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How to Find the Most Popular Products so You can Sell Stuff Online in the BEST Markets

Updated on February 25, 2014

If you want to sell stuff online then you need to know what the most popular products are so that you know people will buy what you have to offer.

I'm about to show you how you can use eBay, Amazon and a not so well known shopping site to find out what the most popular products are today.

By the end of this article you will be ready to sell stuff online and have people clearing out your inventory in no time!

eBay has Your Answer

When you want to know what the most popular products are today then it only makes sense to go to some of the most popular sites online, right? By going to these sites you can find out what people are buying at incredible rates so that you know what they are actively looking for and can sell stuff online in that market or sell someone else's product as an affiliate and bring in a ton of sales. And you don't want to look at just any sites either... you want to go to places where people are buying things! So that's why I'm going to first suggest you head on over to eBay; it's ranked number 23 right now out of all the sites in the world.

When you get to eBay, hold your mouse over "Sell" at the top right and a drop down menu will appear. You want to click "What's Hot"; this will take you to eBay Pulse. And when you're on this page you're going to see so much helpful information. You're going to see what people are searching for the most. And you can even see what items have a ton of people watching them.

When you know what people are searching for in a marketplace like eBay then you know that it's what they are looking to buy. It's like someone walking around with a shopping cart at a store... usually they don't just browse the store and never put anything in their cart; they came there for a reason! And right now it looks like people are really looking for electronic gadgets, which is a pretty common trend. Plus, when you know what auctions people are watching, you know that it must be a really hot item that people are thinking about bidding on. And guess what else... you can see how those people are marketing their items in order to get that much attention. Yep, go check out their sales copy!

Amazon has Your Answer Too

And you don't want to forget about Amazon either! This marketplace is actually outranking eBay as it's sitting at number 17 right now. So that means that a ton of people are coming here to buy all kinds of products, which also means it's a great place to sell stuff online. How do I know? Well, because I buy stuff there all the time and I'm not weird enough to be the only one that does it! They literally have almost everything for sale at Amazon. Yes, they do have kitchen sinks ;).

So go to Amazon and click "Shop All Departments" at the top left; it's a big orange button. This is going to show you a directory of all the different types of products they have to offer. So skim through the directory to get an idea as to what's there and decide on what areas you want to check out first. Then all you have to do is start clicking... I'll start with MP3 Players & Accessories.

OK, now on this page you'll want to scroll down just a little bit and then look all the way to the right. What do you see? That's right; a bestsellers list! These products are the most popular products in this department. Imagine that... iPods have their own bestsellers list ;). And you can do this for any department that really fits what you'd like to promote. Get an idea as to what's selling the best, how they market it through their copy and what features their product has.

Even Shopping.com has Your Answer

And yes, you can actually go to sites like Shopping.com to do some product research. Sure, it's only ranking in at number 990 right now, but that's still a lot of traffic coming in to this site. Plus, this site is made specifically for people looking to buy products. Why else do you think it's named Shopping.com?

People come here to read reviews and see what items are really the best products for the price. You get pictures, prices, reviews and it's not just showing you results from just one store. No, they give you links to a bunch of different stores that are selling the same products so that you can compare prices and really save a lot of money. Plus you can even see what stores are ranked the highest so that it's not a nightmare to buy a product from them.

What's all of this mean for you? Well, you know that people come here to research and then buy products so it's a valuable resource especially when you see what's on their front page. Right off to the right side you can see what products are really selling at the moment. It shows you the top 5 selling items in the best categories and you can check out each product for more information on how they're marketing it. And then on the left you can check out their directory and when you click through you'll be able to see the most popular products and searches on the right, near the bottom. So they're really hooking you up with a lot of good statistics!

These sites are proven to let you tap into the market and see what products are truly the most popular products online today. So check out eBay Pulse, Amazon's directory and search all over Shopping.com's site and maybe you'll find a stand out product that sells the best on all three of those sites! Now you can be sure to succeed when you sell stuff online because you know what people are hungry for!

Now that You Know Most Popular Products When are YOU Going to Start to Sell Stuff Online?

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      Flaura78 5 years ago from UK

      Review sites are great, and if you can optimize the content, you can get loads of targeted visitors. Thanks for the article.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yeah they can really help you decide what to market, Flaura... thanks for reading!

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      codeiris 5 years ago from Milky Way

      Wow. More stuff for me to explore. Thanks.

