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How To Earn Online Money with Amazon Market Place - A Guide To Getting Started

Updated on March 24, 2013

Selling free online? Open an Amazon online Shop with Marketplace!

This guide will teach you how to earn online money with Amazon. At last, there ia an opportunity to work from home online! Work online home jobs are hard to come by, so this article teaches you to online data entry home work that you have the power to control yourself. Why? Because you are about to partake in the business of selling online goods!

Essentially, you could shortly have a business online. To work from home is sometimes the best option for people who have family ties. It isn’t always practical to work in a conventional setting.

An Amazon business is easy to set up and may provide you with the money making ideas that you have been waiting for. I will show you how to set up an Amazon online shop, data entry techniques and show you how to earn online money.

Some people may think this as free money, but nothing is for nothing and you will need to put a bit of work to gain increased revenue.

This guide will teach you techniques of selling free online. Once you have gone through the process, you will be open to Amazon secrets. Selling online goods could not be easier and selling for free online is even better!

It is only when you sell there is a charge, so make a money making saving today! Become an Amazon or seller!

This is guide is mainly directed at amazon in the uk although I am sure the system will be standardised for Amazon USA too.

I have been successfully selling on for a number of years now. It is easy elling online goods and setting this process up... you jus list you items via a data entry sequence and get paid.

Amazon does everything for you. You just await a ‘sold – dispatch now’ e-mail, check your account, print the dispatch note, pack the item, send and, by the click of a button, let the automated shipping service let the buyer know that their item is on its way! Easy! Then, every two weeks, your money is transferred into your designated bank account.

Become an Amazon or seller!

Pro-merchant or not to Pro-merchant, that is the question?

There are two types of sellers on Amazon. Individuals that sell on an adhoc basis. Amazon terms this as an individual seller. This means an item is listed and if it sells, you get charged a flat fee of 86p. There is no charge to list.

You only get charged when your item sells. It is ‘commitment free’ without hassle. If you would like to do this, just click on 'sell your stuff' button.

The second is by becoming a pro-merchant. This is where you pay a subscription fee, once every four weeks and a smaller percentage fee per item. This is normally cost effective if you sell more than 40 items a month. There will be a link advertising this when you click the 'sell your stuff' button. The phrase you need to find is 'Pro-Merchant Account'.

There are benefits to joining the pro-merchant program. You can upload bulk items, keep track of the competition, download reports and create product pages.

TV DVD's Are Good Market Place Sellers

Start Selling - be Quick!

Firstly, you must have set up an account on Amazon in the first place. This would probably be as an existing customer. Amazon will guide you through the setting up process.

In order to register, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Credit card
  • Telephone number
  • Bank account information (we accept UK, French, German or Austrian bank accounts)
  • VAT number, if your company is VAT registered.
  • E-mail address

This is easy and you should allow the process to guide you through. This would mainly be your bank details for where you wish the selling money to be placed and the name of your store.

Listing your item is easy….

Locate the item you'd like to sell

Select product category:

Search by title or keyword(s):

Search by ISBN, UPC, or ASIN:

When listing an item you have two options. Option 1 means you can scroll down the ‘select product category’ and use the search by title or keyword space. Then press ‘Start selling’ button. This will come up with various products that might match. You then scroll down and choose the product that matches the one you have on sale. Or option 2, would let you search your item directly. If you see a barcode on your item, try putting the numbers in this box then press the ‘Start selling’ button.

Now onto the product listing page... This is pretty well self explanatory...

Video Games Are Good To Sell On Marketplace

You are now on the way to posting your listing on marketplace

Firstly, the product and picture is shown on the listing page. You then choose the condition of this item. Be as truthful as you can, if anything try and under rate this. This is so you will be sure that the buyer will be pleasantly surprised on its receipt and you will receive good feedback. This will inspire confidence for future buyers.

Secondly, add additional notes to the item you are selling. Try and describe the item as accurately as possible. An example of this would be ‘DVD has sticker mark to sleeve, otherwise, like new’.

The next page highlights the price you wish to charge. Remember, you might have a lot of competition, so try and be competitive in this field. Amazon will highlight the lowest market price, so you can price yours accordingly.

You then enter the quantity in the field marked ‘Quantity’. Then there is a dot marker for you to choose whether you want to ship ‘Domestic’ (meaning Nationally),‘Domestic and within Europe’, ‘Domestic, within Europe and the United States’ and ‘Domestic, European, US and International’. Each has criteria for times of delivery.

It is very important that delivery times are adhered to. Quick deliveries give good feedback. This is good for you and Amazon. The quicker the buyer gets the item, the happier he is!

Review, Sell Your Product and Submit Your Listing!

The next sequence in this process is the ‘review, sell your product and submit page’.  It summarises how much you will get when the item sells, postage costs and how much you will be charged in fees.  Click the ‘Submit your listing’ button and you are done! 


You can keep track of your listings in ‘Your seller account’ and watch your feedback ratings.  Feedback really helps buyers make an informed choice as to whom they will purchase the item they want from, so is an important feature.  You really need to act upon query potential buyers quickly.  This is about good customer service and keeping on top of the competition.

If In Doubt, Ask Amazon's The Help Desk!

Want Support?

Amazon is very good for support and if you have any concerns, then the comprehensive help pages can help, otherwise you can always gain support from their free phone customer support service. Go to the help pages and look for 'contact us'.  This link will direct you to a page with tabs.  Written on these tabs are 'e-mail' and 'by phone'.  They are both free to contact!

Now, an Exercise For you. This helps you research!

Now, what is the most important piece of advice I can give you? Pick popular items to list and be the cheapest. Keep checking your listings. This helps to keep an eye on the competition – just try and keep you on the top spot for items. This means the first on the listing page. This is a credit crunch and you need to be first, the best-conditioned item and the cheapest.

Now, an exercise for you... I have included some of the most popular, fast moving items. Watch the cheapest sellers and see how quick they get through their stock! You want to be just like them! These are the types of items you need... fast movers! Buying is the key, so do your research! I've given you a start.. go for it!

I hope this has been helpful to you and that you will be as successful as I have been on and amazon usa.

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    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Glad to be of service! :)

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      Sima Ballinger 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks alot! I will book this hub. You have lots of great ideas.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Lamme... you should check out how to tweak the url to bag the best bargains on Amazon - this is a good hub if you want to get stuff with up to 90% off retail price!

      Thanks for reading:)

    • Lamme profile image


      9 years ago

      Great information for some unique online marketing ideas.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Rembrantz... if you want any further help, you are free to email me!:)

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      Remy Francis 

      9 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for this great hub Shazwellyn...being very new in online marketing...your tips came as a boon to me.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Cheeky Girl - I am glad this is useful to you - good luck with successful selling! :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      I am setting up as a seller with Amazon, so seeing this is a great boost. I am looking forward to making some good money from it all. Thanks for a brilliant hub that explains the benefits and secrets of Amazon selling so well.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Awww.. Thank you. Well, I have earned my living on Amazon for years now! x

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      Michael Jay 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this hub,shazwellyn! This is a very useful hub. Making money on Amazon will be easier because of this guide. A very informative hub.

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      9 years ago

      I dugg this for you and shared it on myspace blog too. Have a happy new year and thanks again for directing me here.


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