eBay is a hugely popular auction website where millions of people buy and sell products everyday. Get in on your share of the cash by starting your own eBay business. Though it is a very competitive marketplace, with the right business plan and good old-fashioned hard work, you can create a profitable business.
Decide what kinds of products you want to sell on eBay. These can be homemade products, items you purchase for resale or antiques you find all over the place. The more of a niche you choose, the better because you'll be able to target your audience more specifically.
Sign up for an eBay account, and set up a store. You'll be able to customize the design of your store as you see fit, including the color scheme, layout and background images.
Acquire your stock. If you're making items, you should create several of each item so you have a stockpile ready for shipment. If you're purchasing items for resale, then you need to find these at the lowest price possible to increase your potential profit. For antiques, collectibles and specialty items, start garage sale hunting, going to estate sales and pawn shops. Most people tend to do best from a financial standpoint with resale items, as it's easy to acquire these and then simply resell, ship and be done with it.
Photograph and set up listings for your items. Sign up for and set up a Facebook account so you can use social networking to show off your stock. Leverage social networking to showcase what you're selling and get people interested.
Create a blog. Write about your products and how they can be used. Send the blog feed to all the RSS feed directories and search engines.
Set up an automated system with your eBay store where you can sell items cheaply, say at a listing price of 1 cent, and create such interest in your products that you suddenly become a huge seller. Continue to work hard and promote your store.