Do you know how to sell on eBay if your plan is to make a full time living doing it? You may even wonder if it is really possible to establish your own home based business that you run with a few clicks of your mouse while downing another latte.
The eBay we all know
You may have done what thousands have done before you. Of your own volition, or perhaps as a result of firm persuasion from your nearest and dearest, you gathered together an assortment of unwanted gifts, gizmos that seemed like a good idea at the time, and those items that we all just somehow gather about us. You open an account at eBay, take some carefully composed photographs and list them. I did this some years ago and was astonished at raising more than $2,000.
Following this triumph of online selling a thought lurked in the back of my mind for years – ‘how to sell on eBay and generate a regular income’. I did become a full time internet marketer but eBay did not figure in my internet activities.
eBay as a business?
Strangely it was as a result of questions that I was asked many times regarding making money online that led me back to eBay. Amalgamating these questions into one it would go something like this, ‘ Lawrence, how can I make money on line, quickly, easily and without getting involved in all the usual technical stuff or any great expense?’.
Up until recently my stock reply was that creating an online business took time, often many months, a great deal of hard work, learning many new skills and not inconsiderable expense. This was not what most of my subscribers wanted to hear.
How to sell on eBay using arbitrage
We all know that selling on eBay has significant advantages over other forms of internet marketing. You don’t need to create a website, the traffic is provided and the almost endless technical walls that most hit when trying to establish an online presence just don’t exist. Your first sale can come in days, as opposed to weeks or months.
It is a simple matter to find out what items are selling on eBay and what they sold for. What if you could find the identical item on sale elsewhere for less? This would mean that you could put up a listing on eBay, make your sale then buy from the other source and get them to ship the item directly to your customer.
The next question is obvious. Do alternative sources exist where you can buy the item you are selling, one at a time, at a lower price? The answer is yes. You may be surprised to discover that it is possible to buy items from Amazon, that are also listed on eBay, for less. In short, you sell on eBay, buy from Amazon and have Amazon ship the goods directly to your customer.
This not only answers the question ‘How to sell on eBay’ but how to sell on eBay while eliminating most of the usual problems encountered when buying and selling online for profit.
Obviously I cannot guarantee your success using the above technique and there is more to it than I have described here but I hope this article has given you food for thought.
So now when my subscribers ask how to sell on eBay I have a very different answer.