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      bearachute 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Very informative! Thanks for the info

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure codeiris, I hope it helps you decide on your products to promote!

      I'm glad you got something out of it bearachute... thanks for reading!

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      Midasfx 5 years ago

      I was having great success with the amazon associate program till google changed their algo, and now my monthly checks are becoming smaller and smaller every month. I have to find new ways to build up tat residual income again!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I know what you mean Midasfx! It might be a good idea to test out the waters and create your own product.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Use both sites and did not know about either button. Live and learn I guess. Thanks for pointing them out

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help spark some new ideas for you cashmere!

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      Very useful tips, Bendo. :) After we have picked products to market, the next question is where to source for these products.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      This is true Ingenira... you could go in many different directions too, depending on what you want to market.

      You could make your own eBook, pay someone to make you software on a site like Elance, find a wholesale company that will dropship for you or find some investors to help you create your product.

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      Well I don't use amazon and ebay much.I rely mostly on shareasale and clickbank.But I like your hubs.Its a good market to look for.

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      BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

      This is really helpful, thanks so much.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You could still use the methods above to create a ClickBank product, maxravi. Find a product that everyone is using and write up a manual on how to use it or give some expert tips on how to get the most out of it. Anything you can create that makes it easier for someone to use a very popular product can turn into a big seller too!

      Glad you got something out of it, BethanRose! Thanks for reading!

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      Auntie D 5 years ago from California

      Very good and helpful hub. I hadn't a clue about eBay... thanks!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help, Auntie D!

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      cowtowngirl77 5 years ago

      Thanks for a good hub.

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      andrewwilliams63 5 years ago

      good hub with some interesting ideas, i'd never thought of looking at ebay or amazon to research markets..thanks!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, cowtowngirl77!

      Yeah, sometimes it pays to look at the big boys, andrewwilliams63... they know what sells and they put it right in front of buyers' eyes. This method could work for any big store online. Thanks for reading!

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      Kate H 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Thanks for publishing this I hadn't thought about using eBay and Amazon like that. This was very helpful for me. I will have to take a look at your other hubs!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad you got something out of it, Kate H! I hope my tips can help you see success!

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      kev8 5 years ago

      Good article,very useful information. Have you tried drop shipping in the past? I have a number of affiliate sites but wonder if the click through affects the conversion rate. Do you think drop shipping sites are more likely to convert than affiliate sites?

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Well, it really depends on the product kev8. A drop shipping site is just going to ship physical products for you automatically when you get sales and some people prefer physical products.

      It's something they can hold in their hand and not have disappear if their computer crashes and it seems like something more valuable to them. So for some people, not only will they prefer to buy a physical product from someone who owns the product (and isn't just selling someone else's digital product) but they are willing to pay more for it because of the added value in their mind.

      I realize that some affiliate marketing is done for physical products too but people are getting smarter and can tell if it's your product or not. Most affiliate marketers just drop in links and banners and think that's good enough. And when they person clicks they are carried off to a different site and a lot of people drop off when they realize you were marketing someone else's product.

      With drop shipping you'd be marketing your product and keep them on your site. And there would be no shock value... but their might be increased sales! And one drop shipping place I love is Kunaki, which allows you to sell your own CDs and DVDs for WAY cheap!

      You can have a DVD made for you AND shipped for under $6, and you're allowed to charge whatever you want for the DVD. All you do is integrate it into your shopping cart and fund your Kunaki account and the DVDs are set automatically when you get a sale. So think about that profit and think about what it'd be like to be marketing your OWN product.

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      jec21966 5 years ago

      I am a seller on eBay, I do very well I might add, I love the article, but I disagree with the concept... I have tried for decades to sell online and never really became a success until this last attempt..

      For me it was selling something I loved, not what was hot... Yes I can sell i-Pads today they are one of the hottest items on the net... BUT long term I will end up not being happy...

      My sales copy is far from the best, but I have many repeat buyers because they know I deliver...

      I did hours and hours of research on these sites, and I agree there is a wealth of information...

      For me I found success only after I followed my heart, and not the money...

      I have been selling for over two years on eBay, and dont see an end in sight...

      I am glad I found this page as it has given me some ideas for my hubpage for today...

