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How To Use Ebay To Grow Your Other Businesses. (449)
Date: Thursday, September 29 @ 16:06:03
Topic Home Based Business



Article Title: How To Use Ebay To Grow Your Other Businesses.
Author: Kirsten Hawkins
Most of the people who make money from eBay don’t actually make
all of that money o­n eBay. There are all sorts of ways you can
use eBay to give your existing businesses a helping hand.

The Supply Side.

If you have any leftover stock or used items from another
business you run, then why not sell them o­n eBay? You can make
this a regular thing, using it to get rid of things that won’t
sell for the premium you ask for in a shop, or items that are
no longer in demand in the town or city where your business is
based.

You can really make a lot of money this way, if you know what
you’re doing. You will, of course, already be an expert in the
items you’re selling, as you use them in your business, and
you’ll know that the items are of high enough quality to be
sellable. This is a whole new market for your old inventory!

Not o­nly that, of course, but remember that your good eBay
reputation will make you a great buyer! If there’s ever
anything you want to get for your business, the chances are
you’ll be able to get it o­n eBay for a discount.

The Sales Side.

Here, though, is where the true power of eBay lies. eBay give
you an ‘About Me’ page, where you can write anything you like
and link anywhere you like. This means that you can get traffic
to your business’ website by linking to your website from your
About Me page and linking to your About Me page from each
auction.

To create an About Me page, just click o­n ‘Community’ o­n the
toolbar, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click ‘Create an
About Me page’. You then get the option to either enter your own
HTML or let eBay guide you through the process. All you need to
do is write a little about your website, link to it, and you’re
done – you’ll notice that more people start to come to your site
straight away.

There are thousands of people who swear by this technique to
drive traffic from eBay to their website – with a little
persuasive sales copy o­n your site, they say, you can sell
directly to buyers, cutting out the eBay middleman. What’s
more, all the traffic you’ll get will be targeted – because the
people who click through were interested in your auction to
begin with.

This can be a really powerful technique, especially if you’ve
already got an e-commerce site. Even if you haven’t, you might
find it worth your time to set up a website that does nothing
but list your eBay inventory with a few dollars off each item,
with a PayPal ‘Buy Now’ button for each item. Then simply make
the link to your About Me page read ‘Visit my website for even
more bargains!’, and you’re done.

Now that you’ve seen how to drive visitors to your website,
maybe you’d like a little help getting your auction in front of
buyers. That’s why our next email will show you the secrets of
taming the eBay search engine.


About The Author: Kirsten Hawkins is an Ebay and internet
auction enthusiast from Nashville, TN. Visit
http://www.auctionseller411.com/ for more great tips o­n how to
make the most from Ebay and other o­nline auctions


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