Meet Kris Cain, a savvy blogger and self proclaimed geek!

This week’s installment of eBay Classifieds’ ambassador profiles comes from Kris Cain, a blogging maven from

As you may know, these ambassadors are savvy business women that provide insights into a variety of topics including parenting, home organization, technology tools, making extra money and running a household. Beyond sharing their expertise and personal experiences, they also work with us to provide feedback on the site and useful tips on how to use classifieds in our everyday lives.

Kris is a self proclaimed geek, mother to two sets of twins and so much more. Happy reading!

Q: Why and when did you get started blogging?
A: I started blogging in 2002. I was not trying to “start a blog.” I was a techy, and I was more interested in building the website and making it pretty, so I started exploring different web software like WordPress. Then I started posting about my pregnancy with my first set of twins. One day when poking around I realized that someone was actually reading what I wrote! I had comments. I was excited!! I started getting a little more serious about it, and now I am hooked. I decided that I had a “niche” since I was a tech geek. I started to talk about my true passion. I still throw in things about my kids and life here
and there, but mostly it is 90% geek!

Q: What stands out as the best thing that’s happened as a result of your blog?
A: Wow. I never imagined that just by starting a blog I would connect with so many great companies and meet so many great
people. I have had opportunities to travel. I have visited more places in the past 2-3 years than I have my whole life. I almost took a trip to
France because of my blogging, but unfortunately, that trip was canceled. But, great things still came of it. And, I have been asked to speak at many
conferences, which I LOVE. I have not struck it rich from my blogging… yet. But that is always a thought in the back of my mind.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show/magazine or news source (pick one) any why?
A: Honestly, the only news shows that I watch are for my local Chicago news. I like to know what is going on around me before I
leave the house. I watch Fox in the morning. And I like WGN, and CBS news. I don’t watch any political news, or talk shows. Since I have become so busy, I
have cut down on a lot of TV, so I am very picky when I do watch something.

Q: How do you use eBay Classifieds? Can you provide an example of one item you bought or sold eBay Classifieds?
A: I used eBay Classifieds to sell my old netbook. It worked out great. I love that I was able to share my listing on Facebook easily which lead to the sale. Cha-ching!
Q: What one tip would you give those trying online classifieds for the first time?
A: My main tip would be to please include a photo and a great, clear description. The more info in the post the better so that the buyer is well informed. Don’t put “contact me for pictures.” We will bypass that listing and move on to the next one.

by Brandy Martin

To learn more about Kris and check out her blog visit!