      Love your writings I have found a few great ideas within your pages...

      john

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That's awesome that you've found success on eBay, jec21966! I wrote this more so for people selling outside of eBay who want to create their own products... I know it would be hard to outperform people on the site that you are researching on while trying to sell the same item they are. But I do agree that you have to sell what you are interested in, otherwise your copy will suffer because you don't know much about it or care about it and it just won't interest you after a while.

      So yeah, I wouldn't recommend researching on eBay and then selling iPads on eBay and hoping to make millions unless of course you are getting iPads in bulk at prices WAY lower than anyone else... but if you could write up a book that teaches people all the ins and outs of how to use an iPad, that's a little different and might be worth looking into.

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      Priscilla Chan 5 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Great hub! I used to sell some on ebay but I just learned so much from you! Thanks.

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      Emma 5 years ago from Houston TX

      Good hub! very interesting and informative.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could give you some ideas, tim-tim!

      Thanks, crystolite... thanks for reading!

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      shannajs 5 years ago from Bear Lake, Utah

      I work for someone that all he does is sell books and toys on Amazon. I'm starting to learn a lot about how to find what makes something worth selling and what makes it worth nothing. Thanks for this hub. It was very useful.

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      kev8 5 years ago

      Thanks very much for the advice bendo13. I see where you are going, information products seem to make a lot of sense.I have never tried clickbank or any of the other "information product" sites but have read about people making a lot of money from them.

      However, I have also read that the people who claim to be making money from these sites are really making money by creating products that try to teach people "how to become a millionaire with clickbank". How do you differentiate the real opportunities from the fake ones?Any advice you could give me would be much appreciated.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help you out, shannajs! There is a lot of money to be made on Amazon, that's for sure!

      Yeah kev8, there are a lot of fakes out there who pretend to be rich, sell you a method they never used and THEN they make money... but I'd say the best way to weed those people out is to join their newsletter.

      Watch what they send you and start using logic to see if what they say adds up... do they just market to you nonstop or do they give you good, free information and show you what they are REALLY doing? You want to aim for the latter.

      I know that some people make money from information products, but then they pass on how they made money doing that so you can do the same. One big player that taught me the ropes of info marketing was Russell Brunson; he's a pretty legit guy and worth following. A great copywriter is Bob Bly; definitely worth getting on his newsletter for all the free information he gives out. If you want to find out some great underground methods, you'll want to look for products that Simon Hodgkinson & Jeremy Gislason put out together. The products they put out as a pair are amazing! The ones they put out on their own are OK too; I'd lean more toward Jeremy if you go with a solo product. And Perry Marshall will be a great help for you setting up your own ads, plus he gives out free info too.

      Those people are the only people I look up to in the industry anymore and if you start following them all and possibly learning their methods and using their products then you'll be ahead of the rest! You'll know how to set up a business, how to write great copy, know some of the best marketing methods and write great ads... hope that helps!

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      Keeley Shea 5 years ago from Norwich, CT

      Really great information! I will have to investigate on the sites you mentioned - I didn't realize you could get this information on them! Thanks for the hub!!!

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      SleeplessnLaJolla 5 years ago from La Jolla, Ca

      AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome, Keeley Shea! Glad I could help open you up to some new ideas!

      Thanks SleeplessnLaJolla! Thanks for reading ;)

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      ecosmartproducts 5 years ago from Florida

      Great article. I will definiately check them out.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, ecosmartproducts... I hope my tips help you out!

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      John Hewitt jr 5 years ago

      What a great hub, I have just started selling a few items on ebay. I am looking to do it full time and generate a home business. I am starting slow, but enjoying every minute i spend on it. At the moment i am just selling xbox games and dvd's i dont use. This is giving me experience selling on ebay. I did consider drop shipping companies, but decided against it as i would have no control over shipping and handling the product.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks John! I think that's how a lot of us start out on eBay... it helps you learn what to expect and see how you can tweak things to really pull in some sales. You might be better off buying wholesale, bulk lots of things that you'd like to market on eBay. You just have to do some pricing research to be sure you can sell them individually and make a big profit.

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      Luis Bivar Ramos 5 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Nice Hub! I didn't knew Ebay Pulse, because it's not available in the European ebay market! But it's a great tool and can help you see how the best sellers work!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Have no fear, Ibramos... I've got you covered! eBay just hid it from you...

      Sell > Business Centre > Improve Your Sales > eBay Pulse:

      http://pulse.ebay.co.uk

      It's a great tool and I'm glad to see it's available for you too! Thanks for reading!

