I would do a mix of both..
I use seller manager pro. Believe it or not, I just signed up for it recently.
I have automated about 85% to 90% of my listings.
Your goal to sell $100 a day is definitely a good goal..
Its all in the marketing.. The trick is to make the killer ad with a good title in the right category.. The product itself only has to be good enough to make the customers satisfied..
Which topic do you want to do:
1. how to sell.
2. karate ebook
3. investing stocks
4. investing day trading
5. lottery, how to pick numbers.
Just look maybe on ebay at any of the ebooks that revolve around
these topics and get back with me and we will get started..
If you see an ad that you think is cool, just send me the link..
WHAT I DO:
1. Find the eBook ad selling at the top of the page, making many sales or a lot of profit.
2. Copy their ad, break it down and figure out why it sells so well.
3. Make my own version based off their ad, and a couple others related (generally there are a couple people selling the same eBook at the top of the page).
4. Start doing test auctions.. Sometimes, it is good to start with just one auction in a normal format. If you have balls, go for the category featured and eat the loss at first, if you ad sucks (I have had to do this a little, but generally, you make enough to pay for the ad anyways as long as you did diligence on the ad).
5. Trial and error, changing things here and there.. Price, ad,
title, icon. The icon is important also. Very important. I know, as I have seen my ads do TWICE as good just by changing ONLY the icon..
I am doing this right now with one eBook. Here is my two test auctions:
I will not lie. I spent hours making these ads. BUT, in the end it will be all worth it, as I will have an item that will make me money for years..
The second one I believe is the superior and I believe that it will be able to net me 20 sales atleast when starting from the beginning. I actually changed the ad part way through it as I did not like my first creation..
At any rate, I am doing testing right now.. You can see both ads are quite different..
ALSO, ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT:
If you are clever enough, you can find ebooks that have not been brought up to category featured yet. There are probably
20 to maybe even 100 topics of eBooks that could be sold at the top of the page.. The common and obvious ones I have mentioned..
But, I am guessing ones like "Save money at Disney World" or a karate eBook could very well do awesome at the top of the page.
Basically, I think that ANY eBook that tells you how to save tons of money or time or make tons of money could be sold at the top of the page..
So, even something like how to make your amp crank 4 times the wattage could sell well on eBay, as then you could have a cheap amp and get the power of the good ones. Of course, it is likely not possible, but I think you see what I am getting at. You save them money..
mill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
My goal is pretty straight forward. I want to achieve earning 100$ a
day from your ebay mentoring. I am open to sell whatever I need to, but
doing it with the least startup costs I can.
So if you feel e-books will help me make 100.00 a day then I will do
that. If you feel electronics is the way to go then I will do that. If
you think or tell me to do a mix of both, then I am game for that also.
O'REILLY: All right, Lis ... I sell bibles in Tarzana, CA. Lenny comes in, & he's got a ... beard. He's wearing a dress ... I have to hire him?
LIS WIEHL: You can't not hire Lenny.
O'REILLY: Yes, but ... Don't you see my business point here? ... the state of Calif .. is forcing me to hire people that may be detrimental to my business.
LIS WIEHL: appearance shouldn't matter. When you're selling
O'REILLY: Ms. Rivers, you understand ... better than Lis because she went to Harvard Law School, and that disqualifies her from common sense.