Hello, I have been having some major stress trying to figure out where to go next. Ebay and paypal can ruin my mood for weeks at a time with their lack of caring for people making them money. I am not even going to get into a rant, but this is a well known problem. I have been getting phones at good enough prices and making a good profit on ebay, which sounds insane after they take about 20% of your total revenue. I now think its time to expand into an ecommerce website. I have already signed up with 3dcart and hopefully they can help guide me with the whole SEO thing. I mainly have around 20-30 phones on me at a time, I am selling around 10-15 a week. Average sale is $250. Big questions I have: 1) How hard is it for people to reach my site, especially in such a huge market? If I am already selling phones on ebay good, than I would only think I could sell for more after I built a reputation, but currently price like I were on ebay, maybe even a little cheaper. 2) Should I hire a writer? As you can probably tell me writing and grammar is not that great. Im getting to that... 3) For the descriptions of the phones themselves, I would assume I would just cut and paste tid bits I find on the internet, as it would all be uniform. Would that be plagiarism? 4) What kind of time would now be needed to be put into this site? eBay is very easy no doubt. Its a simple upload, and then you ship. 5) Now the biggest factor... I'm 18 years old, and I have no even started college. This is just something I randomly thought of doing one day, and I made an add, and got tons of calls. I am now making about $800-$1000 a week. I want to pursue an education, but at the same time I want to build an empire. I feel if I keep putting up with ebay I can juggle school and business. I just am not sure what kind of time would have to be involved in operating a website, or if anyone would even want to buy from a store so small. Really desperate for some advice. I am in a hard situation. No one is really supporting me anymore, infact people are starting to despise me, because of what is probably jealousy. Even my father who always told me I need to work for myself (thats how he is), is now telling me I need to slow down, and my goals are unrealistic, because if ebays working more or less "just deal with it". But I cant be treated like a peon.