For those of you who have not experienced selling items on eBay, there are a few reviews and tips you should know. These will help you get started on the right foot so you can build an excellent reputation. The better your reputation score the more confident buyers will be to purchase from you versus someone else who is selling the same product.
First, you need to get a few notches under your belt so to speak. There are two ways to go about this. First, you can purchase a few small items. Make a prompt payment and leave the seller positive feedback as soon as you receive your item. Then email the seller and ask them to leave you positive feedback. The quickest way to do this is to buy a few information products (ebooks, reports, etc.). They will download instantly instead of having to wait for an item to be shipped to your door.
Another way to get a notch under your belt is to sell something. The quickest and easiest way to do this is to clip a bunch of coupons and list them for sale. I usually get $1.00 for a set of coupons and you can also charge them the $.39 shipping it will cost you to send the coupons. Then you minus your eBay fees and you have a small profit. Remember you are doing this to increase your feedback rating so others will feel comfortable buying something bigger and more valuable from you.
Second, see what you can sell around the house. Make sure it is in good condition, no one wants to pay for junk. Old DVD’s and VHS’s are good sellers. To sell the used items around your house make sure you set your price low. If it is valuable people will bid high for it. If not, you wanted to get rid of it anyway.
Third, see what sells on eBay. Check your local dollar store and scavenger hunt at yard sales. Pick up items you know are selling on eBay. You buy low this way and sell a little higher on eBay to make a profit. For example, most DVDs sell well and you can get at least $5.00 for it. DVD’s at yardsales can sell for as little as $.50-$1.00. Sell them on eBay for $5.00 and profit $4.00 each. Not much, but if your selling 20 of them that’s a profit of $80. Make sure you specify that the buyer pays the shipping charges.
Fourth, write an information report or an ebook and sell it. People love to buy information products and it won’t cost you a dime to do it. Everyone has expertise knowledge in at least a subject. Figure out what you are good at and create a report on it. Sell it over and over again for continuous profits. What I love about this idea is that you only have to invest the time to create it and everything else after that is easy. Just keep placing ads and sell them for the rest of your life if you want. Unless it is information that goes out of date, but even then you can update your report on your computer. To learn more about how to do this read my article The $7 Secret.