So you’ve decided to make your millions selling on the Web. Not a bad idea. Millions of people around the world make their living selling online. eBay, the fastest growing company in history, is an excellent place to sell your products. But, being knowledgeable about how to start an online selling business is essential. Here are six tips on how to make money selling on eBay.
Many people post job ads on Craiglist to generate leads for referrals with a posting for ‘market research’ or any number of things. On the plus side, you’re sure to have people contacting you who are interested in making extra money. This is how I got signed up, actually. On the negative side, most of your leads are people who are looking for an actual job and probably won’t appreciate someone wasting their time. Also, it’s a violation of Craigslist posting guidelines, and repeated abuse could result in your IP address getting permanently banned from posting on the site.
You don’t want to make the mistake of coming off as offering inferior goods or services just because you are able to charge lower prices than your competition. People may become suspicious of this thinking that they are not receiving quality products. Because of this sometimes mistaken perception, you may have to explain why your prices are lower. If you are able to purchase product at a more economical level than other companies, than tell your customers that “we pass the savings on to you”.
Another nice freelance program allows you to get paid for Market Research. Even in the poor economy, marketing is still a large business and marketers need demographic and other information to market products successfully. These research programs are like focus groups that you may have seen at the mall or at a hotel but instead they are done at home. Most of the research tasks take less then an hour with a very nice payout.
Make sure you research your market well before jumping in. For example… you come across a product with and unbelievable ‘gravity’ of say 300-400, just be aware that there may be way to many people promoting this product, and it may cost you a significant amount to enter such a competitive marketplace. Research and discard if necessary, don’t panic – you’ll find hundreds of alternate ideas to examine further.
Build a list. You have to do this. Not everyone who visited your website is going to buy from you. You need to capture their contact information and follow up with them. A list is the most important asset for every internet marketer. If you are not building your list, you are not growing your internet business. Keep on provide quality content and build relationship with your market.
To find the best surveys that pay, you need someone who has access to these marketing firms. You need this help to start up. The initial investment is inexpensive and you can earn it back on the same day.
If the steps outlined above are followed then you stand a much greater chance of success when taking your product to the marketplace. If you can survive the first year and make enough money to keep the business and yourself financially stable, chances are that you’re onto a winner!