How to Make Money from Ebay

How to Make Money from Ebay


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But whatever your intentions, it's always best to learn the ropes before getting started so you can be sure you're not missing any tricks!
We've crammed as much info as we possibly can onto this page, so by the time you're done reading you'll have all the info you need to start raking in the big bucks

How to make the most money on eBay                   

  1. Think before you sell

    نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Think before you sell‬‏You might be keen tostart making money  on whatever you can get your hands on, but if you make the mistake of selling items that aren't in good condition or missing crucial parts, you'll get yourself a bad rating. This is basically eBay suicide, and you might as well just give up there and then.
      If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the item probably doesn't belong on eBay (although in some cases a product in poor condition or with parts missing can be sold for spares – just be honest about the condition!).
      Top tip: If you're stumped on what to sell, use the 'most popular' toolon eBay to find out what the hottest items are at that time. Also check out what the most watched items are or whichever ones tend to have the most bids on them, and use this as a guide. This should give you an idea of what will sell and what won't.
      Thinking seasonally is always a good idea too – you're not likely to get many bids on a pair of sunglasses in the middle of winter, so put them somewhere safe until the time is right. Chances are you'll make a lot more cash on them if you can be patient and wait until the time is right!
    1. How to improve your eBay profile


      نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪How to improve your eBay profile‬‏
      It would be great if you could just open an account and start selling stuff right away. But unfortunately if you want to do things properly on ebay, this just doesn't work. We would recommend becoming a buyer first so that other users can see you have an eBay history
      Even if you just purchase a couple of small items for a few quid each, paying for the items promptly and taking the time to give feedback (positive if possible!) can really build up your eBay presence
      Another important step is choosing your username
      We'd recommend either going for something simple and professional, like a variant of your name, or a name that's relevant to the kind of things you plan to be selling (this might make you easier to find in eBay searches too).
    2. Understand the costs of becoming an eBay seller before getting started


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      Before you begin making any money you first need to work out exactly how much an item is worth and how much it's going to cost you to sell it. Obviously you want to make a decent profit, but there are a lot of additional costs applied when selling on eBay
        As you can see, it's not simply a case of posting your items online and watching the cash roll in. Ecal is a nifty little tool which works out how much you'll pay for each sale, based on what you list it for and how much it sells for eventually. Try running your item through this to see what sort of profit you'll make.!
      1. How much to charge for your item

        نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪How much to charge for your item‬‏Use the eBay advanced search tool to discover how much similar items have been selling for lately. Just search for whatever it is you want to sell and tick the 'completed listings' box to see heaps of similar items and get a better idea of what to charge.
        Also, make sure you price the postage correctly, or you could end up out of pocket. Royal Mail's price finder will tell you how much you'll have to fork out for postage so you can add this to the listing.
        Note that high postage fees can put some sellers off, so we'd recommend adding the cost of any jiffy bags or sellotape into the price of the product itself to keep the postage figure down.
      2. Start bids low to catch bargain-hunter eyes


        نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Start bids low to catch bargain-hunter eyes‬‏
        It might be tempting give your listings a high initial price, but starting your bids at 99p (or something similar) will actually get you a better sale in the long run.
        A low starting bid will catch the attention of more potential buyers and encourage a competitive bidding war as the item reaches its last day of bidding.
        However, note that this tip doesn't apply to really niche products – if it's something that only an avid collector would be searching for, don't set the initial bid too low as you're less likely to get a lot of bids on these items.
        You can always add a minimum price (the reserve) if you're worried about getting a rough deal, which means the item won't be sold unless it reaches this minimum required amount.
      3. Take decent photos of what you're selling


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        A photograph of the item you're selling adds maximum credibility, and a user is much more likely to continue bidding if they feel they've been given a decent representation of what's on offer.
        If there are extra components to the item you're listing, you'll want to get them in the photo too – we're talking boxes, instruction manuals, batteries and whatever else you've mentioned in the description.
        You don't have to have an amazing camera to do a good job of this, but do make use of the macro mode if you have one and use autofocus, both of which will work wonders for up close shots.
        Natural daylight is always the best option for offering the clearest pics possible, but a little extra lighting (like a desk lamp) can also make a big difference if you're in a naturally dark room. Just make sure you avoid any shadows (turn the lamp upside down if you have to!).
        Also remember that 12 photos can be uploaded to your account for free at one time!
      4. Remember that timing is everything

        صورة ذات صلةBefore you jump straight in and post your listing, take some time to think about when you should open the bidding.
        In general, the best time to end any auction is on a Sunday evening. This has been proven to be the time when most casual buyers go for a browse, so it's the time that auctions really start to heat up.
        So, if you're going for the maximum 10 day auction (which is always the best option as this increases the chances of getting more bids), list it on a Thursday evening for maximum exposure to potential buyers.
        As mentioned previously, if you're selling a themed or seasonal product, think about when the right time would be to put it online.
      5. Take time with your product description


        نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Take time with your product description‬‏
        Now for the hard part: writing the descriptions that will sell your product. It's crucial that you take your time over this, as a good description can really make or break a deal.
        eBay allows you to use up to 55 characters in your title, so make the most of it. Make it clear, concise and pack that thing with keywords to help make your item as easy to find as possible.
        1. Promote PayPal for payments


          نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Promote PayPal for payments‬‏
          We'd recommend taking payments via PayPal – despite the annoying fact that Paypal charge 20p per transaction and a percentage of your total sale, it's the safest and most preferred payment method in the eBay world.
          There's also an added layer of security so people can't scam you for your product.
        2. Remember the job isn't done when the sale is made

          نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Remember the job isn't done when the sale is made‬‏No relaxing just yet! Once your sale has gone through (wahey!), be sure to send a confirmation email to your buyer as soon as possible and invoice them for the full amount, including the postage charge.
          You should then send them another email once you've received their payment and when you've dispatched the item. We know, this sounds like a lot of emailing – but buyers appreciate being kept in the loop, and if you're too quiet there's a chance they'll get suspicious and report you. 
          Make sure you also dispatch the item as promptly as possible and beware of being too ambitious with your 'handling time' declaration. If you estimate that you'll take 2 days to dispatch the item, but the buyer hasn't received it later than that, you could receive negative feedback and the buyer may ask eBay for a refund.
          After you're all done, do remember to give your buyer some lovely feedback. It's how the eBay world works, and as the saying goes: what goes around, comes around!

        - Dear reader, I hope you have learned something from the publication, even if a little information, because the human learns every day new information.
        I wish you success in your life.

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