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Make Money Selling Information Products On Ebay

At some point, you bumped into a virtual item auction on ebay, where the seller was exchanging a downloadable product for cash. You probably wondered why the seller was offering the product for such a low price–and you probably also wondered how he was making money.

There are two answers to this question: the first answer is that the seller had no idea what he was doing and, in fact, wasn’t making any money on ebay.

The second answer is that the seller was highly-experienced and was making hundreds of dollars each day, even though his auctions were only showing one-dollar sales.

This sounds totally bizarre, especially if you haven’t sold information before, but it is absolutely true: there is a fortune in selling information–especially on the Internet.

Now, in the case of the ebay seller I mentioned above, she was probably using information products as a “loss leader” to make back-end sales. She might sell 10 copies of an ebook for $1 each and might end up being $2 in the red at the end of the day after paying seller’s fees.

But she knows this–and this is okay because she now has 10 highly-qualified prospects for whatever product she is using her ebook to sell.

If her ebook is about teaching people how to make money selling on the Internet, she might list purchasing a domain name and hosting as one of the steps the buyer must take. To the buyer, this may seem innocent enough; however, when he follows her plan and purchases the hosting and domain name as directed, she will earn a commission on the domain name registration and a recurring commission on the hosting for as long as his Internet business sticks around.

If you want to try this system out, you can search google for “re-brandable” ebooks with “resale rights.” You can also search ebay for similar products. A number of people make money on ebay selling these ebooks.

If the rights permit, you can purchase the product and then sell it as a downloadable product on ebay.

If you want to maximize the effectiveness of this strategy, you should keep prices very low. Your goal should be to use ebay as a medium to disseminate the book for free or for a very low price. Unless you are selling a book that contains no back-end sales mechanisms and no affiliate links, your goal should be to sell a powerful system (contained within the book) to a customer who will use it successfully to make money–and, in turn, earn you a residual income by sticking to a system that earns you money.

Jason James

  1. Anonymous
    July 16th, 2012 at 23:13 | #1

    How exactly to make money on eBay with Dropshipping by selling Dropshippers' products on eBay?
    Being aware of the benefits of selling the dropshiiping companies’ or dropshippers’ products on eBay, I as an absolute beginner to selling the dropshippers’ products on eBay would now like if you could explain to me what exactly is the step-by-step process for starting to sell the dropshipping products on eBay.

    My main questions are as follows:

    1) How and where to find legitimate dropshippers who would be willing to offer an enthusiastic eBay seller like myself the opportunity to sell their products on eBay?

    2) What does the contract between the dropshipper and the eBay seller include?

    3) What are the normal communication means between the eBay seller and the dropshipper once a prospective buyer wants to order and buy the dropshipper’s product from the eBay seller’s eBay auction page?

    4) How much (in percentages) does the eBay seller normally earn in commission on every sale made on their eBay auction page?

    5) How do the dropshipper and the eBay seller agree the technical issue of sharing the revenue on every sale made through the eBay seller’s eBay auction listing page? Does the percentage of the eBay seller’s well earned commission automatically go into the eBay seller’s PayPal account? What’s the best ecommerce set-up for both the merchant (dropshipper) and the eBay seller to fairly and correctly share the agreed revenue on every sale made on eBay?

    6) Are there any other obligations (required activities) that the eBay seller has to fulfill apart from just listing the dropshipper’s products on their eBay auction listing page?

    7) Does the dropshipper normally provide any help or assistance to the eBay seller in terms of providing the eBay seller with the desired description of the products, the photos of the products, templates of the dropshipping company’s logo, information on the shipping costs, etc.?

    Whether you are an experienced dropshipper or an experienced eBay seller of dropshipping products, I would also like to invite you to contact me on my Skype: bruno.bb100

    In advance many thanks for your kind help and guidance.

    Best wishes for the New Year!

  2. Tamayah
    July 17th, 2012 at 04:15 | #2

    I’m not being obtuse OR cheeky but what is "dropshipping"? I’ve noticed this on a couple of auction forums.
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  3. Jennifer
    July 17th, 2012 at 04:17 | #3

    Wow. good luck figuring this out on your own!

    Too complicated. Do yourself a favor and check out PMI. They specialize in coaching you through drop shipping. I use them and they are good. A little pricey, but they do come through.

    My favorite option: http://maverickmoneymakersdaileyonline.com

    a lot less expensive, easier to use, easier to get started, more money to make.

    Good luck.
    References :

    July 17th, 2012 at 04:19 | #4

    Dropshipping is where the products are say in Hong Kong and I am a seller on ebay with all the photos listed and once I get a Buyer, I pay the dropshipper to send if directly to the Buyer.

    The dissadvantages are that your ebay reputation (and future chance of selling) are totally in the hands of the dropshipper.h
    How quick do they ship, how well is it packaged, any import duty and taxes that the Buyer needs to pay, you never get to see the goods and how good at they at supplies on time.
    Trial and error to find a good one.
    1) Don’t let them know you are so enthusiastic- they will gladly take your money
    2) Between you and the DS
    3) The buyer buys from your ebay, you pay DS, they send , you get the feedback (good or bad)
    4) Ebay take 10% of the final price Paypal a % as well (minus around 13% in total for both)
    5) You get all the money from the sale, the DS charges you a fixed price
    6) You have to state where the items are being sent from (so buyer dosent get hit with hidden charges of Import duty and taxes) and be registered as a Business seller with a Merchant Paypal account, and within 3 months of trading the Tax man wants to know
    7)Yes; usually stock photos

    Good luck in finding a good reliable DS, will take a lot of research
    Pick niche products that are not already swamping ebay
    References :
    eBay TRS Powerseller

  5. ukebayaccounts.com
    July 17th, 2012 at 04:21 | #5

    if you need a new ebay account go to http://www.ukebayaccounts.com they can creat verified uk ebay seller accounts ready for you to sell
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