July 29th, 2008
What to sell on eBay – not an easy question to answer. You need to properly research and even then you can’t be sure that you will make it.
It makes me smile when I come across multiple eBay guides where you go to section ‘What To Sell On eBay’ and read something like: ‘open your closet… and find thousands of things you do not need…’ If you do not need them why do you think others will pay you to get them? Or your closet is like a museum – full of antique stuff?
At this time eBay is a saturated marketplace where you need to face many challenges including eBay fees, tough competition, off eBay marketing (online, offline) and, of course, product sourcing.
In this article we are going to discuss what to sell on eBay and to sell profitably. It is really possible to sell ANYTHING on eBay, even stuff that you found in your closet. But at the end of the day when you do your math you may be disappointed to discover a negative balance of your eBay business.
OK, you need to RESEARCH what to sell on eBay. I guess we discussed that already. But how to research?
You can do it manually browsing completed auctions and making notes or you can make use of some tools. Some are free, others are for a fee – nothing is free now, even on the Internet.
A few sources come from eBay:
If you are not yet sure or doubtful what to sell on eBay – try more tools:
- Find profitable products to sell on eBay (fee)
- Market Research Wizard (not focused on eBay, but online market in general; comes with 6 000 000+ products that wholesalers will dropship for you). Really cool product, but not as cheap as we would like it to be.
So, you have a choice of manual and automated eBay market research, free and fee based tools.
All this should definitely help you to make a more informed decision on the items to sell on eBay in addition to the stuff that you will discover in your closet…