eBay Success Secrets: How To Build Your Own eBay Empire
Just a quick post today, I am working on a new Kindle product which is a step by step course on producing content for Kindle with a template, PDF and about 14-15 over the shoulder training videos plus lots more.
As part of the course I show how to produce Kindle books and get them published, yesterday I shot the entire listing process and video and uploaded the book for publication, it went live this morning! I can now shoot the rest of the videos and get it finished.
Here’s a sneak preview, click the graphic and see the listing and the Amazon preview.
Or click HERE to see the listing.
The cover was ordered for Fiverr and the content was based on my own business as an eBay Powerseller selling non branded products.
I think it look quite smart…. Rob
A Quick Update!
The book was published about 27 hours ago, here’s what I found when I logged on today
My book is ranked number 57 best seller in it’s catagory and in the top 130,000 Kindle books
Not too shabby!! Rob
What is one of the biggest niche areas on eBay? It may surprise you to find out that there is huge demand for Information Products, and that they are one of the hottest markets on eBay selling in enormous quantities day in day out.
“How to Profit from Selling Information Products on eBay”
In this complete business blueprint I reveal the strategies that the smart sellers use when selling Information Products on eBay.
How to turn a $1 sale into a $27, $67, $97, $197 or even more
How to obtain products to resell for FREE!
How to find low cost quality products that will sell for far more than a few dollars
Selling into carefully targeted niche areas
How to blow the socks off other seller’s products and dominate your niche
How to obtain licensed products at rock bottom prices
Creating your own products (this is much easier than you think)
How to make more sales by giving products away for free
This must certainly be one of the easiest eBay businesses to set up and run that there is. In “How to Profit from Selling Information Products on eBay” I give you the complete blue print to build your own successful eBay business.
You would be forgiven for thinking that this information would cost you an arm and a leg, and from other sellers it would do but I believe in delivering massive value in my products so I am releasing this bad boy for less than the price of a visit to McDonald’s.
Click the graphic link and find out how you can have your own eBay business up and running in a few hours!
To your success…. Rob
You only get one opportunity to create a first impression! It’s as true in life as it is in business. So how do so many people get this wrong? If you are selling low cost items on eBay such as a $1-2 eBook then the figures are very important. You could be left with only a few dollars or cents for the work that you have done.
When I wrote my e-course Plugin Auction Profits, I decided to check out my opposition and bought a few eBay products from clickbank and from eBay itself. The eBay ones were low cost products the most expensive being $5.
The $1 products where not worth the $1 which is what I suspected, but I was most surprised that the most expensive at $5 was also the shabbiest. It was sent in a plain blue mailing sack with my name and address scribbled on with marker.
Great first impression!!!
Would you ever buy from that seller again even if what you bough was of a good standard? Probably not, no scrub that definitely not! You see these sellers missed the most important part of this they were after the sale, just the sale instead of offering great value and building a relationship with your customers who would then go on to make further purchases.
Just think if you bought a $5 product and that product was shipped in a CD or DVD case with a cover label the CD was authored as an interactive CD and if your purchase was far more in valuable than the $5 that you had paid. Would you come back for more? Too right!
By spending just a few dollars initially you can build that wow factor into your products. If you are proficient at photo shop or similar graphic packages you can design your own labels, DVD/CD covers and eBook covers.
If you are not proficient at photoshop simply outsource this work to a freelancer on eLance or a similar site. Or use Fiverr for your outsourcing requirements. You will find a whole host of vendors that will produce these for you at only $5 a job. The small investment is easily justified by the fact that you can use these items forever in you listings and in packaging your products.
Give the designer a very precise specification for them to work too and make sure that you can have revisions made to the work. Next putting it all together. Rob…
In Part 1, I revealed how to start selling digital products on eBay in this part I will show you a strategy that involves making money after the initial sale. In everything that you sell you must deliver amazing value for money even if you are selling a 99c product. That way buyers will recognise value and will return to buy you higher cost products.
Every sale you make should be about building a list of customers not a one off sale.
eBay operate a digital delivery ban so any product you sell must be shipped on a physical medium. There are two basic ways to deliver your eBay products to your customers.
The easy way burn the e-Book to CD and dispatch in a plastic mailing sack, advantage very cheap and easy. Looks completely unprofessional and I for one would feel cheated if I had paid anymore than 99c for it. The lack of professionalism would stop me from dealing with the seller in the future and they would be dependant on selling to other buyers to sustain the business.
