So You Want To Start An eBay Business
Besides affiliate marketing, the most profitable home business is an eBay affiliate business. But don't dive into it right away without some basic knowledge of how the the business works. Believe me, if you don’t have some basic understanding of how eBay works you will drown. Buy a book that gives you the basics on how to get started. There are many good books on the subject so you have a good selection to choose from. Otherwise, there are some very good articles on the internet written by eBay experts.
All you need to do is go on any search engine and in the search box type “ebay how to profit” or “ebay business” and a number of results will show up. You can also go to any article directory such as Article City or any ezine directory and in the search box type ebay. A list of articles will then show up. The Benefits of Running a Business on eBay • Targeted Traffic. People searching on the internet who are specifically looking for a product that is on your website would be directed to a landing page featuring your eBay store or auction page.
Because the name EBay is branded you have a huge advantage. Who hasn’t heard of eBay? • Millions hit eBay websites. 79 million searches conducted daily on eBay will certainly enhance your online marketing campaign. Listing on eBay will save you on traditional advertising giving you huge savings. • There are communities and discussion forums and it is to your advantage to get involved. There is such a large community of other eBay affiliates helping each other out. You can get a wealth of information from those forums even with some seasoned pros contributing to the community. Learn from successful people. As a partner you are provided with a variety of free tools and support to get your business off to a good start. In 1995 10,000 people traded goods.
Now, eBay has more than 135 million registered users and ½ a million are making a full or part time living as affiliates. In 2004, statistics indicated eBay’s annual gross merchandise sales exceeded $34 billion and $1.2 million of that was in the business and industrial categories. Getting started is quite simple and eBay has a step by step guide to help you become successful. This is crucial for beginners. You gain access to many tools and strategies that will optimize running your website, its effectiveness with the search engines and on the internet. You have access to their learning centre at anytime. Your success is their success. It’s the perfect win-win situation. eBay is constantly evolving to match the world of e-commerce.
As partners you both succeed. What a perfect business partnership. Some affiliate partners make up to $25,000.00 per month. But this didn’t happen overnight. It took work to build up a business that would generate that type of income. Some people will have the time and energy to devote more time to their business so that they start to generate an income. Everyone is different so your results will be unique to you. So to recap: • eBay is a brand name that you as an affiliate would be partnered with. • You are provided with a large variety of free tools and support to help you succeed making your business more profitable and efficient.
• Targeted Traffic. Millions of people hit eBay websites and there is something for everyone. • You have a large community of other affiliates, some of them being seasoned pros. Getting started is easy and eBay has a step by step plan to get you off to a good start. Here’s to your success. © copyright 2006 Judith Howard.