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4 Easy Steps To Sell At An Online Auction

Apr 9, 2008
Online auctioning through Ebay and other online auction sites are the craze of the new millennium. With the boom of the dot com era, we have now moved up shopping to a whole new level, where you do not have to be in any shop physically to purchase something you fancy. Rather, you just have to switch on the internet and go online to shops or auctions to bid and buy the items that you want to buy. It may seem easy for the buyer, and definitely it is a great opportunity to earn extra income for oneself! But the question is, is selling as easy as buying for such online shops or auctions?

Like any new thing that you want to venture to, you first have to understand what this is all about and also what are the practical steps that you should take to achieving your aim of making it big through online auctions. In this article, we look into 5 of them.

1. Understand which are the profitable markets

It may seem like common sense to many to aim for markets that are profitable so that you can make the most out of your Ebay auction. However you would be surprised at the amount of people who fail to do this! Beware of being over-confident in your own product; some say "My product is so good that it will be able to sell in any market." That is absolutely untrue and happens in exceptional cases only. Always know what you are heading into and being familiar with which are the profitable markets would help you make the right decisions into what to invest in and when to invest it.

2. Create your own product

No, I am not asking you to become an inventor and make up something from scratch. Create information for your product, and make it enticing to the public so that they would want to buy whatever you have on offer. You can either create your own or you can also source for freelance writers to get the niche content done. However, if you are just starting out and do not have much resource, try as much to come up with the content yourself to save on having to hire someone to do it for you.

3. Create targeted, killer auctions

Remember step 1, about knowing your profitable markets? Research and find out which are the times where people are more likely to bid and purchase your products. Find that out and set your auction to end at approximately the same timing. People are 10 times more likely to bid when an auction is closing than when it still has a few days to go. Also, come up with a wonderful design that captures anybody's attention when they see it. Start from your title, make it fanciful but at the same time, make sure that it captures lots of the keywords that the people in your market frequently use.

4. Let your auction run on itself

It is good to occasionally drop by to check on any technical errors that may crop up, other than that, you do not really have to physically care for your auction anymore as it would run by itself smoothly. Create a download page for your customers if you are selling digital products or else have a sales record to write down every sale that you make to facilitate the administrative work.
About the Author
Michael Bay is an eBay expert providing valuable auction selling advice at http://www.AuctionMasteryCourse.com . He has been teaching thousands how to sell stuff on ebay to earn a good income. Click Here to get your FREE report on the "Four EZ Ways To Make Money On eBay".
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