Selling your own items on eBay is a very popular way to make extra money. If you have never done it before, I think you will be surprised how easy it is and how fast you can make money. It is a way of decluttering your home and making money at the same time.
The first thing you will want to do is get an eBay account. If you prefer you can buy a few things to get a better feedback score. This is optional but you have a better chance of selling if you have some sort of feedback from other eBay users.
Next, you will have to decide exactly what you are going to sell. Things that are new and still in the box or new with tags on them are great for selling on eBay. Name brand items also work very well. Really you can sell just about anything, except for open personal hygiene products or food and things like that. I also don’t like selling things that aren’t in good condition, it’s just not something that I like to get into.
You will need to get pictures of your items that you are going to sell. It is also a good idea to list everything on the same day, that way you can ship everything out at the same time. You have to get good and clear pictures, so that people can view what they are purchasing. Chances are if they can’t see it that well, their not going to buy it. If you can’t get a good photo you can try to get a picture of the product online, you have to make sure that it is the exact same item.
Once you have a good picture or two of your item, it’s time to list it. eBay does charge .15 cents to add an additional picture but I would advise it. It’s usually worth the .15 cents. Buyers like to see exactly what they are getting. You can track the progress of the items your selling through “My eBay”. Make sure you answer any questions that a buyer might have for you.
Finally, you need to ship your item’s. There is an option when you are setting up your ad, that asks how much to charge for shipping, so this is up to you and you can put whether you want the person to purchase shipping insurance on the item. If you want to give your ad a boost, put free shipping. Usually you can just add the amount on to the price of the item your selling. Either way the shipping is paid for. I like to send my stuff through the post office. It is the easiest and most convenient for me.
That’s how to make money by selling stuff that you don’t need anymore. It is an excellent way to get some extra cash in a short amount of time. So if your ever wondering how your going to buy your girlfriend that expensive birthday present she wanted, look around for some stuff you don’t want anymore and get on ebay. You’ll have it in no time.