelosi has grown the site - now renamed Boutique Bargains and Beyond - to include multiple membership levels and a variety of educational tools. New eBay sellers can get practical information about taking great photos, using title space wisely, and when to list seasonal items for the best results. More advanced users can opt for lessons on using the power of search engines to drive traffic to their eBay stores, or how to spot an in-demand item ahead of the competition. New users can get a taste of the resources by signing up for a free account which offers a unique blend of practical, actionable advice and friendly support through weekly lessons and tips.
"If you think you can just set up shop and have profits roll in by purchasing wholesale without knowing the facts you're sadly mistaken." Mrs. Cangelosi says, "Being frowned upon by big wholesale manufactures for selling on eBay will be a big obstacle to overcome, because you don't have a physical retail location." That's the kind of obstacle she loves to help others overcome. And with 10 years' experience - eBay's coveted PowerSeller and Top Rated Seller rankings to prove it, she's got plenty of insight to share about how and where to find those bargains you can turn around quickly, and for a profit.