Continued from page 1
Also start studying competitors auctions to gain a perspective on state of market for your type of product.
This immediate and easy method of testing will enable you to decide whether product is worth pursuing and at what sales price.
If you fail to sell item on ebay (or Yahoo) at a price you're happy with, due to lack of demand or too much competition, then seriously consider whether you'll be able to make sufficient sales through other mediums such as a website.
If you're happy with results or see future possibilities then move on and get your own website. A domain name and hosting can be bought for under $15.
2 Strive for maximum automation and efficiency with your sales system.
If you're relatively new to computers, save yourself countless hours of proverbial learning curve and hire a local computer techie or geek to come to your house and show you exactly following things on your equipment.
a. How to take a good digital photograph of your product and upload it onto your hard drive. Then learn to upload it from your hard drive to your server. b. How to open an account with ebay, yahoo and paypal and how to list an item. Learn or hire someone who can write good compelling sales copy. Study copy of competitors auctions. c. How to create a basic, yet professionally adequate website and upload website to a server. Learn how to make changes on website then upload these changes to your server. Make sure when building your website it is optimized with keywords to rank well with search engines.
These techie people are plentiful and charge around $25 per hour and up.
Bypass a long and endless learning curve. Pay for private tuition in getting your sales system in place, optimzed and automated quickly.
Once you have your sales system in place and finely tuned for maximum automation and profit you can continually funnel products into system until you have a winner.
Miha Thornton Mothers of Home Based Business Resource Center Empowering mothers to make money at home http://www.mothersofhomebasedbusiness.com