The biggest thing you can have in your arsenal is your motivation and determination..
This might sound silly or not relevant, but it truly is..
All I can say is when I am not motivated, nothing gets done.. When I am motivated, it all gets done and I make the money..
If you like the process that is a good sign.. That means you can do this and enjoy it.. What you will enjoy the most is when you start making the real profit..
Right now, ironically, I feel like I hit that killer profit point, but its actually having a negative reaction on me. I want to do $650 a day, but for some reason I can't get myself motivated enough.. I make $500 a day and am happy and I need to keep my focus and determination..
Sounds weird maybe, but the reason I want to
get $650 a day is to pay off some debt and really fill up the bank.. But now I am getting confortable.. So less motivation..
I even know what I want to sell next but keep putting it off.. Sucks..
SO, FOR YOU:
Learn from what I am saying here.. You can get yourself to meet your goal. I know you can as I have had goals like that and have always met them. Sometimes a bit late, but I always make them.. BUT, if you are not motivated, you might end up like what I have been stuggling with lately.. Taking it easy, not being motivated enough..
Make sure to keep the determination and motivation and put in the work to make it pay off for you..
this also should be my philosophy. I'm looking at opportuities of what I can
sell that are strictly focused on what you mentioned earlier: making money
or saving money or gambling. I did have a product at the top of the page in
which I received 15 sales out of 500 views. I broke even on it and it was a
great experiment. I'm tempted to experiment to try to gain more sales from
it. I actually enjoy this type of process. I like the fact of analysis and
then refocus or reedit. To me this gives me joy. The reason why I'm coming
out with my own guide or ebook is because I want to make 1k a month by
September 1st. I do believe this is possible if I get my project off the
ground, write the ad copy, keep being mentored by people who are already
successful at selling, and having the
desire to realize that what I'm doing
today will lead to a bigger purpose or new found sense of self in my life. I
still work 40 hours a week at a J O B. It isn't very enjoyable and this
allows me to really relax and find comfort in the art of learning how to
sell. The reason why I go to my J O B is so I can come home every day and
focus on exactly what I'm trying to accomplish: financial freedom. You've
opened my eyes to the possibilities of what can be made on ebay. Now I'm
going to apply what I've learned to make some real cash. My first product
I'm aiming for around 15 sales a week. 60 sales a month. $320 a month per
category. My goal is to max out my product once test auctions begin through
5 different categories.
>From: Anthony W.
>To: Theodore Simon
>Subject: Re: ebay business needs to take off
>Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006
23:16:15 -0700 (PDT)
> My philosophy is to start selling product that I can get my hands on
> And THEN, after I have some money coming in, pursue my passion.
> So, I sacrifice at first and just get some sales going.. Then, I pursue
> My passion is teaching people how to sell.. Thats one of my passions.
>BUT, I waited quite a bit before pursuing it.. I got the money flowing
>from sales before I pursued it..
> Just a tip..
> ALSO, I think you had some eBook you were selling, right, already at the
>top of the page, correct?
> I think you are one of the guys I am coaching already doing it, right?
> I can't recall as there are already a couple doing it and I can't
>remember if you were one or not..
>ANYWAY, does this sound familiar. I mentioned a new eBook
I was selling..
>A new sort of small "how to make money" eBook?
> I sell it for $9.95.. I mentioned something about having to rehash the
>ad a few times?
> ANYWAYS, I think I rehashed it FOUR times.. Seemed like a lot of work..
> Usually, I don't have to rehash so many times..
>BUT, I believe I got it figured out now.. My last edit seems to be
>working.. I think I found the key to making it sell big to my intended
> SO, if you are going through the trial and error, just keep remembering
>you are teaching yourself how the whole thing works and you are maximizing
>Because, in the end, not only do you maximize your auction. Also, you learn
>how to do it better and faster for the next time..
> I have had things where I did not have to do any trial and error in the
>past.. This is the first product in a
while that I had to rehash a lot..
>Theodore Simon wrote:
>I'm considering writing my own money making guide with a certain angle
>tilted towards making income off of ebay or freelancing it out. No doubt I
>could do it myself, it'd just be very draining energywise. For a chapter in
>guide I'm considering writing about case examples, I'd like to use you as a
>case example showing that it is possible to make a FT living off of ebay.
>O'REILLY: All right, Lis ... I sell bibles in Tarzana, CA. Lenny comes
>in, & he's got a ... beard. He's wearing a dress ... I have to hire him?
>LIS WIEHL: You can't not hire Lenny.
>O'REILLY: Yes, but ... Don't you see my business point here? ... the
>state of Calif .. is forcing me to hire people that may be detrimental to
>LIS WIEHL: appearance shouldn't matter. When you're selling bibles.
>O'REILLY: Ms. Rivers, you understand ... better than Lis because she went
>to Harvard Law School, and that disqualifies her from common sense.
O'REILLY: All right, Lis ... I sell bibles in Tarzana, CA. Lenny comes in, & he's got a ... beard. He's wearing a dress ... I have to hire him?
LIS WIEHL: You can't not hire Lenny.
O'REILLY: Yes, but ... Don't you see my business point here? ... the state of Calif .. is forcing me to hire people that may be detrimental to my business.
LIS WIEHL: appearance shouldn't matter. When you're selling bibles.
O'REILLY: Ms. Rivers, you understand ... better than Lis because she went to Harvard Law School, and that disqualifies her
from common sense.