Product Sourcing

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 […]...

eBay, please stop messing with my business!

eBay, please stop messing with my business!

The 7 factors that never alter when it comes to getting your products seen on eBay  You know, eBay can be a hugely frustrating platform to sell products on. The powers that be make changes with hardly any warning, often causing extra work and additional problems, they move the goalposts regularly and they are not […]...

Fancy a relaxing break?

Fancy a relaxing break?

How to keep your business ticking over so that you can chill out! Holiday settings are vital for your online business when you fancy taking time out to recharge! This is a topic I talk about every year because it’s a subject that new online sellers always have questions about. So, if you’re a newbie, […]...

My tips for getting through a heatwave

My tips for getting through a heatwave

The average person will spend 116 minutes on social media every day… That is a total of 5 years and 4 months spent over a lifetime! The same amount of timHot and bothered? Disinclined to work when the sun is shining outside? I must admit, it’s so hot I’m almost a little bit with you […]...

Think your business doesn’t need social media?

The average person will spend 116 minutes on social media every day… That is a total of 5 years and 4 months spent over a lifetime! The same amount of time it would take you to walk your dog 93,000 times or walk the Great Wall of China three and a half times or run […]...

My Top Three Tips for Online Profits

My Top Three Tips for Online Profits

The success of your online business depends on the success of your products – and the success of your products initially depends on – YOU! Many of my subscribers are busy parents who right now are contemplating those long school holidays which are due to commence in around four weeks time. As a parent myself, […]...

How you can cash in on the ‘showrooming’ effect!

How you can cash in on the ‘showrooming’ effect!

So, last week I suggested that as an online seller you should always consider that some products are better being sold on Amazon rather than eBay – from a profitability point of view. But now let me ask you to put your ‘buyer’ head on for a moment rather than your ‘seller’ head and consider […]...

Don’t sell on eBay

Don’t sell on eBay

The simple piece of advice which should be considered every time you source a new product. Choose your sales platform carefully Price your products accordingly Make a huge difference to your profits! You’ll often hear me talking about selling on ‘multiple platforms’ and not to rely on just one sales venue. The reasons are plentiful, […]...

Don’t sell on eBay

Don’t sell on eBay

The simple piece of advice which should be considered every time you source a new product. Choose your sales platform carefully Price your products accordingly Make a huge difference to your profits! You’ll often hear me talking about selling on ‘multiple platforms’ and not to rely on just one sales venue. The reasons are plentiful, […]...