Thanks for calling. I was glad to speak to you face to face, rather than email, as you and I were able to understand more what each was saying.
I can know understand more clearly as to what you were saying.. Way clearer now.. You had bought a few different programs and found them to be not what they said they were. Its actually a big problem with this type of product, as there are many out there who do not care if you succeed or not..
I was trying to weigh in my mind cost versus ease with regards to the first product you should try selling on eBay that I will mention here..
+ eBooks - medium difficulty and no upfront cost.
+ small accessories - no difficulty and very little upfront cost..
My brother started with small accessories and does VERY well with it, so I am
thinking that both accessories and eBooks are a good start for you.
Here are some good accessories you can buy in lots for $20 to $100 and turn around and sell for usually 5 times what you paid:
See this auction:
Good one to start with.. Costs NOTHING.. Like $25 bucks..
Check it out, I bought the above 250 stylus pens for PDAs (the little pencils you see them punching the little computer screens(PDAs) with).
Here I have an auction where I am selling them for
$1.99 + $4.99 S&H
Basically, I am getting $7 bucks for only 6 of them!!!
I bought 250 for $26 dollars.. I am selling 6 of them for $7 bucks.. So, you only have to sell 4 sets (24 pens) to make back your $26..
Pretty good deal, right? 1/10 of what I paid..
SO, I think you should buy these and sell them.. They are kind of a win win type product, as its hard to loose when you only pay 1/10 of what you sell them for..
I ONLY have two auctions a week
up for this and this week I have sold 5 about.. Basically I sold 7 in 10 days.. I sold 1 set to one guy, 3 sets to another guy, and another 3 sets to yet another guy..
Also, I don't recall ever having to check up on this item, meaning that its a solid auction seller.. I check up on my auctions regularly if they are faltering..
CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR MY SUCCESS RATE:
All the greens were sales.. Its about 3/4's, which makes it totally killer.. If you even have 40% of your auctions green, that
SO, this item, if you buy it, is a sure money maker, no matter what..
There is no way you couldn't make money with this item.. It would only take you 4 sales to make your investment back.. 3/4 of the auctions sell, so probably 2 auctions will do the trick in getting you the $26 back.. After that, its all profit minus eBay's fees..
EBay's fees for this item are low.. $0.70 for the auction.. $0.33 for paypal.. So, $1 there.. Costs you only $0.50 for bubble mailer.. $0.60 to mail by the post office..
We are talking:
250 pens/$26 = About 10 pens for $1 or 10 cents per pen..
6 pens in auctions, so $0.60 cents about..
Bubble mailer = $0.50
Postage = $0.60
eBay fees = $0.70 per auction (assuming one sale
paypal fees = $0.33 about..
So, we are talking about $2.75 total fees completely and utterly for one sale..
You are taking in $1.99 + $4.99.
So, it basically is $7.00 - $2.75 = $4.25 per sale..
Thats taking in every fee in the book..
A good one to start with.. $26 dollar investment.. I could send you the $40, you could go buy this and then start selling it and making money.. It won't be lightning fast sales, but it will be sure sales and sure money and you will have long drawn out money flow trickling in for a while...
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.
O'REILLY: Ms. Rivers, you understand ... better than Lis because she went to Harvard Law School, and that disqualifies her from common sense.