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Killer Pricing Strategies for Selling Your eBook on eBay

July 25th, 2012 No comments

eBooks have proved to be a hugely popular product on the eBay market place in recent years. But with popularity comes extra competition and it’s now just that little bit harder to secure that eBook sale. Setting the most profitable price is a hugely important step. Set it too high and you make absolutely zero sales and therefore no money whatsoever, but set it too low and you make very little profit.

Right, let’s get down to…

You’ve selected a topic that you think would be a great seller, you’ve written the content that you believe will provide great value to your customers, and now you need to select a price to ensure the greatest profits.

The first and most important step is deciding what the objective of the eBook is and how it would benefit you to its fullest potential. Would you like to own soul rights to the eBook and profit from higher up front payments, or would you like to grant resale rights and make less profit per sale, but have the potential to make affiliate commissions and sales of higher priced products.

Firstly, is your eBook content going to provide real value for your customers?

If the content is new and will truly benefit your readers, then it would probably be best to sell the eBook for a higher price and not to grant resale rights. That way your product maintains its value and you will have zero competition.

Secondly, is their potential to include affiliate links with high commissions inside the eBook?

If in the eBook you recommend a few services or other products that you can become an affiliate of, then perhaps resale rights are the ideal option for you and you can charge a lower price to get your product in the hands of as many customers as possible and generate as many affiliate commissions as possible.

Once you have chosen the objective of your eBook, you can then set a price.

If the eBook tells the customer how to make $100 per month, then you can’t command a price as high as if you were selling an eBook that told the customer how to make a million pounds in just 34 seconds.

The number one rule that you should consider when selling your eBook with resale rights is not to sell it for 1c or 99c from the beginning. This instantly kills the market place as no other sellers will be able to sell it for any profit. If you start selling it for $10, then the next seller can sell it for $9 etc.
If selling your own eBook, I recommend you charge a price of $5-$30. With a good sales copy, you could sell many copies each day and earn a comfortable income from eBay eBook selling.

James Penn

ebay store vs. Amazon store for selling jewelry?

June 10th, 2012 3 comments

I opened up an eBay store last summer, selling handmade jewelry, keychains and other little knick knacks. Unfortunately, sales have been very slow, the fees are piling up, and eBay as a whole seems to introduce or remove a new feature every few months that tips the balance of power further and further towards the buyers.

Would selling my products in an Amazon store be more ideal? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of running an eBay store vs. an Amazon store?

looked at the folksy site.. quite good. also have you tried ‘’ its an australian auction site very similar to ebay. it looks good too.. good luck

Your Sales are to Private Customers Having it Shipped to Their Own Home

May 16th, 2012 No comments

Sometimes they even get their only bids. If you want your item to sell for a good price, then, it makes no sense to let it finish on a day and time when no-one’s going to be around to care.
Selling to Business.
If you’re selling business equipment and have mostly business customers, you should really aim to have your auctions finishing between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. It is worth, however, for more details visit to trying to avoid mornings and avoiding the ‘lead-in’ and ‘lead-out’ that takes place on Monday and Friday themselves.
Selling to Home.
If most of your sales are to private customers having it shipped to their own home, then you want your auctions to finish when these kinds of customers will be around. Unfortunately, these times are the opposite of what they are for the business customers. The ideal time to catch a home customer is on a Sunday evening.
You could draw up a little timetable of when you should and shouldn’t be listing depending on the days of the week – make it red, amber and green, traffic light style, and stick it on your wall.
Schedule Listings.
Of course, if that all sounds like too much trouble then there is an easier – if more expensive – way of doing things. Simply use any of the many tools that let you schedule listings (almost all listing programs and sites do) – you can set the start date for any day and time you feel like.
Be aware that you might have to pay a few cents per listing for this if you do it through eBay. With some software, you may also need to leave your computer on all the time, for more details visit to so the software can start the auctions when it’s supposed to. The advantage of this method, however, is that there will be no per-listing fee, since the auctions were scheduled through your computer and not through eBay.
If it’s the home market you’re after, then you might not have realised what one of the most powerful things to sell on eBay is. I’ll give you a clue: it’s not consumer electronics, or media products. It’s what eBay is famous for. Check out the next email for more.
Tips for Selling Collectibles on eBay.
Yes, collectibles! Collectibles are where eBay started, and they’re still one of its biggest areas – however much they might want you to believe they’re not. eBay’s most hardcore and long-time users are almost all collectors of something or other – it is quite common to post what you think is a mundane item, only to have collectors suddenly go to war over it because it is somehow linked to something they collect.
Collectors are the people on eBay who really do pay top-dollar for things that seem like junk to you and him – not to mention to the people you’ll be getting your stock from! That’s why you can make so much profit on collectibles. Here are a few tips.
Go to people’s homes. People’s homes are full of things that someone out there collects – they are the best and cheapest source of collectibles out there. Sure, you might find something if you hang around at enough garage sales, but you’d have competition. Getting invited to people’s homes to look around should be a dream for you, and one you’re doing your best to make a reality.
Buy on other auction sites. You’ll be surprised how much money you can make if you buy the collectibles that people sell on smaller auction sites like Yahoo Auctions, and then list it on eBay. These sellers will often be perfectly knowledgeable about their item, but simply getting a lower price because they serve a smaller marketplace. Sometimes you can almost double your money.
List every tiny, tiny detail. Remember that collectors really care about the most seemingly insignificant things. An item from one year can be worth thousands while the one from the year before is near-worthless, or an item that is one shade of a colour can be worth far more than one of a subtly different shade. It’s not worth puzzling over and it’s not worth trying to pass your items off as something they’re not – just make sure you put absolutely everything you know in the description.
When you are listing items that require close research and description down to the tiniest detail, however, don’t be tempted to steal someone else’s work! Whatever you do, don’t take another seller’s description and try to pass it off as your own, as this could have all sorts of consequences for you. Our next email gives you a guide to eBay’s policy on description theft.