Let me say a couple ideas and you tell me what you think..
OK, first, the basics..
Are you looking to do a service or sell a product?
Generally, a service could be some like website design, motivational speaking(via CD, sessions, etc), repairing items (swap broke PS2 for good one for $40), logo design, coaching(as I am doing here), etc..
Services can be really nice, but one thing should be noted.. It is very marketing intensive. If you do not know how to market, generally, you don't get far in selling services.. But, that is why I am here, so if you are thinking a service, maybe a service you already do for others locally, I will help you bring it to eBay.
OR, selling product.. Selling product is less marketing intensive as often the item will sell itself with basic marketing strategies, especially when it is a branded item (sony, RCA, etc).
For selling product, there are generally three ways to get product cheap..
But, before I get into either side, tell me which seems to be better to you.. Selling a service or selling product?
I will send you very broad, yet comprehensive detail on either side, which ever you choose, on the next email. And then, from there, we can narrow down what "exactly" within service or product sales you are specifically going to focus on..
SO, FOR YOUR NEXT EMAIL, WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO:
1. Service Sales
2. Product Sales..
John & Tobi Ebenstiner <email@example.com> wrote:
I have done a couple of days of research and read through the info on your website. Unfortunately, I am still undecided as far as what to sell. I actually registered a domain name last year in the music category, but just left it parked because I figured there was alot of competiton in that market. The idea was to build a website that offered anything and everything to do with music. Instruments, concert tickets, cd's, dvd's, literature, magazines, books, mp3's etc. I was thinking of making it mainly an affiliate type site. I never did anytihing with it because, as I said earlier, the more I researched, the more I found that the competition in that market is huge. I am a music buff and play several instruments and have been interested in music all my life. I noticed that you are offering your line of instruments at wholesale. I would be interested in discussing the potential of selling them on ebay, but I really don't want to have to invest a ton of cash to get going. I was also considering ebooks to start, however I see that the price of most ebooks on ebay are around $1. Maybe you could give me your thoughts and help me to decide which way to go.