Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday's Ebay Selling Tip: There will always be haters. And that's okay.
Many of you worry about your ebay feedback...the seller star rating system...the emails you get from buyers.
Ebay is just like life. You can't please everyone. You can't and you won't.
There will always be haters. And that's okay.
Right now, my feedback is over 2,000 and I don't have a negative feedback (yet). It will happen, I know it will. That day will come...I might be sad for a moment, but I will get over it. Life will go on. I will still need to refill the sippy cup. There will still be laundry to fold in the dryer. Dinner will still need to be made.
Here's the deal. Be honest and fair. Do the best you can. Don't be bullied, or pushed around (because some buyers will try to push you around) but be kind, respectful, and understanding. If a buyer wants a refund or to send something back, even if you say you don't accept refunds, give em' a refund or let them send it back. It will be okay. If a buyer sends you a nasty email, insults you, chews you out, threatens to leave you negative feedback...it will be okay. Go make dinner. Give your baby a kiss.
Truth is your worth is not tied up in what some random joe schmo buyer from anywhere, usa thinks of you. No, negative feedback or not, you have worth because you were created by an almighty God who knit you together in your mother's womb, knows every hair on your head, has ordained every one of your days before any one of them ever came to be. You have worth because God loves you, cares about you, and has a plan for your life...a plan that is sure to involve hard times, trials and difficult circumstances...feedback both negative and positive. When others put you down, look up. God loves you and cares about you so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to take the ultimate negative feedback that we deserved. He lived a perfect life, we did/do not...yet He suffered death on a cross. In our place.
All because we have great worth in the eyes our our Creator. All because God loves us and cares for us.
So, don't let the idea of negative feedback hold you back. And if you get a negative feedback, pick yourself up and keep at it. 'Cause you're worth it.