I apologize for getting this post out so late, but due to the holidays, a recent passing of a family member, and the overall craziness of selling on Amazon, I have hardly had time to sit down and finish writing this post…until now.

November is over and what a whirlwind of a month it was. I mentioned in last month’s income report that I anticipated being extremely busy and that certainly came to pass. I spent a great deal of the month sourcing, shipping, and planning for Thanksgiving. I knew that I would have to take a week off from sourcing so Hubby and I made a really huge buy on the 22nd of November that resulted in 10 hours of sourcing to make up for the lack of time we would not be able to put in during the week of Thanksgiving.

Before I go any further into this income report, from here on out you may notice that I am using the pronoun “we” quite a bit more and that is because my husband now has a larger stake in my our success on Amazon. Since the end of October, he has been helping me scout and getting our purchases out the door within 24 hours. Without his help I don’t believe I would have half of the sales that I do now. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have even seen a fraction of the success I had this month because I never would have taken the leap to re-invest the money I was making from Amazon into inventory instead of extra student loan payments.

One year ago today, I sold my first item on Amazon as a merchant fulfilled seller after having taken a 6 year hiatus from selling books.

One year ago today, I heard of this thing called “Fulfillment By Amazon.”

One year ago today, I listed a package of photo paper on Amazon to see if I would have better luck selling it there than I was on eBay.

One year ago today, I sold that photo paper on Amazon for $3.99 + a $3.99 shipping credit.

One year ago today, I realized that other stuff besides books sells pretty fast on Amazon and that I should probably look into this “FBA” thing to see what all the hype was about.

One year ago today, I learned what “Q4” meant but I didn’t know how to get in on the action.

…fast forward to today…

One year ago today marks the first sale I made after taking a 6 year break from selling on Amazon. This is a reminder of how far I've come and where I can go from here...

One year ago today marks the first sale I made after taking a 6 year break from selling on Amazon. This is a reminder of how far I’ve come and where I can go from here…

Today was the first time since I’ve started selling via Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) that I’ve actually seen something other than $0.00 in the “Same day last year” column. I consider today to be a milestone for me because I now have something to compare my sales to. This time last year, I sold two (2) items for the entire month of December for a total of $8.98. I was frustrated with my eBay sales and I was looking for another revenue stream to help me bring in extra money to get rid of my student loans and the speed in which those items sold was enough for me to really research what FBA was.