Reap What You Sow
"Why am I not having sales? Is eBay slow for anyone else?!"
Nope! Had 6 sales today! How many listings do you have?
Sounds like you just need to list more!
I'm trying! It just takes so long!
If you have fewer than 100 eBay listings, you should never be asking whether or not eBay is slow. With so few listings, you should not expect daily sales unless you have really great prices! Once we had around 300 listings we have several sales a day but would still have random dry spells where nothing would sell for 2 days or more!
Here is our general rule of thumb for eBay sellers:
List 4 times as much as you want to sell.
So how many things do I need to list a day?
The most common goals seems to be: 5 listings a day. Great. If you want your eBay business to sputter along and provide you with some extra money to eat out, 5 listings a day should be adequate. But if you want a real business, one that provides you with financial freedom, you need to set your sights higher. Get up an hour earlier, watch less TV, do whatever it takes to get things listed. If you can dedicate 2 hours of your time a day to your eBay business (and source on weekends) you can grow a thriving eBay business in a very short time.