How to Make Money Online by Selling Your Old Stuff on eBay
What To Sell
Sell your used / unwanted stuff! Look for products that you would sell at a yard sale, like clothes, purses, video games, textbooks, etc.
How to Get the Products
Clean out your place! We all have bought something that we no longer use, so you could literally have hundreds of dollars sitting right under your nose!
How to Get Customers
Start by listing on eBay. Search for items like yours on eBay, check the COMPLETED listings to see if there are customers who want it and for what price
This is a cheap and easy way to start making money online, you already have the stuff to sell!
Eventually you will run out of your own stuff to sell, and move to retail arbitrage (“flipping”) or private labeling so you can have a steady stream of items to sell.
The biggest risk is that no one wants what you have to sell. Be sure to estimate your shipping costs and add it to the selling price. eBay will take ~10-15% of the sale price plus a few bucks to list the item. If you aren’t getting enough people to even see your listings, try to improve the title of the item, or invest in an eBay store to allow you to advertise your product listings.
Money Needed to Get Started
~ $10 for listing fees for a couple of products on eBay. Can’t get any cheaper than that!
Expected Profit (% of sale price)
~75%. It cost you nothing to find the products (it’s stuff you didn’t want). Just pay eBay fees and shipping or pass along the shipping cost to your customers.
Resources and Examples
Third-party links and resources. Commissioned links below.
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