How To Start a Business Selling on eBay

Written by Jose Valdez

Selling on eBay is gives you an opportunity to start a home based business. Many people have already started a home based business selling on eBay and many more will dorepparttar same. Virtually anyone can do it.

This guide will walk you throughrepparttar 147504 basics of starting a home based business selling on eBay.

What you need to Start a Home Based Business Selling on eBay You will need a computer, an internet connection, an eBay account which you can get free atrepparttar 147505 eBay website. You also need to be familiar with how to list items that are sold, and you will have to be able getrepparttar 147506 products sold torepparttar 147507 person(s) who buys from you.

Getting Started Selling on eBay

Before selling on eBay as a business, you will have to familiarize yourself withrepparttar 147508 eBay format if you have not already done so. Simply go to browse throughrepparttar 147509 categories that you feel you will be selling in. It is also a good idea to register (for free at and buy a few items yourself to get a feel forrepparttar 147510 process.

A few ofrepparttar 147511 questions you will want to answer are what are you going to going to sell, where you will get products from and at what cost, and who are your buyers going to be?

If you are serious about making serious about starting a profitable home based business selling on eBay, you are going to have to develop a marketing strategy.

The first important decision that you will have make is What to Sell."

What to Sell What can you sell on eBay? Pretty much anything. When you first start selling on eBay,repparttar 147512 items sold will most likely be things that are "lying aroundrepparttar 147513 house unwanted."

It is almost always better to focus your time and energy on selling a few items or related items.

Where to find Products for Sale? A major part ofrepparttar 147514 success of your home based business will being able to reliably find products that you will be able to sell for a profit.

Personal items - Selling personal that you do not want is a great place to start.

Garage and yard sales - You can spend some of your time shopping at garage and yard sales looking for items that you may be able to sell for a profit.

Estate sales - If you have a way of moving a lot of items that are being sold at estate sales, you can make a good profit by practically buying whole estates. However, if a professional is handlingrepparttar 147515 estate sale, you may not be able to buyrepparttar 147516 items at a low enough cost to benefit you.

Established retailers - You may be able to buy overstock, discontinued, damaged, seasonal products that were not sold from retail stores at a discount.

Buying from wholesalers - If you are careful in who you choose to buy from, what to buy, and all ofrepparttar 147517 costs associated with buying wholesale, this can be a good way to have a steady stream of products to sell. The most important decision may be who you choose as your wholesaler.

Finding a Niche Market Once you have an idea of what you want will be selling on eBay, you need to focus your efforts more and find one or more niche markets. If you sell books for example, you can consider selling mainly college textbooks. This will allow you to better knowrepparttar 147518 items that you will selling and more importantly your target customers andrepparttar 147519 categories which they buy from on eBay.

Start a Home Cleaning Service for less than $10!

Written by Randy Wilson

The home cleaning service is truly one ofrepparttar most lucrative home based businesses which could garner a huge amount of profits as well as peace of mind for you. People favorrepparttar 147394 home cleaning as a business because it gives you time flexibility as well asrepparttar 147395 pleasuring of being your own boss. Most Americans have woken up torepparttar 147396 reality that their busy life would not give any time to domestic services. As a result their homes are left unattended and not exactly neat and tidy as they want them to be. This gives rise torepparttar 147397 home cleaning business, whererepparttar 147398 home cleaning services could be outsourced to people like you.

Less than $100.00 up to more than $10,000. It all depends onrepparttar 147399 type of cleaning you are going to do. Carpet cleaning and sofa and wall cleaning will require expensive equipment that you will need to rent or purchase. Onrepparttar 147400 other hand, general house cleaning can be started usingrepparttar 147401 cleaning supplies you probably already own for cleaning your own home.

Financing sources:

  1. A start up business loan fromrepparttar 147402 bank.

  2. A start up business loan from government sponsored organization or a business organization. Non profit organizations supportrepparttar 147403 young and dynamics for loans upto $15000.

  3. Government sponsored business investment programs: Self-Employment Programs started by governments are a great and safest way to start your business.

  4. Investors: Angel investors(potential gap fillers between what you have and how much you need) and venture capitalists are other sources).

Pricing guidelines for service:
$50.00 to $175.00 and up per home or apartment. Depends onrepparttar 147404 area space, storeys, baths,attached rooms, and condition ofrepparttar 147405 home.

Advertising and Marketing Methods and Tips:

  • Regional ads inrepparttar 147406 newspaper
  • Direct mailing
  • Brochures to complex
  • Inserts in local newspapers
  • Online ads
  • Community bulletin boards
  • Ad inrepparttar 147407 telephone directory

Essential Equipment:
Sponges, buckets, spray bottles, vaccum cleaner, towels, SOS pads, cleaning supplies, mops, disposable rubber gloves, toilet brush, squeegee, old clothes etc. Income potential:
$90,000.00 a year and more. It all depends on how you delegaterepparttar 147408 work and have people working for you. If you clean three homes and charge $120 for one, that means $360 per day and $7,740 per month working 5 days a week (average figure).

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