Posts Tagged ‘Own Website’

Can you link a personal website to and from your ebay listings?

January 21st, 2013 3 comments

I sell on Ebay and I used to have a store but I closed it and am now just selling in acution format. I know a little about html (building a website) and I want my own little store with my own website. I still want to sell on Ebay to get traffic and whatnot. Is it against ebay policies to link your personal website from your listings. If not.. how do I do this?

Hi It depends on your Web site structure, though my be the right solution, alternatively, though both charge around 2% of sales on or off your website

Both allow the ebay purchaser to access ‘check out’ on your site, though the advantage is they have the option to continue shopping (on your site) and combine postage with ebay items.

It comes down to how much you are prepared too pay for your traffic, as in some cases adwords may be a better option for driving traffic.

do many people buy online?

December 28th, 2012 2 comments

I was looking into selling my own printed clothing online, I know that ebay is a good idea (opening a shop for my own designs)- how sucessful will this endevour be or should I just stick with shop sales and cut out the hastle?
In other words do many people shop online really?

Oh yes, more and more people are buying online.

Here’s the Bureau of Census statistics on ecommerce — in 2009, ecommerce accounted for $145 billion in sales

One way is to use eBay as a test market whether your products will sell. Also do if your item qualifies. This way you can see:

– whether there’s a demand for your products
– what kind of sales copy or product description you need to write (note the kind of questions ebay users ask you)
– use ebay to practice taking good pictures of your products, in multiple angles

Once you see there seems to be a demand you can then open your own website. But it should not be an either/or situation — even if you have a website, explore as many opportunities to sell your products. Sell it on ebay, Amazon, etsy, shop sales, etc — the more venues you sell, the better

Which one is better to sell a product?

August 12th, 2012 5 comments

Hey guys.
i know two ways to sale products. first is Ecommerce sites. Like i have to open an Eshop on ebay where i have pay a little to advertise my products and sell.
Secondly to make a website to sale my product and use SEO techniques to improve website rating.

So where i can get more and more clients? if you have any other option you may add up. Thanks!

Own website means you would have better control but it may take a long time to rank your site.

Other sites means you can get immediate traffic but there can be lots of restrictions.

Selling Watches On Ebay

June 22nd, 2012 4 comments

Anybody has the ability to make money online with eBay. The great thing about eBay is that you can sell any item you wish (within reason) without having to spend much. You do not have to pay for your own website or hosting. The only expenses that you will incur are listing fees, as well as final selling fees. Even though these can be a bit pricey, they will not greatly affect your bottom line.

If you are interested in selling watches, eBay is a great place to start. Not only can you keep your expenses low, but you can also reach a large number of people without doing much work. But before you get too excited about the prospects of doing business on eBay¸ you will need to know how to be a success. After all, if it were easy to sell and make big profits everybody would be doing it.

The first thing to remember is that eBay can be a competitive market place. For this reason you will need to do whatever you can to set yourself apart from the rest of the listings. One of the best ways to do this is by lowering your prices a bit. You should still make a profit on each sale, but with a slightly lower price than the rest of the listings you will garner more business.

In addition to price, use pictures to show just how good your watches are. Instead of only showing one picture, why not list three or four? This will give the buyer more confidence, and in turn give you more sales. To take pictures for your eBay listings all you need is a digital camera. In a matter of minutes you can snap off the shots that you need, and have your item listed. It is that easy.

Finally, be sure to add a high quality description along with the pictures. Remember, this is what will tell people what they are getting, and what they should expect. Without a good description you will only be wasting your time. You may have trouble at first with the description portion of your listings. But over time you will get used to what works and what doesn’t.

Selling watches on eBay is a great way to make money. Just ask one of the hundreds of people that do it for a full-time living. But do not get caught thinking that this is a get rich quick scheme. If you are going to sell watches on eBay you need to be totally committed to what you are doing.

Over time you will become familiar with the system, and your profits will begin to grow. This is when the fun really starts.

Dustin Cannon

Need More Money? Learn 5 Great Ways to Generate New Money

May 25th, 2012 9 comments

Based on current trends, I think that these business opportunities offer the best money making potential.

