Thursday, June 3, 2010

Need to vent

I know alot of readers don't want to read vents & complaining ... but this is sorta about promoting your site & this may be a better place to scream. LOL

I have quite a few websites since this is my livelihood & it's how I keep the lights on & water running. I work ALL day, EVERY day promoting my online stores. Adding products.... updating squidoo lenses ... blogging ... twittering ... facebook .... ebay.. forums & message boards.
I answer other's blogs & leave my web address if possible. Trying to come up with more ideas to make more money. I have many lenses, blogs, twitters etc.

Now here is my "Venting".

NEW SELLERS who whine about market places not getting fed to google.... googles rules about electronic payments .... "Oh My God, my biz is going down the tubes".... "This FREE store is not like ebay & I'm not getting orders" ... "FREE is not worth my time"..... "they should advertise on TV" (mind you the marketplace is FREE) "Why doesn't my crap sell?" (they have 5 garbage products in their store, shipping is outrageous & there are so many typos in description that I don't understand a word).... "WHAA-WHAA-WHAA!!! I WANT TO SELL STUFF BUT I WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO DO ALL THE WORK FOR FREE"!!!!!

Go AWAY people!!! I am SO tired of giving FREE advise & then you STILL won't get off your rear end & do something!!!

I belong to groups like where there are a BUNCH of incredibly intelligent business owners. Those are the places to be & anywhere there are stupid people... I just have to stay away because I'm going to say something really nasty one of these days!

WHEW.... Thank you for "listening" & BTW, I thought I could write this here because "not so bright" sellers never read biz info anyway & YOU ALL are the Smart Entrepeneurs on the Internet!!!


Debi said...

OMG Girlfriend! I sure hope you feel better! I recognize exactly what you are saying and reading your post makes me wonder just how many times I myself have heard people complain about the same thing time and time again.

Leaving eBay was a difficult decision for me to make and an extensive path in educating myself in everything that I needed to learn to bring the sales to me which I had to start doing right before leaving eBay as they started to take us store owners out of eBay search and make it difficult for the buyers to find us.

I had to strap myself down and dig into SEO and promoting myself and my business! I had to learn everything from scratch working like you, 7 days a week with long days, longer than working outside of the home.

If only these sellers would read the help that is given to them and then pass it on to their business they too would feel a bit better about how things could and will be for them as well. I know at times I eat, breath and sleep thinking of new ways to better my business. No one else is. We are in charge of our own destiny.

Yes we are always learning something new each day it seems!

P.S. Thank You for the plug on The Selling Lounge

Deborah said...

Its not easy selling online,but I enjoy it..I have learned a lot. I am still learning and it has taken time to put what I've learned into practice.

I started learning on selling on ebay about 2 years ago. It seems like as soon as I started then I start hearing all this complaining on different forums and was embarrassed to show my face, so I didn't. I thought to myself..."I just put all this time and effort learning all this that I am not going to give up".

I have started selling on other venues recently, so I'm learning about them too. One thing that I have learned is just what you said in your have to get out there and market yourself. So...thats what I'm doing...Thanks for the post.