A Watched Pot Never Boils

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I hear from a lot of sellers that they list items and get  discouraged when they don’t sell right away…….or when sales are slow.

Let me just tell you out of love that the old saying “A watched pot never boils” is true.

The more you log in and stare at your store, the more you analyze your listings to see how many watchers you have, or what changes you could make that would get an items to sell, the more it’s gonna drive you crazy.

It was a hard lesson for me to learn too my first couple of years on eBay.  I wanted to be one of “those” people that I’d always heard about who makes decent money off of eBay, but I learned quickly that logging in and getting discouraged over my lack of sales was not going to help me in any way become the seller I wanted to be.

The best thing to do when your sales are slow is to hit the thriftstores or yardsales, and get those treasures listed.

Don’t worry that your sales are slow, or that things aren’t selling as quickly as you’d like them to sell.  The point is that they’re there and ready as soon as the right buyer comes along. Your sales might not be as slow as you think they are, but if you’re logging in multiple times a day and staring at your dashboard, it’s not going to help you make more sales.

Listing items is what helps you increase your sales.  The more options that are available in your store, the more likely customers will be to find an item in your store that they just have to have!

So, the next time you log in to eBay and your sales are slow…….grab some items from your “to be listed” pile and get busy!  You’ll be surprised at how fast things sell when you’re busy listing.

Rachel