Count your blessings, please. It’s been a wonderful 2016 in so many ways. You’ve made some sales; you’ve learned some new tricks; and you’ve probably even bought a few things for yourself on eBay. Forget any distractions to your spirit, and enjoy the holiday season. Seriously.
I’m having to overcome some challenges right now that are first world problems, if you get my drift — too silly to even mention. So I had to take a moment to remember to ignore the small stuff. Save your energy and talents for things that really need your attention. Put your store on vacation for a few days, and have some fun. Even if that means doing crossword puzzles in your jammies.
Happy Holidays to you from our team here at eBay Radio: Griff, Lee, eBetsy, Donna, Frank, John, Melissa, CJ, Burt and the gang over at iHeartMedia (Jorge, John and Matt).
In 1985, I had to find office space to accommodate an FM radio station. In order to make it work, I had to find a building with a clear line of sight to my transmitter, which was miles away up on a big mountain. It wasn’t easy, but my two partners and I found a place.
It took lots of employees and a bunch of money to start that business. Now, here comes 2017, and brick-and-mortar seems so yesterday — in large part because eBay became a great platform that allows us to become international entrepreneurs. As an eBay seller, you simply turn on your computer or smartphone, and start listing.
But here’s the real deal: You’ve become successful through a lot more than a building or a staff. You found your entrepreneurial self. That comes from hard work, including making mistakes and learning from them. You listen to experts who have been successful, and you’re building your own empire. Congratulations!
In all the busyness of your business this time of year, don’t forget your family and friends. Customers may come and go, but the most important people in your life are those to whom you are related, either by blood or by ties of the heart. Make time for them amidst the hustle-bustle of this holiday selling season, and count your blessings!
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include Chumlee, hoops and a good deal. Griff told Lee about the simplified listing form’s new eBay for Charity option, while Lee shared her entrepreneurial tip of the week.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Stephen, Crestwood KY (samson387), asked to be added to Lee’s List and wanted to know how to subscribe to Griff’s eBay Radio Group newsletter as well. Sharman, Birmingham AL (jasminesattic), shared a tip about selling used kitchen items.
Sharman wrote in to tell Griff and Lee that she can’t make it to Vegas for the upcoming eBay Radio Party & Conference, Jun 16, 17 and 18 at Bally’s Las Vegas. Register now at http://www.erVegas.com. Lee explained how to find the eBay Radio Group newsletter and subscribe to her Lee’s List newsletter with exclusive entrepreneurial tips (send email to [email protected] with subject header “Add me to Lee’s List”). Robert, Chicago IL (olympiclinic), called in to say he’d just registered for the eBay Radio Party & Conference; he also asked for a listing dish of his item number 151676175288. He was carried over to the next segment.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee explained how to use the Contact Us link on the eBay Radio player to send email to Griff and Lee during the show. Keith, Portland OR (davybestdeals), asked if Griff would discuss eBay and PayPal no longer being the same entity. Griff opened the kimono for a quick peek.Edward, St. Petersburg FL (sassy-o), won the Secret Word Contest. He likes Lee’s twice-weekly newsletter, with her exclusive entrepreneurial tips; to sign up for Lee’s List, send email to [email protected] with “Add me to Lee’s List” in the subject header. Lee told us how to find Griff’s eBay Radio Group newsletter with the Secret Word. Then she showed him an amazingly successful listing for a thrift-store item.Griff and Lee discussed the Global Shipping Program.