Selling on eBay is VERY exciting! If you are selling for a living or even if you are trying to make some passive income, eBay can be the best route for you. You may go out to different retailers and find some good eBay inventory, throw it on eBay, and make some money! That feeling is great, but what happens when you start to burn out? At some point, you may feel defeated, overwhelmed, or just tired. eBay may be the last thing you want to even look at. Why is that? Where did the excitement go? It could be because you did not write down any goals. You have no finnish line! You are burnt out because you think that the race will never end, and that you will keep going and going. Goals are the golden key. Goals help you feel a sense of accomplishment, and keeps the fuel pumping. It establishes a foundation of purpose and allows you to feel fulfilled.
I once had no goals myself. When I first started selling on eBay, I felt that excitement every time I found something to sell on eBay, and when something did sell… Oh Boy! I felt great! That feeling slowly started to fade away. That excitement was replaced with anxiety and resentment towards eBay. It was like I no structure in my work life and I didn’t feel any pride. Thats when I realized that this is MY business, and no one is going to create a structure for me. Success is up to you, and you alone. Setting goals has brought back that excitement! It makes me feel as if I am accomplishing something everyday.
I use to just have a monthly goal, but that was not enough for me. The structure I needed was a daily, weekly, and monthly goal. Of course if I was hitting my daily goal, then I would hit the others. Here is an example of what it may look like:
Hypothetical OCTOBER GOAL: $6,000
I picked a large number because I wanted you to see that breaking it down per day makes it seem achievable! I definitely don’t make $6,000 per month with eBay, but that is my goal. Consistency is the best advice I have for you. Always take action everyday to hit your goal. Now I don’t go to every store every day, so somedays Goodwill will have to pick up the slack. At least I know my daily goal, so when I hit it, I can go home. Sometimes I can hit my daily goal in one store, then I have the choice – do I go home or do I go to another store and bank up for the next day? This is just a simple example of how I like to look at it, but it gives me a great structure and keeps me motivated!
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