Network Marketing Is A Relationship Business

Written by Kirk Bannerman

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The team building aspect of network marketing is of vital importance torepparttar success of each individual member and torepparttar 117157 team as a whole. Two key elements of team building are trust and confidence and these factors play a very large role, particularly for new team members.

As a team leader, you need to be knowledgeable aboutrepparttar 117158 business (products, services, or whatever) and straightforward with answers to questions aboutrepparttar 117159 business as well as providing timely and thorough support to your team members. These actions will cementrepparttar 117160 relationship and build trust and confidence among your team members.

Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and resides in California. For more details, visit his website at

Small Business Q & A: The Secrets Of Starting A Successful Ebay Business

Written by Tim Knox

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One ofrepparttar biggest obstacles to building a successful eBay business may berepparttar 117156 stiffness ofrepparttar 117157 competition. Many sellers sell identical items andrepparttar 117158 price wars often get ugly, but that's to be expected in a free market place, which is exactly what eBay is.

You may berepparttar 117159 only store in town that's selling that one of a kind, custom made just for you, brokerepparttar 117160 mold after they made it, Dale Earnhart Memorial Bobble Head Action Figure (Earnhart fans would string me up if I called it a Doll), but do a quick search on eBay and you'll probably find a hundred others just like it.

So, can you build a profitable business selling on eBay?

Certainly, thousands of people have done it and so can you.

Here are a few tips to help get you started.

Sell Quality Products Don't sell junk! Leaverepparttar 117161 knick-knacks and fake leather jackets torepparttar 117162 less informed. You should offer only quality products at a fair price.

Research The Competition Once you have your product in mind, don't invest a dime on inventory until you have spent some time on eBay to see whatrepparttar 117163 competition is doing. If you want to sell motorcycle helmets, for example, you should look at current auctions to see how many others are selling similar helmets and what prices they are charging. This step is vital since you may discover that you can't compete with current sellers on price or there is simply no market for what you have to offer.

Start Slowly Many people believe thatrepparttar 117164 more items they have for sale on eBayrepparttar 117165 better. They will invest thousands in inventory and spent hundreds on listing fees (yes, eBay charges you to list items for sale and collects a final fee ifrepparttar 117166 item sells). Those arerepparttar 117167 folks that usually end up with ten thousand Ginsu knives forever in their garage.

Test, Test, Test A fair portion of eBay auctions result in no sales, so it's best to testrepparttar 117168 waters before jumping in with both feet.

List a few items and see how they sell. If an item doesn't sell, list it at least twice more. Some items might not sellrepparttar 117169 first time, but mayrepparttar 117170 second or third, then sell steadily from then on.

If an item gets no bidsrepparttar 117171 first time, consider adjusting your price or your terms. If an item sells well, keep it in stock and then experiment with another item.

Do Your Homework eBay is too broad a subject to be covered fully here, but there are a multitude of books available that can help you start an eBay business. In fact, I bet you'll find most of them for sale at this very moment at eBay.

What's my bidů

Here's to your success.

Tim Knox For information on starting your own online or eBay business, visit

Tim Knox as the president and CEO of two successful technology companies: B2Secure Inc., a Web-based hiring management software company; and Digital Graphiti Inc., a software development company. Tim is also the founder of, an ebusiness dedicated to the success of online entrepreneurs.

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