Making Money on eBay

The birth of eBay

The online auction site eBay has been around since 1995 and it has grown to be the biggest auction site in the world.  The first item that was sold on eBay was a broken laser pointers. The creator of eBay, Pierre Omidyar was astonished and then contacted the winning bidder to ask him, if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. The buyer responded and said that he was a collector of broken laser pointers . So, among other things, we can learn from this story, that everything, absolutley everything can be sold. you can sell broken things, products with defects, your own made crap, everything. The only thing you have to do is find a buyer and at the moment eBay is definitely one of the best places to present things to sell.

Becoming an eBay seller

If you are thinking about ways to make money online, becoming a seller on eBay can definetly be one option, as eBay is a pretty easy ad fast way to make money online. Thousands of people all over the world use this online auction site to make extra cash from their homes and there also are individuals who earn their main income from trading on eBay. One of the biggest pros of becoming a seller on eBay is, that it’s very easy to do. Once you create an account, you are ready to start listing the items you wish to sell – that’s how simple it is. You’ll be amazed what people want to buy – the things you usually would throw away could easily make you a few extra buchs, only by listing them in eBay. And here we have another pro – you can sell about everything. You don’t have to have big and/or expencive items to be a sucsessful seller on eBay. Everyone can and in fact, most of the people selling on eBay are regular people just like you, selling items that just take up space in their homes. So, in conlusion the pros of selling on eBay and making some money from your home are:
  • It’s easy to become a seller
  • It’s simple to start selling, listing your items
  • You can sell about everything


The hard part of making money in eBay

The things that make selling on eBay and earning some cash online so easy and simple, are actually the things why everyone doesn’t make a fortune by doing it. It’s the competition – millions of people use eBay and list a huge amount of items to sell every day, so you can be pretty sure that the item you were thinking about selling is already listed. The competition is big and there are alot more items beign offered, than actually sold. On the other hand, if you have something lying around the house, it can’t hurt to list it on eBay. Another downside about the whole thing is, that the auction site will take a percentage of the selling price. It’s not much, but still, it’s a loss, that could be avoided by selling directly. But then again, could you find a buyer without eBay and could you do it so easily?

To sell, or not to sell, that is the question

So, considering eBay as a way to make money online is up to you. Many people do it and are successful, make alot of money and you could be one of them, but ultimately you have to figure out if it’s the best option for you, as there are other ways to make money online.
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