As I mentioned recently, my 10 year old daughter was inspired by a great book called Invest This Dollar. It’s a cool book that gives kids 50 ideas of companies they can start.
We decided to take her love of reading and our dislike of clutter and get her setup on Ebay – to sell some of the books that she has already read…with hopes of teaching her some basic business skills as well.
Well, she embarked on her journey this week by posting her first batch of books on Ebay through my account.
I have to say the game changer in this process is the Ebay iPad app. If you haven’t played with this yet, it is definitely worth checking out. She was able to scan the ISBN codes on her books and have the book info and photos (in MOST cases) pre-fill so she was able to post her first 11 books very quickly. It’s not often that she uses the iPad for anything other than games and Netflix, so she was excited to see that the device was more than an entertainment provider for kids. She had lots of fun getting her new business off the ground.
If you’re interested in checking out the Invest this Dollar book for kids, check it out here.