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If you have dabbled in buying and selling on eBay, you have probably wondered if it would be a good idea to start an eBay business. Am I right? Well starting an eBay business is easier than you might think. Especially if you already have experience either buying or selling on eBay.

I have been buying and selling on eBay for 10 plus years and have quite a bit of knowledge as a result. I am also an eBay Trading Assistant which basically means I sell things for other people on consignment. Being a Trading Assistant is a good eBay business to have but you have to already be experienced selling on eBay to qualify.

So to start an eBay business you have to decide what you want to sell. The great thing is you don't have to specialize in any one thing to be successful. There are also many ideas to choose from. Selling used or vintage toys is very popular as well as successful. People are always buying toys all year round, not just during the holidays. I found someone selling button pins. They created them on Etsy with vintage artwork and are really cute as well as popular.

You can decide that you want to start off big and find a wholesale drop-shipper. Someone who is willing to send items directly to the buyer so you don't have to stock inventory. This is the most ideal situation, but beware of people trying to sell you lists of wholesale suppliers that aren't any good.

Once you have made a decision on what it is you want to sell, you then have to decide how you want to sell it. Opening an eBay store will bring you success right out of the gate. It establishes you as a business and people tend to trust this more. And with a store you can use both auction-style and fixed-price listings.

If you decide you don't want to go full boar and open a store then just start out with auction-style listings combined with fixed price listings. This is a good technique to use because for those people who want to get an item right away and not wait to bid, they can use the "Buy It Now" button to do just that.

These are just a few ideas on how to get started selling on eBay. By doing this you will gain the experience and knowledge needed to become a successful eBay seller.


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