From the Publisher
Praise for Steve Weber's eBay 101:
"I wish I'd had this book when I started on eBay. It's a virtual encyclopedia of tips for selling successfully on eBay-information that takes years to learn."
-- Jane Corn, eBay Top Reviewer
"A street-smart guide to selling on eBay!"
-- Ina Steiner, Editor, AuctionBytes.com
"Ideal for the beginner and useful for the experienced eBayer, too--a gold mine of valuable and up-to-date information!"
-- John Landahl, author of "Estate Sale Prospecting for Fun and Profit with Craigslist and eBay"
"What I really like about eBay 101 is that Steve has actually done this stuff. Too many people claim to be "experts" who haven't really sold that much. eBay 101 comes from someone with real-life experience making money on eBay."
-- Skip McGrath, eBay Gold PowerSeller and author of "Titanium eBay"
"Anyone who is interested in online retailing should do themselves a favor: get a copy of eBay 101 and read it cover to cover."
-- Jeff Lippincott, Top Reviewer, Amazon.com
From the Author
- Register at eBay and PayPal
- Start part-time and expand your income when you're ready
- Find great inventory at low prices
- Auction to the highest bidder or sell at fixed prices.
- Identify niche markets for big profits
- Get tax deductions for your eBay home-based business
- Guard against scammers and rip-off artists
In this new eBay guide, you'll see:
How eBay works |Before you begin | Get more help
READY, SET, SELL!
Register your business | Sell your item | Build your listing | Nail down details | Plan your auction | Make a picture worth $1,000 | Take great eBay photos | Get specific | Write a top-notch item description | Sell like a pro | Price your item | The auction alternative: fixed prices | Upgrade your listings | The best time to list | Top 10 reasons your auction stinks | Use My eBay
PROFIT WITH A NICHE
Win with niche selling | Cash in on collectibles | Trust, but authenticate | How to recognize fake autographs
GET MORE GREAT INVENTORY
Find overlooked gems at estate sales | Live auctions | Get merchandise on eBay | Get merchandise on consignment | Become a trading assistant
EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS
Create your 'About Me' page | Cross-promotions | Open an eBay store | Set up shop | Promote your store | Why many would-be PowerSellers fail
PREVENT PROBLEM CUSTOMERS
Be a feedback fanatic | Keep a good reputation | Communicate with a packing slip | Leave feedback for buyers | Handle customers right | Unpaid item dis-putes | Prevent unpaid items | Work with PayPal | Set your payment preferences | Take payments
AVOID SCAMS AND FRAUD | Spot shady buyers | Recognize predators | Beware of hoax e-mails | Avoid drop-ship, wholesale scams | Recognize crooks and middlemen | Know a fake from the real McCoy
PACK IT UP, MOVE IT OUT
Ship efficiently | Communicate when you ship | Pare shipping costs to the bone | Sell Get It Fast Items | Handle delivery snafus | Print online postage | Organize your inventory
SQUEEZE MORE PROFITS
Get efficient with fulfillment software | Software for media sellers | Research prices wirelessly | Market research tools
STAY ON EBAY'S GOOD SIDE
More eBay rules | Prohibited and restricted items | More eBay no-nos | Stay on Uncle Sam's good side | Your business's legal structure | Local ordinances
MAKE FRIENDS, SELL MORE
Profit with stunts and gimmicks | Tag, you're it! | Get buzz | Making friends on MySpace | Communicate on MySpace | Work it good | MySpace best practices | Save time on MySpace | Network some more | Work the net | Marketing with widgets
GET YOUR OWN PLACE
Get involved | Master your domain | Build blocks | Bait search engines | Be dense |