This is something almost any eBay seller can relate to. I work every day with eBay sellers, coaching and helping them through their eBay challenges.
Sometimes, the solution to an eBay problem can be solved simply by having a second set of eyes to look over the item listing, to help bring that final piece of the puzzle into focus.
Other times, it may be that you are needing a little nudge from someone else to keep you motivated to keep selling.
Here are some of the phrases I most often repeat to others when I am helping to motivate them:
“Take baby steps!” – It is quite common to get fixated on the end result before you actually get started with a project. The result in their mind is a grand accomplishment that brings lots of success, wealth, and happiness. There is nothing wrong with thinking big, everyone does it. Just be sure to remember the little steps you will need to take to get to your grand finale. Take some time to map each little step, this is more motivating than just skipping ahead to the end and stumbling backwards to have to start over again. Especially, when you cross of each accomplishment along the way!
“Look at how far you’ve come! I’m so proud of you!” – It feels great to look back and think about how far you have come in your eBay selling. Remember how you used to have a hard time with little things that you now breeze through. Remember that first eBay sale, and how it made you feel. Taking the time to remember what you have accomplished can motivate you to accomplish more.
“Keep your focus crystal clear!” – I know the money IS motivating! But, what is it that drives you to stay focused to keep moving forward and keep improving your eBay business? This could be your kids, saving for a vacation, being able to quite your day job, financial freedom, or maybe even a few of those combined. Whatever your reason for motivation, keep it in focus and don’t lose sight of it no matter what.
“I support YOU” – Be supportive and/or have a support system! I can’t even begin to tell you how many spouses don’t want their significant other selling on eBay. I can relate. My husband wasn’t always behind me on this either. Since then we have worked through it and he supports everything I do online. He tells me to “Do whatever it takes.” Those four words are VERY motivating for me! There are many eBay community groups, forums, Facebook groups, and people on Twitter who are die-hard eBay fanatics, providing lots of people who are willing to listen and offer support to the beginner and advanced eBay sellers. Support is extremely important and extremely motivating in every way.
I’m always here to help you – send an email, leave a comment, Tweet away. Send me a message if you have a question or just need help getting out of a rut!
If you have thoughts on how to help motivate others, share it by leaving a comment below.
I hope this helps you keep motivated!