The holy grail for many eBay sellers is finding someone who will list their eBay items for them. The dream of just having fun finding treasures without the drudgery of data entry is alive and strong. Listing items on eBay certainly is our bottle neck. This is why we always say “shut up and list” since it’s the reason why most sellers have small stores. Any seller who makes a living on eBay is a pro-lister. They put in the hours.
This week we interview Susie who hired a Virtual Assistant (or VA) to help her list. Susie works full time as a nurse, so her VA does all her listings (about 70 items per week). Sounds great, right? Where can you sign up?
Susie walks us through her first bad experiences hiring a VA. She also explains the long training period to teach the VA the specifics. There’s also the fact that her VA is in the Philippines, so Susie must take photos and measure the items. She explains the technical aspects of organizing, supervising and working with someone online.
We love talking to sellers like Susie who are always figuring out how to improve their business by taking advantage of the internet.