- As many people ordered gifts online, email family and friends and ask them for their boxes and packing materials. Post on Facebook asking friends to save them for you. It works and it's wonderful to get free packing pillows and bubble wrap!
- Get your receipts and expenses in order now so you don't have to panic in April. Remember, you will be required to report eBay income of $20,000 or more or if you've had 200 or more transactions. Even if you didn't hit that mark, you should still track your income and expenses. You DO need to know how much you make and how much it costs you to sell on eBay!
- I would highly recommend purchasing Easy Auction Tracker for 2012. This year the spreadsheet is able to import all of your sales information including the actual shipping charged. The only thing that you have to input is your cost for each item sold (that is how much you paid for the item). They have other new features too and believe me, this spreadsheet is well worth the money! As I mentioned before, I've used a lot of other spreadsheets (I've been selling for over 11 years and I've always tried to keep track of the income that I've made) and there is nothing that compares to Easy Auction Tracker in my opinion. Plus, the owners are super helpful and give 5 star service!
One last thing, it's time to set some goals for 2012. One of my goals is to write an informative blog post twice a month. If you have anything you'd like me to feature, please leave a comment below.
I hope everyone has a happy and prosperous new year! Thank you for reading my blog and I look forward to selling and blogging more in 2012!