One of the best and most fun ways to make money online is with eBay. On eBay, you can get easy sales. But you will have to get accustomed to the fees that eBay will charge to you. Other than that, eBay is a great place to sell your items on, and it’s something that can help you to quit your day job.
Some people have made millions of dollars with eBay. These are ordinary people with (virtually) no internet marketing skills… who are using the traffic that eBay already gets to turn their business into a profitable machine that doesn’t stop with them. But as easy as all this sounds, you should know that it’s not just a cake walk.
More than likely, whatever niche you’re in… you’re going to face some competition. But this isn’t a bad thing. Almost everywhere you look online you will find and face some competition – even in some of the smallest niches online! So don’t be deterred if you see some competition on eBay.
I used to sell on eBay myself. I first got started back while I was in college. I didn’t know anything about eBay – except for the fact that I “heard” that people were making a lot of money from it. So I jumped in head first and decided that I wanted to try my hand at earning money with eBay.
I almost lost my shirt. I did a lot of things wrong, and tried to cover it all up by listing more items for sale. I can remember listing 200 items for sale for a 1 day auction (on a Saturday), and when the auctions were over on Sunday, I only sold 2 items. I lost a lot of money by being immature and not learning how to market and sell on eBay correctly.
I can remember getting an email from an experienced seller saying that I should start off with items that would earn me $5 profits from every sale that I made. But I never got that far. He then suggested that once I’ve collected a large list of customers, sell more expensive products to my customers so that I earn more larger profits… for free.
But like I said, I wanted to earn money quickly, so I disregarded this guy’s advice, and went back to my own flawed logic and methodology. Needless to say, I quit eBay almost just as soon as I started on there lol. But this doesn’t have to happen to you. If you have a passion for selling on eBay, then that’s a good sign. You want your business to be fun – and eBay is a real “business” that can be incredibly fun for you.
Just make sure you do your homework and you learn everything there is to learn about selling on eBay. Before you “dive in” fully, sell something from your home that you know will be an easy sell. If you have a flat screen TV that you don’t want anymore, list it on eBay. If you have a gaming console that you don’t want anymore, list it on eBay. If you have a really good music system that you don’t want anymore… list it on eBay. This is the fastest way to get accustomed to getting sales simply and easily.
Good luck with selling on eBay today.