Making Money on the Net

@megs85 (3145)
Australia
December 15, 2006 4:26pm CST
Its an oldie but a goodie, Ive made over $150 this week on ebay selling stuff from around my house that I didnt want or need anymore, that is my sons old baby clotehs. I'm excited. Now I am going to try (after the christmas break that is- who buys things off ebay at christmas time?!) and make it $250 profit a week. My sisters friend makes $2000 profit a month selling on ebay. Wow. Hopefully one day I can be as good as she is...
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85 responses
• Finland
15 Dec 06
wooow, nice, I didn't know about the possibility to sell things via ebay. You mean used things?
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Yeah, I sell my sons used clothing on ebay... You can sell basically anything though... cds, tvs, videos, dvds, computer games, clothes, furniture...anything...
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• United States
16 Dec 06
Who needs ebay. I am raking in the big bucks from this site.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
LMAO, let me guess with your rating of 18 its your first day? But I bet you have 10,000 referrals earning you two grand a month LOL, keep at it little one you'll get there...LOL LOL LOL
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@gscs1838 (1536)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 06
i do have a lot of old stuff would like to sell, can you teach me how to sell it?
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Sure, no problem. First off if you dont already have an ebay account you need to sign up for one. Its free and all you need is an email account. Heres the link: www.ebay.com Then you need to list your items under the "sell" feature of your account. Take some good photos of them, know what you want to sell, then come back here and I'll help you with the rest of the process. I dont want to overwhelm you.
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@froogle (776)
16 Dec 06
thats great! can people from all over the world sell? i am frm india. can i use ebay?
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
I am fairly certain that india has its own international ebay. I am from australia and we have our own... :D
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
some things sell well and others nothing. That is pretty good earnings. I think ebay charge pretty high fees considering how many people use it I would think they would lower the pricing to help encourage more people to sell..
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
The fees are ridiculous, most people only sell higher priced items because of them. I'm not. Im selling quality childrens clothes (new and used) and low prices and making minimal profit per auction. Probably 1-2 dollars. But if I can do 100-200 auctions per week...which is what I'm trying to build up to....woah!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
i didnt think Ebay fees were too bad... considering Amazon takes 15 percent from book sales... ebay is very reasonable, what is there take anyway? 5 percent? cant rememeber
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Wow $2000 per month selling on ebay...this is kinda inspiring. I'm making money online too (very part time income) by reading emails, playing games, surveys, etc. I have yet to try ebay, I guess I'm kinda nervous about dealing online. It's always the horror stories that stick in my head rather than the succesful ones...go figure.
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@zburrou1 (290)
• United States
15 Dec 06
yeah.
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@missjackie (1328)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16 Dec 06
I had a whole crap load of dvd's that I didn't watch anymore and I sold them on ebay. I made over $2k with the dvd's. :)
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
Its great isnt it? You can sell absolutely anything and as long as you arent stupid abut it, you will walk away with a profit of some sort.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
What kind of DVDs and how did you price them? Thanks.
@gknott (938)
• United States
16 Dec 06
How did you get started? Do you take digital pictues and post them. I have a paypal account I know you need this. What else do you need to get started}?? Thanks
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
You dont even need a paypal account. All you need is a free ebay account. Register at www.ebay.com You can get paid directly into your bank account, via cheque, money order, cash on delivery- whatever you choose. I upload good quality photos I take using my digital camera and then describe the item in great detail before listing it, yes :D Hope that helps...
• Pakistan
16 Dec 06
wow great how did you do that from where diid yo get all the buyers your friends whom you convinced to buy oor you get tragetted traffic from any site man iam interested in your real secret of getting buyers any site i will be happy to join
@Pmcbride (1082)
16 Dec 06
I am thinking of selling on ebay after christmas, i have been buying on it for almost 3 years now, i've often thought about giving it a try, what are the average prices for selling something on there?, this is all thats putting me off, i have heard that it can be a lot, compared to what you get paid for some of the items, i do love ebay but if it cost me too much to sell , then i would probably not do it.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
The fees are a little high, but I'm coming out well ahead so for me, its worth. Search for the items that you are thinking of selling and see what the average price is they are selling for. Minus a dollar or two in listing fees, and 5% of whatever your item sells for. Are you ahead? Is it worth it? I'm making approximately $1 to $10 profit on each item...
