It sounds like you need a fresh new path for doing business on eBay..
It is not surprising that you have burnt out doing the same thing.. I have done this also, as many who have been on eBay for years.. The trick is to switch up things and discover what you really would like to sell, whether it be a service or a certain genre of product(s).
There are so many ways to sell on eBay, I am not sure where to start, so I will just write a few different ideas and you tell me what sounds interesting to you:
1. If you are REALLY into Martial Arts and are sort of a guru atleast in certain aspects and would not mind it being a full time pursuit for you, there is a way to expand this into a business on eBay..
Basically, it would require making your own sort of product line of say audio, eBook, etc type materials and even possibly coaching services, if that would be of interest to you.
What I can say is I know how to market such things and I understand how those who have done it did it..
For instance, maybe you have heard of this guy: Matt Furey? He makes all of his income promoting combat training and many other related topics.. He is a self proclaimed guru.. Here is his website: http://www.mattfurey.com/
The WHOLE thing with this style of selling is you are essentially selling yourself and your expertise. So, only certain people would be interested in such selling..
2. Just standard selling, as I do.. I can show you how to get name brand product cheap through "salvage, overstock, pallets, etc". They are basically returns from chain stores, such as Sears, Best Buy, etc.. They are only about 30% of wholesale in cost to you.. Generally, you can double what you paid when selling on eBay.
There are lots of other techniques also. You can buy wholesale lots on eBay. Yes, literally buy on eBay and turn around and sell on eBay. I do this all the time..
There are several other ways also.. If interested in this type of sales, just ask..
You can also incorporate your interests by selling products of interest to you.. For instance guitars.. You could buy return type guitars or guitars off eBay and turn around and resell them or customize them and resell them.. Often, if you know what you are doing, you can straight buy and turn around and straight sell and make a profit..
3. Think of some products that are of interest to you and write them down in your next email.. From there, I can tell you which ones would be good sellers and how to obtain them for cheap..
From what you said to me, I am guessing guitars is a ripe area.. I have only done importing of guitars and I would not suggest this, as its time intensive and money intensive.. But, something really cool you could start off with is just search for low priced guitars on eBay, buy it and turn around and resell it or customize it and resell it..
The only issue with guitars is you have to be careful shipping them.. If not shipped properly, you can get damage issues..
But, of course, there are ways around damage and high shipping costs.. You can buy SMALL, yet EXPENSIVE items.. For instance, maybe there are certain items used with guitars that are smaller and expensive.. Or say normal sized and expensive.. These type items are ideal for sale, as the shipping costs are lower for when you buy and also you have a better chance of making good profit on the resale..
Write back with your thoughts..
Kenneth Moon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
First off I want to thank you for your help. I am interested in any way you can help me out. Just please note that I am on a strict budget, and hopefully that is going to change. :-)
After being on ebay for a while I think I have the ebay eblues. I've nickled and dimed myself where its not as fun as it use to be. I'm sure a lot of sellers feel the same way. I've done the yard sale, estate sale and flea market thing so long, its just not fun anymore.
My main interests are the martial arts(self-protection) and playing my guitar. I'm also interested in health, excercise and being a single parent to a 12 year old boy since birth. I have a lot going my way its just so hard to put it all together.
I hope this helps somewhat of what my interests are. Obviously going beyond ebay with my own websites is a probability too.
Sometime its hard for this 44 year old to convey his thoughts with email,so if you take phone calls to, depending on what you charge that is another option I will think about.
I have a lot of free time being on disability now so I think think the most important thing is to just get started and not take it as a hobby but a business.
I really do want to express my thanks to you for your help, it does mean a lot to me.
As for now I'll review your website on getting started and wait for any suggestions you have.
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