An Entrepreneurs Money Making SecretWritten by John Evans
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Instead of trying to be good at everything, focus on your current strength and attempt to buffer your weaknesses. If you are a whiz at computer but do not have head for numbers, hire an accountant. Similarly, if numbers are your passion but you can barely check your e-mail let alone develop a fully functioning website, hire a web designer. No one is an island and even though your business may be a one-man or one-woman show, take a close look at resources available outside your business. If you succumb to your weaknesses, your business will certainly be affected. Instead of trying to save money by doing everything by yourself, consider spending a few dollars to bring in more customers.
Finally, work hard. No one became a successful entrepreneur by sitting around dreaming. Instead, successful entrepreneurs rolled up their sleeves and dove headlong into a project. If you do not have drive to work hard at running and promoting your own business, you will not be successful. Think of a typical business with many departments specializing in different aspects of business. Now imagine yourself as running each one of those departments. This is world of an entrepreneur. You can hire outside agencies to take one some of your responsibilities, but you are still responsible for each and every aspect of your own business. It will be a great deal of hard work, but in end, it will be well worth effort.
John Evans runs http://www.SuccessAlert.com, and has written the book Success Alert - Conversations with Successful Internet Entrepreneurs which has been widely acclaimed in a variety of online and print media. If you're interested to know of an entrepreneurs money making secret this book is an absolute must-read!
Start Your Own Business: Sell Things on eBayWritten by John Evans
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Just as with starting any business, carefully consider what type of eBay business you wish to start. Deciding what items to sell will be a huge part of start-up of your eBay business, as you must figure out where you are going to get your stock. Many sellers choose to sell their handmade or craft items instead of purchased goods. Other individuals choose to sell antiques on eBay instead of renting space in an antique mall or setting up a traditional storefront shop. If you currently participate in an at-home business such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, or Creative Memories, eBay is an excellent way to expand your clientele. Many buyers are looking for these items but do not know a representative or do not wish to wait traditional order time to receive their products.
Whatever you choose to sell on eBay, appearance and wording of your auction will make all different when it comes to selling your products. Perhaps most important feature of your auction website will be photographs of products. Investing in a digital camera will pay off quite well in end, as most eBay users do not look at auctions unless they have images of product attached. Your description should compliment your image and describe product to utmost detail. If there are any flaws in item, be sure to note this and even take a picture. You will find sellers would rather bid on items they know is slightly damaged instead of thinking they have been duped when they receive your auction in less than mint condition. The buyer feedback that makes up your seller rating will be quite important, since you are selling items based on your good faith.
John Evans runs http://www.SuccessAlert.com, and has written the book Success Alert - Conversations with Successful Internet Entrepreneurs which has been widely acclaimed in a variety of online and print media. If you want to learn to sell things on eBay this book is an absolute must-read!