How to Sell on eBay
So you want to know how to sell on eBay ? That is great because selling on eBay has the potential to create serious extra income on the side or even full time. In this post I will show you some of the resources and point you in the direction of how to get started selling clothing on eBay with less than $100 in your pocket.
So the first thing most people ask is how do I sell on eBay and where do I start? If you never new this was possible to actually sell things easily on eBay then this is a big surprise for most people. The best place you can start is by selling things around the house that you are not using anymore or clothing you are not wearing anymore. (Kids, toys, Lego’s, jeans, T-Shirts, etc) This will put you in a position where you can list these items for free and get some money to start building your eBay store right from the start, and you would be surprised how many hundred of dollars you can make from some of the things you have around the house that are just sitting there! So below I will take you through the steps of getting started and some of the best practices of selling on eBay.
If you made it hear then that means you have internet access so you can start and probably have already started researching for some way to make some extra money online and this might be exactly what you are looking for, in this post I will walk you though the sets to get started selling on eBay.
There are so many places you can go to get free and paid information to get you started selling on eBay and they are all good!
Here are some of my most recommenced free sources for getting started:
These channels alone on YouTube will be more than enough to get you started from how to ship, take pictures, source and tell what is profitable they have put the time and effort into showing what is really out there to make money online with when selling on eBay.
Look at the supplies you will need in order to get started like a camera, shipping supplies, and lights to make sure you are setting you self up for success from the start. I have a list of every thing that I use on a daily bases on my resources page.
Sign up for an eBay account at www.ebay.com this is 100% free and you don’t pay until your item sells.
Sign up for a Paypal account at www.paypal.com
Get the eBay app for you smartphone and start listing. It is super easy to list items on your phone when you start out and will work just fine until you start listing a very large amount of items. The app will allow you to take up to 12 pictures and write a brief description and categorize the item right in on place.
Do your research!
You are able to look up any item on eBay in the search box and filter the results by items that have completed/sold listings in the last 90 days. If you are unsure you should be doing this with all of your items as it give you a very good snap of the following things:
1.) How many of these are listed
2.) How many are selling
3.) What is the average price that the item is selling at
Try to list as much as possible within the first 30 days as you can, you need to think of it as a numbers game. If you have a sell through rate of 20% per month and you have 10 items listed on eBay based on statistics you will only sell 2-3 items. Now if you have 100 items up you have the same chance of selling per month say 20% however it does not cost you anything more but you time and now you have a chance of selling 20-30 items. Long story short list more!
Grow! Once you start making sales you will be making some very good extra money most likely a few hundred dollars a month, instead of spending it… reinvest it in you business and make smart purchases at thrift stores or garage sales and start to take that money and double once, twice, three times and you will be able to maintain a very nice side income.
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