Earning money online by selling stuff on eBay – the “world’s online marketplace” – is one of the first ways people think of when it comes to making money online.
Physical storefronts have actually popped up to help people sell stuff on eBay, and movies like the “40 Year Old Virgin” have even highlighted eBay.
If you have enough things to have a garage sale, then you can sell those things on eBay instead. When you get home from work, just check your orders, pack and ship what’s been purchased, and you’re done for the day.
No spending hours setting up for your garage sale, spending your time outside in the weather, cleaning up after the sale, or wasting your Saturdays off confined to your own yard.
Whether you want to just earn a little extra money each week, or earn a full time living from home, eBay.com makes it possible.
They have great learning tools available to all sellers, as well as step-by-step instructions to help you make the most of each listing so that you can command higher dollar amounts on your auction listings. They even have information about how to promote your items and give you the tools to do it.
How Do I Sell Stuff On eBay?
First of all, you’ll need to set up a seller account with eBay if you don’t already have one.
Next, you’ll need to collect items if necessary, then arrange and price them. If you’re just selling your own old items, then any sale you make is pure profit. If you’re buying items from others and re-selling on eBay, ensure that you take into consideration your cost of buying, listing, and shipping as you price them.
Take photographs of your items with a nice white background, or if it’s a nice sunny day, take pictures of them outdoors. You want good pictures that show off each item’s true appearance, not pictures that make them look better, or that disguise any problems.
If there are problems with any of your items, you actually want to point those out, and also note it in your item descriptions as well. Customers usually appreciate honesty, but when you are deceptive in your descriptions, dissatisfied customers will leave unfavorable feedback about you.
You’ll also have to decide whether you are going to sell your items straight out by choosing the “Buy It Now” option, or if you would rather accept bids by using the auction-type listing.
As noted before, eBay has very easy-to-follow directions on their site to walk you through the whole process of getting started once you have everything ready to go. You will learn clearly how to sell stuff on eBay right on their site.
So load your pictures up, set up your auctions – if that’s the way you’re going to sell – promote your sales, and you’re on the way to making money selling stuff on eBay.