There is an alternative but it is more costly, but in the long term will bring in repeat business. Starting with the disk itself, make the disk auto rum when it is inserted into the CD/DVD drive you can download software that will allow you build an interactive CD for free from one of the many free download sites.
An interactive CD will look very professional no one will ever know that you are working on the dining table on your laptop. If you cannot find a free one that you like then use a service such as elance to find someone who will author a template to your own specification therefore establishing your own distinctive brand. You can also add as many pages as you wish simply by copy and pasting.
You can author the pages in a very simple free HTML editor such as NVU or Pagebreeze or if you already have some HTML software just use that. A typical CD layout may follow the pattern below.
The first page is a thank you page; it thanks the purchaser and gives contact details for yourself.
It then invites you to click the hyper link “My Purchase” this gives the buyer access to the purchase via the link. Also include a link to download a PDF reader or a zip utility to extract any files in zip format. Recent versions of windows already come with the facility to extract zip files.
Include a page for bonus items again via a link, and add a relevant bonus item of high value. You can also add an upsell on the same page for a related product. Find a complementary product on clickbank, paydotcom or similar site and promote it via an affiliate link. This will take the buyer to the sales page for that product and if they buy it you will receive an affiliate commission.
You can add another level to this, giveaway a newletter/free product for signing up to your e-mail list. Do this by another link call it more free stuff or anything that grabs the attention include on this page an optin box to capture there e-mail address. Remember what I said about amazing value.
Add contact details on another page or add another type of offer, the options are endless and may depend on the product you are selling.
You are almost good to go so let’s really make this look professional and grab those repeat sales.
In Part 3 I will give you my strategy for blowing there socks off and getting noticed. Rob…
When you think of low cost e-books then eBay is probably the first place that you think of looking a simple eBay search will return thousands of results and it’s amazing the range of e-books that are available. You can buy products on making money, gambling systems, relieving back pain, how to play the bag pipes etc. But how can we make money selling them ourselves?
e-books have rather a bad name in some quarters with some justification as the general quality of most of these offerings is low; in essence what sort of product can you get for 99c? Usually 99c worth, there are of course exceptions to the rule if you stay away from the bottom end. There are so many more products that you can sell such as audio products, video products, software etc. Digital product may be a better description of these items? There really are some gems to be had if you look in the right places.
So where can we obtain products that we can sell on eBay? The quickest and easiest way is to find resale rights products. A Google search will return thousands of hits for reseller licence to products, some companies even specialise in selling these products. You will need to check out each products licence but most will allow you to resell on eBay and even put your own name on the product.
Look for top selling products on eBay and use these companies to source similar products to the popular sellers on eBay. You can also obtain a huge amount of materials from free giveaway events again there are dozens of these and signing up to them will allow you access to a range of materials that you can resell, but again you will need to check the licence agreements carefully.
So you have a range of products to try, so how can you really make money selling e-books on eBay?
Yes you can, there are several strategies that you can use but is it really a profitable business? Well on the front end yes you can make a living but you will need to sell a high volume of low cost e-Books or fewer higher value items. The big mistake is that people just try and sell the item they list where it should be about building a customer list.
This is one of the biggest mistakes sellers on eBay make is trying to make all the money on the front end when what they should be doing is making sales on the back end of the sale.
In Part2 I will give you my strategy for making money on a low cost sale.
See You Next Time Rob…
Just think about this? Instead of commuting to work, you sit down and switch on your PC, you know how many hours you want to work that day, or that week even, and how much money you want to make virtually On Demand, setting your own agenda, FROM HOME!
When you can afford to contemplate your day this way, you are in a position when you know you can have a day all to yourself if you want to, WITHOUT losing any money, in fact you actually make some money!
These are the wise words of my very good friend John Edwards, now I know a bit about ebaying myself but I learned a ton of stuff from Johns book “Skincare Profits Auction Goldmine”.
Well Ed has done it again and is offering a free report on his new product “Newbies Auction Profits” this report contains a goldmine of information to get you started as quickly ass possible making money from eBay. Watch the video and then click the links below to get your copy Free, Gratis and for Nothing! Ed recons this is worth $27 no chance….. the information here is worth far more than that!
Create your own video Slideshow at animoto.com.
