The Top Ten Tips For Auction Success!

Written by Joe Clare

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4. Auction Start/Close Time You must plan your auction start/close time aroundrepparttar bidders you wish to attract to your auction. Ifrepparttar 147542 product you are selling appeals torepparttar 147543 working woman,repparttar 147544 best time to start/end your auction would be inrepparttar 147545 evening or onrepparttar 147546 weekend. Always create a profile on your product and what group ofrepparttar 147547 population you are selling to.

3. Item Description Not enough information or too much rambling of information will discourage people from bidding. So too will to many typos. Your item description must be clean and concise. Succinctly provide allrepparttar 147548 information required to describerepparttar 147549 item sufficiently and create buyer interest.

2. Image You need to use an image on your auction page. Remember a picture is worth a 1000 words! Potential bidders will want to see whatrepparttar 147550 item looks like before they make a bid. With digital cameras, being so affordable these days adding a image to your auction page is easier then ever. But, make surerepparttar 147551 image is clear and well lit to show it's detail or any imperfections it may have. Also, keeprepparttar 147552 image at a reasonable pixel size so your auction page doesn't take to long to load.

1. Headlines This isrepparttar 147553 most important issue for getting more bidders to your auction page. You must include words that people will search on eBay. And, you must make your headline enticing, so potential bidders will click it. If you are selling an antique make-up table a headline saying old vanity table would not pull in a lot of bidders. But, if you said something like "Vintage Vanity Table - Mint Condition - Collectors Item" not only would you get more potential bidders to view your auction, you would also be using words people would search eBay for. Your auction title would appear in searches for Vintage, Vanity Tables, Collectors Items. Therefore, allowing even more potential bidders to see your headline.

Happy Selling! Joe Clare

Joe Clare is an active Netpreneur and eBayer! He is the author of numerous articles on how to succeed on eBay! Check out his latest Best Selling eBook "eBay Marketing Wholesale SourcePak" Your Passport to Success! at

How To Start a Business Selling on eBay

Written by Jose Valdez

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Choosing Categories to list your Products in Browserepparttar eBay categories that are most relevant torepparttar 147504 product(s) that you are selling and list them inrepparttar 147505 categories that haverepparttar 147506 most visitors and buyers alsorepparttar 147507 onesrepparttar 147508 ones that arerepparttar 147509 most specific to what you are selling. In most cases, you should list your items in no less than 5 categories.

Keeping Track of you Auctions You will need to be able track an auction from beginning to end. When you begin to have a large number of products listed for sell, you will need to develop a system to keep track of all of them. If you list only a few items at a time, you may be able to keep track of them with a spreadsheet or on a piece of paper. If you will be listing numerous items at once, you want to use software.

If you will not be using software to keep track ofrepparttar 147510 listings, be sure write downrepparttar 147511 item number, URL, listing price, listing date and time, andrepparttar 147512 category(s).

When an auction ends, write downrepparttar 147513 time it ended,repparttar 147514 selling price if any, andrepparttar 147515 buyer's contact information. Indexrepparttar 147516 auctions by auction number for future reference. This system works if you have only a few items listed at a time. It is very important to keep track of all of your auctions, especially for tax purposes.

Posting Pictures One aspect you will want to become very familiar with will be posting quality pictures. If you will be selling any physical product, this is essential. All that you need to post a picture is a digital camera and a way to uploadrepparttar 147517 image(s) to your computer.

Develop a Strategy for Selling on eBay Again, I have to stress that when starting an eBay business, treat it like a business if you are serious about making real money selling on eBay. Develop a strategy before you begin to invest any significant amount of time, energy and money into your eBay business. Ask yourself questions such as: What will I be selling? Who will I be selling to? Where will I getrepparttar 147518 products? Will I be selling a high volume of products at a low profit margin or a low number of items for a higher profit per sale?

Many people have already started and are operating a successful home based business selling on eBay. If owning and operating a home based business is what you want, selling on eBay is one more idea and opportunity to do so.

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