Getting Involved in a Network Marketing Business

There are many legitimate network marketing opportunities available. The choices are endless.  Start by thinking about what you like and are interested in. Whether that be vitamins, health and wellness products, skincare products or greeting cards. 

People that have tried and love the products that they are selling are much more successful in network marketing businesses. Their passion and experience with the products helps them sell the products much easier than using the old traditional sales techniques. People in network marketing also achieve a great deal of personal satisfaction from coaching and helping other people to be successful with the business.

Build Your Own Money Making Website

Many people pop online looking for quick ways to generate new money for themselves and their households. They click on a sales ad that says “I can show you how to make money in your sleep”,  and some people think “wow, really, where do I sign up?”.  Pretty much we have all been there at one time or another, especially if we are regular surfers on the Internet.

A money making idea that has really grown in popularity over the last several years is learning how to create and build your own website.  Why is this so popular? Because it is an honest, true and tried way for any one of us to generate new money. And, I hate to use this phrase, but if done well, it will eventually generate money while you sleep.

The secret to being successful with this idea is that you decide what your website will be about. By this I mean that you think about all the things that you are passionate about. Make a list. Then think about the ways that you can use your passions and your knowledge to help other people and provide them with solutions. People love finding solutions.

Say for example that you are a very organized person. You have weekly schedules and you know how to get things done quickly. Your home is clean and well organized. You know what to do to plan a vacation well. You have all these excellent techniques on how you do things. Wouldn’t it be great to share all that useful information with someone that is struggling with those things and doesn’t know where to begin?

Hence, a concept for a new website is born and you could be the person creating it.

Become a Home Based Cruise Travel Specialist

Believe it or not, even in these economic times, many people are still going on cruise vacations. I know some people that have cruises booked well into 2010 and 2011. Personally I have a hard time planning that far in advance, but people that love to cruise make sure they get their bookings in early. Especially when they want to check out a new cruise ship.

While some people are happy to book their own trips on the Internet, many people can’t or simply do not want to. If you become a home based cruise travel specialist you could help all these people book their next trips.

Now you are probably thinking that you are not trained as a travel agent. Would you like to be? You can learn how to become a cruise travel specialist and how to setup your home based business with Expedia CruiseShipCenters.  CruiseShipCenters is a Canadian company that has grown extremely large throughout North America over the last 10 to 15 years.

Do online Freelance Work

If you have any skills such as accounting, legal, computer or office admin skills, you can generate new money by becoming a virtual freelancer. This is a great way to begin making money in your spare time. There are several websites designed to connect people that need work done with people that can do the work for them.

The first two that come to mind are and These sites (for those that are not familiar with them) are sites that post projects that people or businesses would like help with.

Their projects consist of word processing assignments, graphic design, spreadsheet development, marketing, book writing, legal, finance, and much more. If you want to work as a freelancer, you can setup a profile on these sites and scope out the opportunities.

Once you find projects that you can do, you setup a bid which states how quickly you can do the work and what your fees are. Yes, you decide what your fees are. If the person or company that posted the project likes your bid, they will contact you and make arrangements for you to do the work. All the work is done from your home. You will not meet these people face to face.

As I write this, has posted on their site that they have posted 21,635 new jobs in the last 30 days. Do you think you might find some work?

Have an Online Garage Sale using eBay

Do you have items in your house or your garage that you would normally save for your neighbourhood summer time garage sale? Maybe toys that your children don’t play with anymore, or perhaps home decor items that you don’t really like anymore?

Maybe some sweaters that you have never worn? Why not get a head start and sell some of those items on eBay today?

Now would be a great time to do this with Christmas just around the corner. I know eBay is not a new concept, but I am sure there are still people out there that have never looked at eBay or considered the idea of using eBay as a way of cleaning out their house and generating new money for themselves.

In fact I have some friends that could have used eBay last year when they were getting their home ready to be listed for sale. They had collected a large number of things over the last 10 years, some of which they probably could have sold for a nice price. Actually, I just thought of some vases that I have that I don’t like anymore. Maybe you will see them on eBay soon.

If you have questions about any of the above ideas or would like more information, then please check out my website at 

I wish you much success with which ever new business you decide to do.

Darlene Meyer