Karen is a part timer who lives in the Milwaukee area and has been selling on Amazon since 2009. She has sourced via arbitrage, wholesale and private label but prefers PL and bulk WS buys. She has multiple streams of income including from her published books and latest e-book at Beanie Babies Price Guide.
Karen
She started selling originally to liquidate her Beanie Baby collection after heart surgery, but did so well that as her health improved she was able to pay off their debt, mortgage, cars and for her children’s tuition. They also saved enough for her husband to retire early. She sells on Amazon in the US and in the UK. In addition to continuing to earn and save, she sells, “because I enjoy it. I like to learn new things, put them into action, and help others along the way if I can.”
Goals?
To keep things simple, but welcome new challenges, be they learning new “rules”, new ways to promote products, new ways to grow, finding ways to help others, but still having time for exercise, family, and friends.”
Moo-Lah
I aimed for $10,000/month gross sales but I’m now over $18,000 gross sales. I am still mastering the intricacies of QuickBooks Online so I can give a more meaningful number. I haven’t even counted the UK sales yet. They’ve been hovering about 400 pounds/month.
A Few Things
“We are at a fun stage of life where the children are grown (son 31, 2 daughters 27 and 20), and husband retired this year at age 60 after working 44 years. We have the freedom to travel when and where we want, and my Amazon business can go with me.”
What do you love about being part of the Scanner Monkey tribe?

The friendship and support. The laughs and the compassion. The variety of business models. The humor.

Tribe Testimonials:

Web site has valuable information

Just wanted you to know the new web site is really great.  You guys have done an awesome job on…
Scanner Monkey
2014-03-21T13:43:19+00:00
Just wanted you to know the new web site is really great.  You guys have done an awesome job on providing so much valuable information for the Amazon (or even ebay) seller. –Vicki

My membership paid for itself in the first hour

My membership paid for itself in the first hour I joined. I joined, drove to Tuesday Morning, sat in the…
Scanner Monkey
2014-08-14T14:54:19+00:00
My membership paid for itself in the first hour I joined. I joined, drove to Tuesday Morning, sat in the parking lot reading the BOLOG, walked through a snowstorm into TM and bought items with huge profits. Kinda crazy, isn’t View Full →

Learned so much

I have learned so much from this group, it’s unbelievable! There is so much information shared and so many cheerful…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:08:42+00:00
I have learned so much from this group, it’s unbelievable! There is so much information shared and so many cheerful monkeys- gotta love cheerful monkeys! –Bianca

Wine and great information!

After two years of “throwing crap against a wall to see what would stick” (I forget who said that here,…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:09:34+00:00
After two years of “throwing crap against a wall to see what would stick” (I forget who said that here, but it is so spot on for me.) I decided to explore some help groups and just happened upon a View Full →

Loving the discounts…

Loving that the discounts for being a scanner monkey more than pays for the membership! –Jonathon      
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:10:03+00:00
Loving that the discounts for being a scanner monkey more than pays for the membership! –Jonathon      

Passed our goal

Thanks to everyone in this group! I just wanted to share that we have passed our goal and made $36K…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:02:01+00:00
Thanks to everyone in this group! I just wanted to share that we have passed our goal and made $36K in December alone and about $42K for the year! I would’ve never thought it would be possible, and we still View Full →

Wasn’t alone any longer

You and the rest of the troupe always brighten my day and I’m thankful you had the guts to create…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:48:23+00:00
You and the rest of the troupe always brighten my day and I’m thankful you had the guts to create it. I’ll never, ever forget getting a PM from another seller after I shared a BOLO in [another group] chastising View Full →

Supportive of each other

You guys are the absolute best and everyone is so incredibly supportive of each other in this group it’s amazing!…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:03:34+00:00
You guys are the absolute best and everyone is so incredibly supportive of each other in this group it’s amazing! I just started Amazon in Sept and I’m looking to make 2014 fantastic! Thank you again, and thank you for View Full →

Saved me from crashing and burning

I knew very quickly after joining that I needed to become a life-long Monkey. Your barrel of Crazies (and I…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:50:01+00:00
I knew very quickly after joining that I needed to become a life-long Monkey. Your barrel of Crazies (and I mean that in the best way possible!) has opened my eyes up to so many new ideas and opportunities – View Full →

Opens up your mind

BOLOs and ScannerMonkey opens up your mind to opportunity, and allows you to think “outside the box” or your limited…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:03:59+00:00
BOLOs and ScannerMonkey opens up your mind to opportunity, and allows you to think “outside the box” or your limited scouting past, and shows you that product is everywhere, and deals are abundant, and allows you to realize that YOU View Full →