eBay Cash! - Saving Time (Continue-4)

Auction listings: listing items up for auction is something that must be done. There is no escape from it unless you are planning to make $0.00 per month. Listing items up for auction can be extremely time consuming, but luckily there are tons of ways to save time.

Some of the ways to save time are free and some you have to pay for, but all of the ways I'm going to tell you about are well worth the time, effort and money for the time you can save. Like many things in an eBay business, saving time on listing auctions is extremely easy.

Here are the best ways to save time off listing auctions...

Recycling photos: recycling is something you need to learn to do if you want to save time on eBay. What do you think will take up less time, writing a whole new email every time you want to thank someone for a purchase or copying and pasting an already typed thank you note and simply inserting the customer's name? We already learned the answer to that question.

The same goes with photos, if you have 100 identical DVD players you want to sell. There is no need to take photos of every single unit, simply take a few photos of one of the DVD players and use them in every one of your listings.

Instead of taking new photos every time you list something up for auction, simply recycle photos that you have already used in listings before. This will obviously work only if the product you are selling is always the same.

I f you are constantly selling different stuff you will need to take new photos for every different item you sell. If you have a product that you constantly sell; you can take one set of good photos and reuse them in multiple listings.

If you don't want all of your listings to look the same, take more than a couple of photos. Take 20 or 30 so when it comes time to list you have a variety of photos to choose from, and all of your auctions won't look as if they are for the same exact item.

Recycling text: this will let you simply copy and paste most of your text content every time you are creating a new listing. I am sure most sellers do this, but there are a few out there that don't. I have spoken to a PowerSeller that has over 10,000 feedback (less than 10% of his actual transactions), and she doesn't like taking short cuts.

This seller lists over 200 auctions per day, most of these auctions are for the same items (cameras) and she writes every single item description from scratch! Needless to say, she works over 10 hours per day and her item descriptions are very short, which results in a lot of questions from people that are interested in buying her products.

This seller also seems to have a phobia of any kind of listing software, she doesn't trust any internet companies other than eBay and refuses to use auction software, despite of the fact that it will shave hours off her work day! She even refuses to use Turbo Lister (eBay software). This woman does however make a lot of money....she just spends way too much time on listing auctions than he should.

What you need to do is have every part of your listing saved on your computer. The 100% money back guarantee, shipping information, payment information, FAQ list, about me page text etc. All of your listings should look the same.

The only thing that should ever change is the item description and item photos (when you decide to sell different items). So your shipping, payment, guarantee, about me and FAQ will always stay the same in every one of your listings.

You should also recycle the item descriptions of your items. There is no need to write an item description from scratch for 100 listings that are selling the exact same product. Simply write one detailed and easy to understand description and use it over and over again in every listing that sells the products described.

Listing software: listing software can make your life as an eBay seller a lot more simple, save you time, and organize your listings making the listing part of your business more efficient, simple and profitable. There are many different kinds of listing software. Some are fee while others are not, some are easy to use and others require weeks of training.