Starting an eBay home business

Written by Murray Hughes

Starting an eBay Home Business

Do I need to explain what eBay is?

If ‘Yes’, where have you been living forrepparttar past 5 years? On Mars?

EBay isrepparttar 143976 world’s largest Internet auction site. There are a reported 30,000,000 users, but that number has probably increased inrepparttar 143977 time delay between me writing this article and you reading it.

There is no doubt that eBay is a fantastic place to find bargains. There really doesn’t seem to be any limit to what you can find and buy there. I’ve seen websites sold for 8 million and real estate going for $12,000,000.

That’s some hefty stuff!

But did you know you can get a cut of that action? eBay has created more home businesses than any other event in human history, and to think, only a short while agorepparttar 143978 Internet as we know it didn’t even exist.

To become an eBay seller all you need to do is register as a seller and then put up your product for sale.

However, that is an over-simplified summary, here are a few considerations you must ..err..consider: •What products will I sell? •Where will I find my products? •How much will it cost me to sell each product (price of product + eBay listing fees)? •Where in eBay will I list my products? •What will I say in my ad? •What starting bid should I choose? •How will I process payments? •How will I getrepparttar 143979 product torepparttar 143980 buyer?

Let’s look at each of these questions a little closer.. •What products will I sell?  Choose products that are in abundant supply (because you can sell more and not waste time searching for them) but not readily available in your local Walmart (unless you can sell them a lot cheaper).

•Where will I find my products?  Find a supplier that can providerepparttar 143981 products you want at a good price. Not as difficult as it sounds, read to learn more.

•How much will it cost me to sell each product (price of product + eBay listing fees)?  When creating your ads (eBay listings) you will notice there are different listing options that have different fees. But you must be sure that atrepparttar 143982 end ofrepparttar 143983 day, you are left with a profit after listing fees and product cost.

Starting an Errand Service

Written by Jose Valdez

If you are thinking of starting a home based business, one idea is to start an errand service. With this home based business you will be running errands for people who either do not haverepparttar time or would rather pay someone else to do them.

What You Will Need You will need a reliable vehicle (preferably a van), a pager, a cell-phone and a small area where you can call your office. It is also preferable if you live in a large metropolitan area and have access to a good number of businesses in your area.

Pricing The rate that you charge will vary slightly, depending onrepparttar 143936 area, demographics and whatrepparttar 143937 competition is charging. However, most errand services charge between $15 and $20 an hour.

Your Target Market Your target market will most likely be white collar businesses. You will be targeting people with higher paying jobs such as business executives that are willing to pay a fee to have an errand run in order to free up some of their time. These errands will include services such as: food and delivery pick-up, dry-cleaning delivery and pick-up, grocery pick-up, etc.

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