Increase Your eBay Profits Without Relying on
While it is possible to earn a full time living on eBay,
it is a mistake to depend solely on eBay for your
income. You could be using your eBay auctions to
generate a huge amount of business for other
products and services! Many people, however,
fail to fully utilize eBay’s resources to this end.
eBay has over 100 million members, and they
gained those members by continually running major
marketing campaigns. Essentially, they do your
marketing for you. But you have to help yourself as
well. The key is to drive people to your auction page,
which in turn can be used to drive traffic to your
You can sell many different items on your website,
including items that are up for auction at eBay! This
is a fabulous way to earn income that does not rely
on eBay auctions. You can easily accept website
payments with a Paypal account, so there is no
need for an expensive merchant account!
You are not allowed to include the website address
of an outside website on your auctions – you are,
however, perfectly welcome to place a link to your
website on your eBay ‘About Me’ page. Invite your
bidders and potential bidders to view your about me
page, and watch the website traffic roll in!
How to Use the Promotional Tools on eBay
eBay wants you to be successful. Essentially, if
their sellers are not making any money, eBay is
not making any money – or not enough money.
eBay does have one other very small source of
revenue, which comes from the sellers. This revenue
is realized from the promotional tools that actually
help you, as a seller, have more successful auctions.
The promotional tools on eBay are very inexpensive.
For instance, you can have a bold listing for just a
few cents. Highlighted listings are equally inexpensive.
These two tools could easily raise your final price by
as much as 25%! Not all promotional tools cost money.
Many of them are free. The available promotional tools
found on eBay are product finder, gallery, bold,
highlight, border, gift services listings, subtitles, featured
home page, featured plus, featured gallery, keywords,
co-op advertising, and optimized listings.
If you are serious about making money from your eBay
auctions, or if you are selling just one high ticket item,
you should definitely take advantage of the eBay
promotional tools that are available to you. These can
easily be found through your sellers account.