Being a Depop seller is as rewarding as it is busy, whether you’re sourcing, listing or sending items. If you’re feeling stretched, check out our top tips that help you run your Depop more efficiently.
1) Set goals
Goal-setting is an important part of growing a business and will help you take your Depop to the next level. Goals provide direction, motivation and a clear way to measure your progression. When planning your goals, remember to be realistic. Set goals that motivate you.
Example goal: Sell 55 items in the next 30 days.
2) Planning is key
Once your goals are set, start to plan your time around the individual steps you’ll take to achieve them. Make a daily plan that revolves around working on tasks to bring you to your end goal. You’ll start to build momentum and confidence in yourself and before you know it you will reach your end goal.
AM: Source 15 items
PM: Pack and ship sold items
Depop sellers all have different circumstances. So make sure your goals and your weekly plans are set around your personal circumstances. If Depop is a side hustle, try to dedicate a couple of evenings a week. If Depop is your full-time business, think more strategically when planning your goals and time.
Standardising and streamlining processes is essential to scaling your shop. Look at your current processes and ask if they are taking up unnecessary time. Work in blocks and focus on one thing at a time. Always stick to your schedule
4) Eliminate distractions
Distractions are an enemy when it comes to keeping your focus. They can stop you from more productive tasks. To eliminate distractions, find a dedicated space for working, so when you are in that space you know it's time to be productive. Stick to your weekly schedule. Try turning off notifications on social media.
5) Take a break
Remember to take the time to look after yourself. Sometimes you can work endlessly and before you know it, you haven’t prioritised yourself. Take the time to appreciate that you’re self-employed, independent and have the freedom to manage your own time.