making money over the summer by selling stuff I make on eBay

United States
June 14, 2012 9:19pm CST
How much can i make do you think? I want to make some backyard/ tailgating games, for example washer toss, corn hole toss and maybe ladder golf. How many do you think I can sell? Is it worth trying? I would like to make similar amount as having a part time job if possible? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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• United States
21 Jun 12
It's definitely worth it and possible, but it depends on how much time and effort you put into promoting your product(s). First of all, you need an account with a good feedback rating. When I was selling things on Ebay, I'd create an account, buy some thins off other users to build up my positive feedback, and THEN I'd make my listings. If you just create an account and list things with no feedback, people aren't as inclined to buy off of you. So just make an account, buy a few small things here and there, (Maybe even supplies for what you're going to make - A win, win situation!), and then start listing the things you want to sell. :)
• Liechtenstein
21 Jun 12
I thought Ebay is like a graveyard already. With that John Donahoe destroying Ebay completely with the high fees, no giving negative feedback to buyers and etc. But if you really want to sell then go ahead.
• India
16 Jun 12
Welcome to mylot Well there is no harm in trying, i have a friend in USA she earns lot of money from reselling things in ebay, better to get acquainted with their terms and conditions.. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
• United States
15 Jun 12
That does not sound like something I would buy. But,your dream of selling them should get you started. I think there is someone out there willing to buy just about anything on sale. How much you will make will depend on who bought it and the price they are willing to pay for it.
@GemmaR (8526)
15 Jun 12
It is certainly worth trying, because everything that sells well in the shops had to start somewhere. There is no reason that you shouldn't be the next person to think of a really good idea. You should try it see if you get any kind of good reviews from them, as this means that you would then be able to make money from it. It is perfectly possible to make the same amount as you would if you had a part time job, but you have to be prepared to put a fair amount of work into it, as this means that you would be able to make a good quality product that people will recommend your items to their friends and family.