From a couple of hundred to thousands a week is totally possible. Don’t expect it to happen over night and don’t think you can quit your day job and keep your family fed with just income on this or you will regret it. On an up side, when you do start making money you will have to be very diligent and it honestly should be a two person job.
We have our own little set up way of doing things but the one thing that we couldn’t stress more…know your weak points and be real about your expectations.
Price accordingly…If it is a pile of clothes…take out the ones you want priced higher and put in a seperate area!
If you are making deals with only people you know, then decline to another that you don’t know. Let your people you know shop a day early.
Customer service is a must. Be nice and know how to do math, if you are asking your customer how much change they get back, you don’t need to have a sale…you need to have an education. ( Not being rotten but seriously this happened at the above mentioned sale.
nside the eBay listing portal, you can do some adjustments like lighten and darken, and adjust the size (crop)
on pics but if you have something that has great detail, you may want to invest in something with a few more pixels to get the details. I upgraded to a Nikon CoolPix L120
14.1 megaPixels to get in some great detail shots and I can use filters if needed to see the hairs on a flea’s butt. I think the size of this bug was about 1 mm and I was about 2 feet away so not to scare it away.
We are starting this series not only as bloggers but as actual sellers as well.
First things first. You have to consider many things but the biggest is What are you going to sell? Once you decide that you are going to sell you have to think about a few things like:
Will I have a constant supply to meet demand?Am I going to sell new or used? Where will I store items? Do I want to consider selling as a drop shipper? What am I most knowledgeable about? (clothing, shoes, baby items, fishing…) Will I find enough of what I like to make a profit? What equipment do I need to start? How will I do my taxes? These are just a few things that we would like to share with you on blogs to come.