I like that question... I like it a lot!FYI, when we were 100% eBay (just a few short weeks ago) I worked 6 days a week, 10-12 hours a day, and I'd done that for that last 10+ years. Now that we're only about 25% eBay, 75% my own auction site, I've taken each of the last four Fridays off to spend with my wife, have played several rounds of golf and have even knocked off early a couple times.Now that my fees have dropped from $5k - $6k per month to about $1k and I don't have all the eBay related hassles, I'm finding I don't have to work nearly as hard to make the same money. Life is good and I'm not sure I ever could have gotten here staying on eBay as it was consuming more and more of my time.Anthony
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Does This Sound Like Your Business?
I have heard many folks talk about the work/life balance in regards to their jobs. eBay supposedly does a good job of helping their employees with the work/life balance, but what about online sellers?
I came across this comment from Anthony at AACS Autographs on the PeSA, discussion board and with his permission I would like to share it with you.
Anthony, was responding to the following question from another member:
I would like to ask JD about the balance between work and life, which they advocate for their employees. I would like to know if he feels sellers are entitled to the same level of balance.
If, what Anthony is describing above, doesn't sound like your business, it may be time to seriously re-evaluate what you are doing.
As I said in an recent post; Glacier Bay DVD used to be my life. Today, I have a lifestyle business; the best of both worlds. A business that is growing at a steady, if unexciting, pace and a life to go along with it.
If you haven't already sat down and evaluated your business and what you want to get out of it, then I would suggest you do that very soon. If eBay is a part of the business going forward, make sure you are using the platform and not letting it use you.
Just my 15%