How to Start an EBay Business With $50 in Your Pocket!
Starting an eBay business is a lot easier than you may expect, even if you don't have
anything to sell! That is one of the great things about eBay. You can find listings for
lots and wholesale items right on the site, buy them and then piece them out in individual
listings for great profits!
One of the easiest businesses to start on eBay is a Vintage Jewelry Business. Below you
will find step by step instructions on how to set up your own and start raking in the
profits just like I did. This is a not theory folk, I've actually done it myself and
became an eBay Powerseller within just a few months.
To start an eBay business you will need a valid email address and a credit card. Any
credit card will do, even a pre-paid debit card. Just follow the steps below and you will
be selling in no time:
1. Go to eBay.com To the right of
the eBay logo at the top left of the screen you will see the sign in or register links.
Click on register and follow the simple instructions. In a few moments you will be a
registered eBay seller able to list items for sale, and will have your own Home Page to
2. The next (and most important) thing you need to do is set up a PayPal account
so you can get paid for the items you sell. Having a PayPal account is mandatory and
PayPay is a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay, so the registration process is just as
simple, and your two accounts will be linked. This is great because you can do your
shipping through PayPal in an easy process that provides discounts, tracking, and delivery
3. Now you are ready to begin selling. If you already have merchandise to sell
you can skip this step. If not go to the eBay home page and I will show you how to start
an eBay business selling Vintage Jewelry. In the upper left hand of the screen click on
Categories, and then click on Jewelry and Watches. Under Wholesale Lots click on Mixed Lots.
Find what looks to be a nice mixture of jewelry at a reasonable price and buy it.
4. Now you have your merchandise. The next thing to do is take photos of it with
a digital camera. The photos don't have to be of professional quality, but should be clear
close-ups of the item. You can start out on your kitchen table under a bright overhead
light. You can improve your photography later by using one of the many tutorials provided
for free by eBay.
5. Now you are ready to list your items. I'll give you the basics, but again,
you can improve the quality of your listings with the free tutorials provided by eBay.
First, go to your eBay home page. On the toolbar at the upper right click on sell. Enter a
short description of your item, such as: Vintage Costume Earrings, and press enter. You
will be taken to a Category page.
Select the appropriate category. Fill in the easy to understand template. Write a clear
and concise description of your item giving as much detail as possible. Make sure you
include measurements, colors, and any markings that may be on the piece. Again, check
the eBay tutorials for improvement. When you are finished press enter. Repeat the process
for each item you wish to sell.
That's it! That's all you need to know if you want to know how to start an eBay
business. The rest is automatic. Check your home page to see what you have sold, follow
the simple instructions to ship your item, and sit back and watch the money roll into your
PayPal account. Good luck with your new business venture!
Andrew Minalto is founder and CEO of the Web's largest auction templates company
Spicy Auction Templates.
Andrew runs successful information publishing business as well as an eBay store and
an online retail store. The recently launched
Easy Auction Business
website is dedicated for all people trying to achieve financial freedom or just to make
some extra money by selling on eBay.co.uk