eBay has been around for a good while and, over the years, I have sold all of my unwanted goods on there and made a bit of extra money. But, I never thought about eBay as a possible source for regular income.
I have a Facebook friend who I knew was doing something on eBay that was giving her a good income. It seemed complicated to me, so I had never really got into finding out exactly what she did. Another friend was selling books on Amazon and was doing really well.
After some thought, I figured that I needed to find out what they did to make their income, so I asked them for details. Charlotte had never thought of being self-employed. She liked her job and didn’t like the thought of an inconsistent income, but she did want to spend more time at home so she could look after her grandchild more often. Her husband had tried a few income earning ideas himself and was open to something long term that he could do from home. Ultimately, he wanted to make some extra money without having to take on more paid work.
Anyhow, to cut a long story short, after watching various videos and in-depth discussions with my friends and (I sought out) others that were involved in these businesses. It was astonishing how many Facebook groups there are that are there to help. Don’t worry, I will list links later.
What I am going to do now is to explain how they work and how easy it will be for you to slot into your life without massively compromising what you are already doing.
There are two ways of starting an EBay Business:-
You can source items yourself from car boots, yard sales, goodwill, clearance sales etc. You buy them and list on Ebay to sell
You will easily find a wide range of items that you can sell and, in many instances, at low prices so you can make a good profit.
- You have to buy goods yourself first so there is some initial outlay.
- How do you know what will sell and what won’t? You could spend $100.00 on duff items that sit on eBay for months.
- You also have to store stock in your home, which can quickly come to resemble a warehouse!
- You are responsible for packing and posting all the items yourself.
This is how Charlotte and I started. We blitzed through our own houses and sold anything that we did not want. Then, from these profits, we moved onto buying small amounts of stock to sell on eBay, and then replenished what we sold, until we built up a consistent source of profit. Armed with a nice bit of profit, Charlotte then pursued the second option detailed below (Method 2) and I started with Amazon which I will be talking about later.
Charlotte loved this. It does involve taking action and it requires consistency. I love hunting for bargains and hearing the ‘Ker-ching’ when an item sells. To give you just one example, I bought a large, framed print for $3.00 two weeks ago and just sold it for $120.00. Books, I buy for no more than $1.00 and sell for $30.00 or more. These are the sort of bargains you WILL find.
The main difference between this way of eBay selling and the following method is that you have capital outlay with this and you don’t with the second method.
You can source products online from wholesale companies who will ship the item directly to your customer. This is called Dropshipping. You find a supplier, source items that sell well and list them on eBay. When the item sells, you go to the supplier and place the order to be sent direct to the customer. You NEVER have to handle any inventory.
- You have ZERO capital outlay
- You can sell a huge amount of products on eBay right from the off
- You can create a niche (specialist) market if you prefer, for instance, you could build it around everything associated with children like toys, clothes, nursery equipment etc
- You have to find good, reliable suppliers
- You have to know which apps or programs to use to monitor things like out of stock items that you may be listing
- You need a good grounding in what (and who) to avoid on eBay
The brilliant thing about this home business is that you can build a big business or keep it to the level you are comfortable with. Some people want an extra $500.00 a month and others want, or need, $5000.00 a month or more. The great thing is that the choice is yours. Both levels of income are highly possible. All you have to do is to list the products and then provide details to the wholesaler along with your payment. The difference between what you sold it for and what you pay for it, is your profit (less fees from PayPal and eBay)
The secret to success for METHOD 2 is that you start your eBay business fully equipped with all the knowledge that you need to hit the ground running. You need to know the best, most reliable suppliers as well as all the small details that will ensure your success. We both found the best course for this was among one of the cheapest online which was a nice surprise! Thousands of people have taken this low priced course and are now making exceptional incomes.
There is no need to feel daunted by starting something new because you can choose to go at your own pace. In her first month, Charlotte earned $250.00 but this is now building this up monthly as she gets confident in what she is doing. She spends only a few hours a week on it. Jessie, her daughter, has just started doing this in the evenings after work. She has a dream to go full time at home. I feel confident that she, as you, can do this if it is what you want.
Here are details of two courses that we highly recommend:-
SUPREMECOMMERCE – Secrets to Successfully EBay Dropshipping
Imagine working where you want, when you want and never having to physically handle the products you sell. That’s what we teach you how to do. You’ll be able to work from your laptop anywhere in the world with internet access. Start building a better future for yourself today!
Our training is perfect for beginners just starting out, intermediates looking to expand their knowledge, and advanced individuals determined to boost an existing business.
Designed by two eBay top rated powersellers, Kevin Edgar and Samantha Haupt, this training is filled with valuable dropshipping secrets to help you on your way to financial and time freedom at any age. And with a wonderful support group, you’ll have us, as well as a community of others just like you, to answer questions every step of the way.
With walk throughs from setting up your accounts to handling orders, tricks to minimize costs, ways to automate your business, and professional customer service scripts you can steal, you’ll love the wealth of information in this course!
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DS Evolution – Drop Shipping Made Simple & Profitable
DS Evolution (Drop Ship Evolution) is the most comprehensive eBay drop shipping course for beginner to intermediate level drop shippers on the market. If you’ve ever taken a drop shipping course and felt like the information or support you were given was incomplete, you’ve come to the right place. We give you the nuts and bolts…simply put everything you need to know in order to make drop shipping simple and profitable.
DS Evolution (Drop Ship Evolution) is the most comprehensive eBay drop shipping course for beginners on the market.
Either of these courses will get you started and earning from the off. The low price represents massive value. I looked at courses in the region of $300.00 plus that were not as good as this one. If you seriously want to find a simple, legitimate way to work from home, you won’t fail with this super course. With a few weeks of learning, you will soon be making regular profits and enjoying the freedom of working at home with your own hours.