Making eBay Money with Pure Strategy
Of course, what we need to make a better living is to make money. There are a
lot of things you can venture out along the digital world. When you are online,
there is a plethora of ways to get your pocket full of money, but of course, you
need to do it the way it's meant to be. They all say it's hard, we know that,
here are some probable things to keep you on track in making money particularly in eBay.
What are the basics of selling on eBay and what does it mean to "run your
business like a business?" Let's take a look:
Set up and organize your business like a professional business - because it is.
If you take shortcuts and try to operate on the cheap, you will never be taken
seriously. The internet is still a scary place for some folks. Take the time to
brand you business create a look and feel that your customers can relate to and
one that creates a sense of confidence.
Invest in Automation early. Whether you use an online system such as Vendio,
Mpire or eBay's Selling Manager or offline software such as those made by
Blackthorne, Marketbalst, or others, you want to automate from the beginning.
Automation saves you time and make your operation appear and function, more professionally.
When you make some money, don't rush out and spend it. Always reinvest in your
business and keep reinvesting in your business.
Time is your most precious resource. Anything you can do to automate functions
and get others to perform simple operational tasks will free you to do the
management and creative tasks that will build your business.
Every listing is a reflection of you and your business. Each listing should look
professional and contain keyword-rich headlines, good photos and item descriptions
that are accurate, complete and that sell.
Establish sales, payment, and shipping and return policies that are both friendly
and yet support your business model. Don't be dictatorial. EBay is a community
built on trust. If you trust others to do right they usually will. The percentages
that don't are quite small and you should treat it as a cost of doing business.
Build and preserve an excellent feedback reputation. Feedback is the window
through which others see you. You can have great products, compelling product
descriptions and super photos -- but if you have a lousy feedback score, your
business will suffer.
Great feedback is built by providing great customer service. Treat every
customer as you would like to be treated and you will always have a high score.
Follow the rules. A lot of new sellers become frustrated by eBay's complex
listing regulations. You can't fight city hall. EBay is like the government.
Some of the rules may seem petty and unfair, but it is their platform, their
business and they make the rules.