We have discussed about various methods to earn cash online in our past articles. These moneymaking methods range from simple jobs like data entry to a bit more complicated ones like online marketing. One of the things that we’d recommend the most is to sell on the Internet, particularly through the online marketplace eBay. Starting to make money on eBay is ideal for new online entrepreneurs, as the site is a great starting point for any online entrepreneur.
For one, eBay costs far less than starting a website through which customers can directly buy your goods. Also, eBay has a very huge user base, which means that you are practically guaranteed an audience, even if it’s just a single person interested in your wares. Now, if you are looking to start an online business through eBay or simply would like to earn some extra cash from the same site, here are a few tips derived from experience:
It’s All About the Presentation
In order to make money on eBay, you’ll need to convince people that your products are worth the purchase. For this, how you present your product is of utmost importance, as it helps shoppers understand whether or not the product is one that they are looking for. A well-presented product is one with a good title, an accurate, concise description, and photos that fully represent the product and its features.
So what is a good title? Often, it is nothing more than a line comprising the generic name of the product, the brand, and the model number and model name. Avoid using too many keywords, or strange characters if you aim to draw attention, but don’t hesitate to add a few inviting words – adjectives like “new”, “sale”, etc.
You should also avoid using too many keywords in your description; set them aside for your tags instead. Just be concise without getting too lengthy and accurate to avoid misleading customers, intentionally or otherwise. In addition, avoid using too many pictures for a certain angle or feature. Just one for each is enough.
Sell Only What You Know
Avoid selling unfamiliar products. Rather, stick to those that you have good knowledge of. It’s better if it is something that you are interested in, as it enables you to sell with enthusiasm and thus motivation. If you are required to sell particular goods though, do your best to research and have a full understanding of them. Now before you decide on what you should sell, check first if it is legal by looking it up on eBay’s list of prohibited and restricted goods.
Anonymity is a No-No
If you want your customers to be comfortable with dealing with you, take off that shroud of anonymity and fill in your profile instead as your real name is often not enough. Cram your profile with all necessary information except for personal ones, and upload your picture if you have one.
Create an Interesting List
Lastly, you should create a list that would attract buyers. You can put the most attractive products and promos first on your list. You should also learn to make use of good titles as we have detailed above. Keep in mind that the key to make money on eBay is to attract customers and keep them long enough to be convinced to make a purchase.