Work at Home Moms Internet Marketing & Networking

 

 

Stay at Home Mom Work Ideas - Online Business Ideas

FREE E-Book

FREE - "How to Start a Profitable Online Business from Scratch" Even with zero experience and only a few spare hours a week!

Getting Started

> >
> Free Newsletter
> Free eCourses
> Getting Started
> Build a Website
> Site Build It
> Business Ideas
> Write & Sell eBooks
> Affiliate Marketing
> SEO & Traffic
> Ezines & Newsletters
> Blogging & RSS
> Social Networking
> Press Release & Publicity
> Writing & Copywriting
> Online Auctions
> Online Business Articles
> Direct Sales Center
> Direct Sales Articles
> Work at Home & Jobs
> Service Business Articles
> Small Business Bookkeeping

Our Services & Products:

> Easy Website Builder - Free Trial
>

Cheap Domains & Hosting

> Content for Your Websites
> Free Newsletter
> Free eCourses
> Money-Making eBook

  

Directories

> Work at Home Blog
> Direct Sales Center
> Internet Marketing Tools
> Business Opportunities & Classified Ads
> Breast Cancer Awareness

  

Just for Moms

> Time Management & Organization
> Health & Wellbeing
> Money & Savings
> Parenting & Family
> Diet & Fitness
> Cooking & Recipes
   

 

WAHM > Stay at Home Mom Work Ideas > Traditional Product > Start Your Own eBay Business

Make Money from Your Website - Start Your Own eBay Business

What is an eBay Business?
An eBay business is what you make of it. You sell your items auction-style; the items go to the highest bidder. Want to sell baby clothes? Collectibles? Toys? Computer equipment? The choice is yours. If you want to sell it, chances are eBay has the ready-made market to buy it.

eBay Business Supplies
1. Computer
2. Internet Connection
3. Digital Camera
4. Products to sell. You can sell used items you find at garage sales, from your closet, etc. You can sell new items you find at discount prices from liquidators, dollar stores and clearance sales. If you can find a supplier who will drop ship, you're even luckier.

eBay Business Skills
1. Marketing Skills - You can develop these skills as you learn how to sell various items on eBay.
2. Organizational Skills - You need to keep good records of your sales and not just for tax purposes. You need to be able to keep track of which buyers have paid, which have received their items, etc. Setting up a spreadsheet with all the pertinent information should help keep this under control.
3. Basic HTML Skills - To make your auctions eye-catching and appealing, you will want to know some basic HTML skills.

Get Your Business off the Ground
Start by choosing a certain type of product to specialize in (ex. toys, clothes, etc.). That way, you can become an expert in those products and how to sell them effectively. You may want to expand your product line at a later date.

Getting started is easy. Create an eBay user ID and you're on your way. Be sure to read through the eBay selling rules and check out all the tips eBay offers along the way.

Put up only a few items to start and don't saturate your auctions with too many of the exact same item. The objective is to sell your item at the highest price. If you are selling 5 identical items, it may be harder for you to get a high price. Experiment with various selling methods and find out what works your particular items.

Online Marketing Ideas
Promote your business with your own personal web page. This can be a web page just to promote your eBay business, or it can be an online store that links to your auctions. It gives you a more established presence on the Internet and gives your customers a better sense of who you are.

Build a mailing list. Send out an informative newsletter on a regular basis to your subscribers. Just be sure to promote your auctions in the newsletter too.

Other Online Auctions
Don't limit yourself to eBay. EBay is only one of the many online auction houses available, but it is, by far the largest. However, eBay's fees can get expensive. It may be cost effective to also sell your items on other auction sites and you may face less selling competition -- especially if you are selling items at a fixed price. Other auction sites might be a good opportunity for you to buy items to sell for higher prices elsewhere.

Just remember, you may also have fewer buyers for your products and may have a lower selling price. You will need to evaluate which is the most efficient way to sell your items.

 


Recommended: Start your own eBay Business - Moms Talk Biz Guide to Making Money with eBay


 

As Seen On:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moms Helping You Build a Better Online Business

How to Build a Website | How to Start an Internet Business | Stay at Home Mom Business Ideas | Learn Internet Marketing | Affiliate Marketing | SEO
Write & Sell eBooks
| Ezine Publishing & Email Marketing | Blogging & RSS Resources | Social Networking Resources | Press Release Writing & Free Publicity
Online Auction Resources | General Internet Marketing Articles | Free Webmaster Tools  | Wellness Center | Small Business Grants | Writing for the Internet
Mom Business Success Stories | Internet Marketing Articles Direct Sales Articles | Service Business Articles | John Reese
 Traffic Secrets | Reese Report | Avoid Bankruptcy | Credit Repair | Public Domain | Retirement Planning
Get Rich Quick Schemes | Word of Mouth Marketing | Stop Spam | Recommended Mom Sites

Biz Ideas: Sell Products | Sell Services | Sell E-Products | Theme Sites | Sell eBooks

Internet Marketing Newsletter | Archives


Press Releases | About Us | Contact & Support | Policies & Disclaimer | Site Map

Copyright © Internet Based Moms 2002 - 2011. All rights reserved.