Don’t Overlook The Power of eBay

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We’ll it’s February tomorrow peeps. Where the hell did January go?!

I hope your sticking to your 2013 plans and have reached your targets for January.  If not, have a look at what you haven’t done  (if it’s not important scrap it) and get it finished in February :-)

One thing I’ve been concentrating on this month has been finishing my eBay store’s so that they can just run in the background and then I can kick on with my product creation. It can be time consuming getting everything complete on time.  This time round I mind mapped the whole thing out with particular emphasis on the product, the pricing, the niche and the marketing set up.

I want my stores to incorporate my Automatic Auction Traffic philosophy but with more improvements.  So I’m just testing everything at the moment.  I’m breathing new life into them hoping I can get to Top Rate Seller status sooner rather than later.

While it is possible to earn a full time living on eBay, it is a mistake to depend solely on eBay for your income. You could be using your eBay auctions to generate a huge amount of business for other products and services! Many people, however, fail to fully utilize eBay’s resources to this end.

eBay has over 100 million members, and they gained those members by continually running major marketing campaigns. Essentially, they do your marketing for you. But you have to help yourself as well. The key is to drive people to your auction page, which in turn can be used to drive traffic to your website.

You can sell many different items on your website, including items that are up for auction at eBay! This is a fabulous way to earn income that does not rely on eBay auctions. You can easily accept website payments with a Paypal account, so there is no need for an expensive merchant account!

You are not allowed to include the website address of an outside website on your auctions – you are, however, perfectly welcome to place a link to your website on your eBay ‘About Me’ page. Invite your bidders and potential bidders to view your about me page, and watch the website traffic roll in!

This one strategy can be amazing but only if you have a website that sells the same kind of products as your store.  And keep them at a similar price if they are the same product because customers will question why your products are cheaper on your site.

The key here is to sell lower end items on eBay, direct them to your website where you have your higher end products placed. The great thing about making sales on your site is that you are not paying the additional eBay fees.

Hope this tip helped and this is something you can use to your advantage.

Thanks for reading.

James

 


9 Responses to “Don’t Overlook The Power of eBay”

  1. Hi James, this is great advice! I got my start by selling info products on eBay, and built a nice list of buyers which was very productive. Before they banned digital downloads I would sell PDF’s, and then when they changed the rules I started selling CD’s.

    The key is to make your buyers sign-up to receive their info. The CD that I would send had an HTML page on it with a link to my site, where they would have to sign-up.

    I think I’ll take a look at eBay and do something like that again, thanks for the inspiration!

    Ken Soszka
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  2. Leonel A. Linzmeyer on February 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Não tenho site
    Um feliz trabalho

  3. Hi James
    I am a new visitor to your site. recently I decided to give eBay another go after ignoring it for many years. Some great tips on your site here, particularly this one! I also like Ken’s idea of the link on the disc. Great idea for building a list!

    I plan on setting up a seat here on your blog and soaking up all the info I can. I have alsoi started a blog about my eBay journey and it would be cool if you came over to visit from time to time (I just started it a couple of days ago – http://www.ebaymoney.info)

    Cheers!
    Dave
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  4. Thanks Dave, glad you like that idea. One more tip on that – use a redirect link on the CD. That way if you ever change the location that you want it to lead to you can just update the redirect on your web server, and all of the CD’s that are already out there will automatically link to the new location. My site is at http://www.KenSoszka.com and I have a great Facebook Internet Marketing group too, there is a link on my site. I’d like to have you guys as members so please stop by!

    Best Regards,
    Ken Soszka
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  5. Hi Dave

    Thanks for the comment man!

    That’s a good tip. I’ve already done something similar to the link on the CD product
    with a little success but not great.

    I might try this again with my new eBay products and do some testing.

    Speak soon.

    James

  6. Hi Ken

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Great tip on the Redirect link – Thanks :-)

    James

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