Starting An eBay Business -  Four Pillars Of Success

Thinking of starting an eBay business? Uncover the four key things you
need to do to ensure that your eBay business will succeed.


Starting An eBay Business Is Serious Business


There are a number of online businesses a person bitten by the entrepreneurial bug can start. One of the most successful is starting a business on eBay.  Sure, in the beginning eBay was a great place for people to post items that they wanted to get rid of. Attics, garages and closets got cleaned out and people made some extra money.

  • Today eBay is more than just an auction site, it is a superstore... with more vendors and more items than ever before.
  • This could be an ideal business for you if you follow a few basic steps and if you learn how to successfully market your eBay business.


Four Pillars of a Successful eBay Business


It is very important that you treat this like a business, not a hobby. (This sound ebay selling advice that every veteran eBayer lives by.)  This isn't going to be something that you do on the weekend to generate a few extra bucks.

If you are serious about starting a business on eBay then you need to make sure you have done the following/


Starting An eBay Business Pillar 1 - Create Your Business Plan


While this isn't the most fun aspect of setting up your eBay business, it is one of the most important.  It doesn't matter if this will be a part time business done in your pjs or the way you are going to support a family, a solid business plan will help you address everything a successful business requires.

  • When creating the business plan for your eBay business, you will need to not how to locate and acquire suppliers.
  • In your ebay business plan, you will also need to address how to deliver products to customers. You will also need to address both your business costs and expenses.
  • You should also make sure that you realistically address your total costs and your profitability.


Starting An eBay Business Pillar 2 - Pick Your Niche


  • While eBay is a superstore, you are not...and you should not try to be. Your store should cater to a specific group, ideally pick products you are interested in.
  • Don't make the same mistake that many new eBay business owners make and try to offer a little something for everyone. Plan to use eBay to make money. Sell what you know eBay customers will buy.
  • Trying to be a superstore will strain your finances, make it difficult to manage your supply chain and you will find it difficult to generate repeat business.


Starting An eBay Business Pillar 3 - Create A Business Entity


It is advisable that you do this before you start making money, but definitely once you start making money.

  • Many eBay businesses are set up one of two ways, as either a LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) or they are Incorporated.
  • Knowing which the best is for you will require you to talk to a specialist, generally speaking a LLC offers some protection legally and the Inc offers a number of tax benefits.


Starting An eBay Business Pillar 4 - Generate Positive Feedback From Your Clients


You are in business to make money, in order to make money you need customers and positive feedback from those customers.  Make sure you do what you can to make the business transaction as positive as possible for the customer.


Here's To Your Success With Finding Small Business Ideas That Fit Your Passion!


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