Archive for the 'Selling Tips' Category

Selling online: How Do I Choose a Niche?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

When a seller first decides to start a e-commerce business, one of the first things they need to do is find a niche. That is not always easy as it sounds, but fotunately, there are some ideas you can use to help you decide. First,consider the old adage “do what you love and the money [...]

Do you have a contingency plan in place for bad weather?

Friday, March 8th, 2013

While some areas of the United States have had a relatively mild winter for the first two months of 2013, as we roll into March another major storm hit the Mid-West and East coast hard. Heavy snow and icy roads will no doubt cause problems for eBay sellers in both package dispatch and delivery, and [...]

5 Must-Do Steps to Manage Inventory

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Here at the beginning of a new year, it is a good time to review how your holiday season went. Did you know where all your items were? Did you have to cancel an order because you already sold the item somewhere else? If so — before you head off into that bright new year; [...]

How to Create Buzz in Your Business

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Want to bring a lot of customers to your small business without spending big bucks on marketing? You can, by creating buzz. Instead of using money to create awareness, you use word-of-mouth to generate awareness. It doesn’t have to cost you a dime. Here are a few ways to create buzz for your small business. [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Bombard Your Customers with Holiday Discounts

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Contradictory messages, anyone? Even though I’ve already written about how to do the BOGO deals, here are some reasons why you shouldn’t go nutso on the coupons this holiday season. One of the first things businesses do during the holiday season is come up with all kinds of discounts, then repeatedly mail their customers. What’s [...]

41 Business Blogging Tips

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Blogging is so important for business – and whether you’re doing it or not, here are some bite-sized tips you can use to make sure you’re on the right track with your business blog. Enjoy! Blog regularly, but choose being interesting over being regular. If you want to create blog content that is readily shared, [...]

Social Media vs. SEO – Which Is More Important

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Two of the most important factors for any growing online business are SEO and social media marketing. But is one more important than the other? Should you put more time and energy into one and not the other? Which can make a bigger difference on your bottom line? Let’s explore some of these questions, shall [...]