hi everyone

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by cath2008, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. cath2008

    cath2008 New Member


    ive just signed up to this so im very new,

    im interested in starting up my own make up business be it my own website or an ebay shop

    would love to hear any tips to get me started

    also anyone know of any reputable suppliers would be great

    thanks xx
  2. MedTranHome

    MedTranHome New Member

    Hi cath2008, welcome to the board!

    I do medical transcription, so I can't help with ebay, but I'm sure others can.
  3. markmcculloch

    markmcculloch New Member

    I personally am not a great fan of ebay selling or buying due to when using paypal i dont like their ethics
  4. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

  5. cebarber2

    cebarber2 New Member

    Hi Cath2008, welcome. I'm sure you'll get many of the answers you're looking for here.
  6. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Welcome to the forum Cath,

    If you want to own your own business over the long haul, you'd be better off building your own site for it. That way you own your own traffic, etc.

    It's not as hard as you think as far the technical side of it if you start out with the right site building system. It is hard as far as putting in the time and effort. You have to be committed to it and persevere with a bit of patience. If you can do that, you can succeed.

    If you chose to, you could sell on ebay, as well. That could be one of your monetization methods. There's an awful lot of make-up being sold on ebay, so there is a lot of competition. That is something to consider, too.

    I do wish you success, and hope this forum will help you out.

  7. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    Quoting: markmccullochI personally am not a great fan of ebay selling or buying due to when using paypal i dont like their ethics

    Hmm........could you elaborate on that a bit? I've never personally had a problem with Paypal.
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Welcome kath2008,

    I do Ebay on the side and have sold a lot of odds and ends on there.

    If you are trying to get familiar with it, start by listing small stuff around the house - your junk may be another person's treasures!

    Books, clothes, shoes, knick knacks - as you probably know, you can buy almost anything off Ebay, which means someone is also 'selling' it!

    That way you can start the bid at .99 and if it's not a hit, you will not be out the money but you will be able to build feedback and get familiar with shipping procedues,etc...

    I would be careful with dropshipping as that is a good way to get some neg feedback - it's hard to compete with dropshipping and you can't control whether or not the products are in stock or not...

    Just a few tips that I'll pass on [​IMG]

    Good luck!

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