วันเสาร์ที่ 27 สิงหาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Home Base Business

Home base: Your Web site

eBay offers you a free page — the About Me page — that’s the most important link to your business at eBay.
The About Me page is part of your eBay store if you have one. You can insert a link on your About Me page that takes bidders to your auctions. You can also link to your own Web site from the About Me page — if you have one. If you don’t, I recommend that you get one, especially if you’re serious about running an eBay business.

Your own Web site can have your complete inventory and information on your company. Relying on an eBay store to be your main base of operations isn’t prudent. And you’ll more than likely be selling items from your Web site as well. Remember that there’s no listing or final value fee when you have repeat customers on your Web site. You can keep your complete inventory of items on your Web site and list them as auctions or in your eBay store as their selling season comes around.

Setting up your shop
Office and storage space are a must if you plan to get big. Many a business was started at the kitchen table, but to be serious with a business, you must draw definite lines between your home life and your online ventures.

Concentrating when you’ve got a lot of noise in the background is difficult, so when I say draw a line, I don’t just mean an environmental one but a physical one as well.

Your dedicated office
You must first separate the family from the hub of your business. Many eBay sellers use a spare bedroom. I started my home business in a small 10-x-12-foot room. But as time progresses and as your business grows, you’re going to have to move. I chose to sacrifice my detached two-car garage. I guess I could have made it into a one-car garage, but I decided to take over the whole thing instead. Here’s what I did:
Zoning laws in Southern California require me to have a garage, so I put a false office wall in the back so that the garage door could open normally. I used that area for extra storage. My garage had been wired (for some guy who was going to use big-time power tools, I suppose) and had its own breaker box. I hired an electrician to come in and place outlets around my office and had a large window cut into the wall overlooking my backyard (to remove the claustrophobic feeling and for ventilation). I now had a window and electricity.

The phone man came by and brought a line into the garage; a friend installed double jacks all around to accommodate the two phone lines. I picked out some reasonably priced paneling and hired workmen to install it and to drop a paneled ceiling with florescent lights. Finally, I bought furniture from my local Goodwill store. Presto-chango — I had successfully transformed what was once a dark garage into a bright, gleaming 18- x-20-foot private office. And here I successfully ran my advertising and marketing business for over ten years.
So you, too, have adjustments and decisions to make, just as I did, because you’re going to need office space and storage space, too.

Your eBay room
If you’re able to set up an office similar to mine, you should have your storage space covered for a while. For a real business, a closet just won’t do, even though most sellers begin their eBay careers with an eBay closet. You’re going to have to seclude your stuff from your pets and family. Move it into another room. You’ll also have to get shelving and plenty more supplies to organize things.

One power seller that I know moved all the junk out of his basement and set up shop there. He now has three computers and employs his wife and a part-time lister (who put his auctions up at eBay) to run the show.
His basement office is networked and is as professional as any office. You’ve got to do this if you want to hit the big time.

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 25 สิงหาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Merchant Account

Your own merchant account
As you may or may not know (depending on the amount of spam in your e-mail), thousands of merchant credit card brokers are out there guaranteeing that they can set you up so that you can take credit cards yourself. These people are merely middlemen. You have to pay for their services, either in an application fee or as part of a hefty percentage for the processing software. Some of these brokers are dependable businesses and others are nothing more than hustlers. But if you have decent credit, you don’t need these guys:
You can go straight to your bank!
Your bank knows your financial standing and credit worthiness better than anybody. It’s the best place to start to get your own merchant account, an account in which your business accepts credit cards directly from your buyers. You pay a small percentage to the bank, but it’s considerably less than you pay to an online payment service. Some banks don’t offer merchant
accounts for Internet transactions because ultimately the bank is responsible for the merchandise related to the account if you fail to deliver the goods. Remember that your credit history and time with the bank play a part in whether or not you can get a merchant account.
The costs involved in opening a merchant account can vary, but you’ll need between $300 and $2,000 to get started. Here are some of the possible costs you’ll face:
_ A monthly processing fee if you don’t reach the monthly minimum set by your bank
_ The discount rate (your bank’s cut) of 15–30 cents per transaction
_ An average of $700 for software that processes your transaction costs
_ A monthly gateway fee of as much as $40 This is quite an investment in time and effort.

Manage Your Auctions

Manage Your Auctions

Making Your Auctions Run More Smoothly
In this section, I discuss a few more things that you’ll need to round out your eBay home base. The following things are important, but you must decide which tools you’ll use. Some people prefer a totally automated office while others prefer the old-fashioned way. One of my favorite eBay power sellers works with file folders, a hand-written ledger book, and hand-written labels. If it makes you happy, do it your way. I’m just going to suggest a few options to ease the pain of paperwork.

Software you can use
These days, software is available on this planet to accomplish just about anything. It would seem fitting that an all-encompassing software exists that can help you with your auction, right? Well, maybe. It depends on how much you want your software to do, and how much of your business you want to fully control.
Throughout the following subsections, I go through some software examples that you may find useful.

Auction management
Auction management software can be very helpful for automating tasks and making record-keeping easy. You can keep track of inventory, launch auctions, and print labels all by using just one program. Unfortunately, most of these programs can be daunting when you first look at them (and even when you take a second look).

