Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ebay Business Growth, 6/5/17 Sales and Upcoming Goodwill Outlet Trip

I had amazing sales this weekend. I am so happy with the way my sales are going right now. I am feeling very encouraged and I want to encourage you. I have been working so hard and it seems to be paying off, thank the Lord. I am slowly getting where I want to be. I still have a ways to go, but I'm getting there. I had 8 packages to drop off on Tuesday morning. I sold 8 items on a Monday. That never happens. Mondays are usually pretty slow. I never used to sell that many items in one day on a week day. This is progress for me.

I'm finally over $2,000 in a 31 day period.

My sales for 31 days is over $2,000! My goal is $3,000 a month by the end of the summer. That will be tough because summer sales are usually slower for me. But I'm going to work my ass off. I am aiming for $5,000 a month by the end of the year. It's do-able but I don't have as much time as I need. I have so many other things to do and take care of. But I am going to shoot for that really hard.

This is a comparison of my sales the first 6 days of May compared to the first 6 days of June. I've made $250 more than I did at the same time last month. My work is paying off!

Not every Ebay seller is making in the tens of thousands of dollars, like we see on YouTube and other sellers blogs and websites and I want people to know the other side of Ebay selling. The seller who is slowly climbing up the sales ladder trying to grow into a "tens of thousands of dollars seller." It is possible but it takes a lot of really hard work and having the right stuff to sell. I have been selling for a few years and it's taken me that long to get to this point. I was making a part time income selling and I was okay with that for a couple years. But I'm to the point where I really want to be making more. 

I literally spend every bit of my free time working. That is the truth about Ebay selling. It can be very long hours, if you're thinking of it like a business. I work from the time I get up until I go to bed. That is real. If you don't enjoy working on Ebay, it will be tough to make a lot of money doing it. It is very time consuming. Maybe some sellers don't have to put in those kind of hours, but I would say the average seller trying to grow their business will be spending an extreme amount of time working. I do stop and drive my kids here and there, I make lunch and supper, I do all the things I have to do as a mom, but then it's back to work. If I was making an hourly wage, it would be pathetic. But one day, I will reap the benefits of all this work. I am starting to see those benefits already.

You have to list pretty much every day. You can miss a day here or there, but if you don't list for 2 or 3 days, most likely, you will notice a drop in sales. I definitely notice. It will take some time of listing consistently every day to start seeing sales growth. It might take 2-3 weeks, maybe even a month to really see consistent sales growth.

I was whining a couple weeks ago about how hard I was working and I wasn't seeing any more sales than usual. Of course, it was the last week of the month and my sales always drop towards the end of any month, but now I am seeing significant sales increase. More than average for me. I have to keep this in mind. I am only listing an average of 10 items a day. I can't seem to make time to get more listed. I am terrible at time management. My goal is to get up to 20 minimum and up to about 35 listings per day. But it's really difficult for me.

Just remember, you can see huge sales growth is you are listing every day, listing more than you normally list, and have products people want. Even if you can only list 5 items a day, then do it. It will still help more than only listing 20 items once a week. You also need to be able to buy your products cheap and make a profit. 

Chris and I are planning another Goodwill Outlet trip soon. I am so excited! We're making it a weekend trip, like our first one. We'll go several times. I am hoping to come home with at least 300 pounds, like last time, hopefully even more than that. I can't go to an outlet every weekend because the closest one is 2.5 hours away. So I have to get as much stuff as I can when I get the chance to go. I pray that they have a lot of good stuff - stuff that I sell.  I'm really excited and I will try to take more photos and document this trip. But I feel like a crazy stalker walking around taking pictures. I'm also focused on getting stuff and not having someone swipe what I am trying to look at! lol.

God has truly blessed me. I feel like He led me to Ebay. I am able to stay home with my kids, and make money at home. That is all I ever wanted. I wish I would've found it a long time ago. I love what I do; that is why I am able to work 12-14 hours a day doing it. This isn't for everyone, though. It won't interest everyone.

If you are hard at work, trying to grow your Ebay business, just keep listing. List every day. You will see an increase. Whether you're making $500 a month or 10,000 a month, just keep at it. Just keep at it. You will reach your goal! I'm sure you hear that all the time, but it's true. I better get to listing now myself. Talk soon.

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