      EDIT: I just noticed where you're from, so the UK version of the tool may or may not help you... I'm trying to see if I can find it on ebay.pt

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Sorry, I couldn't find it Ibramos... Hopefuly the UK version of eBay Pulse will give you a better idea than the US version will.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Great tips here! I used to buy a lot from ebay, I don't shop online as much anymore though. I have a lot I could sell though, that's for sure!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks Pinkchic18! I'm with you on that... going to put some books on sale at some point!

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      2ndblogger 5 years ago from Beverly Hills

      a very sound and helpful advice!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help, 2ndblogger!

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      eicommerce 5 years ago

      tHANKS mAN

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure eicommerce... thanks for reading!

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      lins29 5 years ago

      Very informative. Thank you!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, lins29... thanks for reading!

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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      Some good tips here Bendo. Researching does one no harm,in fact its a win win situation.Great hub.

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      style-of-life 5 years ago from Netherlands

      There are many answers in many different areas. Thus we can state there is no one best product :)

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Definitely, Alladream74... glad you liked it!

      Sure, style-of-life... but with the methods I outline you can find some of the best SELLING products and then go from there.

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      healthywholefoods 5 years ago

      Terrific post. I knew about Amazon, but never thought about Ebay or Shop.com. Thanks for the info, now I don't even need to figure out how to do it. You did a great job explaining it for me.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help, healthywholefoods... thanks for checking this out!

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      Keeley Shea 5 years ago from Norwich, CT

      This hub is very informative and well written. I am going to use the techniques you suggested on ebay and amazon, maybe even the other site too! Thanks!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I hope it helps you find some really good products to promote, Keeley!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Bendo13,

      Excellent Hub! Thank you! You have a fun style of writing which is enjoyable to read.

      I try to research what is out there and have read a number of product reviews but the "hot" products don't necessarily have reviews. This was a very informative article.

      Fantastic Hub!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, 4FoodSafety! But if that is the case for some of the really hot products, then fill the gap! Buy the product, try it out and review it yourself and you'll be ahead of everyone else... If you're the first to do it and you do it well then the traffic comes to you first!

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      ChilliWilly 5 years ago from Kaunas, Lithuania

      Very interesting and informative hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, ChilliWilly... I'm glad you got something out of it! Thanks for reading!

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      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

      Thanks, click bank is also a good one.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      True, Hezekiah... they are good for information products!

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      itops 5 years ago from the sea

      Great hub! Very nice ideas!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, itops... I'm glad you got some ideas out of it!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Great hub. I am feeling inspired to sell something!! I'll be checking out my stash!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I hope you get a lot of good sales, homesteadbound!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thsi is extremely useful information, spelled out step by step. I've bookmarked it as well as rating it Up and Awesome!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Bendo I wish I knew how to look for what's hot on ebay when I was trying to sale affliate products online. I could have saved a lot of time, and energy trying to promote, and sale items that I thought was good, but wasn't saling. This is a very useful article. Have voted up, and bookmarked. Thank you!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, Patty Inglish! I hope it will help you in future projects... thanks for the ratings!

      Well, now if you want to take another stab at it you'll do even better, adrienne2! Thanks for the vote!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Hey Bendo I did what you said on eBay, and I was surprised to see people selling coupons. Thanks again for this most vauable information.

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      loanyi 5 years ago

      Great info. It's always good to know what are people looking for to buy, in the case you want to sell your products. Thanks for the sharing.

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      bangingbeauty 5 years ago

      Great article for those looking for ways to market their products. Cheers!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yeah that is quite an odd thing to sell, but it must work! Glad it helped you come up with some new ideas, adrienne2!

      Thanks, loanyi and bangingbeauty... thanks for reading!

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      earnmoney2 5 years ago

      Great hub and good idea. I have earned lots of money by selling amzon products but I find low competition keywords and then made page for that and place my amzon links on that page. You are thinking that how to find low competition keywords?. Don't worry you can esaily find the low competition keywords by using google keyword tools

      Best of luck for your sales.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, earnmoney2... this article just shows you what products to promote or what type of products to promote, because they are popular.

      But you definitely want to target low competition keywords that get a lot of traffic. Google's keyword tool can help out a lot, and it's free... but what I like to use is Micro Niche Finder.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I don't know which I find more useful, your hub or all the great comments both you and your readers made. Taken all together, this is a goldmine of information. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, Sally's Trove! I love when people get good conversations going in the comments; it really adds in a lot of bonus content that I forgot to mention!

