Making money on eBay

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Kellyj78, May 28, 2009.

  1. Kellyj78

    Kellyj78 New Member

    Hello,

    Does anyone here who has any experience selling stuff on eBay? Is it really an effective way to make money online?
     
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Yup - I have made a ton of money on Ebay... if you have never done it , here is what I would recommend to get you started without too many boo-boos...[​IMG]

    1) find some small items that you don't care if you make money or not, list them with your bid starting at a penny. reason for this is to build your feedback and if you list it at a penny, it is highly likely to sell... thus ensuring that you will get some seller feedback..

    2) Ship quickly with priority if possible

    3) Gradually work yourself up to selling mor high dollar items

    4) I have sold items from my house, yard sales, even bought cheap on Ebay and resold, liquidation sales at stores are a great way to get stuff to sell on Ebay

    5) Dropshipping? Never had much success with it myself but there may be others who have ....

    Hope that helps a little [​IMG]
     
  3. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    I also made a lot of money on eBay.

    I even did the arbitrage thing;
    Buying on Amazon and eBay by re-grouping and re-selling, with improved listings.

    Your eBay feedback score is very important.
    I kept mine at 100%, even though I had to bend over backwards more than a few times to keep it this way.

    I sold highly collectible vintage books. I put together collections, and also purchased collections of the same and sold individually.

    We also sold vintage IHC auto parts, ( a lot of work and boring) which can be usually picked up cheap.

    eBay is a great place to get started.

    There was a period where they kept changing the rules randomly, and I decided to focus on my Internet Marketing.

    I did love my customers, 99% women who read Victorian books and magazines. Many are still dear friends.

    If you choose, eBay really take the time to read the terms, and the are many.
    They do have plenty of free information to get you started.

    Most Important: Have fun!

    Victoria

    P.S. A brilliant resource: I would sign up for the Silent Sales Machine newsletter. You could Google it.
    It has led me to online success.[​IMG]
     
  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    One thing you can do to find out if stuff sells is do a completed listings search on eBay before you run your auctions. This will also give you an idea of how much to start the bidding at.
     
  5. johnjimat

    johnjimat New Member

    is dropshipping good ?
     
  6. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Hey yasser, links only go in your signature file, not in your posts...
     
  7. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    johnjimat: s dropshipping good ?
    Only ever worked for me when I found a good local company that was willing to dropship for - too much competition out there on the dropship companies - when it comes to Ebay... and it is a really great way to build neg feedback quickly as a seller of you go with so-called dropshipping companies.[​IMG]
     
  8. yasser

    yasser New Member

    Kellyj78: Does anyone here who has any experience selling stuff on eBay? Is it really an effective way to make money online
    ?
    Sure it is ..I am the father of a family of 4. Few years ago, I was looking for ways to make money at home and I chose ebay to be my business. During my journey I lost some money, on some programs until I realised that selling on ebay is the best choice for me. This can be the best choice for you also. I am earning a pretty decent income every months and i am happy to help anyone.
     
  9. yasser

    yasser New Member

    Sure it is ..I am the father of a family of 4. Few years ago, I was looking for ways to make money at home and I chose ebay to be my business. During my journey I lost some money, on some programs until I realised that selling on ebay is the best choice for me. This can be the best choice for you also. I am earning a pretty decent income every months and i am happy to help anyone.[​IMG]
     
  10. MichaelZ

    MichaelZ New Member

    A more "hands off" way to sell ebay is through their affiliate program. I make about $150/mo, on average, and don't have to do a thing to maintain this income flow. I just post affiliate links on my sites, matching custom links to content. Creating those sites was a lot of work. I also make a lot of money off the sites besides ebay. The thing about creating your own content is it something that is yours. And as long as it has value it will draw visitors and will provide a way for you to make money.
     
  11. country

    country New Member

    I know very little about Ebay but have been doing lots of research. I came accross a guy named Skip McGrath That offers a course in Ebay marketing and wholesale suppliers. From all I can find, he seems to be credible. Is anyone else on here familiar with him???

    I subscribe to his news letter so if anyone else would like to see it...here is the link: www.skipmcgrath.com/newsletters/current.shtml.

    I just thought learning from an expert would be better for me than trying to figure the system out on my own.

    Any input about this fellow is appreciated.
     

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