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There is one question asked by many eBay sellers. This is true if they’ve been selling for an extended time or if they are just starting out. That question is… “What are the best items for me to sell”?

I’ve discussed this in a previous article. You want to stick to something you know well and enjoy. I’ve also mentioned that if you haven’t done a great deal of selling on eBay, you most likely want to avoid the highest profile items, such as cell phones, computers, videogame systems, and brand-name purses.

Another question often follows up… “How do I find and determine the best items for me to sell”? You’ve eliminated the high profile items and the ones you don’t feel comfortable selling. At this point you may also be done selling the extra items around the house, and are interested in pursuing a serious eBay business. What do I do now? Where do I look?

I will let you know that there is a wide range of excellent information you can use to determine products that would be good to sell on eBay. You only need to search Google and you will find countless people and resources to help. The problem with this is that there is so much information out there that it can become overwhelming. Another issue is that there are fees to receive access to much of this great information. Once you have developed an established eBay business, spending small amounts of money for these resources is a good idea. However, at this point I will assume that if you are reading this, you are looking to increase your income first, and are probably seeking the most inexpensive and free ways to accomplish this.

In my experience, one of the most valuable resources I have found is located right on eBay itself. It’s called eBay Pulse. The purpose of eBay Pulse is to tell you what the most popular products are on eBay. It can also advise which products are TOO popular for you to sell, as in which products are already too saturated and are therefore more difficult if not impossible to break into and achieve success amongst the competition.

When the Pulse page first comes up, the most important thing to remember about this list is that it’s an excellent indicator of which products/brands NOT to sell on eBay. This is because, as mentioned previously, the market for these higher profile items is highly saturated. For various reasons (to be outlined in a later article), it is almost impossible to succeed with these items as you are competing against the most experienced eBay sellers.

One helpful hint in using eBay Pulse is in finding the hidden gems of what to sell. This is what I have had most success in using this resource, and I believe it is extremely valuable in helping you do the same. How? Find the area that says “Categories”. When you click on this you can further break it down into more detailed categories instead of using only the general ones. The next step is to find a category that you are interested in, and break it down as specifically as possible. You will then see a list of the most popular products within that subcategory. You can get some great ideas by doing this with one subcategory. However, the more you can break it down into several other subcategories, the more detailed information you can receive.

I have found that eBay Pulse is the easiest way to get started in researching specific items to sell. Determine what you would consider selling, then break it down into various subcategories. You will see the most popular items and whether it is popular and profitable enough to look into selling.

There are other ways to research which items to sell. I will follow-up with articles of more helpful details. In the meantime, I recommend you check out this free e-book on how to increase your income and profits on eBay...

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