Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ebay Power Seller Success Story

Wow.  I have really neglected my ebay blog.  I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted on here.  I can say that I do have a good excuse though.  I started my ebay business about 7 years ago and it has grown and blossomed and helped me to branch out into selling from many other sites as well.  I have been a power seller for several years now, but am finally making enough money to pay the bills.  Now I don't have time to blog, but still try to do it in between working.  Woo Hoo.

I am now teaching others how to do the same.  This is not an overnight success story.  It is a story of building an online business over time.  It is hard work and lots of hours but as you progress and grow your business, you can start adding staff.  That has been my big milestone this past year.  I have one near full time worker and one part time worker assisting me.  That allows me to go to my granddaughter's dance competitions or take a weekend off once in awhile or even take a week day night off.

Thanks to modern technology, I can take my business with me anywhere to keep up with correspondence and listings.  I can even take my products with me if I want to, but I would really need a big trunk so instead, I just hire someone to take over when I need a well-deserved week off.

My advice to anyone who wants to make money on Ebay is to just do it.  There is no real simple formula.  Just find a market niche that you have an interest in and do some research.   See how many people are buying the types of products you want to sell.  Find a reliable, trustworthy drop shipping company if you don't want to handle your own products (see the suggestions in my posts and on the sidebars), or find distributors to buy your products directly from if you want to have all of the control.  Since feedback is important on Ebay, making sure your dropshipping partner is reliable is all important.  You want your customers to be happy.

You might want to visit my online store which branched off as a result of my hard work on Ebay.  You can find it at    The competition in this product line is fierce but after ordering online courses, reading and studying about what it takes to succeed, applying it and then just doing it, I have been able to keep up with my competition by being on the first few pages of google.  This is no easy task and takes a bit of weekly work, but it's been worth it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope some of my articles are helpful.   I do recommend books about Ebay and other products to help get you started as I don't have time to write my own.  You can check me out on Ebay under kawasakiguy89 if you do an advanced search.  You will find the advanced search option to the right of the Ebay search bar.  Click on it and then scroll down until you see the place to put the seller's username.  Type it in and then click go or continue.  You will see all of my ebay listings. We are adding new products monthly so please come back and visit when you can.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Buying on Ebay - What Time do you Get the Best Deals

Buying on Ebay can be a great experience if you know how to search the right way.  This is going to be a short post but to the point.  To get the best deals you will want to wait until late in the day and watch for auctions that end at a strange time.  Take your timezone into consideration and look for items while most people are sleeping. 

New sellers don't always pay attention to the time they are listing their auctions.  As a result, they oftentimes will end an auction after midnight or in the middle of the night. If it's a great product with no reserve and the bid started at 99 cents, imagine what you can get!  I've gotten some great deals late at night.