HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – How would you like to get to work in three seconds or less and not use any gas?
That’s the set up for one Huntsville woman who’s found a way to earn money, save money and save others money.
Shawn Brewer is a self-described “shop-a-holic” who loves to save money and has put her shopping addiction to good use.
Her secret is selling online over eBay, Amazon and Facebook.
“I was a stay at home mom and that’s what got me interested,” said Brewer. “I started by selling things around my house.”
She had a lot to choose from since she loves to shop and hates to throw things away.
Two years into it now, the items on her store on Facebook–called My Little Treasure Chest–is producing big rewards and earning her money to pay her bills.
“I specialize in hard to find items and in toys,” she said, sitting a few feet from several unique toys nicely displayed in her home.
She said she gets most of her items from discount stores and yards sales where she can buy low, then sell high.
She saves by working from home and then helps others save by the convenience she provides and cost she offers others who don’t want to pay the mark-ups of big box stores and malls.
“I go out there and find good deals and I feel like I provide a service for others who don’t have time to shop or they may not live in an area where they can find items that I can provide,” she said.
She researches and studies the buying habits of others to be competitive.
“You have to watch what you spend,” she added.
She picked up a Disney character of Mittens from the movie “Bolt” at a yardsale. The owner gave it to her for free. Now, Brewer has it listed on her eBay account at $50.
“It really works,” Brewer said.
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