Product Sourcing

Be a Wolf…in Sheeps clothing!

Be a Wolf…in Sheeps clothing!

‘Unique’ products can potentially inhibit your sales. Here’s why you should go with the flow… I am often asked if you need to have a lot of creativity and ingenuity to become a successful online seller. The common misconception being that you must constantly be trying to come up with new ideas for product lines […]...

Do you watch Dragons Den or The Apprentice?

Do you watch Dragons Den or The Apprentice?

How to manage your time efficiently when your online business expands Every week I get a surprisingly high quota of emails from people who are looking for advice on a particular subject. It’s a subject that I am always delighted to hear about and a subject that actually makes me smile and have a little […]...

Amazon Sellers Take Note!

Amazon Sellers Take Note!

Building a super successful business on Amazon is absolutely, perfectly do-able. However, whilst it all sounds very simple – research and source a viable, in-demand product, create your product title and description, upload to Amazon, sell hundreds and make a profit – there are some rules that you should understand, and importantly stick to, to […]...

Eyes open, wide awake!

Eyes open, wide awake!

Why you should always ‘look and listen’ for potential product ideas Keeping alert and ensuring your eyes and your ears are open at all times can potentially help you and your online business! It’s simple really. By being alert you can spot product ideas whatever you are doing and wherever you are! When it comes […]...

Who’s a nosy parker then?

Who’s a nosy parker then?

Here’s why you should be keeping a close eye on your competitors… ‘Price wars’ have been going on since forever between retailers with some supermarkets even going so far as to advertise the price that you can buy an item for in a competitor’s store and then informing you that they are cheaper! In order […]...

Fair trading will help your business grow

Fair trading will help your business grow

How offering a ‘no-quibble’ money back guarantee can increase your online sales I recently had a rather bizarre email exchange with a guy who required some start-up advice for his online business. I say ‘bizarre’ because this chap, nice as he seemed, was adamant that he was not going to offer a money back guarantee […]...

Online sellers: Here’s how you can capitalise on Christmas

Online sellers: Here’s how you can capitalise on Christmas

With less than 16 weeks to go until Christmas, now is the time to ensure your seasonal stock is in hand… Shopping recently in my local supermarket, I spied a large display of chocolate, randomly placed next to the wines and spirits. This wasn’t just any old chocolate though, the chocolate in question was Christmas […]...

Online sellers: Here’s how you can capitalise on Christmas

Online sellers: Here’s how you can capitalise on Christmas

With less than 16 weeks to go until Christmas, now is the time to ensure your seasonal stock is in hand… Shopping recently in my local supermarket, I spied a large display of chocolate, randomly placed next to the wines and spirits. This wasn’t just any old chocolate though, the chocolate in question was Christmas […]...

I’m feeling OPR! Are you?

I’m feeling OPR! Are you?

The 3 simple steps you can take for the road to online success So, it’s the final day of August and what a fantastic ‘proper’ summer we’ve mostly had, and one which looks set to continue with the good weather returning in a few weeks! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, September for many, […]...

What to sell online: A simple shortcut

What to sell online: A simple shortcut

If you want to sell online but are confused, lack direction and are not focused, here’s a simple shortcut to get you started Recently I was delivering a one to one eBay consultation to a client who is just starting her eBay business. Although a seasoned seller when it comes to dealing with her own website and […]...

What to sell online: A simple shortcut

What to sell online: A simple shortcut

If you want to sell online but are confused, lack direction and are not focused, here’s a simple shortcut to get you started Recently I was delivering a one to one eBay consultation to a client who is just starting her eBay business. Although a seasoned seller when it comes to dealing with her own website and […]...

Ssssh! Don’t tell eBay…

Ssssh! Don’t tell eBay…

Two ways you can increase new and repeat business on and off eBay Last week the new eBay Autumn Updates were announced, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. You can see the updates in full here but I am particularly excited about two of the updates! The two announcements I’m extremely interested in […]...

What are you doing between 8.01am and 8.55pm?

What are you doing between 8.01am and 8.55pm?

How to get a better work/life balance as your own boss I was reading an article earlier this week that talked about a new study that has found that self-employed people typically take only 14 days of holiday a year. What’s more, one in eight don’t take any days off at all! Reading further, the article […]...

Are Tunisian crochet hooks the key to your fortune?

Are Tunisian crochet hooks the key to your fortune?

How being ‘less obvious’ can work to your advantage when selling online Did you know that you can make just as much profit, and very often more profit, by selling products in lesser known categories rather than the ones that the ‘big boys’ go for? I’m talking about really, really niche categories and products. For example, ‘crochet […]...

Could this be a big boost to your income streams?

Could this be a big boost to your income streams?

I discovered something this week that I have never seen before in my life! The secret website I never knew existed!   How I missed this, I have absolutely no idea. I don’t recall it being promoted online. I don’t remember receiving an email about it. I certainly don’t think I saw a pop-up message in my […]...

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