The Pros and Cons of Selling on eBay

Are you interested in becoming an eBay seller? If you are, you are definitely not alone, as eBay has become a relatively quick and easy way to make money online. Each day, a large number of individuals use eBay to make extra money from home and a few lucky ones are even able to make enough money to support themselves or their families. Before you jump on the eBay selling bandwagon, you are advised to take a few minutes and examine the pros and cons of selling on eBay.

One of the many pros, or plus sides, to selling on eBay is the fact that is it is relatively easy to do. Once you create an eBay account, you can start listing items that you have in your possession for sale right away. When doing so, it is also easy to do. eBay has a step-by-step process for listing items for sale, in traditional auction formats or buy it now formats. In fact, eBay also has a program that lets you compile your auctions, with pictures and descriptions, when you aren’t even connected to the internet. As soon as you connect to the internet, you can begin to upload your listings and have them start right away.

Another one of the many pros to selling on eBay is that just about anyone can do it. You don’t have to have big fancy, expensive items to sell on eBay. In fact, a large number of those selling on eBay are just selling items that are taking up space in their homes; items they don’t want anymore. If you are interesting in becoming an eBay seller, but you aren’t sure as to how much you can depend on eBay for income, you may want to think about testing the waters. You can do this by listing the items have you have around your home for sale. Items that tend to sell relatively well are lots, or groups, of toys and infant clothing.

While there are a number of pros, or plus sides, to selling on eBay, there are also a number of cons, or downsides, to doing so as well. One of the biggest cons or downsides to selling on eBay is the competition. As it was previously mentioned, a large number of internet users have started using eBay to make extra money or even make a living. This is what leads to multiple auction listings for the exact same items. While this is nice for the eBay buyers, it can hurt you as a seller. When the supplier is higher than the demand, you may not make as much money off of your items as you had originally hoped to, if they even sell at all.

Another downside to selling on eBay is the fees associated with doing so. In recent years, eBay has redone their fee structure, often to raise their fees. Although these fees are still considered relatively low, they could put a damper on your profits, which alone are sometimes hard to come by. Of course, there are ways that you can the most out of eBay fees. For instance, if you have a “hot seller,” you could start your auction out at a low price, as the fees are less for doing so; however, you are taking a gamble, as you never have any guarantees as for how much your items will sell for. Perhaps, the unknown is one of the biggest downsides to selling on eBay; you never really know if you are going to make money or even if you will end up losing money.

As you likely already know, the decision as to whether or not you want to become an eBay seller is yours to make, but, when making your decision, you are advised to keep the above mentioned points in mind. With a relatively equal amount of pros and cons, you may be wondering what your best option is. For more accurate information, you may want to think about testing the eBay seller waters, as you are able to sell whenever you want, with no minimum auction requirements.

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Make Money on eBay: How to Find Profitable Products to Sell on eBay (Part 2)

Drop Shipping
Drop shipping means selling for someone else. You will not have to buy anything or stock any products. The supplier stocks all products at the warehouse and shipping is done directly to the customers you point out. All you need to do is decide what you want to sell and list it on eBay. Once the item is sold, the customer will send the payment to you, you will then send the payment to the supplier and the supplier will dispatch the item to the customer.

The supplier has his product catalog with wholesale price to each product and you decide what items in the catalog to sell at a retailed price fixed by you. How are you going to fix the price? The price you fix should be based on the supplier’s price, eBay fees and delivery costs.

The advantages of drop shipping is that you don’t need any upfront money nor do you need any stock. There are a few disadvantages too. You will not know whether the supplier has enough stock of the item you are selling. You will need to constantly keep in touch with the supplier and checking out supplies. This is where a good genuine drop shipping company helps. I have compiled a list of US drop ship company to help you find a drop ship company that is suitable to your ebay business. Click here for the list.

Flea Markets
If you are one to frequent flea markets, you would know that it is a place where vendors sell their goods or even trade goods. You will find inexpensive goods from various parts of the country. It is a known fact that the second hand goods found at flea markets are sometimes worth far more than what the buyer pays. If you can lay your hands on something like that, you can make a fortune at eBay.

Discount Stores or Department
A discount store is a retail store where things are sold much cheaper than at a traditional department store. You can find a wide assortment of goods like electronic equipment, jewelry, electrical appliances and many others. Wall-Mart, Target and K-mart are examples of such discount stores that attract price conscious customers. If you are living in the US, this is going to be great for you, as you can make a ton of money just buying here and selling on eBay.

Trade Shows
Trade shows are the place to be for someone who sells on eBay. This is where all the manufacturers meet and you will have a chance to get the information straight out of the horse’s mouth, before actually deciding on buying their goods. Before deciding on going to a trade show, try and find out which manufacturers are going to be there and what the goods are. If it is anything that you are interested in selling, you can meet the supplier.

Just use your imagination to find goods at inexpensive prices. There are some more for the road, which include Government auctions, Liquidators, Newspaper and magazine classifieds and wholesale gift catalogs.

Remember, wherever you choose to get them from, use your judgment in determining the quality and worth of an item and go for it only when you are sure in your mind that this is going to bring in profit after deducting all the other expenses involved.

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Google Page Creator Allows AdSense Ads

Google Page Creator (GPC) has enhanced their features by allowing javascript. This means users can add AdSense ads to their GPC websites and earn AdSense revenue. Here's are the steps to adding AdSense code to a GPC website:

1) Login to your AdSense account to generate AdSense code.
2) Login to your GPC account and look for 'edit HTML'. If you cannot see it, press F11.
3) Insert your AdSense code anywhere you like.
4) Save changes to publish the page and your are done.


