Looking forward to another productive month!
So many things to do, so little time.
This week’s goals:
Hopefully sharing my goals will motivate me to accomplish them. I’ll report back at the end of the week and let you know how I do.
Good grief, can I blather on. I just wrote a long post elaborating on all of the eBay related goals I have, and all about the vacations we will hopefully be spending my earnings on. Here is the abbreviated version of that post.
- sell 10% of my listed items in any given week (current goal that I’ve been able to meet pretty consistently)
- list 5 new items per day, 5 days per week (equaling 25 per week/100 per month – I really want to get all of my “inventory” aka clutter listed and organized!)
- average at least $125 per week in sales ($500/month) above and beyond eBay + PayPal fees
- Orlando family vacation: May, 2012
- 10 year anniversary vacation in New York: October, 2012
So far eBay has been a bit of a lark, a fun hobby. But, if we’re going to be able to pay for two “real” vacations this year it’s time for me to get busy and start selling. And saving!
After three fun, party-filled days for the now 4-year-old, it’s time to get back to business. I haven’t listed anything on eBay since last Tuesday. I still have 31 free listings for the month (because last Tuesday’s free day didn’t require you to use your 50 freebies first – awesome!) My husband is taking the 4-year-old to see Puss-in-Boots this afternoon. I’m hoping the baby will sleep. So here are my short-term goals:
-prep to mail (and take to PO) two paid items needing to be shipped
-e-mail eBayer in response to question about size of skirt
-e-mail eBayer to make sure they are clear on what size a shirt is (since I think my listing is confusing)
-list at least 10 new items
Off I go!
UPDATE: 11:17 p.m.
So . . . of course I didn’t have as much time to get stuff done as I was hoping for this afternoon. The little one took a very short nap, and the movie my son and husband went to see was only 1.5 hours long so it seemed like they were back in a jiffy. But, I did get the two items packaged up and off to the PO, as well as my e-mails sent. Nothing new has been listed yet, but I’ve got several ready to go (but am now holding off on listing them until tomorrow – 5000!? free listings!) Crazy. I’ll try and get 20 new ones up throughout the day, and relist all of my non-sellers as well. Happy eBay Tuesday!