There is a lot of talk about Ebay and there are some 433,000 people who are allegedly making a living off ebay actions. It's hard to imagine most savvy marketers have not yet opened an account with Ebay. If you haven't, click here now.
When I had a little extra time in my hands I went on Ebay and tried to sell a few things. I ended up selling over 49 items, successfully. Take a look at my feedback on Ebay just for those items.
So I made a little money but enough to be convinced that Ebay does work and for some, it works wonders. I always admired those Power Sellers who have sold 6,000-10,000 and some over 30,000 products/transactions on Ebay. That's simply amazing. But I also noticed that the power sellers are selling more than 49 items. Some of them have literally 100's of products for "buy now" or "auctions" at a time! So I figured that if I wanted to make money off Ebay, I'd have to do the following:
1. Find out which products sell the most. Why waste time with loser products, right?
2. List lots of them at a time due to competition
3. Get the lowest price possible for the item, or get it free whenever possible
4. Increase customer trust by having an ever increasing array of "positive feedback
See my feedback here.
So how do you find out which products sell the best? There is an excellet Ebay market research program that does just that! Try its free version here
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One feature on Ebay that can help you get additional traffic and even indirectly promote some of your other sites is located on your "about me
" section of your Ebay profile. You can insert links to your other sites in there. Many buyers will click on your about me profile
to help them decide if you are trustworthy or not or to simply know more about you or your company.
One trick you can use to drive Ebay traffic to your site is by changing your ebay ID. You will notice that mine is *www.affiliatesplaza.com* instead of joeblow or some nickname nobody cares about. Many powersellers will use the name of their retail company or website domain name for name branding. I just chose *www.affiliatesplaza.com*
as one of my other sites. Notice the "*" before and after the name. That's the only way to get an ID like that but it's worth it. You can change your current Ebay ID anytime.
I summary, you can drive additional traffic to your site by modifying your about me profits, your Ebay user ID and of course, adding a plug to your site on your auction page itself. See Ebay's rules and policies. They don't want you selling stuff off your site through their auctions for obvious reasons.
Ebay is profitable for many but I must warn you: it's a dog-eat-dog
place if you want to make money. If you are a buyer, stay away from those "Private ID" auctions. In my opinion, they are generally fraudulent, using fake bidders to drive the prices up. I have decided to get serious about selling on Ebay and I am doing market research to see "what" I want to sell there. I am looking and sorting the best, high selling, high demand products and services which to me, is the only way to go. I am also going to stay away from low-ticket items. They are great if you are a newbie and want to increase your feedback ratings but they are lousy if you want to make several thousand dollars off Ebay auctions. Volume and prices are key to make big bucks on Ebay. One of the best educational resources for people who are serious about changing their financial future through Ebay is found right here. Take a look!