One question that always seems to pop up is, "Where do I find products to sell on eBay?" Here are some ideas to get you started.
Start at Home
When you first get started, it can be a little unnerving. The best option is to start by looking around your own home. Think of items that you would sell in a garage sale. However, instead of pricing each item and lugging it outside hoping for a nice sunny day, you can advertise them on Internet.
Hot sellers on eBay are collectibles such as coins, stamps, or dolls. You can check out collectibles category to get a better idea of what people love to buy. Anything that will move up in value would fall in this category.
This popular category would include anything that people use and then would need to buy again such as lotions, perfumes, camera film, candles, etc.
In this category, you would sell anything that can be sent on a CD or floppy disc or downloaded from Internet. This is another popular category.
Hobby into Profit
If you have a favorite hobby, such as creating custom wreaths or swags, making homemade soaps or lotions, sewing stuffed animals, whatever it might be, put it to work for you. Turn your hobby into a business using eBay. People do it all time and make good money.
Small but Expensive
One of best ways to make good money on eBay is to sell small but expensive items. This allows you to move more items without bulk of heavy shipping and to move fewer items while making more money. This type of selling provides you with a much higher profit margin.
While many sellers on eBay sell anything you can imagine, many of power sellers specialize. Rather than offer 100 different items with no real connection, focus in on something that you can offer several varieties and then change those varieties out from time to time. Two great examples are purses and shoes, and paintings. You are staying in same category but providing a multitude of options. Gotham Online is a perfect example. They have their website, shopgco.com, listed with eBay and offer a tremendous value on high quality men and women’s shoes. Once buyer finds value of this site, next time they need shoes, they will go back to this site, either through eBay or directly to URL. However, buyer will not become bored since styles and brands of shoes rotate on a consistent basis.