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Is It Still Possible To Make A Living On eBay?

Discussion in 'eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces' started by JustCraig, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. patrick mc

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    No, I think you need to invest in market training. Take a look at terapeak. Also, I think you need to make a discussion as to what market you want to be in.
  2. lauris

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    Where are you based, in China or UK?
    Are you selling wholesale or retail?
  3. sskimins

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    I have invested a lot of money to learn how to trading, and I didn't get good result. Now I have to go for dropship, as it is the best for starter.:)
  4. sskimins

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    I'm based in the UK. I do both. I do dropshipping for China manufacture on eBay as a wholesaler, and I sell items I purchsed as a retailer.
  5. Icclebits

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    Dropshipping from China has to be the worst business model I have ever heard :eek:
    Just the INR's alone will kill you!
    You will be lucky to keep your ebay account IMO, But good luck to you :)
  6. sskimins

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    I'm interested in your comments on my dropshipping from China idea. Can you explain what is "INR" stands for? what is "IMO" stands for?
  7. beacon hill

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    "Can you explain what is "INR" stands for? what is "IMO" stands for?"

    OMG !!
    Icclebits likes this.
  8. sskimins

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    what do you mean???
  9. InfiniteBargains

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    INR = Item not Received Case
    IMO = In my opinion
  10. sskimins

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    Thank you very much! :)
  11. Icclebits

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    I lol'ed hard at this :p
  12. sskimins

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    Here is the good answer for you:
    INR = Item not Received Case
    IMO = In my opinion
  13. Icclebits

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    :p It was me who used those acronyms ;)
  14. patrick mc

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    Can you post your eBay account so we can at least see where you could improve.
  15. sskimins

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  16. sskimins

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    If so, thank you very much! :)
  17. patrick mc

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    OK I will look at it today and send you a PM
  18. TedStriker

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    Hello

    I have been a long time lurker of this forum/site. I came across it a few years ago when I had jacked in my job to look after my two boys and wanted to make a bit of money on the side and like most people I was scouring the internet for suppliers and ideas of what to sell. In the end I opted for something that I enjoyed doing, something that brought enjoyment while hunting for stock and something I had an interest in. That has since morphed in to something quite niche that has turned in to a full time eBay business.

    I follow all the eBay threads with interest but this one especially as I'm always curious to know whether people think you can still make a living on eBay?

    eBay has become all consuming, it takes up all my time day and night but however frustrating it can be at times, I would never ever swap it for the 9-5 routine working for the man.

    What I want to know is what are peoples thought's on what 'making a living' is - I know that it will vary from person to person and depend on personal circumstances - but what in peoples eyes constitutes 'doing well' I've been doing it for just over 2 years and would consider myself to be doing okay but I suppose I'm looking to benchmark myself - Am I doing as well as I think? How do I compare? I turn over between 3k and 4.5k a month on eBay and and try to aim for 40% profit (after stock and fees etc) - I have also started to create other revenue streams direct and through amazon to boost this. I have the capacity to increase my output as the kids will be at school soon giving me more time during the day.

    I know people don't like to give too much away, which I understand, but some of the veterans out there must be able to provide some comment

    Thanks for reading
    TS
  19. Fazeel_lily

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    I am interested in selling on eBay as a business, I know what I am going to sell along with the prices but I feel it will be very difficult compared to the powersells who would be moretrusted and be on the first page, Is there any hope for me?
  20. Effy Salhov

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    I think it really depends what is the product you choose to sell, there are still many niches in eBay that worth a little fortune and if you hit one of them correctly you can still certainly make a nice living from it.
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