4 Smart Strategies for Selling on eBay (to Make the Most Money)

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ebay2So you’ve decided to bring in some extra money by selling items on eBay. Whether you’re looking for a full-time income or just want to make some money for the items sitting around your house, spending a little bit of time on your listings can help you make more money.

Keyword Selection

People use all kinds of search terms to find what they’re looking for on eBay. If you’re listing a Wii, don’t just use the phrase Wii by itself in your description. Use “Nintendo Wii”, “used Wii”, “used Nintendo Wii”, “Wii with controllers”, and so on. It takes a bit of extra time but the more people you can get to your listings, the more bids you can get.

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Make Your Description Complete, Concise, and Professional

A one-line description doesn’t tell your buyers what they need to know if they want to buy your items. Similarly, though, a three-page long description will just make people get frustrated and hit the Back button. Include everything you would want to know if you were buying this item. Use bullet points and lists to break up the content. People love to scan content and bullet points allow them to do this.

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Price Competitively

You may have spent $xxx on an item, but when you look on eBay, you see that it’s going for $xx – $100. It doesn’t matter what you think an item’s worth; it matters what people are willing to pay for it. If you set your starting prices or reserves too high, your items may sit longer and cost you money on relisting fees.

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Take the Time to Get Good Pictures

Pictures are what it’s all about on eBay, particularly if you’re selling used items. Visitors want to see what your item comes with and what condition it’s in. Make sure your pictures are clear and show off the features of your item. Honesty and consistency in your listings can make long-term customers! Here is an article on taking better photos to sell you stuff online.

This is actually my favorite lighting for small, tabletop stuff.  It requires no special skill (you just turn it on..lol) and you can even use it with your cell phone camera.


Selling on eBay can be a great way to supplement your income. With these tips, you can make sure you get as much as possible for your items.

Have you ever sold on eBay?

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  1. katina says

    I’ve. Been an ebayer since 2006 and have sold and bought allot of items. i love it! It tells you step by step how to list items. Also i prefer to take paypal only. And if i do not want the hassel of returns i always put “NO RETURNS, AS IS” in my description. So go try it! You will love it!

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