Posts Tagged ‘ebay business’

What to sell on eBay when Competition Becomes Brutal

Even though my family are extremely supportive, they are not as motivated about my business as I am which is understandable. Of course they want me to be and depend on me to some extent be successful. And it took me years of basically saying’ you watch I know what to do now to make money online’.

Then there was another learning curve and yet another and another..what sells on ebay

And you know what..

It never ends!

If you are inclined to learn and implement..

Learning is a never ending process. You can always learn and apply more. But there comes a time when you have to stop kidding yourself and actually implement what you have learned already and start enjoying the journey.

It’s a known fact that most people who buy books don’t read them all. People who like to read probably buy more books than they have time to read. And others may not always read a full book.

People who do read books and learn something new, probably never take action on what gained from the book. The knowledge is stored but never acted upon and most books are left to gather dust and usually forgotten about.

This is a generalization of course.

But the fact is that to enter ANY market you have to implement. You need to take action and you need to have something unique. Even if you take action and you don’t know if the action you are taking is the right one, taking some action is better than taking no action.

If you do actually take action and follow through you are probably 90% ahead of everyone else, because based on the 80/20 rule, most people simply don’t take action.

Compare this to learning to drive a car. You can read the books, watch videos and be an ‘armchair expert’, but you won’t actually learn to be an expert driver let alone a competent driver unless you actually get behind the wheel and do something.

So whether it’s selling on eBay, Amazon, through ecommerce channels or through other channels and in any market, you need to walk before you can run and actually do start doing something. I’m sure you’ll agree you can learn basics but you can’t become an expert or even proficient unless you start doing something and actually start ‘trying’ stuff.what to sell on ebay

Here’s something else I hear often..

“If every market is already too competitive then why even bother trying”.

Here’s why..

Take music for example..

I’m kind of eclectic so I tend to like all kinds of different music. But what if every musician out there said..

“I’m not going to write or release a new song because there are already too many musicians in the world and the market is already flooded with music”.

Of course that wouldn’t happen, because in reality there are so many different kinds of music styles and unlimited possibilities for new music to be created and people who like ‘creating’ and ‘adding value’ do it because it’s in their blood.

I have always said that the key to winning is having something different to offer. You don’t have to be radically different, you just need to be at the least fractionally different. Just different enough so that you, your music or your products are unique.

The same can be said for any market you enter on the internet. Be unique and make your products stand out – they only have to be slightly different to existing products to be unique enough to be winning products in their own right. This actually works better in competitive markets.

The good news is that it doesn’t take long to discover new ideas and strategies once you immerse yourself in a market.

What can you do to make your products that little bit different and what actions you will you commit to this week and actually complete..

It would be interesting to know!

Researching eBay: What Sells On eBay?

I admit, playing blackjack and roulette can be fun, but it’s a mugs game. People gamble because they get pleasure fromresearching ebay risk and the thrill of potentially winning.

In business, we don’t want to gamble. Sure when your are successful and wealthy you can do want you want with your money and even gamble it away if you want to, but your business shouldn’t be a gamble.

I’ve heard some gurus say you can never tell which products are going to stick and sell well on ebay and to a certain extent that is true. If you throw enough spaghetti against the wall, some is bound to eventually stick.

However, there is a way to make sure that when you are trying to sell new products on ebay that the odds are in YOUR favor.

It’s called RESEARCH

And yes that might sound boring and doesn’t give you the instant thrill and satisfaction that playing blackjack can give you, but doing your research will prove far more profitable in the long run than getting a quick fix that lasts only for a few moments.

When you research ebay markets and find out what unique products are selling in different niches, you can turn the odds in your favor because your more likely to have a best selling product on ebay if you sell a similar product or better product in a small targeted niche that you have researched. The deeper you dig the more you will discover and that will turn the odds in your favor.

You start with what is already selling. You find out what is in demand without too much competition and chose to sell in a niche where certain types of products are in demand and you can easily join the selling crowd in that niche and pick up sales.

Do this a few times over and you have a few products selling well with some profit you can reinvest into your business.

Is it easier to ‘carpet bomb’ ebay and list lots of products hoping one or two will stick or is it better to do a little research before hand? Let me know what you think by posting a comment below..

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..

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