How to Make Money Selling on Ebay - Full Time or in Your
Spare Time - Power Selling Tools
Gas prices are on the rise and many people are looking for new sources
of income. EBay may be a great way to add to your income and possibly a
method of becoming self employed. This year Google has been called the
fastest growing company in the history of the world, but back in 2004,
eBay had that honor.
At that time, the Auction Sellers Resource said that there were 430,000
people who earned most or all of their income selling on eBay. If you
were to consider these sellers employees, eBay would be the second
largest employer behind Wal-Mart.
So how can you get started selling on eBay? First you might want to
start selling stuff around the house that you don’t want anymore. Your
ad presentation is very important. Place your item on a white-board and
background before taking the picture (or just scan it). This will give
you the professional look and get you more money for whatever you are
Try to make your ads professional looking. Believe it or not, most
buyers prefer to buy from a company, not just “some guy”. Never use
words like “I” or “mine”. Use words like “us”, “we” and “our”. Never
use outlandish font colors or sizes. Keep it conservative. Don’t keep
all of your text centered; it will make your ad look amateurish and you
will not get the full potential out of your sale.
Describe your product well. Check with the competition and see what
they are doing. It will give you an idea of what you can make from your
sale and how much you should charge for shipping. Always try to make
your ad better than the competition.
One good thing about eBay is that you can see what previous items sold
for. After you join and log-in, there is a checkbox in the left column
that will allow you to see “completed items”. Check it and see what
similar items have sold for.
After you have sold some of your stuff around the house, you may want to
think about investing in merchandise. Trade magazines and trade shows
are great for finding sources. Drop shippers will usually charge more,
and the competition will be fierce. Hopefully you can find distributors
and importers local to you. It will save you an freight and shipping
There are many online websites that will assist you in your eBay
business. Marketworks, Channel Advisor, and Andale are just a few. We
preferred Marketworks when we sold on eBay because they offered a full
service program. We were able to set up a storefront and sell via other
It is important that you investigate your business partners before you
decide. Andale and Channel Advisor have great programs also, but you
will want to determine who will work best for you.
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