How to Make Money Selling on eBay and Amazon


How to Make Money by Selling Online


Have you ever considered selling items online as a way of making money from home? My eyes were opened to this idea a few years ago by a friend who earns a full-time income selling stuff online.

My friend knew she wanted to stay home with her two girls, but she also needed to contribute financially to her family.

She turned her love of shopping and her knack for finding a great deal into a way to generate income, regularly searching discount stores and reselling her finds on eBay.


Getting Started


Selling on eBay is super easy, and the website is amazingly user-friendly. They walk you through the whole registration process in a few easy steps. You will need to create an eBay account as well as a PayPal account. You can go here to get started.

Selling on Amazon is a little more complicated, but still easy to do in a few steps. You can go here to start selling.

Amazon also allows you to make money other ways, like selling apps, publishing e-books,  designing apparel, or advertising with them. See the full list of Amazon opportunities here.

What to Sell


Knowing what to sell is essential to making money through eBay and Amazon. Here are some things to consider when choosing your inventory.


1. Familiarity

I recommend selling something you’re knowledgeable about. My friend sells mostly brand name kids clothes, something she is familiar with having two little girls. Know your product and your market before you attempt to sell.

2. Fads

Sometimes you can cash in on crazes. For example, at the time of this blog post shopkins and fingerlings are the current toy fads, the iPhone 8 just came out, and Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened” is a best seller. If you can find these items at a good price and stay current with the latest trends, they could be profitable.

3. The Classics

Don’t be tempted to overlook timeless treasures. Bikes, legos, classic novels, and everyday items can often bring a steady profit.

4. Research

eBay and Amazon both offer tools that allow you to research the current top selling items. You can find eBay’s marketplace tool here.  You can also study these sights on your own. Pay attention to how many people are searching for or viewing a particular item and how much the items are selling for.

If nothing else, spend some time studying the sites on your own. Pay attention to how many people are searching for or viewing a particular item and how much the items are selling for.


What Are You Waiting For?


If you have an eye for a bargain and are looking for ways to make money from home, selling products online may be your answer!


Good luck!

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