Are you bored with your work? If so, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you haven’t found your passion. For most of you reading this, entrepreneurialism is your passion.
So why are you bored? One big reason: You may not be challenging yourself. One important way to get through this is to keep on learning. I like to mess with new software, so I try new tools for bookkeeping, listing or inventory management. They often come with a free trial period.
Learning also means reading the news to see what’s trending; attending events with other sellers; finding new places to thrift or source products; and generally paying attention to changes in your industry. Part of your boredom could be because you are doing the same thing, with the same tools, for years. Mix it up a bit, and your boredom will ease.
Social media futurist and bestselling author of the eBay and social media For Dummies series and The Ultimate Online Customer Service Guide; known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller marsha_c, owner of eBay store Marsha Collier’s Fabulous Finds.
Gina, Des Moines NM (classysoles), was held over from the previous segment with a question about active content. Lee announced the season 2 opener of eBay’s Open for Business podcast, titled “Reinventing Your Business”; listen and/or subscribe at http://www.ebay.com/openforbusiness. Griff and Lee took turns reading “Five Ways to Get Your Motivational Grove Back”, adapted from an eBay for Business post by Shana Champion.
Jasper, College Park MD (ebbely), has an issue with a new item he bought that turned out to be used; the seller is unresponsive. Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), called in with details of eBay finds for her son’s upcoming wedding. On the chat board, Frieda (friedasstore) is experiencing a lack of motivation. Lee asked listeners to call in if they had a tip to share with Frieda. Katherine, La Grange Park IL (ourvintagewarehouse1995), asked what happens if she lists an item that’s not in the eBay catalog.
Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, click on “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.