Let’s be honest, when it comes to running a successful eBay business, many people fail. This might be a hard fact to believe, but it’s true. eBay is fun, fast, and exciting, but when it comes to success, it takes work. Just like with any business – it takes dedication, hard work, organization, and time management. So how do you become successful as an eBay entrepreneur? Well, you treat it like a job.
The word “job” might sound a bit ugly at first, after all, you may want to become an eBay entrepreneur to get away from your “job.” When you treat your eBay business as a job, you create structure, and this can take you from a hobby to a full eBay entrepreneur overnight! Let’s take a look at a couple of ways this technique may help you:
- Time management – If you had a regular job, you would probably need to clock in and out of work every day. You would do this so your employer would know how much you’ve worked and how much to pay you. Additionally, your typical work day usually consists of 8 hours plus lunch. When looking at your eBay business as a job, it’s important to use the same structure. If we are our boss, then it may be easy to sleep in those few extra hours or procrastinate instead of shipping out sold items on time. That’s why creating a clock in and out schedule can keep you on track. You obviously have some flexibility here, but this keeps you accountable to your work! So set your alarm and get ready to take your business to the next level!
- Organization – Staying organized is a huge time and mind saver. As with a regular “job,” you will want to keep your work area clean and organized. This will help you with all aspects of your eBay business (e.g., Printing labels, listing your items, or even customer service). The same thing goes for your inventory. You need to make sure that you can find your things quickly and efficiently. Lastly, you need to be organized when it comes to finding stock. Have a game plan for each store you visit, and yes this includes your online stores.
These two tips alone will help you become a successful eBay entrepreneur. Sometimes it takes structure to make your life easier, and by looking at your eBay business like a job just might be the key. Lastly, it’s still important to have FUN, so take some time off every once and awhile, buy yourself something nice, and don’t take life too seriously. Besides, why work so hard on your business if you never take time to enjoy life.
For more tips and tricks, check out “The Keys to a Successful eBay Business” HERE