How To Increase eBay Traffic and Earnings

There are many people using eBay to sell items and make money online. Some utilize it to make additional money by disposing of un-necessary items from around the house, while some utilize it as a full-time salary earning business.  This article is intended basically for the individuals who are fairly new to ebay, or those or who looking to take their expertise and success to the next level.

The most pressing consideration for those looking to make outstanding profits on eBay is about what to sell. Initially, it might be a simple response. Why not offer everything? However, the more you contemplate it, the more you most likely understand it might be best to be more specific on one or few items. It’s much simpler to deal with, especially at first, and you can focus your endeavors in one area rather than scatter your energies in different directions.

Another question once you narrow your focus is in choosing exactly what that focus will be. There are a few approaches to doing this, and I will layout those principles as well. The following is a rundown of ideas that can help you in addressing those waiting inquiries regarding what to offer. Here they are:

  • Start by selling things from home – The most ideal approach to get your feet wet with selling online is to offer some basic items from around your house. I began with a few CDs and video games that my children were no longer playing. It helped me get acquainted with the posting process, things that work and don’t, taking exceptional photographs, shipping, and so on. In case you need help in choosing what to sell, you can utilize eBay’s “Idea House” for helpful hints.
  • Garage/thrift Sales – I have made some excellent profits finding things at garage sales. The no longer treasures the item, yet it is one that numerous others might love to have. For instance, a Michael Jackson book not long after his death. You can find some extraordinary deals and then sell them on eBay. An alternate recommendation is to check free items on sites like Craigslist. I know some individuals who have done well there too.
  • Avoid the most popular items – It might appear enticing and logical
    to offer the most well known things on eBay. However, I will recommend that
    if you are beginning to sell on this site, you are best advised to stay
    away. Why? Essentially on the grounds that the market for these items is saturated, and the competition is fierce.
    You are basically selling against the best, the individuals who are highly experienced dealers and have the cash to purchase these items in bulk. You can see which items I’m talking about by checking the “Popular Items” area. The top 10 normally includes things like phones, video game systems, iPods, Coach handbags, and other popular items.
  • Research – You have to recognize what items are gaining sales and how much they are selling for. One place to find this data is on eBay itself. Check the “Completed Listings” area. It indicates sales that have finished
    and whether the items sold. If the writing is in red, it means the items didn’t sell . In the event that it’s green, it means the item sold successfully. It likewise shows the amount that it sold for, number of bids, and so on. In the event that an item has a lot of green, you know it can possibly sell well. If the price seems like it would be higher enough than what you paid for it, it’s something you can look into selling.
  • Assess the information - After you have finished a few auctions, be certain to evaluate what worked and maybe what didn’t. Decide you can do to improve your profits and make adjustments. In the event that you wish to be a successful eBay seller, you will do this on a consistent basis.

These are some basic ideas to help you get started with your selling endeavors. By following the above guidelines, you will allow yourself to determine what would be best for you to sell. I will follow up with more details to help you determine what’s best to sell, and how you can maximize your profits. In the meantime, I invite you to check out a previous article about the prospects of making money on eBay. The article includes a link to a free e-book you can use to take your eBay selling to the next level. Here’s link to the article…

How To Make Money on eBay

Until next time, I wish you the best : )

Published: December 27, 2013, 21:09 | 4 Comments
Category: eBay

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