Glad to hear that article at least gets you off on the right foot.
Here's a link to the full article:
EBay Sellers Fell Into Careers That Fill Their Lives
Washington Post June 30, 2005
I wish there was more detail available to you, but frankly, if a
business section reporter from a major national newspaper couldn't
shake loose the information, I doubt there's much more out there to
I did find one additional set of stats, though it's not 100% clear to
me where the author dug them up. Have a look:
--Over 430,000 eBay sellers consider online selling their primary
source of income (eBay, 2004)
--Nearly 12 million registered sellers (eBay, 2004)
--Approximately $32 billion in eBay product sales (eBay, 2004)
--Over 250,000 Yahoo! Stores, and over 150,000 eBay stores (eBay, Yahoo,
Hope that helps. Best of luck with this, and let me know if there's
anything else I can do to help out.
Enjoy the holidays...
search strategy -- Google search for [ebay "1..100 million sellers" OR
"1..100 million * sellers" ]