How to Make Money Online Selling on eBay

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How do I set up an eBay account?

There are several ways to make money online. In this post, I intend to leave you with tips for selling on eBay so that you know how it works.

Selling on eBay small items to normal people can be exciting. It’s a practical way to make money online selling stuff that you want to get rid of.

How to trade on eBay

eBay is a marketplace where people can buy and sell items from its website. Meaning, eBay is an online auction service for buying and selling. You can sell your second-hand items you’ve stashed somewhere in your home. You don’t need a qualification to sell on the giant eBay auction. It’s also easy to start your internet business on eBay at relatively low start-up costs.​

How to sell on ebay for beginners    

The first thing you need to do is to sign up for an account. Should I sign up for a business account or a private account?

  1. Business Account
  2. Private Account

It’s up to you to sell on eBay using either a business account or a personal account. If you want to use eBay for buying and selling some stuff in small quantities, then a private account is the right one to choose. 

How to sell on ebay as a Business

If you intend to run a business for buying and selling products on a larger scale, a business account is most suitable.

Business Account, read more…….

eBay trading assistant

If your plan is to become an eBay trading assistant, a business account is the best suitable.

I already have an eBay account 🙂

You might have bought something from eBay before, there is nothing wrong with using that same account.

eBay fees calculator

The good news is you don’t need to part with your cash to register your account on eBay marketplace.

To start selling your small items (individual account) on eBay you don’t need to pay except a small fee after you have made a sale.

Your eBay account looks like this

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Tips on how to sell on eBay and make money

  • Research
    Do some research to find out what you want to sell depending on what sells on eBay.Is it worth selling? How much are you going to sell your item for?There are lots of things you can sell ranging from smartphones, video games, used clothes to furniture.
  • How to list on eBay to get price you want
    Listing items on eBay has been made simple by making use of eBay Listing Tool. This tool makes you do a lot of things quickly.How to create a Listing
  • Title Description
    Make sure you create a title that has everything the buyer needs to know.
  • Photographs.
    To bring your items to life and improve buyer confidence, you need to add pictures and you do it for free.You can upload a maximum of 12 pictures of the product you are listing. The idea is to shoot the pictures from different angles to give your customer a full view of the product from all angles.

eBay power sellers meaning

At eBay, you start off selling at a basic level. Then, you rise to the PowerSellers stage as your sales and profit growth increases.

To qualify for the PowerSeller level you must reach a given target and sustain it for a period of 1 year.

Selling services on eBay

There is one important thing you must bear in mind regarding selling services including eBay costs. Your selling price must have eBay fees added to it. 


  1.  eBay fees
  2. PayPal fees
  3. Shipping fees

Choose domestic and international delivery plus return options to take full advantage of eBay’s Selling Offers.

  • Pay only when you sell this month.
  • No insertion fees on up to 100 listings per day.
  • For auction or fixed price listings.
  • sides PayPal, you can choose other payment methods.

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LISTING ON EBAY

How to successfully sell on eBays
  1. To have the best business experience on eBay, you must be well versed with eBay rules and policies for selling items.This will go a long way to contribute towards your success or lack of it.

  2. Measuring people’s success on eBay, results are a bag of mixed reactions. Not all people will succeed because of failing to do enough homework (market research) before they start to sell.Thorough research will give a clue on products that sell most and things to avoid. Also, the price ranges to look out for.TIP: Keep a notebook where you will record all information about research findings and the listings you do. As well as information on what sold and what didn’t sell.

  3. You need to figure out the budget for your inventory.Make a list of all the items you have bought and how much they cost you so that you’ll be able to review your sales to find if you made any profit or loss.

  4. Take note of mistakes you’ve made so that you learn from them to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

  5. Buy products of excellent quality to avoid receiving negative feedback on your profile.

Selling your products on eBay is one of the viable ways to make money online you can try. Good luck:).

Hopefully, you will find this article, ‘How to Sell on eBay – eBay Selling Tips’ useful. Please leave your comments below.

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16 thoughts on “How to Make Money Online Selling on eBay

  1. Hello, Femia, thank you so much for the walk through steps to start selling on eBay.
    I didn’t realize its an international market place. I live in the UK, so I just assumed it gives a market platform to locals only.
    I have a lot of items I want to get rid off. Its a brilliant idea to put them on sale on eBay. I’m so excited about the fact that I will be able to earn some cash.
    It will go a long way to paying off my bills and renewing my wardrobe.
    I have book marked this article, ‘How to make money on eBay’ as I will need to refer to it as I register my account.
    I have purchased a few items through eBay in the past. Hopefully, I will go ahead to sell my items with no hassles.

    1. Hello, Chris, thank you very much for stopping by and leaving some invaluable comments.
      I am glad to hear you managed to gain something out of this post.
      You will be absolutely fine to sell some items of yours on eBay.
      You said you once bought something on eBay. You don’t have to register a new account.
      You are free to continue using that same account.
      Don’t worry, selling things on eBay is not complicated at all.
      You will find all the instructions you need on the eBay official website. All the best!

