Last updated on April 8th, 2012 at 08:06 pm
My continual dream path to find multiple streams of income took an obvious turn this week toward dream expansion.
In the past I had a love/hate relationship with eBay. Several years ago I fell in love with the rush of the auction process. Lets just say that for the safety of my credit card, I logged off and stayed off. Regardless, the site has been the result of several incredible birthday and holiday gifts.
This past weekend I jumped online and with Catherine’s help, I have officially set up my first eBay store: Heather’s Value Collectibles.
Why would I bother with this?
To get you up to speed, I may have mentioned quite a few times in past posts about my desire to dive into the world of product development. The first venture into physical products is my couture jewelry line: For Your Adornment.
This decision was easy since I have a passion for jewelry making, but jewelry, like any other product, needs to find a niche to get sales. I’ve taken you through a few online tools recently like Flickr and Etsy. Next step for my jewelry is on eBay.
But first I had to make some space.
Clear your clutter for abundance
You’ve probably heard the concept that clearing your clutter makes room for abundance.
I am all about ANYTHING that helps open up space for abundance.
Part of my plan in clearing stuff out, is to let go of my past to make room for my future.
How did I decide what was ready to go?
I used several tips from one of my favorite books Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui.
As you read, think about how this applies to your own stuff:
- Does it lift my energy when I think about it or look at it?
- Do I absolutely love it?
- Is it genuinely useful?
Another noted issue in Karen Kingston’s book is collections. Collections can be anything you like – figurines, books, or in my case, all things Star Wars. Karen has a great chapter on collections. What they typically mean to those who feel the need to collect, and how they can impact expansion in your life.
The biggest thing a collection can impact is your ability to make room for new energy in your life.
I had to air my collections to my son and Catherine of 8WD this weekend. Open up my obsessions for all to see, and then put it online. The first items on my eBay store were my original Star Wars collectibles.
Yes, I am a nerd.
The opportunity to go through the clutter-clearing-for-dream-expansion process has happened before. So what makes my clutter clearing different this time?
I’m looking for the cash that is lying around my house. Aren’t we all these days? This opportunity will offer solutions to several problems.
- Make room for my dreams – Find physical space to work on my dreams and clutter reduction to increase creativity
- Make some money – You never know what someone out there may love
- Find an outlet – What makes sense for you? Your outlet could be a garage sale, online store for your products, or even starting a whole new business. For me, the eBay store will serve several purposes for my immediate clutter clearing AND jewelry sales in the near future.
Now is the time to jump on this, before the holidays when the buyers are looking. You never know what you might uncover!
While I carve out time to post 1 more item on eBay, what is blocking your energy? Do you have clutter that could use clearing? I let my collections out in the world for judgment, so clear out your dark secrets in the comments!
Looking forward to the next dream expansion!
Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her. Her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment on Etsy.com, and Twitter background designs on Twitter And Beyond Dot Com. She also teaches Social Media tactics for business, besides being CEO of her own web design company. Heather’s post day is Thursday.
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and serial entrepreneur who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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