We all have stuff to sell, most likely a lot of stuff. The big question is, where to sell it. One option is of course yard sales. They can be successful, but also a big pain. You have to move all the stuff outside, set up tables, move it back inside after the sale, and so on. And what if it starts to rain? You also have to advertise, and hope that people stop by to look at your stuff. Another option is flea markets. They are a lot like yard sales but you have to transport your items to the flea market location, set up tables and just hope people come to look at it.
Then you have eBay! You dont have to move anything outside, or take it to another location. Heck, you don’t even have to advertise if you don’t want. If you sell worldwide, you have at present, 104 million customers waiting to look at your treasures. That is the power of eBay. eBay is a fantastic place to sell just about anything imaginable. You might have a collection of elephants, and there are people just waiting to buy them and treasure them as their own. Whatever you might have, there is most likely a buyer for it.
Now what do I mean by “leveraging” the power of eBay. To leverage something, means you make it work for you, with very little investment necessary. With eBay, the initial investment is zero! If you do the free auctions, selling on eBay costs nothing if the item does not sell. You can list up to 50 free auctions a month. Another power of eBay is the customer base. Just think of 104 million customers! 104 MILLION! Thats a lot! The entire world is your customer base, and all you have to do is list your item on eBay. Thats power!
One last power of eBay is the ability to get help. There is a huge eBay community of people just waiting to help you sell better! On the eBay site, there are community groups and forums. Many cities have an eBay meetup. A meetup is a bunch of people who get together to share a common interest, in this case eBay.
There is an enormous amount of power when you sell on eBay. The key is learning it as quickly as possible. The best way is an eBay class!