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Authors: What do you think of this copyright opinion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eva Pauline Scott Feb 1. 1 Reply

Looking for launch ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raun Lauterbach Feb 12, 2013. 21 Replies

Trademark question

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Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy

Explore ways to earn extra cash or build a business on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy.  Buying, selling, sources, wholesale, dropshipping, etc.See More
2 hours ago

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Raun Lauterbach replied to Bob Fraser's discussion Ebay help in the group Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy
"Dian, If you are the creative crafty type, you might be able to get something started there.  The challenge with Etsy when you need money quickly is that sales can come slowly because of their smaller user base compared to eBay and…"
4 hours ago

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Raun Lauterbach replied to Bob Fraser's discussion Ebay help in the group Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy
"I've been pondering this for a little bit.  I think the best course of action in this situation would be to focus on thrift stores and garage sales for inventory with a really low cost but good sale prices.  The faster you can take…"
4 hours ago

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Raun Lauterbach commented on Raun Lauterbach's group Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy
"Cheri -- I recommend against that business model.  There's too much risk that you won't be able to get the product that someone just bought from you and you don't have any real control over your buy cost.  Prices can and do…"
4 hours ago

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Raun Lauterbach replied to Raun Lauterbach's discussion Roll Call in the group Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy
"Hi Jon!  Welcome!  I completely agree that more pictures (and better pictures) are always better.  There have been some things that have changed on eBay over the years.  I think some of it has to do with eBay policies and some of…"
5 hours ago
Cheri M commented on Raun Lauterbach's group Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy
"I'm not experienced AT ALL in online sales but would like to know more about opening on online store. Can I make a store out of products I see on Amazon and have amazon ship them? (I have seen a work at home ad for something like this). I have…"
7 hours ago
Jon McDermott replied to Raun Lauterbach's discussion Roll Call in the group Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy
"Hi all, I've been an eBay user since 1998.  I have done a few old car restorations over the years, and I used eBay to sell the old parts that came off the car.  I was great, often the proceeds would almost completely fund the cost of…"
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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about 48days.net on Dan Miller's podcast. I'm already getting a lot of interesting tidbits from members of the community.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Employed -- Supply Chain and Distribution. Blogger, Ebay Seller
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Providing the most value to my employer and customers. I'm working on transitioning from full-time employment to self-employment.
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Personal growth and knowledge of self
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More than one website?

Raun Lauterbach's Blog

Outsource your own job?

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:32am 0 Comments

A friend posted a link to this article on Facebook:  Man outsources his own job to China, watches cat videos.

You'll have to read it to get the full picture, but it makes me wonder if there is something to learn from it.  Either way, I hope you get a good laugh out of it.

Please share your thoughts...

Conservation of Energy

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:15am 3 Comments

Life is full of paradoxes. I find that I am constantly trying to conserve energy. You never know when you're going to need it, right? I tell myself that I can't do whatever current thing there is to do because then I might be to tired to do something else later. When it comes time to do that something else, I tell myself I had better not because I'll be too tired to do the next thing.…


Practicing your Art

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 5:26am 4 Comments

When we are kids, we're all artists.  As we grow up, something happens that changes that.  Many (most) of us lose our concept of art.  Is art the finger painting on the refrigerator?  Is art the Lego structure on the living room floor?  Is art the bouquet of flowers you picked from the garden? Is art last night's dinner?  Is art the thing you enjoy doing and others enjoy seeing?  Yes!

We're surrounded by art every day and yet we don't notice it and we surely don't practice it…


Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 4:50am 2 Comments

This is not a political post.  This is a take control of your own life post.  I'm tired of hearing people complain about how they are going to be affected by who is in office or how they dodged a bullet by who's not in office.  I can't think of any single event brought on by government at any level that changed my life significantly.

I'm not saying government doesn't have power.  They do, but only as much as we give them.  Remember, the people that produced the Holocaust were…


Be Selfish at 5AM

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 4:47am 12 Comments

I published this post on my blog (http://www.backyardlifeblog.com) and thought it would be appropriate to repost here.  What are your thoughts?

Being selfish at 5am is an important concept to those hustling on their dream.  Selfishness always sounds negative, but hear me out on this one.

What does it mean to be selfish at 5am?

Get up early every day to put in focused time to get things done.  Most people have more energy at…


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At 11:01am on June 3, 2014,
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Josh Bulloc


Thanks for joining the Think and Grow events group. 

At 7:23pm on November 7, 2012,
Group Leader
Luke Townsley


Glad to have you in the newly minted Makers community! I hope it will be a help and encouragement to you.


At 9:25am on November 3, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"

Raun, congrats on being chosen as Dan's group of the week!!! 

Earning on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy

I am going to definitely refer your group as a resource to people when they are looking for ways to earn income. CONGRATS!

At 6:36pm on October 19, 2012, Lesley Sobeck said…

Hmm...it looks to me like it is enabled.  How would I check otherwise?

At 9:40pm on August 5, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"

Definitely Raun!!! 

At 9:55pm on August 2, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"

Raun, thanks for the invite!

What a hoot you are from St. Paul, MN. I grew up on the East Side and now live in Lindstrom. We are practically neighbors!


At 11:48am on July 18, 2012,
Group Leader
Benjamin Lotter

Hi Raun, I see you're familiar with Drupal. I just started a new group called Doing Drupal Websites. I invite you to join us at http://48days.net/group/drupal.

At 9:55pm on June 18, 2012,
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Josh Ribble

Raun, welcome to the Embracing Introvertedness group. I see that you and I have lots in common. I checked out your blog and might just have to start following it. I, like you, am stuck with the "I could do anything and be happy." The only thing that really fires me up is doing a great job no matter what I do. You might want to consider the Susan Cain book discussion. There's a lot in the book about playing to our strengths. We'll be starting after the 4th of July, if you're interested. Glad to have you in the group.

At 5:49pm on March 28, 2010, Rene Bellis said…

Yes, the birdhouses are very original and unique. It was just a hobby my husband started last year to fill the time. We tried to make a go of it and invested a lot of time, effort and money to promote and sell the birdhouses online and at art fairs, but we got discouraged as they weren't selling as good as we'd hoped.

Since then a lot has changed. Jim is no longer making new birdhouses and we're just going to sell the ones we have. He is now working full time and doesn't have the time or desire to make anymore birdhouses. It was fun while it lasted though! Thanks for asking.

At 11:51am on January 29, 2009,
Group Leader
Scott Newton Smith
Dear Raun,

Thank you for joining the Untethered Group at 48 Days.net. We are leveraging the Internet Age for powerful, passion-based Christian lifestyle design through online income streams. We’re full of ideas and want to hear yours! Let me know if you have any questions.

To Your Success,

Scott N. Smith

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