Making a Living from Your eBay Business

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Pearson Education, Oct 12, 2006 - Computers - 456 pages
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The power of online auctions is attracting hundreds of thousands--if not millions--of users who want to turn their eBay hobbies into profitable businesses. While turning an eBay hobby into an eBay business might look easy, making that business profitable is much more difficult. Not enough sellers treat their eBay sales as a business, and subsequently are disappointed in the results. To launch a successful and profitable eBay business, the detailed instructions in this book will show you how to get started. It will help you determine what kind of business you want to run, write an action-oriented business plan, establish an effective accounting system, set up a home office, obtain starting inventory, arrange initial funding, establish an eBay presence, and arrange for automated post-auction management. This book is a step-by-step guide for anyone serious about making money from their eBay sales. Unlike other computer-oriented titles, this is a straight-ahead business book that shows how to set up and run different types of eBay businesses, and how to maximize sales and profits while doing so. This book includes a section titled "Choosing Your eBay Business" that details six different types of eBay businesses you can start. Included in this section is a chapter on eBay Trading Assistants (AKA drop-off stores or consignment stores), which is the newest form of an eBay business.

 

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Contents

eBays Market Database
Devote to Your Business?
Where to Find Funding
Establishing a Legal Business Presence
Obtaining Insurance
Other Places to Sell Online
Managing Growth
Appendixes A Accounting Basics B Listing Abbreviations
Index
Copyright

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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 75 nonfiction books in the past 17 years for Que and other major publishers. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, Easy eBay, Tricks of the eBay Masters, eBay Auction Templates Starter Kit, and Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics. 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. You can email Mr. Miller directly at ebay-business@molehillgroup.com. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com.

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