Have you ever considered selling on Ebay? Before you turn away let me tell you what may be some of the benefits of your or others in your family having a Ebay account and using that account to sell your valuable electronics, collectibles, name brand gently used clothing and other unusual items that you may have lying around that might be worth more than you know.
Garage Sale it or Sell it on Ebay?
Now some people would rather get rid of their items by donating them or having a yard / garage sale and that would probably be a good idea for your less valuable items, but for those that still have a substantial current value, selling them online might be a better option. As a reseller, I can tell you that I have been to hundreds of yard sales looking for items to resell on Ebay and you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that many people make a living doing just that. It’s a growing process and it takes a while to learn what items sell well online, but once you figure it out you can easily make tons of money selling on Ebay on the side. One word of caution…don’t run out and buy everything you find, take it slow (what you think will sell won’t and vice versa).
Think about this…if you were having a yard sale and you put your items out on your tables, put the sale in Craigslist, Facebook, and the newspaper, who could you sell to? Maybe your neighbors or the few people who would come by. Now think if you put it on Ebay to sell to everyone in the world…where do you think you could get the highest price for your valuables? Online of course.
How do I learn to sell on Ebay?
So how do you get started and learn how to do it if you haven’t done it before? You could watch YouTube Ebay Selling Videos or take a course that gets you started and gives you the basics. But the biggest thing is just to get started, you won’t know everything (just like I don’t know everything about blogging) but you can learn as you go. You’re going to make some mistakes but every mistake helps you in one way or another.
My very first sale on Ebay was an auction that I started at .99 for a 3XL Shaquille Oneal authentic Lakers jersey. Guess what? It sold for .99 with free shipping (cost me $10 to ship) because it was bid on at the last second. This taught me a valuable lesson about auctions and it helped me come up with a process that I have used effectively to get items on auctions at a very low price….but it never would have happened had that not happened to me in my own auction. I made a lot of mistakes that first year but ended up selling over $94,000 worth of items my first year on Ebay! If I could do it you can definitely do it. Thinking outside the box is the key to success and thinking of who would use the product that you are advertising.
One of my sons (16 years old selling under adult supervision ) has sold over $100 worth of items this past week from his room using only his phone in minimal time. So easy a kid can do it (he has watched me selling online for years), now he knows how to make money while he sleeps…literally! Once you learn the process you could take as little as 10 minutes a day and list one or two items and have them listed and ready to be sold. Think of what you could do with all the extra money. Some have started off part-time and decided to turn it into a full-time income like I did. The beautiful thing about it is you can do it in your pajamas while your watching TV or some other activity. Stay at home moms/dads, retired ones, looking for additional income persons should all give it a try. Of course you want to walk before you run.
The 5 reasons are: The extra M-O-N-E-Y (you can make from home).
Once you decide to get going it is vital that you learn the expectations and rules so that you can maintain a healthy Ebay sellers account. How much do you think is the lifetime value of a Ebay account? It can be priceless! Treasure the privilege and thrive at selling online. The world is waiting for what you have to sell them. 🙂
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