A frequently the question is; “Please tell me an easy way to make money on eBay.”

I believe the answer to this question really comes down to how you define the term easy.

It is my belief that there is no easier way to make money on the Internet than by selling items through eBay. It’s a straight-forward, 5 step process:

1. Get something to sell.

2. Photograph it, and write a description.

3. Upload your listing to eBay.

4. Collect your money.

5. Ship the item.

What could be simpler than that?

Perhaps what people are really asking is how can I easily get products to sell. From my experience this is what both newcomers and some experienced eBayers find difficult. I know people who travel to yard sales every week to find articles to sell on Ebay. They have done quite well financially.

However, there are easier ways, so in this article I just want to highlight 5 very simple ways that you can get products to sell without even leaving your computer.

1. What, no photograph?

There is hardly an item listed on eBay or any of the other online auctions that will not benefit from having a photograph or image included in the listing. In fact most items that are listed without a photograph that actually sell tend to bring on average 20% less than those with.

As an extreme example, clothing items offered without a photograph average a 78% lower selling price than those with. This would seem to indicate that you should browse eBay looking for these “photo less” items, buying them and then relisting with a photograph.

2. Finding the poorly listed item

Bad titles, short or poor descriptions, wrong category, poor spelling etc are all reasons for items not selling. You can find these by browsing around the auction site, but I would suggest an easier method.

Select the categories that you are interested in and look down the search feature for items finishing within the next hour.

You will surely find the bargains here that have failed to draw any bids for the reasons we have mentioned.

3. Wrong Time

In almost any book about eBay you will find tips on when is the best time for auctions to close. The most frequent times for most items are Sunday afternoon and evenings and Wednesday evenings. For business related items some experts suggest that Monday or Tuesday during office hours are best.

If you follow this logic then there must also be times when if your auction ends you will not do so well. I would think if you have an auction that finishes between say 5 am and 8 am on a Monday morning you will not have too many people waiting to place last minute bids to push the price up. Again buy and relist with your auction set to finish at a more sociable time and you could easily make a 20% or more profit for very little effort.

4. Buy Collections

For instance, if someone has a collection of 10 exotic birds, it is a fact that if they put all ten in one listing as a collection they will get less than if they had listed each item separately. But it is amazing how many sellers cannot be bothered to do this.

Many of the more astute Ebayers have purchased such collections and then made more from one of the items than they  had paid for the whole collection.

5. Other online auctions

Did you know that more than 95% of all online auction sales are on eBay? They have the largest number of registered buyers and items listed for sale. For this reason items offered for sale on eBay get the best prices.

So why not search around some of the smaller online auctions, because in many cases items listed with them will not attract such a good prices as could be achieved on eBay. Then all you have to do is buy from them and relist on eBay.

If you are looking to make money on the Internet these are 5 easy ideas for you to consider. Why not give some or all of them a try. To help you and for a limited time you can get this FREE ebook “eBay Cash”which contains The Secrets To Making Cash oneBay. Get it  HERE  while this free offer lasts.

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