Monday, 12 December 2011

Ten Ways To Make $10k Part 4

TAKE Advantage of eBay
There are plenty of people who make a good living on eBay… and you can too!
Just think about it for a moment –
eBay is one of the largest marketplaces in the world.
When you tap into the power of eBay, you don’t have to spend a moment thinking about where your target market congregates and how to reach them.
That’s because your target market comes looking for you on eBay, rather than you having to look for them! And anyone who’s browsing eBay is likely planning on buying something, which means almost everyone who looks at your ad will be a person who already has their credit card out. You’d be hard pressed to find "hotter" leads than the people browsing eBay!
So, how can you take advantage of this incredibly large pool of buyers? There are plenty of ways to do it. But in general, you’ll likely use one of two models:
a) Use eBay strictly as a lead generator. If you browse the closed auctions, you’ll see certain sellers who consistently seem to be profiting very little on every product they sell. And indeed, they may even take a loss.
Why would someone choose to lose money on eBay?
Simple: Because they’re using eBay as a lead generator. That means they’re selling low-cost products to pull people into their sales funnel. Once the buyers are in their sales funnel, then the marketer works to sell them more products and
more expensive products via email or even postal mail (e.g., direct response postcards, letters or even catalogues).

b) Use eBay to directly pull in a handsome profit. This model is really a combination of direct profits and backend selling. Here, the marketer not only offers low-cost products to pull people into his sales funnel, but he also offers high-ticket products directly to eBay buyers. So while he may break even on his low-ticket products, his high-ticket products are paying his mortgage.

The model you choose depends on what you’re selling. In certain markets, you’ll find it difficult to sell high-ticket products directly on eBay, because people tend to look for bargains.

But if you’re selling something like antiques, you may find you get higher prices by putting them on the auction block rather than by offering them for a fixed price to your customer list.

Which brings up the next question: What should you sell?

In order to succeed on eBay, your best bet is to

choose a hungry niche and focus almost entirely on that one niche.

In other words, specialize.

Once you find the hungry niche, find out what they’re buying… and start giving it to them.

This could be antiques, clothing, information products, collectibles, artwork, exercise equipment or anything else.

You can create your own products, sell products that you have the resell rights to, use a drop shipper to sell products, and so on.

Quick Tip: If you’re selling downloadable products like ebooks, eBay now requires you to mail the product, which means you’ll either need to make a print product, or you need to put the product on a flash drive, CD, DVD or other device.

If harnessing the power of eBay to make $10,000 monthly sounds like your ticket to success,
 click here to discover the secrets of those who’re already making their living doing it!

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