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150% Or 40% Efficient

It’s usually only when we hit a wall or a crisis point in our lives that we actually pull out all the stops. What I mean is, ebay businessit’s only when we are really hurting that we as humans change radically and act.

It’s only when we have no other option but to put in 150% into something that we really need to work in order to survive. When disaster is looking at us in the face,  something inside of us happens and makes us do things that we wouldn’t normally do.

The reason is that..

At the opposite side of the spectrum our survival instincts are complacent. Our survival instinct is a powerful force but it’s lazy, it doesn’t like to work unless it really has to.

However, we never know when disaster might strike next. You can pay your bills and mortgage this month because you have a job that you’ve had for years, but what if you were made redundant and lost your job tomorrow?

What would you do?

It’s at times like this when we are forced out of our comfort zones and have to act. I can tell you I’ve been in that kind of situation several times and looking back, it’s at those critical moments when you really do put in all the effort required to make things work again.

And something kind of strange happens. It usually works out for the better.

That’s when good things emerge.

Of course this relates to your eBay business and internet marketing.

It’s at those times when you can really lay the foundations of a successful eBay business. When you’re frantically thrashing around researching new products and niches desperate to make things work.

To create a real income with eBay that can support you and your family and to build a business so that you can simply work for yourself, you need to put in the effort.

Most people do the bare minimum like list a couple of products that everyone else sells and wait for the customers and the money to magically appear. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that.

Building any business whether it be on the internet or offline takes time, investment and a considerable amount of effort. I wish there was another way but there simply isn’t.

If you can flick the switch on your survival instinct and focus the incredible power into a new project or goal you want to achieve, that’s when you will be able to establish a business that REALLY works and pays dividends for years.

If you think you really can flick the switch and focus the power of survival then your ready to build and make a business succeed.

What do you think? Have you ever been in a similar situation before?

Let me know by replying below..

eBay Adcommerce PPC Program Replaces Featured First

For those of you who list on eBay using the featured first upgrade, eBay have yet again changed the game and as of June 29 2010 eBay will be discontinuing this feature and you will no longer be able to simply buy your first place position in eBay’s best match search.

Instead, eBay have proposed that sellers use eBay’s pay per click program adcommerce. If you sign upto add commerce your adcommerce ads will be displayed above or below the main search display area. I have noticed eBay are currently testing this and move ads around a bit to supposedly test the best area for the new adcommerce ads.

You’ll find by using adcommerce you will be charged every time a browser clicks on your adcommerce ad. Will this really replace the benefits of featured first for sellers or is it another ploy to drip more money from your bank account into eBay’s? Only time will tell and eventually I predict adcommerce will have been extensively tested enough to replace featured first but that could take time..

All the more reason to join my healthy profits club and discover how to boost your listings in eBay’s best match search.

The Rise And Fall of eBooks On eBay

eBay used to be flooded with eBooks and information products and many eBay sellers sold ebooks for very low prices to boost feedback scores and to make money on autopilot.

Once an eBay store was setup and the delivery of the downloadable ebooks was automated simply by setting up an email link to download the ebook that was sent to the buyer after the sale, made selling ebooks a very attractive automated income stream.

But that all stopped when eBay changed the rules. eBay felt that digital products was not their main target audience and they wanted their site to be more like an Amazon style site that only sold physical products.

So what happened to all the ebook sellers?

Well, some closed up shop and walked away, some found other physical products to sell and some took initiative and changed the way they sold information products to suit eBay’s new rules.

By simply burning the ebook onto a cd, a digital ebook became a physical product that could be sold on eBay.

Yes it did mean that the process of selling could not be fully automated but that was offset by the fact that you could easily increase the price for the cd rather than selling a low cost digital ebook.

I don’t agree that ALL ebooks should be sold on eBay this way but only those that are unique, original and have some benefit for the buyer. People don’t like to buy re-hashed garbage but I do agree that if you can create an information product that shows others how to do something only you or a few others know how to do then why not share that information and burn it to a CD? You can even record videos and MP3’s and sell those on CD. Buyers can watch the videos on their PC or even their iPhone.

Have you thought about selling your own information product on eBay? Do you have experience or expertise in something you think other people might want to know about? Maybe you are already selling products on eBay to a specific niche and you could offer an information CD to that niche that teaches tricks and short-cuts on how to use the products you sell.

For example..

If you sell gardening tools how about a gardening tips cd?
if you sell clothes how about a brochure on cd?
If you sell electronics, how about a how to fix something cd?
if you sell wooden furniture, how about a how to take care of your furniture cd?

If you do have expertise in something, why not create an information product and burn it to a cd to resell on eBay. Do you sell information products on eBay or do you have an idea for an information product to sell on eBay. Maybe you used to sell digital ebooks on eBay? Let me know by replying below, I’m really interested to know what you think..

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