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• India
16 Dec 06
wow........what are the sites that you use to earn money.can you tell me coz i am getting upto 50$ a month only
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• United States
16 Dec 06
Dang, that's a good amount of cash to be making. Good luck with all that you are doing.
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@klcc82 (184)
• Malaysia
16 Dec 06
Is a good news for you.Make this good profit from the business.So, I also back home to check what the old things can upload to set it .
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• United States
16 Dec 06
There are multiple sites in which to sell things online. Ebay is by far the most popular due to it's marketing budget but another one you might want to check out is CraigsList.com/. CL is amazing. They have plenty of different sections in which to post your items and one of the major things for me was that it is free to post you stuff there. You can also post locally and don't have to worry about shipping. All you have to do is select the city you live in on the right side and you're ready to go. They have everything there; jobs, housing, for sale, rants and raves, and services provided...ALL FREE LISTINGS. They have a section for bartering(trading) and even things people are giving away for free. You don't even need to set up an account. Eveyone should seriously check it out.
• United States
16 Dec 06
i tried that but didnt work :( tried once :) maybe ill try again in the future in the mean time do you use any other websites that work for you? if so leave me a mess with the link or anyone else that sees this tnxxxx :)
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@pclloh (249)
• Brazil
16 Dec 06
i´ve never sold nothing ;(
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@ralpek413 (773)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Id like to do ebay but i dont have much of anything to sell. and it seems after you pay for shipping you dont make that much and there is so much competition. If I knew more about it and how it worked then id probably use it to sell crafts or something. Right now I make money doin data entry. http://www.webspawner.com/users/enterdataathome/
• United States
17 Dec 06
why is my comment all messed up?
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
23 Dec 06
Has this company actually paid you yet? how much do you earn in a typical week?
@sanumuri (145)
• India
16 Dec 06
wow it's nice to male profit on ebay.but i would like to know whether u sold your old goods or the goods that are on ebay.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
I sold my old goods on ebay :D Does that clarify things? :D
@R3fl3XioN (3215)
• France
16 Dec 06
Rofl. I don't sell on ebay ;D i just buy.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have been selling on ebay for 5 years and it is NOT that great and I sell things around the house too. Tried selling clothes and no one much buys. Sold some DVD's and Video's, mostly do not sell and cannot afford the fees that rack up without sales. I usually do not even make my fees. It was great the first two years then it has gotten really hard, slow, to many other's selling the same thing and fees keep increasing. It has not been all that profitable. So not sure how your making the bucks but has not earned much for me. I think the most I made in one month was $314.00 before christmas one year.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
Ive found childrens clothing sells exceptionally well. But thats just my experience. I'm still tallying up my total for this week. In profit it has to be over $200 now ( I had 15 more auctions end today). Maybe thats the difference. Ive done around 50 auctions this week to make that much money...
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I had 60 auctions about two weeks ago only three items sold and did not even pay my fees which are $83.35 I got less than $20.00. I had nice things even some new never used. Few bidders, a lot of watchers. Some asking really stupid questions which I endevoured to answer anyway. Mostly they don't read. If they did they would see the answer. I tried to sell a whole lot of baby boy clothes, nice ones and got NADA. I have tried to sell good clean quality Jeans, Levi strauss nothing. I have tried to sell jewelry I had appraised and got bids but no one wants to pay the worth and I usually sell a bit under the appraisal value. I have tried to sell DVD's still in shrink, nada. I have sold things that were almost pure junk and was surprised they sold for so much. Go figure. I wish I could sell a cheese sandwich. LOL. Or find a record like the one that sold for $155,400 last week. The person paid 75 cents for it. I have tried to sell music boxes, CD's and nic nacs, some sell, most do not.
@twinkleD (361)
16 Dec 06
well done you. i haven't braved ebay yet. always seem to be worried that it wouldn't work for me and that i'd end up loosing money. how does it work with postage and packing? do you have to include that in your price?
• United States
16 Dec 06
Usually you have a price for the item and shipping is seperate. like if someone bids on a book and it ends at 1.25 the buyer has to pay 1.25 PLUS however much shipping is
16 Dec 06
I'm thinking of trading on ebay myself,could it be possible for you to help me get started ie...give me some tips on the shortcomings & what it entails.I often browse on the site but i'm dying to get more involved.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
No problems, let me know what you specifically need help with, and ask away :D Have you got an ebay account set up? If not, go to www.ebay.com and register (its free)