“I will not promise to make you millions, but I will show you ways to get your bills paid!” So proclaims Danna Crawford, host of Power Selling Mom, which each week features interviews with successful eBay sellers and staffers. And Danna—as CEO of PowerSellingMom, Inc. and founder of VirtualOnlineLearning.com—does indeed provide regular money-making tools, tips and tactics that help listeners to her show (which recently celebrated its three-year anniversary on BlogTalkRadio) get the most out of the world’s largest online auction and shopping site. The Ocala, Fla., resident is so adept at her self-styled career, in fact, that she’s been able to work from home since 1997. That in turn has meant being available to her kids 24/7, while never missing any of their school or social events. So if any of Danna’s success sounds intriguing to you, don’t touch that mouse because our SoundBits subject of the week is coming up live in four… three… two…
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?
eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace, but it has so much more to offer than just buying or selling. My show focuses on the eBay community, serving as a place where buyers and sellers unite-and lurkers begin to learn. I’ve also incorporated blogging into the show’s regular features, as well as effective use of all the social-networking sites. These are key factors in marketing on eBay, or any online business. And BlogTalkRadio has become an essential part of my Virtual Online Learning classroom!
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you.
I don’t color my hair. And I don’t get paid to talk about eBay! I’m just extremely thankful that eBay has given me an opportunity and provided a path for me to have my own business since 1997. A lot of people think I get paid to talk about eBay. But I promote the site because I truly love it, and I love to share my knowledge with others so they too might have similar experiences. My motto is: There is plenty of eBay for us all to be blessed and prosper!
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
Back in my teenage years in Chicago, I used to love Top 40 DJ Larry Lujack of WLS Radio. Today, I’m mostly a talk radio fan. I love to roam about BlogTalkRadio and tune into the featured shows. But I occasionally listen to Rush Limbaugh, because he’s so radial. And I adore eBay Radio’s Jim “Griff” Griffith.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
eBay CEO John Donahoe. I’d love to have him on my show to share about his early years on and off of eBay. He’s such a down-to-earth guy. I know he’d make a fantastic guest. I also wanted Meg Whitman —the former CEO of eBay—and tried hard to get her on the show during her campaign in this year’s California gubernatorial race. But I was declined by her staff. Too bad—BlogTalkRadio may have helped her win!
As we speak, what are you wearing?
Sweat pants and an “eBay Live 2007 Boston” T-shirt.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
My grandmother lived with us for almost five years before she passed away. And for a while she had a blood-pressure machine that would sound off, and her stats had to be taken right then and there-or a notice would be sent directly to the doctors. One time it went off during my show, and thank God for the handy BlogTalkRadio switchboard because I could easily click on some music while taking grandma’s blood pressure at the same time! No one even knew.
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