A common question that I get, is around the subject of Listing Goals. And this is not only from new sellers but from people who have been selling on sites such as eBay and Amazon since time began. Now I am going to be honest and straight with you here, Yes it is very important that you have written down a listing goal, but as we go through this article, I cannot really say what this goal should be…………….but I can really help you get there.
So go grab yourself a cup of coffee, a legal pad and some pens and pencils and let’s have a go at setting some goals for listing on eBay.
How many items are you listing a day/week.month at the moment ? There is no point in saying you will be listing 12 items a day if you are struggling to list 12 items in a month. Sorry if that sounds a bit hard but you need to set some realistic goals and once you have reached them, then set your self higher ones.
Let us say you want to list 100 items a month, this is equal to 25 items a week and this equals to around 3.5 items a day. When you say 3 items a day it sounds so much easier to achieve and to reach.
Another way to look at this is if you are selling items with a fixed profit, you can work out how much you need to earn a month and then work out how many you need to sell a month and then work back how many you need to sell a day. (And you can then work out how many you need to list)
For example if you need to sell 3 items a day, you will need to be listing at least 3 items a day does this make sense?
Right now we know how many items you need to list, you need to set your self targets for pictures and then for writing the listings. I have covered this in other posts but will do a re-cap for you.
Spend one day a month taking all the pictures or take an hour a day and take a batch of pictures and do any editing that is needed.
Then in spare time (Lunch Breaks etc), write descriptions in notepad.
Then you are all ready to go, and you can list like mad.
So to re-cap, set yourself realistic goals and then go and do them, and once you meet the goals for a few weeks, you can up them, and keep on doing this until you have reached your limits.
Andrew Milburn Is An eBay Consultant