Fast-track Your eBay Business Start-Up and Get Work From Home Flexibility
Written by Amanda O'Brien
Saturday, 13 June 2009 07:35
Many people successfully run their own eBay business and
make great money whilst working flexible hours from their
An eBay business opportunity is available to absolutely
anyone as long as you take the necessary steps right from
the start and treat your business as you would any other
kind of business!
You should not rush in to it with illusions that you can
make a small fortune from the word go, because it does take
time to familiarise yourself with ebay. However, once you
know exactly what you are doing, the opportunity to make a
good income from your eBay business is entirely possible.
It is vital that you research the type of products that you
want to sell before you start buying stock for your eBay
business. Take note of the competition, actual current
selling prices, how many of the particular item sold and
whether those sales were at a fixed price or auction format.
Many professional eBay sellers who run their own business
started off as eBay buyers which is a great advantage
because they know the system from both a buying and selling
point of view. So it will help if you have at least bought
a few items from eBay before you launch your own eBay
business. For example, take note of the following: What was
the seller's customer service like? Did they dispatch your
order quickly? Was the listing easy to read and
informative? Were the postage costs fair? How was their
Once you open your own eBay business, all these things will
be of utmost importance to YOUR customers and will decide
whether your reputation is up to scratch! To have the best
chance of making a good income with your eBay business, you
must approach it like any other business - in a
Before you set up your eBay business, you need to have a
clear idea of the following:
What products will your eBay business stock? Decide on a
high-demand niche or something that interests you and run
from there. You do not have to stick to one category,
however if you have multiple products that are relevant to
each other you have more opportunities to cross-sell within
your eBay business. Take note of the products that sell
well on eBay so that you can determine whether or not a
particular product is viable for your eBay business.
Where will you source your stock? There are many options
available, from Car Boot Sales to Wholesalers to Importing
from China. You need to research thoroughly and find
inexpensive products for your eBay business, that are
readily available and that you can make a good profit on
when you sell them online.
Do you require an eBay Shop / Store? There are many
advantages to having an eBay shop including reduced fees,
marketing tools, search engine feeds and more. Many of the
larger eBay businesses have eBay shops, so it is worth
checking out the details over on the eBay website.
How will you list your products? Check out the competition
and decide whether you are going to run eBay auctions,
fixed price listings or a mixture of both. There are
advantages and disadvantages to both options depending on
the type of products you sell, so take a look at what other
eBay businesses are doing and research well.
If you are confused about starting your own eBay business
then get some help! Online and offline eBay business
courses are available as well as simple to follow home
study guides. You can learn a lot from the eBay business
experts, including tried and tested methods from
Running your own eBay business can be a very rewarding
About the Author:
Amanda O'Brien is a successful eBay Powerseller and author
of The £2,500 Per Week eBay Powerseller Secrets. Want
to learn more about starting an eBay business or simply
want to improve your eBay sales? Claim your free report and
free sample chapter from The £2,500 Per Week eBay
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