Today not a lot happened for me.
I was home most of the day working on stuff for my reselling business and YouTube channel.
With my job starting back up next week, I am trying to get everything organized to be able to focus on my reselling business every day when I get off work.
That being said, I also plan to stop buying stuff in March and focus primarily on listing items so I can start increasing my sales.
I am going to try to set a specific goal of how many items I want to list per day. The 10 a day I tried before really didn't work out so I want to make sure it is something achievable.
I am thinking about instead setting a goal of 3 a day with a stretch goal of 5.
Looking at the broader picture, if I at least do 3 a day, I will have listed 93 items by the end of the month.
FREE LUNCH AGAIN!
Not exactly what I would call a financial WIN, but it was nice to get to hang out for a while with a friend and business partner.
I was fully expecting to pay for my own lunch but he invited me and didn't allow me to pay which was really nice of him!
I don't take advantage of people, but I have no problem accepting a free lunch from time to time.
This isn't even close to what you would consider to be a financial WIN, but I have been sharing about all my eBay sales, so I thought it only right to also share a loss.
A recent product I sold got damaged in shipment and I am now having to send out a new item to the buyer.
This means that I will be out the item cost and the shipping for the second time.
When it is all said and done, I think I will probably break even or lose a dollar or two but I am not worrying about it too much.
It is times like these which serve as lessons learned. I was trying to ship it as light as possible to save on shipping but I didn't think the postal service would have handled it so poorly but now I know better.
I should also mention, the item I bought for $5 and sold for $77, actually ended up being restricted from international shipment and eBay refunded the buyer. But since they did not restrict it before the sale, they allowed me to keep the money which was really nice for me.
This isn't my first loss, and I am sure it won't be my last and as I write I am thinking over quite a few times I have taken a loss on items, but as long as you learn from the experience and do better next time, that is the way to turn a LOSS into a WIN!
As you can see from today, it wasn't the most positive day for me financially, but I believe that if you can try to see the positive despite the negative, it makes for a much better life!
Have you ever had "one of those days" where nothing went right? How do you handle these situations?
Share any WINS!