Thanks Ed Top stuff as always!…..Rob
Just follow the simple advice given below if you want to kill your eBay business stone dead.
Building your business can be hard work, very hard work, but do you know what is easy? Killing it stone dead is easy; all you will need to do is follow my 10 point plan to success.
- This is easy! Just lie about the product you are selling, if it doesn’t work just say it does, if it’s not in perfect condition say it is. How easy is that to start with? Incidentally your customers will hate you but hey you could even get banned from eBay so no need for the other 9 points.
- Don’t bother posting your items until you feel like, after all everyone knows the postal service is slow and patience is a virtue so don’t bother putting yourself out just let them buy from someone else.
- Don’t bother about planning the end time of your auctions, if anyone wants your item why can’t they stay up until 3 am just like you, even less work to do.
- Find some real rubbish to sell and try and squeeze every cent you can, after all it’s well know that people pay top prices for garbage on eBay.
- Any old listing will do make sure that you never spend more than 5 minutes on it. Don’t forget the gaudy colours and the “cool” fonts and ALWAYS USE CAPITALS. If you really want to impress, find some poor animations and some low quality audio. Make sure that people remember your listing.
- Never reply to e-mails, I mean its all in the listing isn’t it. Surely people can just read it.
- Don’t add a photo, too much work, if they want it they will buy it anyway. If you do add a photo make sure it is blurred and the lighting is poor (you may have to wait for exactly the right conditions for this).
- Write a short description like this. Saves loads of time.
- Never give a discount, the cheek of it! What’s the problem with paying for two lots of postage, discount for multiple purchases if they want that they can go elsewhere. They will.
- Don’t list your items for sale, just as easy as the first. You can them blame everyone else because the item did not sell first time.
Congratulations if you have followed the plan you have now destroyed your business. If for some strange reason you want to succeed in your eBaying then completely ignore this advice. Rob…
eBay is THE marketplace, you can buy and sell almost anything to almost anyone. It, therefore, provides an unrivalled way to make money quickly and easily without the tedious commute, the long hours, the unsympathetic boss.
Most people are excited when first discovering this vast and vibrant marketplace, excited but confused!
“What do I sell?” is the most common question budding eBay entrepreneurs ask when faced with the thousands of eBay categories.
Stuart Turnbull faced the same challenge 4 years ago before he chanced upon the basis of his strategy. He spent the next 4 years researching, testing and refining his idea into a plan that ANYONE can follow to make incredible eBay profits. Stuart is now revealing the secret of his success in Prints Make Profits for less than $20 you can be running your own successful eBay business.
No special equipment is required, you can be up and running within days for a few dollars and an hour or 2 a day is all that is required to operate this business successfully. This must be one of the easiest business start ups ever.
So now you have the secret to the perfect eBay product there really is no excuse for not grabbing your slice of that pie! You can even test out Prints Make Profits for 60 days RISK FREE. Be the change you want to see in your life, start your own business today…… Rob
I think of all the questions I get asked about eBay this in the most common. I think that all too often we get seduced by the “eBay myth”. “eBay is a licence to print money”, well if you are a share holder it is, but as a user it is more complex than this. The myth and the reality are quite different, let us take a few scenarios and examine them in more detail.
Myth: Put anything up for sale on eBay and it will sell.
Reality: Less than half the items for sale on eBay will sell on the first or even second attempt.
Myth: Look for the “HOTTEST” selling products on eBay and sell the same, you will make money.
Reality: Unless you are an established seller don’t try and compete in the areas of high competition, don’t try to run with the “big dogs”. Some categories and sub categories have dozens of competing pages and thousands of competing products. These big powersellers have huge powerseller discounts from eBay and can buy in there products in bulk at a much lower price than someone who is trying to muscle into the market. This makes your profit margins razor thin or even non existent.
Myth: You can only make money selling product that are well known brands.
Reality: There is a vast market for non branded products on eBay (and Amazon). Non branded products can be sourced cheaper, sold cheaper and yet make more money than the branded product.
So how do I start making money on eBay? Find a niche area to trade in, now this may seem daunting at first so I am going to give you my FREE report “Successful Online Selling” This will show you step by step how you can easily find profitable niche markets
Inside there is an example of how to research a niche, for it is in the niche areas that the profits are to be made. Download your FREE report “Successful Online Selling” now are find your own profitable niche areas.
Don’t follow the herd, make them follow you….Rob