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      dagny roth 5 years ago from Neverland

      I was just thinking about how to go about doing this and you answered my question! Thanks for the helpful advice!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help, dagny roth!

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      texasgirlfw 5 years ago

      Good tips. thanks

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      SimpleGiftsofLove 5 years ago from Colorado

      Great hub, so helpful, thanks for making it newbie friendly. Rated up and following!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, texasgirlfw... thanks for reading!

      Glad it came off as easy to understand for you, SimpleGiftsofLove... thanks for the rating and it's good to have you as a new reader!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      This is some great information. I know that it's possible to make some real money online but haven't known quite how to go about doing it. Now, I do!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help you put the pieces together, Sinea Pies... thanks for reading!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Good info in a good hub! Voted up.

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      catchadream 5 years ago from Lakeland, Florida

      Great information, thanks!

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      Carolyn Sands 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Thanks for the info. Very informative.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, tillsontitan, catchadream and carol3san... I'm glad you got something out of it!

      Thanks for the vote, tillsontitan!

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      El Ray 5 years ago

      Hey Bendo13 this is an excellent and very informative Hubpage article! Voted you up.

      BTW, here's another "hidden" tool that's good for researching niche markets on eBay: http://labs.ebay.com/nichefinder/

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, El Ray! That's a pretty handy tool; I added it to my bookmarks... thanks for the tool and vote!

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      ChanellChilds 5 years ago

      Thank you so much, this is amazing information. Internet marketing seems to be the key to earning passive income.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I'm glad you got something out of it, ChanellChilds... I try to share as much as possible so that others can make some true, passive income!

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      ChanellChilds 5 years ago

      You're doing great, keep it up.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great information, I am still a newbie here and trying to get all the info I can. Great hub, really appreciate it. Voted up and following you! Will check back often.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I'll keep pumping out new content to help you along your way, sgbrown... thanks for the vote and it's good to have you as a new reader!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Thank you Bendo, I appreciate the help! :)

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Great information, Bendo! I am bookmarking this one for further use.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could be of help, prairieprincess!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Bendo, Was not familiar with shopping.com might check it out, however thank you for telling the HP community about the site!

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      Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Very good hub about how to find the most popular products for resale.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, adrienne2... I hope it helps spark some new ideas for you!

      Thanks, Angela Kane... glad you like it!

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      Infiniteresearch 5 years ago from Ohio

      Appreciate the great advice...as a newbie I'm always looking for tips to move things along.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome, Infiniteresearch... glad I could help!

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      Artsygal 5 years ago from United States, Virginia

      I didn't even know those were places were available right there on the websites where people are selling tons of stuff! Thanks for the information!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Happy to help show you new methods, Artsygal... thanks for reading!

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      I had been considering this for a few weeks now, particularly in regard to Amazon' products. I find that I have some sort of resistance to hubbing about products like in reviews and such –as opposed to hubbing about travelling, food and cooking, art and photography, as well as exploiting my own photographs, which I am very proud of-, but I really need to start making money so….

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      Steven Pearson 5 years ago from Spanaway, WA

      This is a good read. While I knew most of what you had to say already, you brought up a few small, but not minor things I hadn't thought of.

      Furthermore, this list of comments has a wealth of information and ideas as well, so props for provoking such a great conversation!

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      cocofireah 5 years ago from USA

      Very useful tips, this is a good read

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Well Claudia Tello, you can always intermix those things... Write about your travels, show your pictures and then at the end say something like, "If you want to have pictures as crisp as these then this is the camera I use" and go into detail why you like your camera and give them an Amazon capsule right to it.

      Thanks, mattforte! You guys always seem to spark a lot of thought in the comments and it really does add to the article!

      Thanks, cocofireah... glad you got something out of it!

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      Rachelle Williams 5 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      I always wanted to sell stuff on ebay, but I never found enough motivation. Perhaps I will give it another thought... Good Hub.

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      crockpotcooking 5 years ago

      Thank you for detailed instructions about how to find the statistics, especially on e-bay.

      Awesome hub.

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      dagny roth 5 years ago from Neverland

      Thanks for this article! Very simple instructions!! Much appreciated.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Central USA

      I had a friend who sold on Amazon and then went back to Ebay because of the price Amazon charged him after he sold his item. It was something like 50 dollars he received for the item he sold, and he only got like 39 of it after the fees.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      It can be profitable with the right products at the right price, Rachelle Williams... it's worth a shot! Thanks for reading!

