One of my personal favorite ways to make some
extra money, Ebay is an incredible engine for
bringing in some extra dough!
Sell your old stuff:
Look around your house and sell whatever you
don’t need anymore.
Re-sell cheap finds:
Do what I do and catch crazy miscellaneous finds
at thrift stores and garage sales, then re-sell
them for profit!
Creative? Make jewelry or other crafty
I love browsing Michaels Craft Store and finding
eye catching necklace pendants on clearance.
I string them up on cords and sell them on Ebay,
tripling my investment.
Tips to Winning With Ebay
There are a few things to know before you begin
your amazing Ebay adventure, things I had to
learn the hard way through trial and error.
So save yourself some money and frustration by
following these simple tips:
Don’t pay for listings – To come out on top with
absolutely no cost risk, take advantage of
Ebay’s 50 free listings per month.
Normally listing fees are 30 cents per listing
so stop when you have used up your free ones and
wait for next month.
Take advantage of ebays free listing
extravaganzas. Randomly, ebay will email
you notifying you that you have been given
100,000 free listings to use before such and
such date. Keep an eye out for these
awesome opportunities to list free!
Take clear pictures! Pictures most
defidently will be the main thing that sells
your item. You are allowed up to 12 free
pictures per listing so really go crazy!
Make sure you estimate shipping costs correctly!
Easy to follow guidelines:
First, buy a cheap $10 weigh scale…I got mine on
…ebay! Make sure it weighs in ounces
if you live in the states.
If you are shipping books or manuscripts, ship
via Media Mail option for cheapest cost.
If you are shipping anything else weighing 13
oz. or below, use the First Class Mail
If the item weighs more than 13 oz., go with a
priority envelope (which you can pick up for
free at the post office)
If the item is to large in size to fit into a
priority envelope, save yourself money by using
flat rate boxes (also free at the post office)
For Mailing clothing and other unbreakable
items, save shipping cost by buying poly
mailers. I recently bought a pack of 200
on ebay for $12.
Always describe your items in detail and in
For clothing, always include measurements.
Unfortunately, even the most honest sellers will
have complaining buyers wanting a full refund
and a free item. Be cautious with how you
handle these particular customers as many will
not hesitate to leave bad feedback. Always
wait for the customer to receive their item
before leaving them positive feedback.
When customers win your auction but never follow
through to pay, you can open a case with ebay
towards them. You then either have the
option of waiting for the buyer to pay or you
can close the case and ebay will give you a free
listing credit for the item, as well as a refund
of the fee.
Ebay final sale fees – when your item sells,
ebay will automatically take roughly 5.25% of
the amount your item sold for.
Paypal is the preferred tool for collecting
payments and they will then charge you another
2.9% of the amount, plus a 30 cent fee.
Make sure you calculate these fees ahead of time
to make sure you make lots of ooy gooey profit!
Ebay can be an extremely fun and rewarding
experience to make money.