But after you’ve mastered one, you’ll more easily manage your auctions.
You have choices to make regarding software: How much are you willing to spend, and do you want to keep your inventory and information online?
Maintaining your inventory online enables you to run your business from anywhere; you just log on and see your inventory. Online management software is tempting and professional, and may be worth your time and money.
A good many sellers prefer to keep their auction information on their own computers. It’s convenient and allows sellers to add a closer, more personal touch to their auctions and correspondence. Some folks say that keeping the information local, on your own computer, is more suited to the small-time seller. I really think it’s a matter of personal preference.

HTML software
You may want to try some very basic HTML software to practice your ad layouts. Templates are available, but you’ll want to preview your auctions before you launch them.
You can either check out your auctions in these templates with full-blown Web page software (such as FrontPage), or you may want to keep it simple. I use some software called CuteHTML all the time because it’s about as simple as it can get. Go to www.globalscape.com where you can download a 30-day free trial. If you like it, buy it for only $39.99.

Spreadsheets and bookkeeping
Many sellers keep their information in a simple spreadsheet program such as Excel. It has all the functionality that permits inventory management and sales info. For bookkeeping, I like Quickbooks, which is as complete as it gets. It’s straightforward, but only if you have a basic knowledge of accounting.

Collecting the cash
Credit cards are the way to go for the bulk of your auctions. Often, credit cards make the difference between a sale and a no sale. People are getting very savvy (and more comfortable) about using their credit cards online because they’re becoming better informed about the security of online transactions and guarantees against fraud when certain credit cards are used for those transactions. So although you might truly love and adore money orders, you need to take credit cards as well. In this section, I discuss another decision you
need to make: Do you want your own private merchant account or would you rather run your credit card sales through an online payment service? For more about these options, read on.

Online payment services
If you want to accept credit cards for your eBay sales, you may want to go with the services of an online payment service such as Paypal. Paypal offers excellent services and their rates are on a sliding scale, depending on your monthly dollar volume. When online payment services accept credit cards they
charge you a small fee and process the transaction with the credit card company. The auction payment is then deposited in an account for you. Unless your sales go into tens of thousands of dollars a month, an online payment service can prove to be more economical than your own merchant account.

วันพุธที่ 24 สิงหาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Ebay Money Maker

Budgeting Your Time: eBay as a Part-Time Money Maker
A part-time eBay business can be very profitable. You can spend as little or as much time as you want at eBay, from a few hours a week to a full-time job. One thing that I stress in this book is that the more time and energy you spend on your eBay business, the more money you can make. That said, I now move on to the lowest possible level of time that you can devote to your business.
Maybe you enjoy finding miscellaneous items to sell at eBay. You find these items somehow in your day-to-day life. So you can figure that you spend at least a couple of hours (maybe three) a week at eBay. That’s already in your schedule; now, you must figure in the time it takes to write up your auctions. If you’re not selling the same thing every day, you need to allow approximately twenty minutes to write your auction, to take your picture or to scan your image, and of course, to upload it to a photo-hosting site.

How much time it takes to perform these tasks varies from person to person, and will improve according to your level of expertise. Regardless, every task in your eBay auction business takes time, and you must budget for that time.
Only you can decide how much time you want to spend researching going rates for items at eBay and deciding when your item will sell for the highest price. You can take great photos and write brilliant descriptions, but cashmere sweaters won’t go for as much in the heat of summer as they do in winter. Doing your research can take up a good deal of time when you’re selling a varied group of items.

You also have to consider how much time it takes to shop for your merchandise. You may have to travel to dealers, go to auctions, or spend time online discovering new ways to find your auction merchandise. Many sellers set aside a full day each week for this undertaking.
Your merchandise is what makes you money, so don’t skimp on the time you spend identifying products. The time you spend on this comes back to you in
higher profits. Here’s a list of various activities that you must perform when doing business at eBay:
_ Setting up and photographing item
_ Cleaning up and resizing image in photo editor
_ Uploading image to host
_ Weighing item and determining shipping cost
_ Choosing auction title with keywords
_ Writing a concise and creative description
_ Listing your auction at eBay
_ Answering bidder questions (average per day)
_ Sending out EOA e-mails
_ Banking
_ Bookkeeping
_ Packing
_ Addressing labels and affixing postage
_ Going to the post office

Take the time to perform each of the tasks; watch the clock and time yourself to see how long it takes you to accomplish each of them. The time varies when you list multiple items, so think of the figures that you come up with as your baseline, a minimum amount of time that you must set aside for these tasks. This information can help you decide how many hours in a month you need to devote to running your part-time eBay business.

