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eBay Courses - Are They Worth a Bid?

Aug 17, 2007
There are many eBay courses that are obtainable on the Internet today. These books and courses are designed to help you become more successful on eBay. Unfortunately, not all of these courses are worth the money that you will pay for them. Some of them are full of what used to be good information - when it was relevant - and others are simply junk information, written by someone trying to make a quick buck.

Before you buy any eBay course, find out when the course was written. If it was produced in 2004, for instance, you don't want it. That may not seem like very long ago, but in Internet time it's an eon. eBay changes so fast that much of the information will not be useful. However, if the original issue of the course was written several years ago, but the course is updated each year, this may well be a good course for you.

Of course, you can eliminate some of the uncertainty by going to eBay directly to fulfill your training needs. They may not teach you the sneaky tricks and backdoors that other practitioners might provide, but they share an interest in your success.

eBay University is the learning program that eBay started to aid individuals in enhancing there skills as successful eBay merchants. eBay classes are conveniently held in many locations throughout the United States, and classes may also be completed online at home.

It should be noted that all of the information you will be exposed to at eBay University can be found on the Website - the basics are available for free. However, grasping that information isn't always the easiest task. It really depends upon your learning style. The eBay University curriculum is delivered along two primary tracks.

Selling Basics - is designed for those that have been buying on eBay, and want to learn how to sell, or simply pick up new tips.

Beyond the Basics - is targeted at members of the eBay community that have been selling on eBay occasionally, and want to learn how to get the most out of your listings.

Both courses are reasonably priced, and well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete each course. The courses are available on DVD and CD/ROM.

If you graduate from eBay University and decide that this is really cool you might want to participate in eBay's Educational Specialist Program - their train-the-trainer program. It allows individuals to teach classes using eBay's curriculum.

The Education Specialist Program training program provides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully teach others how to sell on eBay.

You can access trainers that have been certified by eBay through the eBay Website.

Again, use common sense when purchasing eBay courses. They can be quite helpful and enlightening, but only if the information in them is still good. Talk to other eBay sellers - preferably successful ones - to discover out what courses are recommended - and make sure there's a money-back guarantee.
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