VOSA December Review
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VOSA December ReviewDecember is always a hard month to stay focused on work, projects and saving money.

We all tend to be distracted by friends, family and the spirit of the holidays (plus way too much food).

I found myself in a bit of a pickle this year since I didn’t budget for the Christmas gifts I wanted to buy for friends and family.

I decided that instead of dipping into savings or emergency funds (buying gifts is NOT an emergency) that I would challenge myself to earn $1,000 in the two weeks before Christmas.

Things got off a a great start with my newly opened ebay account when an old iPhone and a collectible coffee mug sold quickly for $50 each.

Then things hit a wall.

I have many very established ebay account, some more than a decade old, but I wanted to start from scratch to show you that you could start selling items on ebay as well to make some extra money.

The problem was that since I was using some of the same info in my new account as my other account I triggered ebay’s security and they froze my accounts. Not just my new account… but ALL of my accounts!

I could have thrown in the towel at that point and given up on my dream to make an extra $1,000 in two weeks but, instead, I refocused my selling efforts to kijiji and craigslist which are local marketplaces that work like classified ads.

I found a very successful product that I was able to sell more than $1,000 worth of net profit in less than two weeks and I’m actually very excited about continuing to sell this product moving forward.

I’m happy to report that I was able to reach my goal of making an extra $1,000 in the two weeks leading up to Christmas.  

I also set up an automated savings plan so next year I would have $1,000 saved up by Christmas.  Somehow, also managed to write the following articles here at Vosa:

December VOSA Articles

Here are the new articles that were published on VOSA during the month of December .

Great Articles From Around The Web

Here are just a few of the articles I enjoyed reading this past month.

How was your December?  What did you accomplish?  What do you have planned for January and 2014?  Do you have any good articles related to personal finance that you want to share with myself and the VOSA readers?  If so, please leave a comment below.  Thanks!

See The List of 15 Things I’ve Sold To Make Money. #12 Had A 600% Return on Investment.
None of these were "big ideas" but I made money from ALL of them and so can you.