My biggest fear when coming to live in New York was finding an apartment in a good neighborhood. Well, actually, my biggest fear was getting lost in the subway system, but finding a good apartment was a very, very close second.
What little guy doesn’t like trains? There are some unique wooden toy banks that look like train engines made out of cherry or walnut wood. There is a plexi-glass window to see all the change filling up the wooden toy engine bank.
There are other simple daily lifestyle changes that you can incorporate as well to increase your activity. You could walk or ride your bike to the office renovation company rather than driving. Simple lifestyle changes can have a huge overall impact.
The rate of survival of a traditional small business reads something like half of all new business start-ups fail in the first year and half of the survivors do not survive the second year, and eBay is probably no different. In fact, it’s not easy at all anymore (if it ever was) to carve out a fortune on what has been dubbed “the world’s largest garage sale”.
Resist the urge to check e-mail first thing in the morning. E-mail is a great communication tool and an even greater “waster of time!” If its truly urgent you’ll get a phone call! Don’t feel like you’re missing out by not checking e-mail first thing in the morning. The first thing you should do in the morning is make phone calls, send out promo – do production based activities that will generate income. Outflow is actually your greatest and most important activity – even more important than collecting the money. Without outflow, there will be no inflow of income.
Offer the buyer a variety of shipping methods. Some prefer speedy delivery with Express mailing, while some prefer to save money with parcel post even though the wait is longer. It’s always a good idea when using parcel post or other slower ground shipping to alert the buyer by email that it can take anywhere from 8 to 10 days.
The post card marketing has been a successful tool in giving the business the required results. One should follow some basic rules in the campaigning of the post card. First rule is to use a strange photo to make the card very attractive and unique. Secondly if you want to add your product in the photo then it should look very exciting to draw the attention of everyone.
Join clubs related to your area of business. You could trade leads with other businesses. Learn new ways to run your business and sell your products. You could also create your own online business club. You could provide private chat rooms, message boards, articles, etc.