Before I knew I can earn money out of blogging, I sell online part-time and made some money.
It started when my eldest child learned how to remove the tapes of her diapers. I knew I had to shift her to pull-up diapers. I was hesitant to buy they at the groceries because the price is ridiculous. So I searched online and found who became my supplier. My supplier was just starting then. The market was unsaturated and competition is low. I saw that a diaper business is very promising given that it will never ran out of customers. There will always be babies needing one and even adults too.
I opened a site online and I was like a pro! It was tiring taking photos of products, editing them and posting them online. But each inquiry I get gives me a high. The transaction is both online and offline. The delivery is offline, of course. I stock up but not a lot since it was just a part-time for me. I was plainly sharing the blessing to other parents out there who wanted to save some diapering costs.
Later on, I met another supplier. This time he is into gadgets. The line of products were quite far but I managed to include them in my site. Everything was on a pre-order basis as I did not want to stock up on expensive electronics at home.
So if you noticed the title of this post, it is in past tense. Well because I kind of stop the business for now. After having our second child, I have very little time in my hands and nobody else can handle the business apart from me.
I still cater to some of my loyal customers but everything is on a pre-order basis. I told them my situation and they full understand. I think this is really important because you do not want your customers to be expecting something that you cannot deliver. I also told my suppliers about that and they told me their terms too and we all agree. I am not their priority now since I am not that regular anymore but when they can accommodate me, they let me know. Somehow, I have maintained a good relationship with them until now.
I really think that that products I used to sell are very sustainable even if the competition becomes tough. Everything will differ in how the transaction is handled and I pride myself to having taken cared of our customers. I really wish someday, I will put life to that sleeping online shop again.
I am participating in a blog campaign for Bucks2Blog for an ecommerce solution company and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.