Sell What You Love on EBay by MaggieMills1

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									Sell What You Love on EBay

EBay is a nontraditional way to make money, but one some of the old rules still apply. In
particular: do what you love, and your job will be a positive, rewarding experience. Work
is so much easier when you enjoy what you're doing. For that reason, it's important for
EBay sellers to list items that they actually enjoy selling.

How do you know what you'd like to sell before you start listing merchandise? Start with
your hobbies, things you enjoy doing offline. Then look at all the items associated with
that hobby. If you love surfing, you could sell surf boards and equipment. But don't stop
there; list related products on your EBay auctions, such as beach wear. Beach goers need
flip-flops, sunscreen, swim suits and cover-ups. Try to sell as many related items as you
can to outfit customers for a trip to the beach. Be a one-stop shop. If you open an EBay
store, it's even simpler to put up an entire inventory of merchandise related to surfing - or
any other hobby or passion.

Before you start your first EBay auction, explore the Internet to see which items are hot
sellers. Using other auction and merchant sites, look for items within your niche market.
Does one jump out at you because it has more demand than supply? If so, you should try
selling that item yourself.

Use your connections to your advantage. If you have access to a large supply of items
that your competitors aren't listing, put those items up for sale. Buy wholesale whenever
you can, especially if you're into arts and crafts. Most materials can be purchased in bulk
and listed on EBay for a nice profit. Candle makers can sell wax and wicks, and jewelry
makes can sell bands, beads, and all sorts of baubles. Remember that finished products
sell best around the holidays, but component parts can also bring in a lot of profit,
especially if they’re rare or hard to find.

Figuring out what to sell on EBay is easy once you figure out what you love. But
remember other family members' hobbies, too. If your little girl is into ballet, you might
try listing ballerina gear and related toys and products. If your husband really loves to
fish, try your hand at selling fishing equipment and novelties on EBay. Parents have an
advantage here, because they can use their children’s sports and activities to come with
all kinds of exciting ideas. Look to other relatives for inspiration, too. If your mother
collects figurines or your father is a wood worker, you have probably watched and
listened as they went about their tasks. This gives you a perfect inroad to start selling
those craft-related items on EBay.

When you do something you love, it makes work enjoyable. The same goes for EBay:
when you sell what you love, listing merchandise seems less like work and more like a
hobby unto itself. The best part is that this hobby can be both fun and profitable. Find a
niche market and sell products you enjoy selling. Buyers will appreciate your enthusiasm
and your inventory. Once you become known as the place to go for certain items, you’ll
be all set for a great selling experience on EBay.
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