Since relaunching on October 1st, 2010, OUP on eBay (http://stores.ebay.com/OUnitProductions) has done really well. As much as I had hoped, but much more than I honestly believed. It’s become a very steady source of income, and with each passing day the antiques buying/reselling business comes closer and closer to being my full-time job.
For over two years now I’ve worked full-time as a Shift Manager/Assistant Manager at a local Papa John’s Pizza. It’s treated me well, and provided me with a great launching pad to persue my dreams and goals. For that I am very thankful. My plan right now is to leave Papa John’s on May 31st, 2011, and run my company full-time. I may stay around a day or two per week, or get a different part-time job, that’s yet to be decided.
Since OUP on eBay has done so well, I am very proud to announce today that I just signed the lease agreement for my first retail space, at Big Valley Antiques, a local antiques co-op located in Milroy, Pennsylvania. This Sunday I am going to be beginning to move merchandise into the booth. I am doing it as a half-and-half partnership with a good friend/business partner of mine, Scott Newhart. We both have a passion for this business which really can’t be described, or I believe, matched.
I have huge ideas and goals for this booth. There are going to be pieces hanging on the wall, antique shelfs to display items, eventually glass display cases. As is the case with everything I do, I dream big, and this is no exception. I want to make my booth the top booth at Big Valley Antiques, and I won’t rest until I reach that goal. OUP on eBay is going to continue to be my top priority, and it will see some of my most exciting and big ticket merchandise first, but having Big Valley as a secondary outlet is going to enhance my business and make it step up to an entire new level.
Once again, I dream big. This is really just the beginning of a master plan. There will be more antiques co-ops in the future, I will be setting up at weekly Flea Markets, and OUnitProductions.com will continue to grow and develop into the company that I have had this vision for since back in October of 2005 when it launched.
I truely believe… in the power of believe. If you can think it, and you want it, you can do it. In order to be successful, you need to be passionate about what you do. If you have that passion, nothing can stop you. I’ve said it many times over the years, and today it holds true more than ever… OUnitProductions.com, Stay Tuned!