01/02/2020 at 1:49 pm #72359
01/03/2020 at 10:42 am #72399
Vintage Lacy mentioned listing two thousand twenty items this year and I thought “she’s nuts!” But the idea stuck and I did the math, and guess what? It’s only about 40 listings per week.
Would you be interested in a 2,020 in 2020 Challenge? I can add a line to the spreadsheet for you to tally your progress, if you like.4+
01/03/2020 at 11:44 am #72406
I listed just under a thousand listings in 2018 so my goal in 2019 was 1500 listings and I was able to hit that number. It was very motivating. I really love the idea of 2020 listings in 2020. Count me in!1+
01/04/2020 at 6:09 pm #72466
So, we include Sunday’s listings in this weeks total?0
01/04/2020 at 6:44 pm #72467
UtahBill, whatever you get listed tomorrow-Sunday should be included in the total you post on Monday. 🙂1+
01/04/2020 at 9:41 pm #72475
UtahBill: Just to clarify, the listing week as per Amatino (our fearless leader) is Monday through Sunday. The listing number you post here on Monday 1/6/20 will be for the number of new listings you did from Monday, December 30th 2019 through Sunday, January 5th 2020.
Amatino: Thanks for specifying the listing week, I used to be reporting what I listed from Sunday through Saturday and now I can get on the same page with everyone else.
It will be quite a stretch for me but I’m in for the 2020 in 2020 challenge!2+
01/05/2020 at 12:37 pm #72481
Hi All! I dropped out last year as I had to concentrate on other things, but I would like to join you this year, I think it is a great goal!- Libby1+
01/05/2020 at 9:02 pm #72520
43 this week0
01/05/2020 at 9:05 pm #72521
As I mentioned in the other thread, I’m slowing down and focusing on other things for a while, so I won’t be listing much in the beginning of this year.
I listed 0.0
01/05/2020 at 10:37 pm #72524
I’m done listing for the night. So, my number for the week is 10. 5 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday.
Since several of the items were complex expensive items. I don’t feel too bad about it
I doubt I will be able to compete number wise, but this challenge is already motivating me to list more.
It’s going to be along road to 2020…..1+
01/06/2020 at 3:35 am #72526
I listed 35 items for the week. My weekly goal last year was 50 listings, and while I only hit the goal part of the time it kept me motivated towards my big goal of 1500. My weekly goal this year is 60, since I’ll have weeks where I’m travelling or doing my shows and will have a smaller number. Amatino, you are right…it’s only around 40 a week to hit 2020 listings so I’m hoping my larger weeks average out the smaller weeks. I came up short this week but plan to make up for it next week. 🙂
Hope everyone has a great week!0
01/06/2020 at 8:18 am #72532
41 new listings for me.
Thank you Vintage Lacy for thinking up, and Amatino for implementing the 2020 challenge! I had zero new listings for the last 2 days in 2019 and then 5 per day until yesterday. Realizing I’ll need 39 listings per week to meet the 2020 challenge I listed 21 on Sunday. But I didn’t actually step foot outside my house yesterday in order to list that many. So I’m going to try really hard to stick to my New Year’s resolution of 5 or 6 items listed per day instead of resorting to mini listing marathons to achieve our 2020 challenge goal.
Wishing you all a great first week of 2020!1+
01/06/2020 at 8:39 am #72537
Hello, joining along this year in order to keep myself accountable. Only 14 this week. 12 of those were done within an hour at my mother in law’s kitchen table. The lighting was just too good to pass up.1+
01/06/2020 at 9:17 am #72542
6 for me. Giving myself plenty of room for improvement, I guess.1+
01/06/2020 at 10:38 am #72549apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
I think I am going to aim for a goal of 20 items per week on average in 2020. eBay has been a great money maker for me in 2019, but it is not my only source of income and I need to balance other priorities as well.
Last week I listed 23 items. I am on target so far, but sort of falling behind because I am travelling for four weeks at the end of January.1+
01/06/2020 at 11:10 am #72553
Wow! O.O! So many folks this week! New decade, new goals! Welcome to everyone. I sure have my work cut out for me! The new spreadsheet will go up tomorrow, to allow all who wish to join to post today.
Like Sharyn, I had a slow start with zero listings. I’ve still got a lot of the other businesses on my plate. Whomever decided Jan 15 was a good day for taxes was related to the Grinch! Humpf.0
01/06/2020 at 3:54 pm #72571
Well, I’m in but this week was zero and we go to Disneyland this weekend, so seems like I will get a slow start. I’ve kind of been distracted by a couple of non-Ebay projects and I need to get my tax numbers done early this year. Just COGS and Mercari since for once my Tracker Spreadsheet managed to get out all of the Ebay sales successfully.0
01/07/2020 at 10:37 am #72613
Good morning, happy Tuesday! What a great start to the year!
