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Who’s a nosy parker then?

Here’s why you should be keeping a close eye on your competitors… ‘Price wars’ have been going on since forever between retailers with some supermarkets even going so far as to advertise the price that you can buy an item for in a competitor’s store and then informing...

Fair trading will help your business grow

How offering a ‘no-quibble’ money back guarantee can increase your online sales I recently had a rather bizarre email exchange with a guy who required some start-up advice for his online business. I say ‘bizarre’ because this chap, nice as he seemed, was adamant that...

I’m feeling OPR! Are you?

The 3 simple steps you can take for the road to online success So, it’s the final day of August and what a fantastic ‘proper’ summer we’ve mostly had, and one which looks set to continue with the good weather returning in a few weeks! As I mentioned a few weeks ago,...

What to sell online: A simple shortcut

If you want to sell online but are confused, lack direction and are not focused, here’s a simple shortcut to get you started Recently I was delivering a one to one eBay consultation to a client who is just starting her eBay business. Although a seasoned seller when it...

Ssssh! Don’t tell eBay…

Two ways you can increase new and repeat business on and off eBay Last week the new eBay Autumn Updates were announced, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. You can see the updates in full here but I am particularly excited about two of the updates! The...

What are you doing between 8.01am and 8.55pm?

How to get a better work/life balance as your own boss I was reading an article earlier this week that talked about a new study that has found that self-employed people typically take only 14 days of holiday a year. What’s more, one in eight don’t take any days off at...

Are Tunisian crochet hooks the key to your fortune?

How being ‘less obvious’ can work to your advantage when selling online Did you know that you can make just as much profit, and very often more profit, by selling products in lesser known categories rather than the ones that the ‘big boys’ go for? I’m talking about...

Could this be a big boost to your income streams?

I discovered something this week that I have never seen before in my life! The secret website I never knew existed!   How I missed this, I have absolutely no idea. I don’t recall it being promoted online. I don’t remember receiving an email about it. I certainly don’t...

eBay, please stop messing with my business!

The 7 factors that never alter when it comes to getting your products seen on eBay  You know, eBay can be a hugely frustrating platform to sell products on. The powers that be make changes with hardly any warning, often causing extra work and additional problems, they...

Fancy a relaxing break?

How to keep your business ticking over so that you can chill out! Holiday settings are vital for your online business when you fancy taking time out to recharge! This is a topic I talk about every year because it’s a subject that new online sellers always have...

My tips for getting through a heatwave

Hot and bothered? Disinclined to work when the sun is shining outside? I must admit, it’s so hot I’m almost a little bit with you on this one! The suns out, it’s a novelty simply because we don’t often get an actual ‘summer’ here in the UK and being self-employed does...