Selling items on Ebay is a great way to earn some part time cash in your free time. There are so many buyers and so many different things you can sell that just about anyone can get started selling on Ebay.
With Ebay you have to lure people in with your auction title and then hopefully make a sale through your auction description. If any one of these elements is poorly done, you will have a hard time making any money with your Ebay auctions. To actually make money some serious money with Ebay you need to spend some time working on and improving your auction title and description.
Your auction title, picture, and price are the first things that people see when they are browsing through the auction listings. Setting the right price for your item is actually very easy to do. By paying a $10 monthly subscription fee you can have access to Ebay’s market research tool. This tool will allow you to determine the average sold price and buy it now price of just about any item.
The market research tool tells you exactly what price you should start your auction at and exactly what price you should sell set your buy it now price. You absolutely can experiment with higher price points but the market research tool gives you a good idea of what prices you will be able to charge.
You must always include a picture with each and every auction you list on Ebay. Studies have shown that no matter how enticing your offer is, your listing is much less likely to get clicked on if it doesn’t have a picture. Many ebayers don’t like to visit auctions that don’t have a picture because of the number of scams which exist on Ebay. By having a quality picture of your item you offer assurance that you have the item in your possession and are therefore not a scammer.
Before you include a picture in your listing, it’s a good idea to take a look at what sellers offering similar items are using for their listings. Always make sure that your picture is crisp and clean looking and the detail of the item is clearly visible.
Your auction title tells potential buyers exactly what it is that you have to offer. You basically have just a couple of words to grab their attention. When writing your auction title, avoid using all capital letters. Instead, capitalize the first letter of every word and then capitalize trigger words like “free” or “new.” Try to avoid using symbols in your listing title except for a few exclamation points. If possible, try to create an aura of mystery surrounding your auction rather than just listing what it is you have for sale. The more curious people are, the more likely they are to click on your auction.