      Thanks, crockpotcooking... glad I could help!

      My pleasure, dagny roth... glad you got something out of it!

      Yeah weezyschannel, you definitely have to weigh your options... eBay (and Paypal) have their fees too, but sometimes it's cheaper to go with them.

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      aslaught 5 years ago from Alabama

      Interesting hub. I sold on Ebay off and on from 2000 until 2010. I became very disgruntled with changes they made in their feedback system and felt it was very unfair to sellers. I loved it when I was doing it. I thought I knew just about everything about Ebay, but learned a lot from the hub. Thank you for the info. It almost makes me want to open my old account up again.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yeah aslaught, eBay has changed a lot over the years... it's a whole new ball game! But I'm happy to hear I could spark some new ideas in your mind... let us know if you get back into the game!

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      John R Wilsdon 5 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      "What's Hot" can be incredibly helpful even if you aren't selling a particular product. If you have a sales, discount, coupon, or special buy site you can find out what is hot and try to locate coupons, deals, etc to advertise.

      Good coverage on the subject. I voted up. :)

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That's very true, john000! And you can even use it to come up with ideas on what to write hubs about... you can teach someone how to use a hot product, talk about cool add-ons to that hot product, give a review and so on.

      Thanks for the vote!

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      creativebutterfly 5 years ago from Florida USA

      Useful info for me to explore thanks for the great hub

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome, creativebutterfly... thanks for reading!

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      American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

      Great hub, one problem. It is easy to see what's hot to sell, question is where to buy the product wholesale so you can compete in price.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That can be a challenge, American View... but even if you can't find a good wholesale place, you can create a product that compliments the "hot item".

      Get the item yourself and use it for a while and see what it's missing... where can you fill a gap? Is it hard to learn how to use? Then write up a tutorial or make tutorial videos to sell. Maybe if it's workout equipment you could create a workout specifically for that equipment.

      Or.... drum roll please! Become an affiliate for that hot product and sell what people want, for a comsission! You're using the sites above as research; that doesn't mean you have to sell on those sites though... you can easily create a niche site and sell hot products on there through affiliate links.

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      Steven Pearson 5 years ago from Spanaway, WA

      Gee, Durgaprasa, that doesn't look like spam at all.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Haha... yeah mattforte, they try so hard... unfortunately for them, it's gone within hours. I don't know why people still think spamming blog comments is a good way to get backlinks.

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      tlp 5 years ago

      Hi just found this info, great thanks! You mention further up in comments about Kunaki for your own Dvd's ect. I am interested in this method but wouldn't know where to start, what do you produce, can you give me some example of what you have produced please?

      many thanks

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      What I produced is an info product on how to make money online, tlp... I took a bunch of methods that I knew worked and put them into a step by step process so that, as you watched the video, you could put together your own business.

      But you can do SO much with video, that your options are limitless. With video you have both audio and visuals, and with all products you want to create something that is new... something that either solves a problem or satisfies a want or need.

      So what can you show people that they haven't seen before? It could be a documentary, travel spots, concerts and what not... but of course you'd need permission to use all your footage. Or it could be an info product that solves a problem, like teaching people how to make professional quality videos.

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      Christine P Ann 5 years ago from Australia

      Really informative hub Bendo I too did not know about the what's hot button, however ebay.com.au has theirs under the 'buy' button. Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, Christine P Ann... I hope these tips help you out!

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      style-of-life 5 years ago from Netherlands

      Great Hub! I believe Google has your answer too. Try Google Trends or try the keyword tool in Google adwords. :)

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      dadibobs 5 years ago from Manchester, England

      Hi, great hub. the only problem i have found is with Ebay. I am in the UK, and we dont seem to have the what's hot tab! After searching through the help topics, Ebay signs you out and then Ebay Pulse leads you to the Ebay (USA) site. I'm not sure if i have done something wrong, but the tabs on the USA site are different to the UK site.

      Cheers

      Dadibobs

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That's true, style-of-life... and with Google Trends, you can look down and see what locations search for a certain phrase the most. Helps you start targeting local demographics.

      Here you go, dadibobs...

