How To Make Money on Ebay

by Pam on August 17, 2012

I am sure you have heard of eBay by now, right? Ebay is one of the biggest websites on the internet today and they still make people millionaires very quickly. Why? Ebay does this through their easy to use sales platform. People can go on eBay, list anything that they have and get paid rather quickly for it. This is why more and more people are flocking to eBay in order to make extra money. What you need to understand is that you can’t just list any item, there is a process that you should follow in order to make more money on eBay than you have even dreamed of.

Step 1: Scour your home for things you don’t need.

The first thing that you must do in order to make money with eBay is to search your house and find anything that you are not using or that you no longer need. The reason you do this is to make sure you have enough stuff to sell in a short amount of time. It is important that you sell a lot of items very quickly because the more you can make right now, the more effort you will put into this money making machine later on.

Step 2:  Research similar items on Ebay

Once you have found items in your house, then it is time to do some research and see what people are selling these things for on eBay already. All you do is type in the name of the item or product number and you should see a list of results. The reason this is important is because you want to make sure your item is listed in a price range where people are buying it. Don’t sell something just for the sake of getting rid of it, make some money in the process. Also, it is imperative that you check the price range so that you don’t list an item you have for three to four times what it is really worth. Trust me, people won’t buy something that is the highest priced item on the site, so make sure you are near the bottom of the price spectrum.

Step 3: List your item on Ebay

Ok, now the fun part. It is time to take a picture and list your item for sale. When you take a picture I would highly recommend that you use a very good camera so that the buyer knows exactly what they are getting. By using a clear picture the buyer won’t argue that you sold them something different than what was in the picture. Trust me, people do this all the time, so protect yourself by showing the buyer exactly what they will be receiving.

Step 4:  Include a detailed description

When you list the item for sale it is a good idea to be clear in the title of the listing and also in the body of the ad. The reason I say this is because you want to show the person looking at your listing that the item you are selling is exactly what they are looking for. I know that this will take some time to get used to, however, the more items you list and sell, the better idea you will have as to what works and what doesn’t. This is one of the toughest parts in regards to how eBay works because every item will have a different target audience. It is because of this that you need to write with a style that your target audience will understand and respond to.

Step 5: Include a call to action in your listing

Also, it is a good idea to provide a call to action at the end of the post in order to get more people interested in your item as if it was the very last one on the face of the earth. The best way to do that is to simply tell them that this item won’t last long and to buy it while you still have the chance. Simple things like that work really well, so try it out and see how well you do.

Step 6:  Find more items to sell

Lastly, in order to make the kind of money that you want and need, you should start buying items for the sole purpose of reselling them. The best way to go about doing this is to go around to local thrift stores and see what they have, go to yard sales and even look on Craigslist. By looking at all of these places you will start to get an idea of what your local market is selling for very cheap that you could possibly sell online. Just keep in mind that in order to keep your eBay business going and making you more and more money, you will need to find a way to get more items. This is where you need to be creating and find as much as you can.

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Sport orthotics July 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on ebay. Regards

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