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eBay Can Be a Money Maker

Updated on April 23, 2017

eBay

Auction it on eBay. List an item on eBay for up to 7 days on an auction. You can list it for sale as long as you want.
Auction it on eBay. List an item on eBay for up to 7 days on an auction. You can list it for sale as long as you want. | Source
Sell it on EBay with an ebay Store which let's you list a certain amount of items for cheaper seller fees and free listing fees.
Sell it on EBay with an ebay Store which let's you list a certain amount of items for cheaper seller fees and free listing fees. | Source
Ebay does not have sales tax on items bought from them. Some people charge for shipping and others do not.
Ebay does not have sales tax on items bought from them. Some people charge for shipping and others do not. | Source

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Making Dollars

There are several companies that allow you to make money, including eBay where you can buy and sell household items. Always take pictures from different angles to show the potential customer the quality of the item that you are selling. You also have the option for them to make an offer, to get a better price on the item. This is a great site to find most anything.

The eBay company will have a certain way that they will want you to list your items for sale. You will be able to figure it out as you go. It will be step-by-step for you. Be sure to use a device that has a camera so you can put photos up with your listings.

Be sure to include a good, clear, picture of the item that you are trying to sell. This will let the buyers know exactly what product they can be expecting from you. Besides selling items on eBay you can also advertise in the eBay classified section.

Sometimes the way you list an item can make all the difference in the world. A catchy title or a cute phrase can make someone look at what you have for sale. Be sure and put plenty of pictures with descriptive information on them to increase your chance of selling your item.

eBay Classifieds

Always remember when you advertise in the classified section to leave your phone number and email address for potential customers. Also, give a full description of the product or services that you are advertising. Another important part of the classified section is to leave a photograph of the item for sale. This gives customers a real look at what they are bidding on.

Bidding

Be sure when you add an item on eBay for bidding, you need a start and end day to your auction. Giving a full, thorough description of the item for sale will make the item sale faster. You can have an item on auction for 7 days up to 30 days in length.

Make Money to Save Money

You can use eBay to your advantage as well. There are used items as well as new items that you can usually find at a cheaper price than the department store or the mall. This is a great money saving and time saving idea. All of the items I have ordered from eBay always arrive in a timely manner as well. Always report any problems to your buyer and if the two of you can't work it out among you and solve the issue, take your case and go directly to eBay.


How Do I Get Paid?

When you sale products on eBay the most common method of payment is PayPal. Using the eBay buyer protection plan, the customer will deposit money into your PayPal and remain pending, until their product is received in the mail. In some circumstances, you can arrange to use a cash or check but, that would be at your own discretion and will not be reimbursed by eBay if something goes wrong and you don't get paid. Always follow all of the policies of eBay in order to not delay getting your money put into PayPal.

Returns & Cancels: Be careful when you sell with eBay. It is important to follow all of their regulations or you will risk losing the right to sell any items on eBay's site. Returns and especially cancelled orders are a big NO, NO with eBay! They are unacceptable. This will get you in trouble the quickest with eBay and you will be banned from buying or selling on eBay.


* If you have ever had a store on eBau please share your thoughts in the comments box located at the bottom of this article.

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Customer Service Means Everything

With eBay is very strict when it comes to taking care of their shoppers. When you mail an item that you sell to a customer be sure and leave them a thank you message and provide a tracking number if your mailing products from the post office. There is a place to leave feedback. Always be sure to email your customers and thank them for their recent purchase(s) in order to drive repeat business to your store. To be honest working on eBay is great and can make cash but, they are serious when it comes to their policies. They do not want any mistakes. As mentioned before, they can restrict your ability to sell.

Shipping

If you use eBay for mailing your product you will receive shipping discounts and also eBay will provide a tracking number to your buyer. It is much easier using this system than it is using the post office. Also, you will need a postal scale which can be purchased for $20.00 or up.

How To Make Cash Selling on EBay

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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful info leslie. Voted interesting.

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