What are the best things to sell on eBay? That’s a popular question today among want to-be marketers.
How do you find the top products?
It will take some time and research-I guarantee you that. Most people just want a list of the top selling products… but this is NOT the way to go about it.
There’s a HUGE amount of competition with the “best sellers”… and I wouldn’t recommend going into those markets for all but the most experienced of auctioneers. Here are 2 “unorthodox” keys to help you make serious money NOW:
#1) Research… research… research
I can’t emphasis that point enough-how thoroughly you research your products will make or break you business. Many people skip this step because they are too lazy.
“But if I’m interested than others must be… right”?
Unfortunately that’s the attitude a lot of marketers have-but it’s FALSE. Just because you happen to like something doesn’t mean others do to.
And even if they do, it doesn’t mean it’s a topic people are willing to pay money for. For instance, a lot of people are interested in history-but it’s pretty difficult finding something that will profit with that market.
But what about the saying “do what you love and the money will follow”? It’s a nice phrase but unfortunately RARELY plays out in the real world. The best things to sell one Bay are usually products you have NO interest in.
#2) Build an email list
This is the most important point of all-and failing to develop a good “backend” has killed many potential eBay businesses.
Your past customers are your BEST customers
Most business owners take the hard road of constantly going out and finding new people to market to–instead of just selling to those who’ve already bought them.
How fast should you offer them another product?
INSTANTLY–I would strongly recommend you sell them a cheaper product on eBay itself and then attempt to market them something more expensive immediately afterwards.
That way they are in a “buying mode” and there is a good chance they will purchase something else.
Many top marketers have a conversion rate of 30-40% for their backend product… and if you don’t have one you are leaving a HUGE amount of money on the table.
In conclusion: Finding the best things to sell on eBay isn’t easy-but if you are willing to do research and develop a good “backend” you are doing 2 steps most auctioneers aren’t willing to. Trust me-you will reap the rewards very soon.