Making Money with eBay

Have you ever tried to sell something online? If you have, then you might have used eBay to list your items and look for bidders/buyers. Some people are able to make a decent amount of money by selling their products through eBay, and some people don’t have any good luck at all.

It can be hard to profit from eBay sales in order to live off of your eBay earnings, but it can be well worth it if you are dedicated and good at what you are doing. I actually know of a couple of people who this worked very well for.


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Find items in your home

If you are like me, then you probably have tons of things already in your home that you can list online. Maybe you have something vintage-like that will sell for a lot of money. Maybe you just have  a nice dress that you know will fetch a lot of bidders.

If you decide not to sell stuff that is already yours, you can either make something on your own or buy from a wholesaler and sell online. The options are unlimited for what you can sell.

Take great pictures

Pictures are key when it comes to selling something online. Most people who are shopping online will want some sort of picture so that they can make sure that they are about to buy the correct item. Be sure to show as many angles as you can, and make sure the lighting is flattering for the object.

With a more expensive product listing, you may even want to get professional photography done if you are not very good at taking pictures. A bad quality picture can definitely mean a loss when it comes to how much more you could have sold it for if only you would have had better photography of the product that you wanted to sell.

Don’t forget about the details

When listing your item, be sure to include all details. Being a customer online is tough, because you don’t know exactly what you are buying. This is where you come in. Very thorough details in your product listing will help the customer decide if that is the correct item for them or not.

For example, if it’s a clothing item, be sure to include length, width, size, colors and so on. If it is something older, be sure to describe its use, what year it’s from and other similar features that may be asked.

Respond to all e-mails and messages

When you sell items online, occasionally potential buyers will reply to your listing with questions. Make sure to answer these questions thoroughly and in a professional manner. Being polite to everyone is very important because you never know if they will tell others about your products, or if they will be giving you a rating.

Also, just having great customer service is important also of course! 🙂


Have you ever sold an item on eBay? What has been your experience with eBay?


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