The Expert Exchange: Meet Deborah, GigCX Expert for eBay
Behind the scenes with Deborah, GigCX Expert at eBay.
Welcome to GigCX Behind the Scenes! Ever wondered just how our Experts gig? You’ve come to the right place.
In this series, we’re going behind the scenes with our Experts from across the globe to uncover the inside scoop of their day-to-day experience, what they like about their role, how they spend their earnings, and much more.
This week, we spoke to Deborah from the UK about their experience as an eBay Expert. Let’s hear what she had to say…
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Deborah and I work part-time at a local family-run kitchen company. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and testing out new recipes for my family. I also really like eating out and trying new restaurants - I try to visit a different one each month.
What brands do you work for?
I joined eBay in 2005 as I wanted to sell some unused motorcycle gear that I found when I was moving house. I was amazed at how much money I made from the sale and I was immediately hooked! For me, the best thing about eBay has to be the unlimited potential to make money. You can earn a few extra pounds by selling your unwanted items. I love that you can use eBay to make a part-time or full-time income, or even turn it into a global business! On what other platform can you find 182 million potential customers?
What do you like about being an Expert?
I was excited when I was invited to be an Expert for eBay. It is something that I take quite seriously. When I am helping other sellers with their queries, I find that I am learning and improving my skills too.
The best thing is receiving genuine gratitude from the people that you provide support to. It feels really positive to help someone solve a problem. Every question is different, which keeps you on your toes too. Just when you think you know all there is to know, a question will pop up that you have to do a bit more research into. It keeps things interesting!
When do you answer questions the most?
I tend to answer questions later in the evening, after the kids have gone to bed. I find this is the best time for me as it's quiet.
How are you planning to spend your earnings?
My Expert earnings are going to be my Christmas fund. I hope to have enough money to pay for all my Christmas gifts this year. I might even have some left over to treat myself!