Making a Living from Your eBay Business, 2nd Edition

According to the New York Times, an estimated half-million people make a full- or part-time living from selling merchandise on eBay. In 2004, that added up to more than $44 billion worth of merchandise sold — or $1400 worth of sales every second!

You could be making some of that money — by starting your own eBay business. All you have to do is sign up as an eBay seller and follow the practical advice in this book, Making a Living From Your eBay Business. Anyone can do it; all it takes is the proper planning, a little time, and a little effort.

If you’re not sure where to start, that’s where Making a Living From Your eBay Business comes in. This book shows how to research other eBay auctions, write a short business plan, and determine what type of eBay business you want to run. It even shows you how to find and manage the inventory for your auctions, as well as manage the ongoing auction activity. Then all you have to do is count the money as it rolls in.

With the help of Making a Living From Your eBay Business, anyone can get started selling and making money on eBay. It’s a great way to make a living — and be your own boss!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Start six different types of eBay businesses — including selling on consignment as an eBay Trading Assistant
  • Research and write a business plan — and arrange financing
  • Legally set up your new business and establish an accounting system
  • Buy and manage inventory
  • Use PayPal to accept credit card payments
  • Manage your eBay business on a day-to-day basis

Want to know more? Then check out the book’s table of contents:

Part 1: Planning and Launching Your eBay Business
1. So You Want to Start an eBay Business
2. Researching Your Business Model
3. Creating a Business Plan
4. Evaluating and Arranging Funding
5. Establishing a Legal Business Presence
6. Setting Up a Recordkeeping System
7. Organizing Your Home Office

Part 2: Choosing a Business Model
8. The Second-Hand Reseller
9. The Collector/Trader
10. The Bulk Reseller
11. The Retailer
12. The Manufacturer/Craftsperson
13. The Trading Assistant

Part 3: Managing Your Day-to-Day Business
14. Purchasing and Managing Your Inventory
15. Automating Item Listing
16. Managing Customer Payments
17. Organizing Your Packing and Shipping
18. Dealing with Customers — and Customer Problems
19. Automating Auction Management

Part 4: Maximizing Your eBay Sales
20. Increasing Sell-Through
21. Choosing the Most Effective Listing Options
22. Creating More Successful Auction Listings
23. Displaying More Powerful Photographs
24. Promoting Your eBay Auctions

Part 5. Growing Your Online Business
25. Becoming an eBay PowerSeller
26. Selling Fixed-Price Items on eBay Express and
27. Opening an eBay Store
28. Launching a Full-Featured Merchant Website
29. Other Places to Sell Online
30. Managing Growth

A. Accounting Basics
B. Listing Abbreviations

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

Published: December 2006

Price: $24.99 print, $19.99 digital

Page count: 436 pp.

ISBN: 0789736462

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