The new spreadsheet is up and running, with all the new peeps. We’re thrilled to have you with us! Three of us clocked in with zeroes, chaoticgood forgot to post, and Libby put the first point on the board, just squeaking past VT to take the crown this week. An exciting finish! 🙂
You’ll see a new tab on the right. I’ve called it “Personal Goal” and it calculates the total you should have each week to make your goal. Aperture’s goal is set to 20 per week, as she logged. The rest of us are all tagged at 40 per week to make the 2,020 Challenge. If you want me to change your goal to something else, please let me know and I’ll adjust accordingly. Please note: if you change it mid-year, it will recalculate for the entire year. I don’t have the time to do multiple personal adjustments. I consider it a win if I remember to update the spreadsheet on a Tuesday! (There are days when I forget. *blush*)
Have a great listing week, y’all. List LOTS! 😀2+
01/07/2020 at 1:39 pm #72620
Amatino – Go ahead and put me down for a personal goal of 20. I’m trying for higher value, possibly longer to list, items this year.0
01/07/2020 at 4:02 pm #72623
Amatino- I would like to set my personal goal to 15 please. It’s a modest goal, but it will be an improvement over last year.
01/07/2020 at 4:52 pm #72625
Amatino: Thank you for taking the time to create the spreadsheet for the 2020 challenge, it looks great!
I’m not trying to create more work for you but could you please change my 40 per week goal to 39? I’ve already made up a schedule for myself that has me creating 39 new listings per week – and while I hope I achieve more than 39 I don’t want to rework the schedule I created.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that we all reach our goals in 2020!0
01/07/2020 at 5:04 pm #72626
Updates to goals made.
UtahBill, mine’s even lower at 10 per week, but as I haven’t managed to cross the 500 line in the last two years, it will almost be double my listing total from last year. If I get into my stride later in the year, I might up it. Here’s hoping!
VT, it’s no trouble to change the goals. I can change them any time, so you can revise whenever you want. However, it’s an ANNUAL total, so if you change it to, say, 30, later in the year, it will calculate as if it was 30 for the whole year, not the balance of the year remaining. That’s what I meant about being unable to work on personal adjustments.
If anyone wants to change their overall goal at any time, feel free. Just take note that it will affect the whole year. I can change it for you every week, if you want, but it will adjust for the annual total.0
01/08/2020 at 11:04 am #72646
I’ll have a goal of 20 per week. I think I can do better some weeks, and that should average out the no time for listing weeks. Thanks!0
01/12/2020 at 8:24 pm #72844
34 Listed this week. Yikes! Thanks for setting my personal goal to 40, spot on! Now I better get listing because I am going to crush it this week! Lol0
01/12/2020 at 8:35 pm #72846
I better get some listings done tonight! I don’t want to record a zero on only the second week. 🙁0
01/12/2020 at 9:40 pm #72848
I listed five this week.
Better than last week, but still low. Daughter is still home from college for the next two weeks, so I’m not expecting to list high numbers. Kids, even college age, are work.0
01/12/2020 at 10:25 pm #72850
01/12/2020 at 10:48 pm #72853
01/13/2020 at 12:10 am #72854
Just 2 for me.0
01/13/2020 at 12:48 am #72855
It was the week from hell, involving, among other things, an emergency trip in an ambulance to the ER for a loved one from a drug overdose, a stolen car which was totaled (not mine) and even more than that.
Everyone is okay physically, but not emotionally, as to be expected.
We’re in crisis survival mode in these here parts.
So I listed 23 items, which is pretty decent, all things considered.
Here’s hoping for a much much better week ahead, listing and otherwise.0
01/13/2020 at 9:49 am #72871
Only 9 this week.
Am moving my ebay room to a different part of the house so not much time to list. I have found a ton of unlisted inventory in the process.0
01/13/2020 at 12:05 pm #72888
Zero for me. We were out of town, but the trip was a good mental reset I needed.0
01/13/2020 at 2:20 pm #72896
4 for me. Less than I’d wanted, but at least I’m on the board!
Wow, VL, what a week! And you still listed? You’re a listing demon, I tell you! Sending you lots of thoughts of strength and support for this week and the time ahead.1+
01/13/2020 at 2:23 pm #72897
18 for me. Thanks!0
01/14/2020 at 3:48 pm #72938
Spreadsheet updated. Aperture didn’t get around to posting, so the field is blank. You can let me know any time and I’ll update it.
You’ll note your personal goal is now higher. It reflects the cumulative total for the year, so you can see how much you’ve done and what your goal is. For example, I’ve done 4 and my goal is 20, I’m 16 behind. In contrast, this week’s winner, Vintage Treasures, has a YTD total of 83 listings against her goal of 78. You over-achiever you! 😉
This week VT tosses her head at last week’s near miss and scorches ahead to a convincing win. Be warned, though, VT, Libby has been doing some gauntlet tossing!
Have a great week, everyone. Go list, dammit!3+
01/19/2020 at 4:20 pm #73039
I’m done for today, ergo for the week. 17 listings for me this week. I pushed hard because I wanted to catch up on my backlog a little, but I’ve been doing so much work in the other businesses, I couldn’t catch up completely. Still, made a good dent and feeling happy.
