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Websites where you can sell items

With the downturns in the economy recently, many people are now looking to sell off some of the things they own just to stay afloat and stop living from paycheck to paycheck. Selling items online is something that has brought great reward for those who have persisted in the field and in this article I will talk about some of the avenues you can use if you want to buy and sell items online.

First of all, we have auction sites such as eBay where you can have your own store for a fee of course. You can create your own store at eBay and then start auctioning off things that you want to sell online there. One word of warning about eBay though is that there is tons of competition there so if you are going to start selling items online on eBay you better make sure you know what you are doing and you avoid the high risk categories which include electronics items like cameras and computers.

Second of all, you can start selling off your very own website. To many people this sounds very scary but it is actually the most flexible and least expensive option.

I would recommend getting training from WA about this. You would first have to buy a domain name and if you are a member at WA you can host your site on their servers and install Word Press Express on your domain. This would take about 10 minutes max if you use WA.

You then have to add content on to your site and then start optimizing it for the search engines so that when someone types in something in the search engines such as photography equipment, when you have optimized your site for the search engines your site will be right there on page one. This would mean you get traffic to your website and potentially sales.

You could also use a free option by using a website such as weebly to create your sites but this has many limitations. For one, you can only accept payments using PayPal and Google Checkout. You may have to pay a fee in order to remove the annoying weebly footer off your site and you also have to pay to get some of the extra features. The good thing about weebly is that you can drag and drop product boxes on your site which gives it a bit of a professional touch but you also have limitations on the domain name you can choose and this limits the amount of search engine optimization you can then perform.

There is a lot more information to selling items online and the training you will need to do this. Hopefully you will do your homework before attempting to sell anything online.


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