Make Money Online: Learn To Sell On Ebay

The online auction site eBay is an excellent tool for making money online. Think of eBay as an online yard sale and shopping mall. Whether you want to start a business selling merchandise or sell the stuff that is cluttering your attic, eBay is the place. It is not difficult to learn to sell on ebay, in fact, the website has made the process downright simple. You will need access to a digital camera in order to upload images of your stuff onto your auction's website. Items with images sell quicker and for a higher price than those without. Furthermore, you will find some auctions will be more successful than others. Many sellers choose to set their auctions to end on a weekend instead of a week day. These sellers have determined their auctions tend to elicit more bids during that time since more potential buyers are online. Also, consider the target audience for each of your auctions. You may want to set auctions of items with a younger audience to end later in the evening than others.

The most important aspect of selling things on eBay is the actual product. Keep in mind, whatever you sell must be shipped to the buyer, so choose items that can cheaply and easily be mailed. Even though the buyer covers all shipping costs, many eBay users will be hesitant to bid on goods with hefty shipping fees. It is a good idea to become well acquainted with the United States Postal Service or any other shipping agency so you know all of your shipping options upfront. Ensuring you send your buyers a correct shipping cost will ensure you do not end up paying for this cost, which cuts into your profit. In addition to the general size and weight of your items, choose products that have been selling well on other seller's auctions. Keep a careful eye on all eBay auctions to see what things have been selling well with buyers. Just as with merchandise sold in traditional brick and mortar stores, popular buyer trends affect the online auction market. Whether you are selling things found around your home, handmade items, or retail goods, going along with public trends will benefit your auctions. If you have further questions about how do you sell stuff on ebay, there are a number of resources available to sort out the process and help you determine what items to sell.

Different items sell better during different times of the year. Holiday-themed things, including decorations or collectibles, tend to sell better before the specific holiday instead of at random times of the year. Additionally, certain items sell better at specific times of the year. For example, toys and gift items tend to sell better before Christmas and Easter, whereas wedding and bridal merchandise will sell better during the early spring for the May and June wedding season. Knowing when to begin and end your auctions will ensure your item sells for the highest bid possible.

Anyone can sell on eBay but knowing what you are doing will ensure your things will elicit the greatest profit possible. Learning how, when, and when to sell on eBay is an art, but luckily it is one you can easily master. The key to eBay success is carefully choosing your goods, knowing how long to run the auction, and deciding the right time to begin your auction. Once you become an eBay pro, you will be hooked! Selling on eBay is a quick and easy way to make money on the World Wide Web. Soon you will be hunting for all types of stuff to sell, as you will have caught the eBay bug.

Jon Evans runs, and has written the book Success Alert - Conversations with Successful Internet Entrepreneurs which has been widely acclaimed in a variety of online and print media. If you want to learn to sell on eBay this book is an absolute must-read!

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Malay Mail Online

Latin American art auctions set record-high sales for 31 artists
At Christie's, Botero's 1990 "Adam and Eve," a bronze sculpture of a corpulent and nude man and a woman, fetched $2.57 million, surpassing the artist's previous auction record of $2.03 million for the painting "The Musicians," the auction house said.
Sotheby's sells $34 million worth of Latin American artLa prensa

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Ruble Falls 2nd Day as OFZ Auctions Flop, OPEC Oil-Cut Bets Fade
The ruble fell for a second day and bond yields rose to a five-year high as Russia sold less than 10 percent of the debt it offered in auctions and investors pared bets OPEC will bolster oil prices with an output cut. The ruble weakened 1.8 percent ...

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Wayne County Treasurer extends tax deadline for homes bought off auctions
DETROIT, MI - In an attempt to help avoid some 20,000 properties going back into tax foreclosure, Wayne County Treasurer Ray Wojtowicz announced Wednesday that taxpayers with properties bought off the last three years of county auctions have until May ...
Wayne Co. extends tax deadline on auction propertiesThe Detroit News

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Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings
LONDON (Reuters) - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces. Art had the upper hand at ...

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Treasury Auctions for the Week of Nov. 24
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The Treasury's schedule of financing this week includes Monday's regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills on Tuesday. At the close of the New York cash market on Friday, the rate on the outstanding ...
Treasuries Rally as Auction Wins Most Foreign Demand in a DecadeBloomberg
US bonds rise ahead of GDP, 5-year auctionCNBC
Treasury Auctions $29 Billion Worth Of Seven-Year NotesRTT News
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Local family auctions Thomas Paine document in NYC
NEW YORK – An original Thomas Paine document was put on auction on Tuesday after it was found in a Clifton Park home. Pegge Labarr and her family were cleaning out the attic of her late father's home when they came across a box marked 'for the ...

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Challenging the logic of frequent batch auctions
As CEO of a trading venue that has long used electronic auctions as its signature trading method, PDQ's Keith Ross might seem like an unlikely person to challenge a proposal to replace central limit order book trading with frequent batch auctions. But ...

San Antonio-based charity auctions offer one-on-one with Spur, VIP tickets
The ultimate Spurs fan could win a chance to shoot hoops with Spurs star Danny Green and take a private tour of the Spurs' practice facility – for a few thousand dollars. Charity Buzz is hosting the auction in efforts to raise money for The Lourdes ...

Latin American Art Auctions Set Artist Records
ABC News
A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero has set a new auction record for the Colombian artist. "Adam and Eve" sold for $2.5 million at Christie's on Monday. Another edition of the work decorates the lobby of the Time Warner Center in New York City.


Bank Auctions Lindemuth Properties
The building was among 21 properties Kaw Valley Bank put up for bids to settle debts owed by Kent Lindemuth. The auction was part of a restructuring agreement when Lindemuth filed for bankruptcy two years ago. At one point, Lindemuth owned more than ...

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