Think romance and eBay.
I’m an active eBay seller. That isn’t unique. Many people, for a variety of reasons, sell on eBay. And there are lessons about romance to be learned from eBay.
First, if you’re going to make money selling on eBay, you have to proactively find something to sell.
Finding that something requires you to keep your eyes open for opportunities at yard sales, among unwanted treasures at the curb, or discards buried on a shelf in your own home. After discovery, you research the item to see if people are currently purchasing similar items.
In romance, you actively hunt for ways to romance your sweetheart. You evaluate the different romantic ideas you unearth in light of how you know your sweetheart prefers to be romanced.
Second, there’s no guarantee everything you offer for sale will sell.
On several occasions items have remained on my listings for months unsold even though research said they should sell quickly.
In romance, not every attempt to be romantic will work. There are times when I’ve worked hard to create a romantic idea to share, and it cratered. When that happens, it’s not a failure if you get up, learn from the experience and try again.
Third, the $1.00 purchase that sells for $120.00 is rare.
We’ve heard the story: $5 Goodwill purchase sells for $5,000. Those “grand slams” are rare exceptions. I’ve experience a few sales I’d consider “home runs”. Truthfully, if I only sold these “home runs”, my eBay income would be pitiful.
Being a good romantic is not about becoming a romantic home run king/queen. It’s achieving several “singles and doubles”, small, unspectacular opportunities to romance your sweetheart. These “singles and doubles” add up.
Take the challenge and become an eBay romantic. You’ll make your relationship great. Robert