I have been wanting to do this for years, to start a blog about my crazy journey as an online retailer and mum (this is my passion too) but where to start and what to talk about. Is anybody going to read this?
I have been doing this for years with lots of success and some failures. One thing I have learnt is that this crazy online retail world is constantly changing and morphing into something else and you need to be constantly researching and looking for better ways to do business.
I am a hard and fast eBay TRS (Top Rated Seller) and have recently branched out to selling on Etsy. I am in the process of setting up a stand alone website which is giving me a head ache with so many choices and options. At least with platforms like eBay and Etsy they have done all the hard work for you and with the right titles, keywords, images, products and price anyone can take on the world. But, over the years even eBay have made massive changes and what worked years ago just doesn’t cut it now. For one, the Auction is dead. I remember watching an item I purchased for $6.00 a piece go to auction and reach $95.00. This just doesn’t happen anymore. With the infiltration of China sites and massive competition from major retailers around the world those days are sadly over.