      Sell, then Business Centre, then Improve Your Sales, then eBay Pulse:

      http://pulse.ebay.co.uk

      I don't know why they have things so different for each locations, but it's there!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      These are great ideas! I definitely have to start selling stuff, and now I know how.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Glad I could help, Millionaire Tips... thanks for reading!

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      Digitskyes 5 years ago from Highlands, Scotland

      Clever use of Ebay, I love how everything you do normally online can be turned into an earning source with some creative thinking.

      Thanks for this :)

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, Digitskyes! There's lots of free information that people can use to turn a profit, glad I could help point you in the right direction!

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      Gail Meyers 5 years ago from United States

      Good ideas I'm going to try! Thanks for the hub!

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome, Gail Meyers... I hope it works out for you!

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      JimDoyle 5 years ago from Primbee

      Thank you for those very handy tips. When I get time I definitely will go and try out your method of finding a big selling product lists.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome, JimDoyle... I hope you find some awesome products to target!

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      athena2011 5 years ago from Beachfront - In My Dreams:)

      Great hub and comments. I actually read through it all. Very good information shared here for sourcing products via eBay, Amazon or Shopping.com Voted up and Useful.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Thanks, athena2011... glad you're getting something out of it! There's definitely a lot of extra content in the comments. Thanks for the votes!

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      DeviousOne 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      The biggest problem, even though there are those 'most popular' items especially the hot sellers around times like Christmas, was trying to find where to purchase or get a hold of certain items at a cheaper price, unless of course it comes down to buying and reselling using these same tools...

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Yeah that's true, DeviousOne and American View said the same thing above. You'd have to find somewhere you could buy the products in a bulk wholesale lot. But as I suggested to them, you can create products to compliment the "hot products" or just sell them as an affiliate.

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      BillyGCurrey 5 years ago

      great hub, thank you

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      this is a great resource and thank you for filling me in :)

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      aboutchina 5 years ago from China

      very useful, but if you could describe how to find the hottest products by giving some relative pictures, I will like it better.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      The "hot products" will always be changing, aboutchina... if that's what you meant? So it wouldn't make sense for me to include them.

      But if you mean pictures of the sites themselves and the locations of the links? then they're pretty easy to find, given the descriptions in the text.

      If you meant something else then please let me know.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for your generous sharing Bendo 13, I have learned something here from you...voted this up!

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      Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      EXCELLENT hub! I'm off to check now. Thanks!

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      localservice101 5 years ago

      You have given me ideas.

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      Cardozo7 5 years ago from Portugal

      Very useful hub especially for beginners like myself.

      Thanks!

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      MrRockster 5 years ago from Maryland

      Great advice. I have used the ebay what's hot to help me to know what to sell on ebay a few times.

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      Kevin Galarneau 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the tips. I have been using Amazon's best seller feature, but I didn't know about Ebay Pulse.

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      technocog 5 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      Thanks I always wondered the best way to find the top products, great hub!

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      SpunkeysBackyard 5 years ago

      Very useful hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      ringlawncare 5 years ago from Stillwater MN

      Sweet suggestions, I will implement them into my ad campaign and get back to you hopefully with good results. Thanks for the direction.

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      Christina Walker 5 years ago from Utah

      I've found products to promote using Amazon, but I did not know about eBay pulse or how to use Shopping.com. Thanks for the tips. I'm still new to the internet marketing game and need all the help I can get.

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      Maximizer 5 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

      This is really well laid out, not to mention informative. I used to use Ebay a lot in the past selling shirts, now I work with Clickbank because digital products are just easier.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Great hub and very useful. Since I do a lot of Ebaying, good Hubs like yours come in very handy. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

      Blessings,

      ~Lisa

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      Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

      Great tips! I'm going to start applying that to my e-bay ads right away.

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      Casey Strouse 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Amazon also has a number of RSS feeds for their various lists (Top Rated, Best Sellers, Movers and Shakers, etc) that you can get ideas from or even import directly into your site. If you're using Wordpress checkout a plugin called Amazon Hotlists which will let you pull these feeds into your blog sidebar automatically and even set a browsenode to get niche-specific bestseller lists.

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      skinsman82000 5 years ago from Frederick Maryland

      What an interesting article. I learned a lot. Thank you. I'll be reading a few more of your very extensive list of hubs.

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      Tami R Glasco 4 years ago from Upper Marlboro. MD

      Now my head is spinning trying to absorb all the information. Thanks! I can see some new directions I may want to move in.

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