Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Example of What You Can Do to Make Money on Ebay

Buying and selling on Ebay is very easy. Here is one example of what you can do to make money on Ebay quickly.

One of my favorite stores is a discount store called Marshalls. You may or may not have one in your area but it is a store that sells brand name, designer clothing at a deep discount, especially at the change of seasons. If you know of a store that is like Marshalls, then this will work for you too.

Before you go, login to Ebay. One at a time, look up Polo shirts girls, then Polo shirts boys, Ralph Lauren boys, Ralph Lauren girls, Ralph Lauren baby, etc. (I always look for clothing with brand names like Ralph Lauren, Polo; Baby Phat; Tommy Hilfiger; etc.). Look in the left hand column for the words, "completed listings" (you need to be signed onto Ebay to do this). Put a check mark in that box. Go back up to the search bar where you have your search term entered, ie. polo girls shirts and click on search. When you get the search returns, you will see all of the items that have sold in green. You will see how much they sold for and a picture of what they look like. Write down that info for each search term you look up.

Armed with that information, and a credit card or cash, visit your discount store. Take a look at the brand names and compare what you see with what sold on Ebay. If you can make at least a $3-5 profit, then buy the item. Don't go crazy. Buy one or two items to start unless you see some unbelievable bargains.

Go home, take pictures, upload them to your computer and list them on Ebay. You can use Auctiva which is free for uploading even more pictures. Auctiva.com takes about a half hour to learn but it is well worth it because you can list as many pictures as you want for free whereas Ebay charges for each picture. Make sure when you are listing that you are pricing your items competitively.

More on how to list in the next blog. Next time: Why you must use good keywords in your title. That is very helpful to your success in selling your items and leaning what you can do to make money on Ebay.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Is Getting Started on Ebay Really That Easy?

Is Getting Started on Ebay Really That Easy? Yes, it is and now there is an Ebay product that will walk you step by step from beginning through building a profitable Ebay business. You can learn from the experts. Click here now to find out how to get started right away. This is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to get started, especially Ebay newbies.

Building an Ebay business will not happen overnight. On the other hand, you can join in minutes, create your seller account and your paypal account (click here to create Ebay account) and have your first item sold in three to ten days.

Sign up and try it on your own if you don't want to follow anyone's directions, just so you can see how easy it is. Then, when you try it on your own, don't waste any more time. Come back and click on the link above to read more about how to do it right the first time. Don't waste time guessing and losing sales like I did when I first started. Now that I learned from the experts, I am a powerseller. It was hard work, but now that I know what direction I am going to take and what market niche or two I want to specialize in, I target that niche and that niche only. I am focused, directed and now am making some decent money. My business is growing in an economy that is dying. Trust me. You are going to want to learn how to do this the right way to save yourself time and money loss.

Getting started on ebay is really easy. Are you ready and willing to take a half hour out of your day just to get set up and do a little bit of research? You will have to put the most time in on Ebay when you are deciding on your niche, taking pictures of your products, and listing them. My own two cents? Find one product first and keep the same product. Test it and if it works, stick with it. That way you won't have to take thousands of pictures of hundreds of products. You don't want to do that. It isn't any fun.