Working From Home In Your eBay Business

There are immeasurable benefits when working from home on your eBay business, including having a flexible schedule, making your own decisions, reduced stress, and increased productivity. If you ask home-based entrepreneurs, they will usually tell you that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. But, one downside to working at home is isolation. You may start to miss the hustle and bustle of a busy office, social interactions and having a structured workday. Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid the “home alone” syndrome as an eBay home-based business owner.

Connect with people locally-
We often get so caught up in what we are doing that we simply forget to reach out to our community for support. Even if your business doesn’t rely on local customers, you can still benefit from networking locally. Join small business networking groups or the Chamber of Commerce. Your objective is not necessarily to find clients but to make contacts. You may meet a banker who can help you with a small business loan, an accountant who can answer simple questions for you. Once people in your community learn what you do for a living, they may ask you to sell things on consignment.

Have a realistic schedule you feel you can stick to-

Having a daily schedule and to do list will help you be more productive as well as keep you focused. Granted, one advantage to working for yourself is the ability to have a flexible schedule. But if your day is too unstructured, you may find yourself drifting from one task to another and nothing is accomplished. Set aside certain times of the day for specific projects and tasks. There’s a lot of power in being able to mark something of your to do list!
Take a break-

Just because you have a home based eBay business doesn’t mean you need to work every hour of the day. Use small rewards for yourself as you achieve daily and weekly goals. Go for a walk, enjoy some sunshine or spend time with friends and family. Remember the reason that you wanted an eBay business and why you wanted to work from home in the first place…and enjoy it!

 

Have a productive and fun weekend on eBay!

 

Matt and Amanda Clarkson.

 

 

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