It’s been one of those busy, productive weeks, where I’ve got a lot done but don’t really feel like I did. You ever have those? From my TDL I see I crossed off a lot of things, but I actually don’t feel like I made much progress.
A lot of time was spent on research, I’ve decided to go for Windependence. See the thread I’ve started in the forums for more info. (Don’t want to clutter this thread with non-listing stuff.)1+
01/19/2020 at 4:58 pm #73041
20 listings for me this week. I was surprised I listed anything at all as I’m moving my ebay room and it’s quite the mess. The motivation was to get all of the large unlisted items listed so I could put them away and not have to junk up my new ebay space with unlisted inventory. Some of the items I had for years. I just kept moving them and not listing them.0
01/19/2020 at 5:49 pm #73049
@JulieB Oh goodness! I thought it was just me! I’ve gotten really good at relocating inventory instead of listing it! 😀1+
01/19/2020 at 9:59 pm #73052
I listed 13 this week. I still have lots of distractions, but I’m happy with that number.0
01/19/2020 at 11:34 pm #73056
Just 4 for me this week. We will be on vacation in Palm Springs this coming week and I don’t think I will get much listing done. However, I hope to get a bit of scavenging in.:)0
01/20/2020 at 2:01 am #73062
Peaceful week…whew. I listed 52 items this week, not quite enough to get caught up but close enough. I’m hoping for another strong week this week too. I leave Sunday for a business trip to Las Vegas so will be posting numbers early.
Hope everyone has a great week!1+
01/20/2020 at 9:28 am #73069
Listing like crazy this week. 99 listings up. Don’t expect this every week, LOL!1+
01/20/2020 at 10:17 am #73085
Zero for me. I had some house illness and super distracted by narrowing down my son’s college list and speaking with the counselor. Also pretty steady at my day job. Plus, watched the niners win last night. Basically not dealing with Ebay in any way except shipping. Sales reflect this. I also need to do my COGS and organize my tax stuff so not sure I’m going to be hitting it hard this week. :0
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01/20/2020 at 10:33 am #73089JenParticipant
- Location: Carmel, IN
Hi, I would love to join the listing challenge if still possible? Was encouraged to join by Libby. I have an eBay store which is found at: eBay.com/str/jensparttimefinds Wasn’t sure how to add my info? I listed 41 items last week and would like to make 40 items my weekly goal. Let me know if I need to do anything else? Thanks! ~Jen2+
01/20/2020 at 10:53 am #73093
So happy you are here! Nice start!0
01/20/2020 at 11:55 am #73097
39 for me. I met my goal and I’m happy with that. I’m trying for slow and steady rather than intense and burnt out.
VL: I was sorry to hear about all the trying times you experienced. I hope life is much smoother for you now.
Crossing my fingers about meeting my listing goal this week. I’ve got a lot going on with my kitchen remodel and I’m planning several thrift shopping days this week also. Normally I adhere to my rule that I don’t thrift until I get my listing goal accomplished for the day – but I won’t be doing that for several days of this week. I’ll have to see how that plays out.
Welcome Jen! Glad to have you here!
Yikes Libby! You’ll be giving our champion VL a run for the money!2+
01/20/2020 at 12:48 pm #73102
Libby I think I need to transfer the title of “Listing Machine” over to you. Good going! This year I am going to concentrate on that 2020 listing goal and not worry about winning weeks. If I can hit 40 a week or average that for the year I will be thrilled. I also really need to work on my death pile.
Thanks VT and Amatino for your kind words. Much quieter week. I’m truly looking forward to getting away for five days next week….it will be a great break and really needed.1+
01/20/2020 at 5:06 pm #73117
VL, thanks but this may be the only week I earn a title, I am going for 40 per week much like you!0
01/20/2020 at 2:41 pm #73103
Jen, welcome, and you’re in. The spreadsheet is listed alphabetically, and you’re set up. If you want to send me your last two weeks’ numbers, I can add them in for you. It’s optional, not a requirement.
VL, did you get your prize from last year?0
01/20/2020 at 7:48 pm #73125chaoticgoodParticipant
- Location: Kansas City, MO
I hit my target, spot on. 20 listings for me this week.
I did too much sourcing: found a few treasures but also found a few things that are becoming more work to get ready for sale. Probably about 30-40 items purchased this week.0
01/21/2020 at 7:59 am #73130
didn’t have a chance to log in yesterday, 29 for me for last week.0
01/21/2020 at 10:54 am #73139
No problem for late posts, junque redux, I will always add in your numbers. You just don’t qualify for the “win” if your number was the highest.
Spreadsheet updated. Libby lived up to her promises and went to warp speed for the win this week. Holey toledo, what a number! The rest of us need to sharpen our lightsabers! Er… I mean lightboxes.. and get some photos done and listings up. 😉
Well done all.1+
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