  2. Thank you very much for the walkthrough on how to start selling on eBay. You have given a thorough step by step guide.
    Also, thanks for the hints and tips for the best outcome on running a business on eBay. Most people go to eBay to sell their products. However, not all succeed.
    I like what you said about not all people succeeding. Some fail due to many blunders they make.
    I think this is particularly important for someone who is just starting to know the pros and cons including eBay’s rules in place.

    1. Hello, thanks a lot for leaving some invaluable comments.
      I’m happy to hear you found some useful hints and tips to guide you in the event you want to sell some items on eBay.
      It doesn’t have to be something big. You can start off selling your own used items which you no longer need. That will be a brilliant way of getting rid of them.
      By starting small you learn how to put up eBay Listing, arrange for postage and the whole experience of pricing.

  3. Hi. How long does it usually take to make money on ebay? I have tried it time and time again, but had very little success in the short term. I have seen so many people succeed with ebay, but I just haven’t been able to master it myself.

    Although, I did manage to sell some paper shredders over a couple of week, maybe I was just selling at the right price for this product.

    Thanks

    1. Hello, Snow, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some comments.
      Talking from my own personal experience, it took me a couple of weeks after my Listings had started to show-up through search.
      However, it depends with a lot of things. Before I started selling I did some digging. I researched about what sells at eBay, how to set a starting price and how to do an eBay Listing.
      For my fist sale, I made a profit of only  £ 2.00. This was before the deduction of eBay and PayPal fees were made. But from that experience alone, I learned a lot about pricing and handling postage.
      I have been using eBay to get rid of stuff in my home that I no longer use not in a strictly business sense.

  4. This is great info about eBay but I was looking for the detailed step by step on how to build my business through eBay. 

    Do you offer a course that focuses on that alone? Meaning how will you get started and how do you do it?

    I am really interested, so please do let me know. Thank you!

    1. Hi, Aj, many thanks for taking the time to read my post, ‘How To Sell On eBay – eBay Selling.’

      I’m glad you found the information great since the post gives people a general overview of getting started to sell on eBay.

      Coming to your question. you will find step by step guide on the eBay platform on how to sell using a business account.

      All the best.

  5. Thank you for this walkthrough of how to buy and sell on eBay. 

    It sounds like a great way to make money because you can get things at such a low price on eBay, and then sell it at a higher price. 

    I have a friend who makes his living selling things on eBay.

    I think the fact that there are no geographical limitations make it a great choice for a way to run your own business. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Chuck, many thanks for the time to read my post, ”How To Sell On eBay – eBay Selling.”

      Thanks also for sharing about your friend’s experience selling on eBay.

      It goes to show people can actually run a selling business on eBay depending on whether they want to sell a few personal belongings or run a business account.

  6. Great one! I found this very interesting and helpful. 

    I and my family just moved to a new apartment and I wish to sell some of our things before leaving and as such, I heard eBay is worthy of being a better platform to sell them for better prices.

    I decided to conduct a little research on how to and I came across this article. 

    Thanks a lot. I would really put into consideration the various tips you have given through this article in selling them thanks

    1. Hi, Tracy, thanks so much for taking the time to read my post, ‘How To Sell On eBay – eBay Selling’.

      I’m glad to hear that you found the information helpful.

      Hopefully, all goes well with selling your items on the eBay market.

  7. Hi, Femia, Thanks for your good discussion of getting started on ebay. I have sold items on ebay, learning it the hard way. Your page provides a needed introduction. I sold various items that I owned, but never tried marketing there.  Does ebay work on mobile phones? There seem to be a lot of apps that buy and sell on a mobile. 

    I need to mention that at or near the bottom of the age it says “Add Your Heading Text Here” and the page seems to stop there. That might be my connection, hard to know.
     
     

    1. Hi, Dave, thanks so much for taking the time to read my post,’ How to Sell on eBay – eBay Selling Tips‘ and leaving some awesome feedback.

      I’m glad to hear that you find my article informative. Also, thanks for sharing your experiences on selling on eBay.

      To sell on eBay you can download an eBay app on your mobile phone. 

      In addition to the marketplace service, eBay also runs an affiliate marketing programme.

      You can earn commissions by referring customers to eBay listings Once the products listed are bought, you get paid monthly depending on the number of sales you generate.

  8. Hi, Femia just went through your article and thanks for shedding some light on eBay.

    What I’d like to know is how to make money on eBay as an affiliate. 

    What are the processes of getting started, do you need some qualification and how much investment are we talking about here?  

    1. Hi, Hope, thanks so much for the time to read my post ‘How To Sell On eBay-eBay Selling Tips’  and leaving invaluable feedback.

      eBay runs an affiliate programme which you need to join first and get links for sharing on your social media accounts.

      When you succeed to drive traffic to eBay listings from your website using eBay  turnkey tools. You will get paid once your  website visitors or social followers click on the  listing and  make a purchase.

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