How to build and grow a meetup group! Our guest is Sandy Salz-Johnson, founder and organizer, Phoenix Online Sellers Group, known on eBay as magpietrading.
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #729 for July 10, 2018, are:
Question from a listener: “Dear Lee, I heard the call from the seller whose friends were putting down her eBay endeavors as a ‘hobby’ instead of a business. That’s happening to me. My friends don’t want to hear me talk about my business, and it’s such a big part of my life. Your insight, please?”
My answer? You CAN outgrow your old life. It can be difficult to relate to friends or family members who demean what you do and want you to “get a REAL job”, for instance, or who don’t lend an ear to what you have to say about your work or your growth, etc. You’re basically stuck with your family — sorry — but you can choose with whom you spend your time, and how you spend it.
Pick your moments with these friends and family members. I have friends who wouldn’t know spreadsheets from bed linens, so I don’t go there. If the friendship is worth keeping, you’ll be able to find alternative fun stuff to discuss. Meanwhile, join a local seller meetup group, or start making acquaintances of other entrepreneurs who get it.
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #724 for May 22, 2018, are:
It’s Summer Seller Update day, so we’ll be discussing the new initiatives contained therein — and answering your questions about them — during the first hour of today’s live broadcast of eBay Radio.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include eBay’s spring cleaning; the new #FillYourCartWithColor campaign; a Promotions Manager Webinar (Wednesday, June 7, at 11am PT; register now at http://www.ebay.yourbrandlive.com/promotions-manager); Warren Buffet’s annual eBay for Charity auction; and more. Griff welcomed new eBay meetup groups to the eBay Radio Seller Groups Directory.
Why you should attend a seller meetup! Our guest is Debbie Wieder, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller thebookkiosk.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Paul, Raleigh NC (papollonia), called to announce the 3rd anniversary of his seller meetup group. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked for a listing dish of his item number 182203696873, and it was held over until the next open phones segment.
Tony, Dundee IL (steinlandgifts), asked if it’s possible to upload pictures to eBay from the cloud. Summer (findersltd) wrote in to share how eBay Collections are working for her.
How to start a seller meetup group! Our guest is Louise Sanchez, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller herbscraftsgifts and organizer of both the Colorado Springs eBay & Ecommerce Online Sellers Group and the Albuquerque eBay & Online Sellers Meetup.
Garth, York PA (stillkickingsports), asked about using punctuation in listing titles. Cindy, San Ramone CA (twirl planet), shared her favorite We Are Twenty moment. Jay, Lowell MA (solitary jay), received an eBay acknowledgement of a sale and payment but doesn’t see the payment in his PayPal account.
George, Elgin IL (georgek809), asked if when the Fall Seller Update changes go into effect, will there be any benefits to using free shipping instead of calculated shipping? Pam Wilson and Jon Dean, organizers of eBay Sellers of the Metro Denver Area meetup group, asked which parts of the 2015 Fall Seller Update were most important to share at their group’s upcoming meetup.