Do you sell products you make on ebay

@MOnline (240)
Netherlands
February 18, 2008 7:34pm CST
Hi all, I was just wondering if any of you sell products you make on ebay. If so what kind of products are you selling and are you earning any real cash from it. If I want to start making money with products I create myself what kind of products should I think of I am good at creating website but I guess this won't sell that good would it. With kind regards, MOnline
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7 responses
• United States
19 Feb 08
Hand made purse - Juice pouches made into handbags
I make purse's as you can see in my avatar. I sell on ebay every now an then. I just made a sale last week of a purse. I have 4 listed no I believe. I will not be listing for the most part as the fees such. I make good enough money when it's close to a holiday. After that I make more off line or on other sites. You have to pick what you would enjoy making
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@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
19 Feb 08
Hi and thank you for your reply. Well i guess close to holidays is a very nice time to sell stuff. I will try to find out what to make myself but its hard because I am not that creative. With kind regards, MOnline
• United States
19 Feb 08
No but I had that idea and I think I'm about to start something different. I really hate the listing fee. Ebay makes you pay them even if your item does not sell. Plus they take a commission and fee when it does sell. There are sites out there that will list and sell your item. Then they will pay your shipping and send you a box with a shipping label and you send the item off. They take 20% of the price. So you keep 80% but don't have to worry about anything. So I think I might start doing that but if my items start selling pretty fast then I'll do listings myself.
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@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
19 Feb 08
Hi lavaflow14, I think your right about that listing fee ebay charges I hate it. Mostly because even if you want to try and see if something will sell you end up paying even if you cant sell it. As for the site you are talking about could you please pass me a link I am curious what sid ethis is. With kind regards, MOnline
@kesa456 (10)
• United States
24 Feb 08
Hi MOnline. I sell on Ebay but it's Thomas wooden trains, nothing handmade. I make decent earnings...about $7k per year for 10 hours of work per week. Handmade items can go well depending on what it is, probably mostly jewelry, purses and sewn items. Actually you can list as a website or logo designer for sellers under the services category. Charge $20 or so to design a logo based on what the customer tells you they want it to show or $100 plus domain cost to create them a website. It is a little high to sell on Ebay but it's free to browse categories and see what is selling well!
@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
24 Feb 08
Hi kesa456, Thank you very much for your reply. I check out those thomas wooden trains I just wanted to know how you sell them do you buy them online cheap or some other way. As for the services section thanks for pointing this out I will definitely check this out. With kind regards, MOnline
• United States
25 Feb 08
There are a variety of ways to get trains. There are wholesalers but you have to do alot of internet research to find one in your area. Some sellers buy in bulk from ebay and resell but that cuts in on your profit. I also get used sets from garage sales, local paper classifides, craigslist etc and break them up to sell them. Alot of people I know say garage sales and wholesale flea markets are the way to go if you have the time to spend listing items. But you want to focus on one item: "antiques", clothes, toys, Disney items etc until you are well known and trusted by the Ebay community. Good luck on your selling!
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I have sold hand painted jeans on ebay, but the amount I made was not worth the effort. I have seen auctions for websites, auction templates, website templates, etc. on there, so I think it would be something you could sell on ebay.
@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
24 Feb 08
hi kellys3ps, Thank you for your reply. It is to bad that the amount made was not worth the effort of selling it on ebay. As for the website templates and stuff I am wondering there are a lot on there so will they really sell. Maybe if I created a totally new set of templates this would work nicely but I don't really know if I can sell them for that much. With kind regards, MOnline
• United States
25 Feb 08
I make my own gemstone jewelry and yes i have sold some on ebay, and yes i have made a decent profit. Like any other business there are good times and bad times for sales, somethings i have had to let go for cost just to clean out my inventory and get some cash flow. There are so many other sites that you could sell handmade stuff on and not worry about cash overhead at least until you get your stuff seen and out there. There is etsy, ecrater, loudfrog, bidville, just to name a few. Good luck and best wishes
@jbrooks (264)
• United States
25 Feb 08
i love making candles and lip glosses. i just got into making my own perfume. i am trying to find another site where we do not have to pay so much to list the item and then get fees from all sides no matter if you sell it or not.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I have listed a couple of stuff I made on Ebay and did not get any sales. You need to find something that you enjoy making and make sure your product is unique.