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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Bank of England to probe whether staff helped rig money auctions
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The investigation is focused on the firefighting era at the start of the financial crisis when the BoE ran a series of auctions as a way of keeping interbank lending markets functioning. It lent money for various time periods against low and even ...
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Auto auctions offer deals for wary shoppers
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LeBron James game jersey auctions for $50040
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The game's out come wasn't all that big for James and the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers lost, 95-90, and James scored 17 points o 5-of-15 shooting. It was not immediately known who purchased the jersey at auction. At least it was the jersey James wore in ...

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11 Investors Accused Of Bid Rigging, Fraud In Northern California Foreclosure ...
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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 11 real estate investors on multiple charges of bid-rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday.
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50000 trees pine for owners at one of biggest auctions in US
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MIFFLINBURG, New York — Six feet of snow wasn't about to stop Leon Berner from his mission: getting Christmas trees from among the thousands at the annual Buffalo Valley Produce Auction, which began Thursday. Berner owns Berner Farms Market ...

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The Boot

Miranda Lambert Auctions Custom Truck, Raises $66000 for MuttNation ...
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The auction items included a customized Dodge Ram truck, which sold for $54,901. Other items included signed 'Platinum' albums and memorabilia, signed guitars and tickets to one of her shows in 2015, along with the chance to have a cocktail with the ...

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New York Times

Trying to Shatter Ceiling in Online Art Auctions
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As art collectors gather in New York this week for the glittering fall auctions, works of art will routinely change hands for tens of millions of dollars, a few for much more, like a Giacometti bronze “Chariot” sculpture that sold for nearly $101 ...


Jamaal Wilkes auctions off Hall of Fame trophy for almost $45000
Los Angeles Times
The bronze trophy sold Thursday for $44,687.50 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Wilkes, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers, one with the Golden State Warriors and two as a college player at UCLA, was named to the Hall of Fame in 2012.

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