Monday, October 20

How To Make Money On Ebay While You Sleep


How many times have you seen that advertisement recently? Chances are that this ad or one like it has made it's way to your inbox several times, maybe more.

You probably hit that delete button the minute you see the word "IMMEDIATELY" didn't you?

Well, the next time you get one of those ads, think again! You CAN make money almost immediately using Ebay and I will give you some tips on exactly how to do that.

Pick a product or item to sell
Ask yourself these questions as you choose what to sell to the public.
•    What are people looking for?
•    How much are they willing to pay for it?
•    Will the item require special shipping?
•    Basically, is there a market for this thing?

Answer those questions, meet the challenges presented and you are on your way to making money online, baby!

Now that you have something in mind, it's time to…

Do some homework
Go to Ebay and do a few searches related to a specific product line. See what people are offering and IF the product you are selling is already being sold into oblivion. The idea is to get something new and exciting out there so people just can't survive without it, and THEN be the only seller offering it to them!


A little homework goes a long way for you here. You can learn what categories things are listed in, how much the market price is currently and what search terms are being entered. With this information, you can stay competitive.

Now you have a product AND a little education, it's time to…

Write an AWESOME description
This is a vital part of the Ebay listing and is the first thing that potential buyers see. Use descriptive words, adjectives and word groupings that catch the eye. Words like "no charge" and "free" have power! If you know a little basic HTML, use colors and font sizes to accentuate the WOW! factors.

Build the product up to "God" status but don’t lie! Just accent the positive and present the best mental picture possible.

Add a photo to the listing. Why? Because it's FREE and people like to see what they are bidding on. A picture can sell a thousand items, folks!

And now it's time to…

Put together an AWESOME package deal
People love free things and the word (FREE) will draw buyers to your listing like bees to honey. As an example, I used to offer my buyers a free t shirt with every item bought and they absolutely ate it up. All you need to do is add the phrase **FREE BONUS** to your description. Curiosity will prevail and if you offer it, they will come.

Another way to draw buyers in to your listing is to figure the freight into the price of the item. In your description, you can use "Free Shipping" as a selling point. Repeat that in the listing text body. This sounds simplistic, but it works!

Remember that these buyers never meet you or see you in person, so all they know about you is what they see on their computer screen.

Make a great first impression!

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