Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, 4th Edition
By Marsha Collier
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2011
Pages: 384

Ready to make money? Let the bestselling eBay author guide you to online business success!

You've been flirting with the idea of launching an eBay business. Now you don't have to go it alone! Marsha Collier has been a runaway success on eBay for more than a decade, and she willingly shares her secrets in this fun, easy-to-follow guide. Here's how to get started, discover what sells, manage your business, handle marketing, and make money!

  • Lay the groundwork — decide how much time you can give to the project and what to sell, get your equipment, and set up shop

  • All about inventory — get great tips on where to find merchandise, how to price it, and where to list it

  • The Web and more — see how a great Web site and social media marketing can bring in business

  • Seller beware — learn about eBay's fees, handy tools to help you calculate expenses, and how to budget

  • Super selling — find out how to take photos and write listings that showcase your items

  • Show me the money — discover what you need to know about payment methods and how to protect yourself from fraud

  • Ship shape — compare shipping carriers and find out how to get the best deal

  • Keep the tax man happy — all about licenses, taxes, and foolproof bookkeeping

Open the book and find:

  • How to turn your passions into eBay profits

  • All about eBay's seller services

  • Surprising places to find stuff to sell

  • Customer service tips

  • How to get free shipping materials

  • Tips for stocking an effective office for your business

  • Advice on staying legal

  • Real-life stories from happy eBay sellers

Learn to:

  • Set up a store and follow eBay rules

  • Source and price merchandise, keep your books, and stay legal

  • Establish a Web identity through social media

  • Use software to help you budget, ship merchandise, and serve customers

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