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In November I had my second best month ever in eBay sales at $465.83. I had a month last year where I made more than $500. I did that during the 1K Side Hustle Challenge. eBay is one of my favorite side hustles. I’ve started selling more items, but I still do the majority of sourcing on Saturdays (That may probably change next year). In today’s post, I want to go into detail about the items that I sold in November. I also want to give you some tips that can help you.
As stated in the first paragraph, I made $456.83 in sales in my spare time last month. I sold 14 different items. Some of the things included a David Justice figurine, Some Notre Dame Beer Steins, a Grand Hustle T-shirt and some UGA magnets. The 14 items were purchased for a total of $42.68. There was $97.93 in shipping, PayPal, and final value fees. Minus those fees, I made $363.90. If you subtract the amount that I paid for them, you have $321.22. That’s all profit right there. I’d take that any month.
I have a few tips that will help any potential seller, get more sales.
For every item that I list, I research that price. I check on eBay to see if any similar items have sold. If they have, I check to see what the final price was. I also see if any sellers are currently selling the item. I then review their prices and adjust mine accordingly.
I use white poster boards similar to these as the background for my items. It’s made a big difference for the quality of my pictures. I used to take pictures on my bed or the floor in the past. There were all types of colors in the background taking away from the item. I learned you will sell more things if your item has a solid background behind it.
Post in Facebook Groups
I’m in a couple of eBay related Facebook groups. These groups have specific days where you can post a few of your items. Doing this a few times each week has allowed my stuff to be viewed by a lot more people. The more people that see them, the sooner that the items will sell.
I tweet out some of my eBay items a few times a week. I schedule them, and they got out during the day and night. There are some mornings where I wake up and see that my eBay tweets have been favorited. Those could be potential buyers. Don’t be afraid to tweet your items. You could make a few sales if you do.
I plan on keeping this success going for the new year. I’ll be putting in a little more time when it comes to looking for items. I’ll also be looking for new thrift stores to go to. Finally, I will start going to estate sales as well.
Are you interested in selling on eBay, but you’re not sure where to start? A couple of months ago, I created The Beginner’s eBay Course. I was getting multiple questions per week about eBay and flipping items in general. I decided to create a resource to help out new and potential sellers. In the course, there are six modules that go into detail about what and how to sell on eBay. For more info about the course, go here.
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