Don't view your GPC website too many times for testing because this will increase your page impressions and your AdSense account may be banned by Google. The source of this information is from

A Short Introduction to Google Page Creator (GPC)
Google Page Creator has launched for about a year. It is another project of Google lab. GPC enable users to build a free website without having to learn HTML code. Google will host all the GPC sites and the domain name for a GPC site will be You need a Gmail a/c when signing in to GPC to create your webpages. If you want to test drive GPC but don't have a Gmail a/c yet. Here's the link to sign up

Another way to get a Gmail a/c is ask your friends or family members to request Google to send an invitation email to you.

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Make Money on eBay: How to Find Profitable Products to Sell on eBay (Part 1)

You would have heard of people making a lot of money with eBay, selling various products. These success stories compel us to read about eBay and understand how it works.

It is an auction website that is said to be one of the largest online websites and receives millions of visitors every day. Selling on eBay gives us the opportunity to sell to people from all over the world, unlike a physical store, where only locals are targeted. Earning a full time income from home is no longer a dream!

Your first question would be what to sell and where do you find products to sell? Start by selling the few odds and ends that are lying around the house. The saying that one man’s junk is another’s gold holds so true. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you sell under quality stuff. Below are some of the ways to find products to sell on ebay:

Your Home
A good place to find products to sell in the initial stages is your home. I am sure you have plenty of baby clothes, car seats, toys, monitors, books, china, cards, comics, electronics and a number of other things. As long as they are in good condition, these can be sold easily. Once you make some cash with these, you can venture into buying stuff for selling on eBay.

Second Hand Shops and Garage Sales
With the money that was made from selling things around the house, you can now start buying from second hand shops and garage sales. Look out for things that are in good condition. If you are lucky, you may find things that sell well. Do not venture into selling things that are too heavy and go for lightweight items that are easy to send. You will be amazed at the number of things you will find and the profit that can be made.

Once you have made enough from the above methods, you can start searching for a good wholesaler, where you can find goods at great wholesale rates.

Finding a good wholesaler is not an easy task. There are so many so-called wholesalers whose prices are not competitive. You will not find much help here if you ask others because nobody wants to share the names of good wholesalers as they don’t want competition. This is the art of survival at it’s best!

First, you will need to look around at what is being sold on ebay and what sells well, and check the pulse of eBay. From my experience, I would say that electronics sell very well and since new ones keep entering the market every day, you will find a lot of buyers. Search for wholesalers in this niche, and settle for one that is the best.

I would suggest you join This is a place where you can find some of the best wholesalers for anything and everything you can think of. They even have a forum where you can meet others and get some ideas on legitimate wholesalers.

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Money Making Tool - Site Builder

Make money online usually requires a website. If you have planned to profit online from a website and ready to spend several hundred dollars to hire a web designer to build a website for you. Here's a good news, you don't need to pay to get a new website. Below is the link to download and install a free offline website builder.

Bluevoda Website Builder

You can use it to build any kind of websites (websites for AdSense or promoting affiliate programs) with little or without technical knowledge. You don't need to start from scratch if you don't want to. The idea is to select a ready-to-use website template and add all your content, picture and links to the template. What about search engine optimization? I have been using this site builder for about 6 months and my website now ranks first page on some search engines. So this site builder has no problem building search engine friendly webpages.

To be familiar with the site builder, you may need to spend some time to watch their short video tutorials. Also some practice before you begin designing your website will be good. The site builder allow you to build many websites absolutely free. You only need to pay for a reasonable price to purchase a domain name and a hosting package when you have decided to publish a site on the Internet.

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7 Ways to Make Money Online

Again and again we're talking about how to make money online. As I can say, the primary ways most people are making money are using this program.

1) Google AdSense
It is getting more and more people like to make money with AdSense through a website. Creating an AdSense site is not difficult as there are a number of site builders allow people to build websites without programming knowledge and skills. To generate Adsense revenue from your website you need visitors. The more people visit your site, the higher your AdSense earning will be.

2) eBay Business
Have a lot of old stuff or unwanted things? Why not sell them on ebay and make some extra money. If you need to make more profit by selling a wide variety of products, here's how you can find products for reselling on ebay:
1) Buy from flea market.2) Deal with wholesaler or dropship wholesaler.

3) Virtual Assistance
If you like to have a work at home job, consider becoming a virtual assistance. A virtual assistance work at home for a company or a business. The tasks of virtual assistances may include data entry, administrative works, book keeping, handling customers enquiries, issuing bills and many more. The pay rate of virtual assistances usually anywhere between $5 to $50 per hour.

4) Blog
Blog is often being as a personal diary. You can write anything to your blog as long as the content is legal and ethical. So how to make money with a blog? Below are some of the ways:

1) Sell your own product using a blog.
2) Promote affiliate programs on your blog.
3) Host Google Ads and earn AdSense revenue.

Your success will depend on the popularity of your blog. The more reader read your blog, the more money you will make.

5) Affiliate Marketing
BusinessAffiliates make money by selling other people stuff. To generate sales, you need to drive potential buyers to your merchant's website. There are several methods you can use to send potential buyers to your merchant's site:
1) Open a Google AdWords account to advertise on Google.2) Build an opt-in subscriber list through a website or blog and promote your affiliate products to your subscribers.3) Article marketing.

6) Get Paid to Sign up Offers
Need an easy way of making money online? Join free and start earning cash by completing companies offers and building your downline. Most of the paid offers are available to US residents only. International members can still make money by referring new members.

7) Forex Trading
It is interesting to trade currencies. There are many technical tools you can use to form your own trading system and strategy. You can achieve high return month by month if your trading techniques consistently predict the market movement accurately. However forex investment involves high degree of risks. So it is not suitable for everyone. When trading forex, you should investment only the amount you afford to lose.

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