Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Nov 24, 2003 - Computers - 357 pages
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A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what kind of business to run, writing an action-oriented business plan, establishing an effective accounting system, setting up a home office, obtaining starting inventory, arranging initial funding, establishing an eBay presence, and arranging for automated post-auction management.


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This is a straightforward beginner's guide for people serious about starting an eBay business. It provides a basic overview of eBay, useful tips for successful selling on eBay, and goes into the ... Read full review

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Part I Learning the Ropes
1 Reviewing eBay Basics
2 Using eBays Advanced Features
11 Creating Item Listings
12 Managing Your Auctions
13 Managing Customer Payments
14 Managing Packing and Shipping
15 Dealing with Customers
16 Dealing with Problems
Part IV Moving from Seller to PowerSeller
17 Becoming an eBay PowerSeller

Part II Setting Up an eBay Business
Create a Business Plan
Evaluate Your Funding Needs
Deal with Business and Legal Issues
Set Up a Recordkeeping System
Set Up Your Back Office
Find and Manage Your Inventory
Research Other eBay Auctionsand Set a Pricing Strategy
Establish Your eBay Presence
Part III Managing Your DaytoDay Business
18 Making Your Auctions More Effective
19 Working with Photographs
20 Using Professional Auction Tools
21 Opening an eBay Store
22 Setting Up Your Own Web Site for Online Sales
23 Integrating eBay Auctions into an Existing Business
24 Promoting Your eBay Auctions

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About the author (2003)

Michael Miller is a top eBay seller and a successful and prolific author. He has a reputation for practical, real-world advice and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

Mr. Miller has written more than 50 how-to and reference books in the past 15 years for Que and other major publishers. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Upgrading and Fixing Your PC. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

Mr. Miller is also president of The Molehill Group, a strategic consulting and authoring firm based in Carmel, Indiana. You can email Mr. Miller directly at ebay-business@molehillgroup.com. His Web site is located at www.molehillgroup.com.

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