If I came up to you and said I had a better burger than McDonalds, does it mean I could sell it?
The fact is, anyone can make a better burger than McDonalds, but the fact remains that they sell more than anyone else.
The reason is because they know how to market.
This guy who sold 60 in one year appears to not know how to market.
Just because he can not sell it, doesn't mean anything. All it says is he doesn't know how to sell.
The fact remains, an eBook on picking stocks, IF marketed right, would sell a ton.
I know, as I have seen people sell eBooks on this topic in great amounts..
THE POINT, though, is you do not have to write such an eBook. All you do is buy one that has resell rights..
ALSO THE POINT is that the eBook doesn't even have to be spectacular. What needs to be spectacular is your marketing..
SO, with eBooks, its all about marketing..
Of course, if marketing isn't your thing, there is always name brand product.. Name brand product sells itself pretty well.
Dropshipping product is not name brand most of the time. Further, most dropshipping companies use their sellers like selling servants.. They know that most of the money will be going to them and you will be lucky to make much of anything..
I have done studies on dropshipping and have tried it myself. Most of the time only about 1/4 of the products are even sellable and generally do not yield too much profit..
HOW DO I GET NAME BRAND PRODUCT:
I buy it from warehouses that get chain store returns, overstock, etc..
I get it for about 25% of wholesale or about 15% to 20% of retail price.. I turn around and sell it on eBay for about half of retail..
Take for instance this auction..:
This is something I am selling currently.
I bought it for about $300 bucks.. It will likely sell for way over $600.. Probably in the $800 range..
I bought it as a return item from Sears.. It works perfectly.. 75% of the items I buy in this format work
Usually, I don't like buying Plasmas, as there is risk. LCDs are OK, but a bit risky for their size and potential of breaking. But with just about any other product, it works out very great.. Vacuums, game consoles, PDAs, home theater systems, refridgerators, etc..
There are many companies like this one..
Richard Moore <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks for the advice on the e book, have done a bit of research there
dosn't seem to be a lot of demand
for this book, one guy who has done the
same homestudy course is selling a book which would have similliar content &
60 sales over 1 year, the rest are from overseas. The stuff on your internet
site has sparked an interest in starting an ebay shop and sourcing products
from drop shippers, do you know of reliable contacts in Australia ?
>From: Anthony W.
>To: Richard Moore
>Subject: Re: e book
>Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 00:30:38 -0700 (PDT)
> A very good eBook topic for eBay selling..
> I would do this, if I were you:
> 1. Look through eBay for those selling related eBooks.
> 2. Find the ones who have either:
> A. The highest price:
> B. The most profit (sales x price).
> 3. List them all in a text document.. Choose which one seems to be the
>easiest for you to mimic and make a similar type ad.
> 4. Find an eBook on my website that is similar or the same as the eBook
>your competitor is selling, OR find an eBook on eBay for a low price that
>is very similar or the same.
> 5. Make a killer ad that is as good or better than the competitor who is
>reaping the big bucks. Reverse engineer his tactics.. Don't copy, just
>figure out what makes his auction tic..
> 6. Make your auction, advertise it the same way.. Likely, you will find
>that this type of item would sell best either as short normal auctions or
>at the top of the page featured as a dutch auction.
> 7. What the results of the first auction you list and do trial and error
>to improve it.. Figure out what it needs to make more sales..
> 8. Do this until you are making really good profit off the auction. For
>instance, if it is a category featured, you will be paying
about $25 to $30
>to eBay just to list the auction, but since it is a dutch auction (more
>than one offered), you get say 6 sales on your first auction. You have the
>price at say $9.95 .. That means you made about $60 bucks and eBay will
>get $30 of it.. If you tweak the auction and get 10 sales the second or
>third time around, you are now making $100 per auction and giving eBay $30
>of it.. So, $70 net..
> 9. Once the auction is doing awesome, you make an identical auction to
>it, but put it in a different category, with a different title and starting
>on a different day. Then, you do the trial and error again for this one..
> 10. Once the second one is going good, you try a third.. And so on..
> 11. I have done this type of auction since 2001, category featured.. I
>have items that I have 10 dutch category featured auctions up a week for
>it.. I get hundreds of sales on these
auctions.. So, I know it is
>possible and works, as I do it all the time.. Speaking from experience, in
> Any eBook on investing, making money, saving big money (disney world,
>flights), gambling, etc they can be category featured..
>OF COURSE, there are other ways to sell other than category featured..
> There is the 1 day auction trick, which I use.. I put up the item for
>one day.. If it is a killer item, it will sell about 30 to 40 percent of
>time.. Stick up two a day in different categories and you get a sale a
>day.. I do this on more expensive priced eBooks.. Maybe like a higher
>valued stock investing eBook that costs $30 bucks.. You have to write a
>REALLY killer ad for it to work, though..
>Richard Moore wrote:
> G'day Tony
>am intersted in
making an e book to do with shares, in regards to criteria
>for picking them, stratagies, business plans, good times to enter and exit
>etc then selling it on E bay. Would like to incorporate other e books in
>financial/investment field.Any links to recommended sites/ tips would be
>realestate.com.au: the biggest address in property
>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
>LIS WIEHL: appearance shouldn't matter. When you're selling bibles.
>O'REILLY: Ms. Rivers, you understand ... better than Lis because she went
>to Harvard Law School, and that disqualifies her from common sense.
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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 bibles.
Rivers, you understand ... better than Lis because she went to Harvard Law School, and that disqualifies her from common sense.