Consistency is Key

Legendary salesman and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar often told the story of how he used to have one of the worst sales records in the cookware company he worked for. Then one day a supervisor, PC Merrell, told him that if he believed in himself and went to work on a regular schedule, he could […]

Farewell, Blandford Trader

Today I said goodbye to one of my previous trading names, blandfordtrader, which has been one of my two ebay names since November 2012. As I get clearer on my vision for my business and the future, it seems to be getting easier to simplify and streamline my processes; something I learned the importance of […]

Why I really love internet marketing

The art and philosophy of on-line selling absolutely fascinates me.  Before I started on this steep learning curve in earnest 3 years ago, I simply couldn’t get my head around how money could be made from any website that wasn’t an obvious online shopping site, or didn’t appear to have any products for sale. I love working […]

Do what you love…

…and the money will follow. Changing your mindset from one of ‘how do I make money’ to ‘what can I do for others’ is not as easy as it seems. I’m sure most people would love to be truly altruistic and selfless; but when you have a basic need to put food on the table, […]

New Kid on the Block

Based on my research there appear to be two types of public domain; the public domain where a copyright period has ended for a particular item; and the ‘public domain’ where copyrighted items have been used to produce new items, which have then been made freely available on the internet. On investigating a number of […]

Thinking like a salesperson

Eric Holmlund, internet marketer, says that in order to become successful online, you need to be able to ‘think like a salesperson’.  He admits that, because he can do this, even if he lost everything tomorrow and had to start again from scratch, he would be making money again the very next day, because when […]