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 http://www.SuccessAlert.com, 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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Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of March 2
New York Times
The Treasury's schedule of financing this week includes Monday's 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 three-month bill ...


OSU - The Lantern

Band alum auctions old gear for mom's medical costs
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He put his drum major breastplate and a marching band hat up for auction, and a cheerleader friend of his, Zac Nixon, who graduated from OSU in 2008, contributed a cheerleading sweater to the auction, which ended Feb. 23. “I wanted to do something, not ...


New York Post

Fantasy baseball auctions more fun? You bidder believe it
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Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction
Orlando Sentinel
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BLOUIN ARTINFO

Datebook: Lifestyle Auctions in March
BLOUIN ARTINFO
Dedicated to comic illustrations, this sale offers the opportunity to acquire works by the likes of Hergé, Hugo Pratt, Peyo, Gir-Moebius, Enki Bilal, François Schuiten, and American artists like Winsor McCay — one of the founders of transatlantic ...

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Rapaport to Auction Over 98000 Carats in Hong Kong
Rapaport
Press Release: Rapaport Auctions, the leading recycler of diamonds in the world, will be opening its melee auction in Hong Kong on March 2 with over 98,000 carats of diamonds. The auction consists of recycled and finely assorted premium-quality diamond ...

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New York Times

Chairman of Phillips Sees Major Changes in Auctions
New York Times
On the heels of that success, in London last week, Phillips is preparing for its big spring auctions in New York. For May, Phillips says it already has a Cy Twombly lined up, “Untitled (Steps)” from 1960, estimated at $2 million to $3 million. That ...


Maine Antique Digest

The Pennsylvania and Americana Auctions
Maine Antique Digest
Every November for the past nine years, Samuel T. Freeman & Co. in Philadelphia has offered American furniture and decorations in a big fall sale divided into two parts. The “Pennsylvania Sale” is usually filled with 18th- , 19th-, and 20th-century ...


Vintage NASA space photos up for auction
CNN
London (CNN) An out-of-this-world collection of vintage NASA photos -- including the first "selfie" taken in space and a rare image of pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Moon -- are to go up for sale in London. The treasure trove of more than ...

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New York Times

Christie's and Sotheby's Auctions in London Keep the Bubble Afloat
New York Times
On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, the Sotheby's and Christie's salesrooms here held the first major test of the top end of the contemporary market since their equivalent auctions in New York in November, which fetched $1.2 billion. The London sale ...
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