Becoming An eBay Seller

If you are looking for a way to make some extra cash, why not start selling on eBay.

eBay is now one of the most popular places to buy and sell all sorts of goods and there are plenty of  opportunities to make some money. It doesn’t cost a great deal to set up either and if you need the money fast, visit Wonga’s site for a payday loan and they can give you a fast loan, which you can pay back as soon as you have made your first sale, or you get paid at work.

If you are good at making cheap jewellery, then why not sell it. Jewellery isn’t expensive to post and if you think of some original designs, you might end up doing it full time and making a proper living out of it.

Candles and soap are popular gifts and if you can make them yourself, create a nice small and package them beautifully, there will certainly be a market for them.

Artists can offer to create sketches of people, or their pets from photographs, which makes a  thoughtful and unusual gift.

You don’t need to stick to selling in your own country. If the postage costs are not too high, you could send your goods anywhere. If for example you know that a popular boy band’s bed set is more expensive to buy in America buy them up cheaply, add some profit and sell them to customers in the States.

eBay have a customer feedback system, which is very important to the site. You can see the seller’s reputation by the amount of feedback they have and whether or not it is good or bad. Sellers with good feedback will sell their goods more easily and therefore you should do your best to keep your feedback score high.

Firstly, you should decide whether to list your products separately, or open an eBay shop. If you plan to list 50 items or more every month, it will be cheaper to open a shop.

Once you have your items ready to list, make sure that the product descriptions are accurate. It is one of the things you will be rated on and of course, a good product description means that you shouldn’t have any problems with the buyer. If you are selling it for parts, you must state that the item is broken and is for parts only.

If you are selling products you have made yourself from home, make an effort with the presentation. It gives a much better impression if the buyer receives their purchase in a good quality box or envelope, sealed well and with a typed address sticker.

Don’t forget to put your name and address on the back of the package. If something goes wrong with the delivery, the postal service won’t be able to get the product back to you if they don’t know who you are!

Always put your business card in the box or envelope. Business cards aren’t expensive to have printed, you can do it online and there a various templates that you can choose from.