Do you WORK online or do you have an online BUSINESS?
As there’s a difference, a huge one in fact.
Over the years, I have been contacted by hundreds, probably thousands of eBay business owners seeking advice on how to improve their business, listings and so on. And almost in all cases the main thing I notice is that eBay sellers work very hard! Maybe even too hard…
Most people who sell on eBay are individuals who don’t have employees and therefore spend all their days doing everything on their own! I’m talking about such tasks as:
- Product sourcing
- Creating listings
- Order processing
- Order packaging / dispatching + returns
- Customer support
- and so on!
And they have to, right? As all small time traders are faced with these tasks when doing business on eBay. Yes, correct.
The problem is that most people spend TOO MUCH time on these tasks! They work crazy hours just to get everything done and even then, in many cases they earn less than minimum wage!
I’m sure one of the reasons you started your own business was to get out of the rat race and crazy hours you were working before and now you’re stuck doing the same thing, just in your own business and not someone else’s? So what’s the solution?
First and foremost – you need to start automating as many tasks and processes in your business as possible.
Yes, this means learning & USING new tools and software.
Yes, this means investing some money in those new tools and software.
Yes, this means that you should finally start working SMARTER and not HARDER!
This will be your first step towards having an online BUSINESS instead of having an online JOB! (more…)