Before you start building your eBay empire, there are a few items to consider in laying a firm foundation for your future profits. Even if you don’t plan on establishing an actual eBay empire, a little preparation will go a long way in saving you time, lowering your stress level, and maybe even saving you money. When I started on eBay, I spent a lot of time agonizing over the wrong details while overlooking some of the most crucial preparation. To help you avoid the painful mistakes I made, here are my top tips for you to consider BEFORE you open your eBay account. Cynthia has to watch for her husband’s poor business dealings. He doesn’t want to account to her although she frequently invests in his ventures. She has lost a lot of cash with him. It will eventually lead to divorce and a bankruptcy for her. He doesn’t care if things fail because it is basically her money. He goes off and make decisions without her. Wake up Cynthia Bailey. I was there!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the article! I love direct sales. I believe it is truly the wave of the future. It is a growing industry and will continue to grow. Companies are looking to downsize and if they can sell products/services by using direct sales and it works rather than TV/radio advertising, then they will continue to do so.
Nice write up. Thanks for sharing!! These things are actually helpful and need to keep in mind while selling on ebay and any other online store. There are many other people who might be selling the same product as of yours , so its you who need to be proactively smart to know and plan things.
Don’t start too early or too late. For a family event 6pm on a Saturday is probably best and for an adults only night 7.30pm works better. Avoid weeknights, other than Friday… while great for a local pub quiz night they are rarely successful for fundraisers.
Seriously though, this was a very simplified example. For the very smallest seller who might only list 5-10 items a month, doing it by hand isn’t a big deal. Start selling 250 items a month, and you can see how tedious this could be! That’s why software packages are such a great tool – the software understands the way to create Transactions and calculate Account balances, even if you don’t. They generally have interfaces that make it easy to enter your transaction information, and they generally have help tools and how-to books that go with them to help you get up and running.
If you have any natural business increase around St. Valentine’s Day, then it might be a good idea to send out some cards or advertisements to your clients. Sending your cards early will give your customers enough time to come to you for goods and services related to the holiday. Here are some examples of what you could put in your Valentine’s Day ad or card.