Hi, welcome back. Remember, this is an on-going series of posts, a guide for anyone wanting to set up their own internet home based business, so if you don’t want to lose the flow I recommend that you subscribe to the RSS feed. Each part of the series is numbered so if you have come in late and missed the earlier issues, you can pick the sequence up from the archives.
Now, if you do choose to go with Ebay as your internet home based business opportunity you will find some great advantages, such as:-
1. You will have immediate access to millions of customers.
2. Plus you will have the opportunity to sell anything from cars to collectibles (say stamps or old sports cards).
3. Also, setting up an account on Ebay is straightforward, and the costs relating to auctioning items on this site are extremely low.
However, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the site. So take a look at the different categories and auctions that are already taking place. Also check out their “How to Sell” section on the site.
For some, the thought of creating their own products seems very daunting, but if you happen to be an expert in a particular niche, then coming up with ideas should not be that difficult. It is important that you carry out some market research to make sure that people would buy related items.
So spend some time writing down or recording any thoughts that you may have with regard to the subject. Then go back and edit where you need to by putting things into a logical order. However, if you are someone who doesn’t like writing, then take a look at some other sites selling those same products or similar ones and get ideas from them.
Make a note, if you can, of what is selling well and formulate some questions that someone who is interested in this product might ask. If you are able to find a friend who will do an interview with you, getting them to ask you the questions you have produced. You can, if you want, record this interview and the make into an audio product which others can then download.
But if this just all seems too much, then why not get someone else to write some books for you? Think about hiring a ghostwriter. But this may be something to consider when you have a bit more money in the business account. So really, the next best way to make money with an online business is by selling someone else’s products as an affiliate. As previously mentioned, we will look more closely at affiliate marketing later in the series.
The best way of starting an internet home based business is to do it in an area that you are knowledgeable or passionate about. This will help you to focus your attention, as well as help to create a small income more quickly. But over a period of time, you will soon develop new skills, and through persistence and patience, you will soon see some very good results appear.
That’s it for Part 2. See you tomorrow for Part 3