There are a lot of eBay sellers who are only concerned with making money selling on eBay part-time. While eBay is made up of a wide range of thousands of sellers all over the world and a good many of them are hardcore who’ve made selling on eBay their main business and source of income, others just want to enjoy the fun of making a profit by selling when they can and when they want to.
The great thing about eBay is that caters to everyone and anyone, and provides people who only sell part-time with an outlet to hawk their own wares. There are many reasons why part-time selling is preferred, among them the low costs and the flexibility of the schedules. If you’re part-time, you don’t really need to hire a staff or look for manufacturers and resellers to contract. There’s no need to always rush when listing, and part-time sellers have the advantage of selling as little or as much as they want on their own time but still make a profit. So, how to make money selling on eBay for part-time would-be sellers?
Choose What You Sell Carefully
A possible downside to part-time selling is that it’s difficult to keep up with trends and hot items on eBay, because you only go online to sell once in a while and have little time to do research on what’s in or out. But take heart, because there are categories that are easier to sell in and there are items that sell better compared to others. Smaller items are better investments for part-time sellers, as are specialized items.
Selling on eBay is easy for part-timers who have access to limited-edition, rare or collector’s items. Also, items that are high-end, such as branded perfumes or designer items sell really well, and can keep a part-time seller’s reputation good even if the seller’s online presence isn’t as visible.
Keep Your Account Active
All sellers are required to register with eBay. If you’re already there, it’s a good thing to keep your account active even if it’s part-time. For example, if you haven’t sold anything in three weeks, maybe you should do so again, or at least buy something. This keeps your presence alive on eBay; leaving an account dormant for more than a month may very well be the kiss of death. Your feedback, if you have any, will always be there, but your loyal buyers might move on to others if they haven’t heard from you in a while.
Part-time doesn’t mean remaining ignorant of what’s going on. Just go to eBay whenever you’re online, even if you have nothing to buy or sell. See what the latest news is on the home page, read reviews and guides, check out forums. It’s always good to learn new things and you might even find something useful for the next time you sell. Go to other shopping sites too and check out the competition. See if prices in the things you’ve been selling have been going up or down, and if your category has suddenly seen a barrage of new sellers.