As I have shared in other posts I have been selling on Ebay part time for almost 3 years. Over that period of time I have certainly learned a thing or two. I have had a steady income pretty much ever since I started. And over the years I have learned to do some things faster and to stop doing some things all together. But now that I have almost three years of history it seem like it is time to take a look at where I started and where I am now.
The problem is what numbers do you look at? Gross Sales? Gross Revenue? Net Profit? Number of sales? Sales margin? Or some combination of all the above?
I don't have time to explore all of those numbers this morning. But I did take a look at my Gross Sales per month since June of 2007. In all honesty the numbers were some what disappointing. I was hoping to see increased sales numbers across each month from year to year but really my gross sales have remained basically flat!! Of course this does not reflect my sales margins or my actually profit but it is somewhat discouraging.
On the up side at least now I know and armed with this new information I can continue to learn and hopefully make smarter business decision.
(I have also been able to pay my bills for the last three years so I can't be doing everything wrong. :-)