How much do you make on EBAY each month?

United States
July 20, 2010 1:37pm CST
We bring in an average of about $250/month after fees, etc selling just about anything. Not bad bringing in an extra $3000 a year with little effort. our seller name is daynaboatright You can check out the things we have listed. What about you?
4 responses
• Indonesia
21 Jul 10
I am a new seller on ebay. I started to sell the end of last month and so far, I love the atmosphere. I have no selling experience at all in my life, let alone selling online I have sold my first 6 items and I am very happy. I think it's pretty easy to sell there. I like selling online, because your "store" is available for 24 hours, the fees isn't that pricey, I reckon and the exposure is very good. Try to compare with "traditional selling" where you have to rent a store etc. I don't have average monthly income yet since I've just started, but yours look sweet! I love ebay
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• United States
21 Jul 10
Pretty easy and inexpensive way to make a little extra cash. The really great thing is that you can sell just about anything because someone out there will buy it:) Good luck
• Indonesia
5 Aug 10
You are right. However many people complain about their fees. I take it as the cost of business. You have to spend money to earn money. Maybe not everybody believe it, but I personally do. It's a lot cheaper than renting a brick and mortar store, not to mention you have to pay for assistant, electricity etc. How long have you been selling? :)
@pastigger (618)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I just put my first set of items on ebay for sale. It was has been a learning experience for me. I am not sure I will continue unless I can find a better way to know how much it will be to ship items. Also not sure if I have the time right now in my like. But my daughter is outgrowing some toys and I am wondering if there might be some interest in some of those. So far after fees I have made about $3 so not quite worth my while yet, but maybe it will get better. Where do you find the stuff that you sell? Good luck to you hope you have continued success.
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• United States
20 Jul 10
If you start listings off at $.99, there are no insertion fees. If you do them under $9.99, I think the listing fee is $.25 for each item. If you do it as just a buy it now, where there are no bids you can list them until they sell for $.50 no matter what you list it for. When thinking about fees after it sells, you can plan for about 10% of what you sold it for. So if you sold something for $1.00 your fees for final value will be about $.10 on it. I use USPS.com to figure a close selling fee. YOu can calculate postage for items. Just weigh the item. Then you can plug in the weight and a destination. I ususally chose somewhere like California because it is far from Cincinnati where I live. After I get a guesstimate, I had about $.50 to it to cover any mistakes. Toys are good sellers on EBAY. You might find someone that is more familiar to EBAY that would list them for a certain fee (maybe 10 or 20% of the final sale). I have done that for people.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
25 Jul 10
We have a motorcycle shop and also buy and sell on Ebay. I'm not sure what our average earnings are because they change depending on what my husband is selling. He just sold a motorcycle for $3,800 the other day but we don't sell bikes every month. The majority of our Ebay sales are new and used parts and accessories.
• United States
25 Jul 10
Wow, that sounds pretty neat. Do you do a lot of sales for your motorcycle shop through EBAY? I found EBAY to be a pretty easy and inexpesive way to make a little cash. My mother-in-law works for a storage company. When people don't pay for theirs, she has to clean them out. We go down and find all sorts of things that we end up selling on EBAY. Good luck on future sales
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
25 Jul 10
We sell more parts through Ebay, yes. My husband gets good deals on lots that people put together and sell on there...then we either use them, sell them at the shop or on Ebay. He's gotten some fairly expensive new parts that way. A lot of our Ebay customers are overseas and can't get parts where they are.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
24 Jul 10
Wow, you are doing good. I have not sold anything on Ebay in sometime. I was thinking about starting selling again.
• United States
24 Jul 10
Good luck when you do. It is really pretty simple once you get the hang of it.