How Do I Sell More Products Online 

with Andrew Milburn

 

DSC00072aaaaA question that I am asked all the time is “How do I sell more product online on sites such as Amazon and eBay. In very simple terms this is quite easy to answer – “Just list more items”, but over the years I have found as simple as the solution is there are other factors at play here and I will try and address these in this article.

One of the main underlying questions is “I just do not have the time to list more items” Now in my earlier days of selling I always said that until someone said but you do. We all have the same time in a day. At the stroke of midnight we all start with a a new 24 hours in a day – every man, women, child, richest and poorest we have the same time.

Now I know a lot of people have full time jobs and family commitments but if I said to you I can get tickets to the big game best seats and then meet the players time would be found. Or You know that group you love I have got some of the best tickets out, staying in a five star hotel but it is half way round the world travelling first class suddenly 5 days would be found.

When it comes to time we need to put our business at the top of the list, for it is this business that can help you break free from a Job or other factors holding you back and give you more time.

So how can we find this time? What if I could show you a way to have an extra 40 hours a month would this give you enough time?  I guess it would.

1. Monday to Friday for the next month set your alarm so you get up an hour earlier each day – this alone gives you an extra 20 hours a month.

2. Then again Monday to Friday instead of watching TV each evening block out an hour an evening and over the course of a month you have an extra 20 hours, add the two times together and you have 40 hours extra a month.

3.  Now for those who just do not want to get up an hour earlier each morning during the week, block out 2 hours in an evening. But whatever you decide stick to it and see the difference it makes to your business.

Once you have the time sorted you need to layout a plan to use the time in the best way –  and this is not making a drink do that before hand. No you need to spend sometime working out a plan to make the 2 hours each day as productive as possible.

For example

Monday  – You might spend sorting through the items you sourced over the weekend.

Tuesday – Entering the information on to Amazon and adding labels to the products and printing the box labels

Wednesday – You might need to finish off what you started on Tuesday and get the boxes ready for UPS

Thursday – Spend the time sourcing items online that you can buy to resell

Friday – If you do retail arbitrage, spend the time making a plan for the weekend where you are going and what time you are going and make a map that will make the best use of the time you have.

Now the above is just an example and what works for one person, may not work for you, just make that plan and then work the plan.

Next week we will look at the same question “How do I list more items, but taken from the point of view I just do not have enough money.

 

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