Friday, October 9, 2009

"Doc makes more cash selling clothes on eBay"

This was the title of a recent CNN story: Doc makes more cash selling clothes on eBay

Sounds unbelievable, doesn't it? Well, the world of sales can be quite lucrative and some physicians find that their part-time non-clinical endeavors may be more profitable than the world of clinical medicine.

The CNN story is about Dr. Jennifer Lickteig who runs a clothing store on eBay. Here's a quote from the story:
The 35-year-old family practitioner says she earned $120,000 last year on eBay, more than she did practicing medicine.
I've sold a few things on eBay, but my profits have been nowhere near $120,000. I guess it's time to rummage through my closets again so that I can sell some junk. A few weeks ago, I sold some computer parts on eBay and made over $100 (you can probably imagine that my house is full of computer-related hardware and other types of gadgets).

Many full-time physicians make less than $100,000 each year, so it's not difficult to imagine how one could work part-time and earn much more "on the side." I know some medical bloggers (physicians) who make more money blogging part-time than seeing patients full-time. I also know many physicians who make more money consulting than seeing patients. The bottom line is that you can find those lucrative opportunities if you position yourself strategically and look for the right types of opportunities.

To read this interesting story on CNN, click here.

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