The Power of eBay Live!

Last week I asked my readers to join the discussion and comment on what they thought of eBay Live, and if they were planning to attend this year.

Here’s my two cents:

eBay Live is extremely worth your while. Its a crazy three and a half days, and you may get a little exhausted or get information overload, but you need it. Being at eBay Live allows you to step away from your daily life (and even your business for that matter!) and really take a step back and examine what you are doing right and wrong.

For new eBay sellers, here’s what I think you should do. eBay offers all kinds of “eBay 101” and “how to open an eBay store” sessions at eBay Live. Don’t bother with these… Take a little time on your own at home to learn this stuff first. You can find all this info on eBay’s help menus on Instead, learn all this stuff before you go and then attend the advanced sessions.

For both new and experienced sellers alike, the “top seller’ panels are your best bet. Here you’ll hear from some of eBay’s most successful sellers and can actually ask them questions, so come prepared! Think about what’s wrong or challenging about your business, step up to the microphone and ask one of the panelists for their take on the situation. Now, panelists are not always right, but chances are they have had more experience than you and can help you figure your issues out. I was on a panel like this last year and feel that I helped a lot of sellers work their issues out.

One thing that eBay is doing this year that I really pushed for is offering some sessions on PROFITABILITY! Yes! This is one very important component that you’ll need, as you’ve heard me talk about before.

…and if you want to meet me, I’ve been told I am going to be a panelist on the “top seller profitability panel”, so we can chat in person there.

Bottom line… eBay Live! is really worth the expense and time. You won’t need to go to every single session or engage yourself in every activity that’s going on, but even if the experience leads you to one very important discovery, your business can evolve into something very powerful!

Corey Kossack is one of eBay’s “top sellers” through his eBay store, Koss DVD. He is also author of eBay Millionaire or Bust and creator of ProfitBuilder software that maximizes profits for eBay sellers.

Previous Article

Religion Can Work in the Workplace

Next Article

Photos and a Contest Make for a Happy Friday for Entrepreneurs

Related Posts
supply chain
Read More

How to Keep Vendors and Clients Happy During Supply Chain Hiccups

Supply chain breakdowns are happening due to global disruptions, rising costs and increased consumer expectations. Businesses can't always stop supply chain hiccups, but they can learn from them and limit their impact on vendors and clients. How a business responds to a supply chain issue can have far-flung effects. A company that is proactive and...
implementing new systems
Read More

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing New Systems

If your systems aren’t lean, efficient and precise, you’re wasting time and money while putting your business at unnecessary risk. If you’re going to build out new systems, you need to do it right. Avoid these nine mistakes when building new systems to transform how work gets done in your business. 1. Ignoring human nature...
home-based businesses
Read More

The Value of Home-Based Businesses to Economic Recovery

The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded. The key to meeting that challenge is to appreciate the civic and economic value of an overlooked resource: home-based businesses. There are about 16 million home-based...
Read More

How to Support Employee Mental Health and Avoid Startup Burnout

When it comes to finding the right job — and staying there — candidates are looking for a lot, especially in a virtual setting. Gone are the days where foosball tables and free snacks constituted benefits. Of course, we still love them, but there has to be more that matters. People are primarily looking to...