Since the beginning of online auctions popped up, the online selling market has been growing. Most are interested but just don’t know how to start. There are all sorts of ways for you to make money online to sell things. It doesn’t matter if you are selling what you have or you are selling just like a store. There are a few tips that you need to know about before you begin to sell things online.
- Have PayPal. If you don’t have an account with PayPal you will need to get one if you plan to do business online. It is the standard for receiving payments online and even paying others as well.
- Take good pictures. There are options out there that don’t need to take the picture to sell the product, but for the ones that do, you need to make sure that you take clear pictures that will really make your products stand out from the others. If you plan to take a lot of pictures, then you should set up a studio-like area that has a backdrop and great lighting that will make your pictures look professional. But the main part is having a good camera.
- Be 100% honest. If you plan to sell any used items, you need to be honest about every ding, dent, blemish, scratch, rip and more. This will reduce your issues that you could run into and help to keep your reviews positive.
- Do good business. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter if you are opening an online store or selling on small site, customer service matters. You want positive reviews and to make a good name for yourself. Be sure to respond to questions, complaints, and concerns and possibly offer a guarantee.
The best sites to sell online at
If you have never heard of fulfilled by amazon, then you may not be a big amazon shopper. FBA is getting to be really popular. You buy things in bulk and then ship them to Amazon to store them and whenever something of yours sells, Amazon will pack it up, ship it out, and sends you the money after they take their share. There are a lot of people out there making a lot of money with FBA while others just do it for a few extra bucks.
We all know there are things out there that can be pretty hard to ship, and there are also things that may make you feel uncomfortable selling things to people across the country. So, anytime that you have a large item that you are wanting to sell or something that you don’t really want to ship, then try Craigslist. It is easy to list your item and if you don’t want people to know your email or phone number, Craigslist will send a message to you without people knowing your stuff.
There isn’t an article about making money that doesn’t at least mention eBay. You can get serious about it and start an eBay store or you can just sell random things to declutter your space. It’s a pretty popular way to make money. If decide that you want to start an eBay store, then you need to find a drop-ship business that will store and then ship the items to your customers, so there is no need to deal with inventory.
If you are a crafty person and love to share them with the world, why not make extra cash by selling them on Etsy. It is free to open an Etsy store, just sign up, post photos, and begin selling. You have the choice of what type of payment you take, but PayPal is the easiest. There is a listing fee and they will take 3.5% of what you make from every sale.
Everyone loves yard sales, and the easiest place to find them is on Facebook. You can sell a lot of things locally. Just search for yard sale sites in your area and join the group. Once you are in, snap a photo of your item, write up a description with a price and then post your item. It is that simple.
Those are the best places that you will find that you can make money while selling your stuff. Yes, it will be hard starting out but once you get the hang of it, it is as easy as pie. Next article will be talking about how you can make money blogging, so stay tuned.