First quarter of 2019 is almost over and already I personally have changed my business plan multiple times....
It's always good to increase your knowledge but, make sure the knowledge you are chasing is not going to throw you off track of where you need to be for the meat and potatoes of your business!
The original plan was simple enough. Build up the eBay stores ( I currently have two) to a full time income level by sourcing from Garage Sales, Estate Sales, Thrift Stores and Auctions. A plan that had been working just fine however I've tried to muck it up a couple times already this year.
I unfortunately am one of those people who likes to chase things down a rabbit hole and it gets me into things that I just am not ready for in most cases. Oh, if only I could re-coop the money I have spent on various " Opportunities" that I backed out of ... Man oh Man! I would have a ton-age of capital to source with for re-selling. As they say, hind sight is 20/20.
As talked about in a previous post I have a long history of trying to build an online marketing business. Because of that I still have the bug to build what is called a Residual income. Definition of which is simply - Build it once and let it work for you over and over again. It's really a simple concept but easier said than done.
As I started and stopped numerous plans to build that residual income the one and only constant in the my world of actually making money online was Re-selling. Specifically reselling on eBay.
So. Here is to the new plan or first plan re-hatched... (and as somebody who really does want to help others get started in this rewarding industry, I believe you need goals and a plan to execute them) I am going to focus this second quarter on simply buying - listing - selling - Along with YouTube and this Blog to record / archive my adventures along with some "How To" for those that want it.
The YouTube and Blog side of my business are there for multiple reasons. First and for-most it allows me to get my "Content Marketing" addiction out of on my system and on a platform that can lead to the secondary reasons.
Those "secondary reasons" simply being that I may do something or have experience in a part of our business that I can pass on to others. That then may also lead to the original goal of some residual income if others want to learn or do more of what I have done successfully. Basically creating the Win/Win scenario.
So onward and upward.
Advise for this weeks post is simply this... set your goals. Set them high! Then create your action plan and stick to it. Leave enough room for flexibility as plans do need to be tweaked as you go but stay consistent and resilient.
Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Sir Winston Churchill is credited with another, oft repeated, saying: “Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”
Best Wishes and Happy Selling!
Reseller / Blogger / Golf Enthusiast