Sunday, August 25, 2013

Camping but still working:-)

I'm still camping but in between making a fire for hot coffee in the morning and heating water for washing up, I still manage to be somewhat productive.

I've been listing items on eBay. There is a little bit more than a badly composed photograph and a sparse listing.

First I have to come up with a descriptive title. Photographs can be challenging but I have so much more to work with out here.

I've been using some nice pieces of birch bark to photograph knives on. It makes my listing stand out.

Writing the description for the item being sold takes some thought. I want to be accurate but also I want them to enjoy reading it. It should tell all about my item and answer why my item for sale should be bought. What makes that item special? That is what the description should also address.

I also have to research prices. What have similar items sold for in the past. What is the right format take my chance on auctions or set a fixed price.

Once the item is listed, then I just check it twice a day. When it sells, fast shipping time sets me above many other sellers. I strive for a 24 hour or less response time.

I always ship with a tracking number. That proves the item was shipped and when it was delivered.

While I miss the personal interaction and chance to highlight all an item 's good points in person, while I'm healing from being hit by a trailer, this allows me to still do some business.

It is almost sunset, so I'm going to heat some water for a camp bath.

I must say, the view from my office is beautiful!

Happy Trails.

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