You would be surprised how people make money on eBay! There are number of ways to make money online in general! There is also a full free guide on how to start a home based eBay business!
I will list four ways for you to make money on eBay. You just need to determine which one works for you!! The very first step is that to be in business you have to get proper paper work! The first one you need is a business license, second you will need business bank account, resale license, tax ID and of course a registered eBay account!
One of the ways to make money on eBay is to sell products for other people. The benefit is that you do not need a lot of money for inventory so very low investment and you can make profits. They may not be too large, but it is a low risk on your end.
The second way is to find wholesalers and buy the new inventory (or drop ship products)! Be wary of advertises online. I wasted some money on middleman who claimed to have all the products in one place. The shopping type mall setting databases do not work. You need the real wholesalers. One database that is worth its money is Worldwide Brands OneSource Database. What makes them different is that they have a full database of drop shippers and wholesale suppliers in one place. The only thing you need to learn is how to research profitable products!
There is also another way to make money on eBay and that is to sell l digital products. When I say digital, I mean eBooks. The way it works is that you buy one eBook and you can resell it as long as it sells. The down side is that some eBooks you only make $2 on and you may have some more listing fees, but at least you have unlimited supply of inventory. And no shipping and handling!
There is also a fourth way to make money off eBay and that is to get into affiliate marketing! This can be a little tricky and it does require some training, but with this you do not have any actual product selling, you just need to learn how to market! (Which is not easy, but you can learn it)
There is also a free information guide on how to start your own home base eBay business that walks you through choosing a business name to getting the proper paperwork and places you can visit to get started. It really goes in depth in what you need to know! If you are thinking (and are serious) about starting a home based eBay business, you really need to chose which direction you want to go before you proceed! It will save you a lot of time and money in the long run!
My road to success was very expensive. Trial and error = loss of a lot of money. I did not know about a lot of free resources. I wowed to change that once I started seeing my success. I want to help people succeed.