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Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #239

17 Oct 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

How is your quality control button working? Early in my voiceover career, i recorded my first commercial in a new radio station. I proudly put it in the studio rack. Sure, there was one little tiny breath toward the end that sounded a little weird…”but it’s close enough,” I thought.

The memo from my boss said, “You are better than others, but you won’t soar unless your spots are perfect. Do it over. There are professionals, and then there are the others. You want to be a professional.”

The sad thing was, I knew before he heard the spot that it had a tiny glitch, but I didn’t realize I was on the road to becoming an “other”. Use your quality control button. It will serve you well.

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eBay Authenticate

16 Oct 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Industry experts authenticate, list, and sell your luxury handbag so buyers shop with confidence. Read all about it here:
http://www.ebay.com/authenticate

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #239

10 Oct 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

Some of you may wonder why the eBay Radio team is off on the Tuesday following a national holiday. I’ve always considered time off to refresh to be a very important element in being a successful entrepreneur. In order to produce a live radio show on Tuesday, our team works extra hard on Monday, which means they would be working on every national holiday if we didn’t have the next day off.

Just like the eBay Radio team, you too should take holidays off in order to spend time with your family and friends.

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Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #328

03 Oct 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

Anxiety-driven survival! John and I lost our jobs at a big radio network on the same day. Financially, we were blindsided. So after using our funds looking for work, we sold some gold coins we owned, gathering first and last months’ rent and deposit, and with shaking hands (and 3 microphones), we leased a tiny apartment on Hollywood Way in Burbank. We built our studio in the living room and then started cold-calling businesses to sell them audio messaging.

That era in our business life was born out of anxiety-driven survival. It’s part of the fight or flight thing, and not always bad — it has made many an entrepreneur get rolling — but it’s scary at the time, and not so great for your health. Successful entrepreneurs learn to consciously recognize when they need to direct their thoughts and resources to their business and block out thoughts of impending doom. Practice this the next time you want to throw up your hands in despair!

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Seller Hub: Getting Started

02 Oct 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Read all about the free, all-in-one place from which to manage and grow your business on eBay:
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/sellerhub.index.html

Promotions Manager

02 Oct 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Learn all about this free tool for eBay Store subscribers (not to be confused with Promoted Listings):
http://www.ebay.com/promotionsmanager

Explore

27 Sep 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Check out trends, prices, and market data!
https://explore.ebay.com

Webinars: Merchant Support Association (eBay)

27 Sep 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Find out how to improve your eBay business, and learn the steps to becoming a Top Rated seller:
https://www.ebay.com/rpp/mso-webinars

Subscriber Discounts for eBay Store Owners

26 Sep 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Find exclusive eBay Store subscriber discounts here, including a quarterly coupon for eBay-branded shipping supplies:
http://www.ebay.com/SubscriberDiscounts

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #237

26 Sep 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

Procrastinators have heard it all. We’re more creative; we’re not as creative. We can’t handle deadlines; we need deadlines. We make good business people; we don’t make good business people. So what’s up?

From my experience, my mistakes, and by observing friends, employees and outside contractors as well as online sellers, I would say the news is good: Procrastinators can succeed in life and business. I know people who MUST have a deadline — usually initiated by an outside factor, such as a boss — to keep them in line. As long as they’re happy, so be it.

However, procrastinators also can (and often do) convert. Some procrastinators become entrepreneurs and are motivated by an eBay sale or a new client. All entrepreneurial endeavors include deadlines as a natural aspect of doing business. Realize this home truth, and look for those moments that help propel your spirit into action. May your built-in deadlines be many!

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