How to Successfully to Sell On E-bay

Step 1: Research

To be successful on eBay, you can't just dive in and start selling anything to anyone. A profitable eBay business is built on a solid foundation.
So we'll show you how to use the many eBay "data mining" tools available to do extensive research, and learn exactly what's selling right now... and what's likely to be a best-seller in the future.
By removing the guesswork from the equation, you'll be sure to start your business off on the right foot.

Step 2: Source

Knowing what to sell is just the first step. Your success on eBay also depends on finding reliable, steady supplies of low-cost merchandise that you can resell for high profits.
We'll share our secrets for sourcing products with high profit margins that are NOT already being offered on eBay by hundreds of other sellers, so you'll be able to cater to untapped niche markets, for increased profits.

Step 3: List

Creating winning auction listing that get lots of attention is both a science and an art... and this is where the typical eBay seller falls short.
We'll show you how to leave your competition in your dust, by creating polished, professional-looking listings that get the maximum pairs of eyes... and bids.

Step 4: Automate

Who wants to be a slave to their business, 24/7? You'd rather have time to enjoy your new income, right?
So we're going to teach you how to put your entire business on "auto pilot," so you can continue to make sales, even when you're miles from your computer.

Step 5: Promote

One thing that LESS THAN 5% of eBay Powersellers know is that, to achieve success on eBay, you MUST promote your products outside of the eBay environment!
We'll show you the little-known techniques for using the regular search engines (like Google) to drive additional streams of motivated shoppers straight to your listings.

Tips For Success!

I’ve recommended eBay before as a great way to test a new product. For a growing number of entrepreneurs, though, eBay is their sole storefront. The beauty of eBay is that it lets you get into e-commerce without having to go through the trouble and expense of setting up an e-commerce site of your own. These seven eBay selling tips will help you get started selling on eBay successfully and get on your way to becoming an eBay PowerSeller.

1. A picture IS worth 1000 words. It’s old-fashioned, but people still like to see things before they buy them. For successful eBay selling, make sure any products you list on eBay are accompanied by professional quality photographs.

2. Do your eBay research. When selling on eBay, before you list a particular product, spend some time researching other similar products on eBay and following the bidding process. This will help you gauge the interest for your product and help you determine how much your product might be worth.

3. Learn all about shipping. Shipping is under the control of the eBay seller, but some methods of shipping are better than others when you're selling on eBay. You want to find the best method of shipping for your product in terms of expense and reliability and then specify that shipping method in your eBay listing. (And don’t forget to include the shipping cost in your shipping information for potential buyers.)

4. Pay as much attention to the writing of your eBay listing as to your picture. For selling on eBay, you need a powerful eBay listing. And the trick to writing a strong eBay listing is to combine search engine friendly phrasing with concrete details about the product in a way that will entice people to bid on your product. Take the time to craft your eBay listing just as you would any ad.

5. Offer a full slate of payment options, including credit cards. The more payment options you, as an Ebay seller, offer prospective bidders, the more bidders your product will attract and the more successful your selling on eBay will be.

6. Focus on getting positive feedback first. Feedback really matters when you're selling on eBay. If you have a consistent record of positive feedback, prospective buyers will both bid more often and be willing to pay higher prices. So you may want to hold back on placing higher priced products until you have a successful track record as an eBay seller established.

7. Be business-like. Act professionally, provide the kind of superior customer service that will build your reputation, and make sure that you’re following all the business rules that apply, such as registering your business and properly charging and remitting taxes. Selling on eBay is just like any other business; to become an eBay success, you need to follow the rules and provide the kind of customer satisfaction that will translate into increased eBay sales.
(Susan Ward)