Last week I posted the 1,000th item for sale in my Discogs store.
For anyone who has listed items on Discogs, either in their collection or to sell, you know how tedious this can be.
1,000 felt like a big number to me when I started my store last year. In fact, I made myself a goal in January of this year to list 1,000 items by the end of 2021. I knocked that out in a month.
I reached that number quickly because in the month of January I put myself on a no spend diet, forcing myself to list items from a collection I bought last summer instead of buying new items to list. I did actually buy a couple of small things to list but I still kept focused on the inventory I had on hand.
Part of selling online is the thrill of finding things in the wild and buying them to resell. But often you find yourself bored with the unexciting items you still have to list and therefore you go out and buy more new things instead of finishing listing the inventory you have.
So in January I forced myself to list the common $2-5 records I have on hand and the inventory on Discogs quickly grew. The closer I got to 1,000, the more I listed.
Now that I have a 1,000 items listed, I’ve noticed my sales are consistent. I almost always sell at least one item a day. In the month of January I only had 8 days where I did not sell anything at all. Some days I sold $7 and on my best day I sold $296.
Even the little sales add up and I look forward to listing (and hopefully selling) more items this week.