If you're involved as an affiliate for any product, you've probably wrestled with how you can sell product on eBay.
After all, eBay offers you a massive potential audience of 147 million members. And people who read about your product will likely have found it by searching thus saying they are interested in product area in which your product resides.
The bad news, however, is that there is no easy way to market affiliate products on eBay!
First of all, if you haven't heard of affiliate selling, here's a very quick description of how it works.
Fundamentally, selling an affiliate product requires that you get interested buyers to click on a special link. This link takes person to product owner's sales page. More importantly, link also contains your unique affiliate code - it is this code which ensures that sales made from your introductions are recorded in your affiliate account. Finally, if your prospect purchases product, it is owner who handles product delivery and who also you with your sales commission payment.
On eBay, you could easily set up an auction saying how marvellous your affiliate product is. You will certainly attract a number of people who would be interested in buying. The problem is, you have no legitimate way of selling it to eBay members!
It's against eBay's rules to have a link in your auction page which takes your readers away to another website to make a sale.
Also, if you think about it, you don't have affiliate product to deliver. There's no mechanism for you to make sale on eBay, and deliver product. If you recall, this is handled automatically by product owner.
So here are two ways in which you can tap into eBay market with your affiliate products.
1. The Simple System
You create an auction which explains benefits of affiliate product you're promoting.
What do you offer on your eBay auction for affiliate product?
You sell information on where to get hold of this superb product. And you sell these details for just one penny.
Whenever someone "buys" your information, you send them an email saying thank you for your purchase. You then explain they don't really need to send you a penny, and here is link to fantastic product in which they've expressed an interest.
Of course, link is YOUR affiliate link.
By way, in your auction description page please think of a new angle for product. You'll find almost everybody who is an affiliate for any popular product will be using suggested sales material supplied by product owner.