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Start Making Money on Ebay

Ebay is a wonderful place to shop for new or used goods at prices that are easy on the wallet. It is the premiere online auction site where people list items that they want to sell, and is responsible for bringing millions of buyers and sellers together. Think of it as a huge, virtual garage sale where you can buy almost anything. If you’ve shopped for anything on eBay, you know firsthand how exciting it can be – placing a bid, watching the competition, and anticipating your winning bid. But there is another side of eBay that you may want to experience.

eBay Selling

You have probably heard of some people who make six-figure incomes selling products on eBay. Selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a certain “online business” attitude, and a healthy dose of honesty. If you aren’t already selling on eBay, you will need to register and then create a seller’s account. Then browse through the “Seller’s Central” pages of eBay to learn the basics.

If you are new to selling, my initial advice would be to gain experience of eBay selling by cleaning out your garage or attic. Start by selling used goods, small appliances, wedding gifts you never use, old books (non-fiction ones are best), used sporting goods and clothing items. As you get more accustomed to the selling process, you can branch out into selling items on a larger scale.


Shipping is an important aspect of running a successful eBay business. Purchase an inexpensive scale so that you can weigh your packages. You will need this info in order to print out shipping labels from home. Be sure to package items securely, and ship them in a timely fashion. This prevents damage while in transit, and ensures a happy customer. You can find great deals on shipping supplies bubble wrap, packing peanuts, shipping boxes, packing tape, scales, and shrink wrap on eBay.


Feedback is a very important aspect of buying and selling on eBay. Every eBay user has a feedback page made up of comments from other eBay users with whom they have done business. Each time you receive positive feedback, eBay adds 1 point to your feedback rating. As you generate more sales, this number will continue to grow. Ebay’s feedback rating system allows buyers and sellers to comment on their transactions, and savvy eBayers will look at a seller’s feedback rating before making the decision to buy. It is of utmost importance to ensure that each transaction is successful, as this sets the basis of trust for all future transactions. In simple terms, customer confidence is increased when they see positive feedback and a good trading history, and this in turn can lead to an increase in bids. Answer all customer inquiries and issues with politeness and honesty, and your feedback rating will soar.

Steve Goltiao

  1. Cole
    August 1st, 2012 at 01:49 | #1

    I'm going to start making money with ebay, where to start?
    I want to make money using ebay. I figuered i would start by selling some of my own stuff, like video game consoles. But after i’m out of stuff i’m willing to sell, what do i do? What do i sell?
    like what is something good to sell?

  2. Bryan
    August 1st, 2012 at 06:51 | #2

    Well, I have some buddies that buy stuff from craigslist or ebay and then turn around and sell it for more money. Just make sure you are getting solid deals on stuff. For instance if it is spring and you come across hunting stuff or fishing stuff, buy it cheap when nobody is looking for it, then sell it come fall when everyone is looking for the stuff.

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    August 1st, 2012 at 06:53 | #3

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