People rack their brains trying to decide what to sell on Ebay. The temptation to make a business is even there before they actually know what their business is. Once you start selling things on Ebay, it becomes an addiction because it is fun watching your bids coming in. Here are some ideas to help with the process. I sure could have used an article like this when I started out.
1. In your home. Everyone has unwanted items that they could experiment with on Ebay. Clean out your cupboards. I bet there are clothes, cd’s, dvd’s and even furniture laying around your house. I always have a cleanout every now and then and make some extra cash.
2. Flea markets. People sell all sorts of things at the markets…The non-regular stalls are the best. At the end of the day you could offer to take the lot for a low price. It would save them packing it up. You would be amazed at what people will buy on Ebay.
3. Garage sales. The early bird catches the worm is true here. Get there early and get the bargains first. When they are still unpacking is a good time because you get to see the goodies first.
4. Wholesalers. You have to find wholesalers that are happy to have their product selling on Ebay. You also will need an ABN (Australian Business number). This is something that could cost you a bit of money to start with, but if you get on to the product it can turn out to be a great business.
5. Write an E-book or make an information Cd to sell. I like the E-book idea better because you can duplicate the file endlessly. Write one book and sell it forever, just change the name. Ebay requires you to sell your e-book on a disc now. This is easy as you just have to send them a physical product.
6. Shops. Yes, believe it or not. When they have a fantastic special sometimes it is worth buying. For example the winter or summer clothing sales. Sometimes they are so cheap. I would stick to the popular brands and make sure you know what it sells for on Ebay. Sometimes items sell for more than they are worth because people just want it and do not want to try and find it in the shops.
7. Dealer’s auctions. Anyone can go, register, and then bid. Check it out first though. There are obviously some real professionals there. You will find them listed in a newspaper such as The Courier Mail in Australia. Be careful not to buy junk that you will be stuck with. Think about what you are buying and have a limit to pay…Be careful if no one else is bidding on the item you are…It might be junk!
8. Research Ebay. See what other people are selling. See what is attracting the bids. Try buying a cheap product from China through Ebay and then asking them if they will wholesale that product to you? You never know. Wait until the transaction is finished to see if this is a credible dealer.
9. Buy From China. This option was good once upon a time but now, customers can buy directly from China through Ebay. The actual wholesalers are on Ebay so it is very hard to compete with them.
If you are strapped for cash or need to create yourself a job, then selling stuff on Ebay could be for you. The great thing about Ebay is that you do not have to invest loads of money to start something off.