Questions for Successful Selling on eBay

Plan big and start small, that the rule you need to know to start any business.

Key is to be prepared, in that case for your eBay auction you need to determine what items you going to sell. Let me help you there. Your plan is to sell lot of item on eBay, and make money of it.


What items of products are you going to sell?

This question bringing up to another question.

Where are you going to get that items or products?

And then you need to consider,

How you going to deliver that to the buyers?

Write down these questions and last but not least you need to make sure and calculate (estimate).

How much money do you going to make after you sent items out?

Take your time to answer on these questions. After answers, you will get clear image where you heading with a plan. How much money you want to make is closely connect with these answers. Skipping this step you not going to be able and see clear image of your plan.

Whether you want to make business plan or make a note(write down everything). I bet you think like me, business plan (huh) too formal and complicated.

I know!

What would you say if I show you better way to do that. Your plan should be simple and short, couple steps that you going to understand. Bullet points will give you speed and space to create your plan short and straight to the point. Brainstorm what business you want to create and make bullets.

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While you brainstorm, put every thought on paper that will give you good start to find bullet points. The most successful sellers know what they want to do and how they want to do it.

Are you one of them?

I believe you are.

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If you are uncomfortable with that, you could practice asking yourself direct questions about your plan and of course write down every word.

Let’s bring these questions up.
Basically, more specific questions you ask yourself is better. Here you go:

What types of items do you intend to sell on eBay?
How Much Money Do You Want to Make? What is your goal!
How Much Time you are willing to spend in your eBay auctions?

Let’s break it down.

What types of items do you intend to sell on eBay?

The answer to this question is easy especially if you already have a product.

For example,

if you’re an artist, your product is your artwork.
Or maybe you acquire large lots of liquidated merchandise from distressed wholesalers. Your eBay business, then, would be the selling of liquidated merchandise.

If you don’t yet have a source of merchandise if you could, in fact, sell anything on eBay then you have to decide what type of merchandise you want to sell. The point is that you have to know what you’re going to sell before you can figure out how to sell it. That’s why this step is so crucial to putting together your eBay auction plan.

How Much Money Do You Want to Make?

Knowing how much money you want to make is completely different from what you want to sell. Unfortunately, most of the time they don’t match up.

For your business to be successful, you have to generate an income on which you can comfortably live, you’re looking for your eBay business to supplement an existing income to set a monetary goal that you want to achieve. This number will determine how many items you need to sell.

  • Here is an example.

  • You would be extremely happy if you could quit your current job and generate the same income from your auctions. You currently earn $40,000 a year, so this becomes the financial goal of your eBay auction business.

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    That $40,000 a year translates into $750 a week, on average. Now you have to determine how you’re going to hit that target.

How Much Time you are willing to spend in your eBay auctions?

Here is all about time(your time).


Are you willing to handle close to 90 auctions a week?

including pack and shipping items to the buyers.

Think it carefully.

Can you handle with it?

The point is to estimate the amount of work involved to run your eBay auctions, and then determine if you have that kind of time and if it’s worth it to you.

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