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Can You Still Make a Full Time Income Off of eBay

 


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With the tougher times we live in (companies downsizing, less disposable income) people are often curious if they can still make a full time income off of eBay? It wasn't so long ago that all you heard about were people quitting their jobs so they can sell full time on eBay. Is that still the case. Well. . . . . . no. eBay is just like anything else. When sales are down as a whole in the economy, sales are down for eBay as well. However, eBay can still bring in a full-time income (and much more) if you do this:

Treat it like a business: Long gone are the days of when you could treat your eBay business in cavalier manner and still bring in a full time income. People could take a could take a week before answering an email, shipping the package, listing another item and it didn't matter. They would still make good money. If you want to be successful selling on eBay now, you can't do those kind of things. You want a full time income, you are going to have to work for it.

Don't be cheap: I'll be the first one to tell you that selling on eBay saves you a lot of money compared to a traditional, bricks and mortar business. It saves you money on overhead costs, rent, taxes, labor fees (most likely) and dozens of other things. So don't be cheap with it. Remember you've still got to pay for a good camera to take photos, inventory, reliable internet service, shipping supplies, etc. . . . Try not to cut corners on the necessities.

Understand eBay before you jump in: I think the number one killer of eBay businesses, is the old mentality of “anybody can make money on eBay". Wrong! Well. . . . . . . . technically anybody can make money on eBay if they take the time to learn the business of selling on eBay. You're not going to stumble your way to success on eBay like people have in the past. Those days are long gone and may never come back. You want to be successful on eBay, Learn the business first, before you just jump in the water.

Richard Joyce has become a powerseller on eBay and is now making more money every week selling on eBay than he used to make a month with his old job. To find out how he was able to achieve this, click here to visit his squidoo lens.

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