Sunday, February 10, 2013

Work From Home Online - Ebay and Amazon


Buying and selling on Ebay or Amazon is a pretty straightforward way of making money.  You sign up with them, offer a product, and either have people bid on it auction style, or have them buy it straight up.

The first thing you will do is sign up for Ebay.
Here's the sign up link for Amazon

The next thing you will do is decide what you want to sell.  You can sell websites that you've made, digital products that you can put on a cd or dvd, or you call sell what most people do...stuff from home that you can get rid of.

Another trick to buying and selling is called arbitrage.  Arbitrage is offering a product for a higher price than you can get it for yourself.  Say you know where to get a toaster for $9.  If you know that you can sell it on Ebay for $15 then you can list it on Ebay without even owning it, have people order it, then you buy it for cheap and sell it to them.

If you want to sell a website that you've make then you might want to take a look at How to Build a Website to first learn how to make your own site.  Some people would rather just buy a site already made than to make one themselves.

Just about anything and everything can be bought and sold on Ebay and Amazon.  You can even put up your soul if you want to...it's been done before.



Here's a good video explaining the drop shipping process.




A good source of finding products to get cheaply and just to get new ideas of products you can sell is to use a dropshipper.  Think of a dropshipper as a wholesale place to buy products cheaper than retail.  What you can do is just set up a listing on Ebay or Amazon...once your product is sold you the put in an order to your dropshipper and they will handle the shipping process to whoever bought the product on Ebay.  Dropshippers are a big help and keep your living room from being stuffed full of products you're selling on Ebay.  Here are 2 of the most popular companies for providing dropshippers.

Doba.com
Worldwidebrands.com - This link will give you a $30 discount


Doba Dropshipping
WorldWide Brands Dropshipping
A good way to set up your product listing is to see some of the powersellers on Ebay and Amazon and look at how they list their items.  Just copy their format because if they're a powerseller then they already know what works.  Same thing for the way your listing should look on the inside.  The inside listing is done in HTML, which you will have to build out yourself.  I recommend just copying something that you like from a powerseller and then changing it to your liking so that it isn't an exact copy.

One piece of software that some people use to build Ebay listings is called Auctiva.  It just makes it faster and easier to build a nice looking listing which should help your chances of somebody buying your product.

Now, the most popular way to receive payments on Ebay is Paypal.  Paypal is the most popular way to send and receive money online right now.  A lot of people use it and it's really simple to use.

So here's a summary of what to do for selling something on Ebay or Amazon:

    Sign up for Ebay
    Sign up for Amazon
    Figure out what you want to sell
    Find a good dropshipper - Doba, World Wide Brands ($30 off link)
    Look at the powersellers to see how to set up your listing 
    Receive your payment - Sign up for Paypal

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Welcome to the Work From Home Zone

Welcome to my work from home info blog. 

If you're here because you need some extra money or you want to quit your day job then I hope that I will be able to provide you with some assistance.

See, I know how you feel.  You're tired of the 9-5 grind, you're paying for college and you're living on ramen noodles for the rest of the week, you're working hard at your regular job, but once you get all the bills paid for there's almost nothing left...

I've felt the same way too.  It stinks.  Then on top of the higher rent and low pay nowadays there's the ever increasing cost of food and the GAS! Oh God the gas...don't get me started.

So, what I've found to help out when times are hard is a few different ways to make money working from home.  Before I go any further, let me just say that I do work.  I'm not retired at home or anything like that.  Making money online for me is just a hobby.  Mainly because it does take a lot of time and work.  You may be sitting at home in your underwear, but to do it full time is just as hard as a real job.

Ok, so like I said...I've found that you really can help supplement your income from the internet.

Stay tuned for my upcoming post where I will write about some of the different ways you can cash in from spending a few hours a day at your computer to help out when the bills start filling up your mailbox.

Cheers