This is part 3 of Getting Ready for the New Year. Click for Part 1 and Part 2 . There are 2 things I like to do at the end of each month/quarter/year. 1) I look over my data to see what it's telling me. 2) I like to spend some time thinking about what worked and what didn't work during that time frame. Here are some questions to ask yourself. ☞ Are there products that are blossoming? Plan to make more like them. ☞ Are there products that haven't taken off? Look to see what's going on with the product. Maybe the description is off. Maybe it needs a new cover. Maybe it needs some marketing. Maybe it just isn't what people are looking for. ☞ Are there things you are doing that seem to be a waste of time? Try to streamline the process with a system or maybe forget it and try a different approach. ☞ What did you do that  worked well? Plan to do more of that. ☞ Are you using a plan and your time wisely? Remember that being productive and being busy are 2 ...
Getting Ready for the New Year - Part 1  here   and Part 3 here . ❖  Before I move on to the new year I like to review the current year. So take a look at 2018 and see how far you've come this year. Here are some questions to help you reflect. ☞ What are all of the things you accomplished? ☞ Are there any goals you didn't accomplish yet? (That's okay!) ☞ What went well for you during 2018? ☞ What did not go well for you? Can you make any changes to help this? ☞ What products sold well? ☞ What were you most excited about - the highlight of the year? ❖  After reflecting on the old year, it's time to get started on plans for the new year. Here are some of the things I do to plan and prepare:  ➸  Update planner, print, and bind.  If you are looking for a Seller Planner, you can find mine here .  I've been using and tweaking it for the last 3-4 years. ➸  Think about 3-5 big goals for the year (consider things such as revenue, products, store, learn...
Getting Ready for the New Year - Find Part 2 here and Part 3 here . Here are 5 tips to help you have a successful New Year. 1) Be organized. When you know where things are and have a somewhat clean space to work in, you'll be more likely to get things done. 2) Have a written plan. When you keep it all in your head, chances are you will forget something. It will also take more time to get going. Write out your plan the night before (if you just do a daily plan) or on Sunday (if you do a weekly plan). You will get more accomplished this way. If you are looking for a Seller Planner, you can find mine here . I've used and tweaked this planner for the last 3-4 years. 3) Get rid of distractions. Turn off the phone, the notifications, FB, email, the tv, etc. When you are focused on your task, more is accomplished. 4) Let perfectionism go. You don't have to be perfect on each and every product. They need to be professional. They don't need to include everyth...