Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ebay Ups and Downs - Let's Take Designer Baby Clothing as An Ebay Example

After reading the millionaires ebook you will be able to bypass most of the downs of buying and selling on Ebay. But let's suppose you haven't gotten the book yet or don't think you need it. Here are some things you may encounter. I know I did when I started building my tiny ebay empire.

I decided to sell baby and kids clothing. Why? Because a friend of mine does and she makes about $700 a month when she spends a week listing stuff into wee hours of the morning after homeschooling and taking care of 4 kids all day. But she still makes about that much consistently every month. She only read one book that I gave her because that's all the time she has and it was on selling antiques on Ebay. She's good at picking those too. She's the kind of mom that seems to be able to do it all and still do it all pretty well.

So I went baby clothing shopping. My first mistake. I don't like to shop and therefore, because I don't like to shop, I don't shop often. I wouldn't know a baby clothing bargain if one jumped in my basket. I did look at the prices and when I saw 50% off, I thought that was pretty good. If it was cute and was something I'd buy, I bought it. My second mistake. What I think is cute, you may not. Don't buy what you think you would like. Buy what you think others would like. How do you do that? How do you know what others would like? You don't, unless you do some research on Ebay.

Is this getting more complicated? Now do you see why you might want to read the book first? Trust me, you will short cut the process tremendously. Why go through trial and error when it has already been done for you? Here's the link. JUST CLICK HERE! Don't worry. I will keep on going in my next blog and continue the clothing example and others in later blogs. Remember though, you will learn something from me, but I am not the millionaire expert (at least not yet).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ebay Millionaire Publishes Book You Will Want to Read

When it comes to starting a serious Ebay business, you must have the proper tools from day one or you will waste so much time and even money trying to build your business on the slow track.

I could not believe how much time I wasted. I had read many articles and paid for several ebooks dealing with Ebay, but there was always something missing. Then comes along another guru who says he can teach all of us how to duplicate his efforts. So, I decided to see what he had to offer.

All I can say now is that I wish I had come across his book a long time ago. I would have saved so much time and effort.

Building an ebay business isn't going to happen overnight, but if you are going to do it, do it the right way. If you are serious about learning how to build even a small Ebay business the right way, then CLICK HERE to be taken to the Auction Lord's site.

You can do it on your own, but why would you want to. The hours I wasted could have been spent building my Ebay business into profitability much sooner. I still have a long way to go but at least I have a millionaire's blueprint to follow.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Protecting Yourself from Illegitimate Wholesale Suppliers

Whether you are planning on buying wholesale to sell or buying wholesale products to keep for yourself, you need to have all of the facts about wholesale suppliers.

The following article is supplied as a courtesy from It is an important article that is a must read for anyone who is even contemplating using wholesale suppliers.

There are so many scams out there that you need to protect yourself. This salehoo article will save you time and money and may keep you from getting scammed.

Protecting Yourself from Illegitimate Wholesale Suppliers

Written by SaleHoo © All Rights Reserved

While many fantastic wholesale sources can be found online, there are also a huge number of sites developed specifically to scam sellers looking for a good deal.

So how do you tell whether you are dealing with a real wholesale supplier?

First of all:

A supplier may be selling fakes of big name brands but this doesn't necessarily mean he is out to scam you. There are many suppliers in China and other countries selling fakes, but as long as you realize what you are buying, that is not a problem in itself.

The supplier may say they can only accept Western union and wire transfers as payment. These are insecure payment methods, but for Chinese suppliers, these are often the only two options available as credit cards (and therefore Paypal) are almost impossible to get. You should always take the precaution of ordering only a small amount when dealing with a supplier who only takes Western Union and wire transfer for the first time, but many legitimate manufacturers and wholesalers use these methods out of necessity rather than because they are illegitimate.

The Warning Signs

Warning bells should start ringing if you come across any of the following:

Fake address - either it doesn't exist or it exists in a poor or residential area.

No contact details listed on the website.

When you call, the telephone is answered by an individual who does not identify himself on picking up the phone.

You are not asked for a business or tax number.

The company suddenly stop replying to your emails.

Parts of the text or images on their site are copies from other websites.

When you place an order, the company claims they do not have any stock, but want to receive the money before ordering any in.

Your contact becomes shifty when you ask for a product sample

Steps to Protecting Yourself

To find out whether you are dealing with a scammer, try these tips:

Copy and paste some text into Google. If it is copied from another site, you'll soon discover it in the search results.

Check that the website gives a full business name and a registration number.Ring them to verify the phone number given is good, but don't accept a mobile phone number as enough, all companies should have a land line number.

As for a photograph of the stock with the company logo in the background. Go to and search for the name of the website. A legitimate company will have been operating for over a year (at least!) and their expiration date will be for several years time.

Most legitimate companies reserve their domain names for 3-5 years or more at a time.

Use secure payment methods such as Escrow, Cod and Paypal Verified whenever possible.

Ask other sellers what their experiences have been with the company on forums.

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