Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Back in the saddle

No, not riding horses - although I'd like to!

I'm getting back to my ebay business. I've found a new way to create my listings that works better with my crazy day-job schedule, and my kids' needs too.

On the weekend - usually Sunday afternoon - I take pictures.

When I have 30 free minutes at lunch time during the week, I create a basic listing for an item or two. The pictures and initial descriptions are wrong...but at least the listing is up!

That night, I spend another 30 minutes once the kids are in bed making changes to my new listings - changing the picture links, adding measurements, and so on.

It's slow, granted...but 2 or 4 listings a week is better than nothing!

Of course, this works because right now I have a backlog of inventory that needs listed - both consignment items from family, as well as my own purchases. Once that inventory runs out, I'll have to find time to shop again. But I'm not going to worry about that right now!

And don't even ask me about my jewelry making...