EBay Business

EBay Business

Using eBay to Launch Your Business
So you’ve decided to get serious about your sales at eBay. Now you have to step up to the plate and decide just how much time you have to devote to your eBay business. In this book, I talk about all kinds of eBay businesses. Don’t think that because you don’t want to quit your day job (yet!) and start up at eBay full time that I think you’re not serious. A large portion of sellers, even eBay power sellers (eBay sellers who gross over $1,000 a month in sales), works at eBay only part time.

eBay sellers come from all walks of life. A good number of stay-at-home moms are out there selling at eBay. So many retirees are finding eBay a great place to supplement their income that, in the future, I wouldn’t be surprised if the AARP creates a special eBay arm. If, for one reason or another, you’re pulled out of your normal work routine and faced with a new lifestyle, you can easily make the transition to selling at eBay. Selling at eBay can fit right in to a stay-at-home lifestyle.

eBay Auction Action

eBays Role in the Auction Action
Throughout the entire auction process, eBay’s computers keep tabs on what’s going on. When the auction is over, eBay takes a small cut of the final selling price and instructs the seller and buyer to contact each other through e-mail. At this point, eBay’s job is pretty much over, and eBay steps aside.

Most of the time, everything works great, everybody’s happy, and eBay never has to step back into the picture.
But if you happen to run into trouble in paradise, eBay can help you settle the problem, whether you’re the buyer or the seller.

eBay also regulates members with a detailed system of checks and balances known as feedback. The grand plan is that the community polices itself. Don’t get me wrong — eBay does jump in when sketchy activity comes to light.
But the people who keep eBay most safe are the community members, the buyers and sellers who have a common stake in conducting business honestly and fairly. Every time you sell something or win an auction, eBay members
have a chance to leave a comment about you. You should do the same for them. If they’re happy, the feedback is positive; otherwise, the feedback is negative. Either way, feedback sticks to you like glue.

Building a great reputation with positive feedback ensures a long and profitable eBay career. Negative feedback, like multiple convictions for grand theft auto, is a real turnoff to most folks and can make it hard to do future business at eBay.
If your feedback rating becomes a –4 (negative 4), eBay can suspend your buying and selling privileges.

Buying It Now at eBay Stores
You don’t have to participate in an auction at eBay to buy something. If you want to make a purchase — if it’s something you really must have — you can usually find the item and buy it immediately. Of course, using Buy it Now (BIN in eBay speak) doesn’t come with the thrill of an auction, but purchasing an item at a reasonable price without leaving your chair has its own warm and
fuzzy kind of excitement.

Visiting eBay stores is as easy as clicking the eBay Stores link from the home page. Thousands of eBay sellers have set up stores with merchandise meant for you to Buy It Now. eBay stores are classified just like eBay, and you can buy anything from pantyhose to jewelry to toasters. Sellers who open eBay stores have to meet a certain level of experience on eBay, and you’re protected by the same fraud protection policy that you are covered with in eBay auctions.
To find out how to zero in on some of the lowest prices and best bargains at eBay Stores, skip over to Part III of this minibook.

All About Auctions

All About Auctions

The value of an item is determined by how much someone’s willing to spend to have it. That’s what makes auctions exciting. eBay offers several different kinds of auctions, but for the most part, they all work the same way.

An auction is a unique sales event where the exact value of the item for sale is not known. As a result, there’s an element of surprise involved — not only for the bidder (who may end up with a great deal) but also for the seller (who may end up making a killing). A seller pays a fee, fills out an electronic form, and sets up the auction, listing a minimum bid he or she is willing to accept for the item. Think of an auctioneer at Christie’s saying, “The bidding for this diamond necklace begins at $5,000.” You can bid $4,000, but it won’t do you any good. Sellers can also set a reserve price — sort of a financial safety net that protects them from losing money on the deal.

Bidders duke it out over a period of time (sometimes the minimum three days but usually a week or even longer) until one comes out victorious. Usually, the highest bidder wins. The tricky thing about participating in an auction (and the most exciting aspect) is that no one knows the final price an item goes for until the last second of the auction.

So you wanna sell stuff
If you’re a seller, creating an auction page at eBay is as simple as filling out an online form. You type in the name of your item, a short description, add a picture if you want to, set your price, and voilà — it’s auction time. eBay charges a small fee ($.25 to $4.80) for the

When you list your item, millions of people from all over the world can take a gander at it and place bids. All you do is sit back and watch the bids come in. With a little luck, a bidding war can break out and drive the bids up high enough for you to turn a nice profit. After the auction, you deal directly with the buyer, who sends you the payment. Then you ship the item. Go out and meet your friendly mail carrier, courteously accept your payment, and grin wildly all the way to the bank. Abracadabra — you just turned everyday clutter into cash!

So you wanna buy stuff
If you’re a collector or you just like to shop for bargains, you can browse 24 hours a day through the items up for auction in eBay’s thousands of categories, which range from Antiques to Writing Instruments. Find the item you want, do a little research on what you’re buying and who’s selling it, place your bid, and keep an
eye on it until the auction closes.

When you see an item you like, you can set up a bidding strategy and let the games begin. You can bid as many times as you want on an item, and you can bid on as many auctions as you want.

What is eBay? How Does It Work?

What Is eBay, and How Does It Work?
eBay doesn’t sell a thing. Instead, the site simply does what all good hosts do: eBay creates a comfy environment that brings people with common interests together. You can think of eBay like you think of the person who set you up on your last blind date — except the results are often a lot better. Your matchmaking friend doesn’t perform a marriage ceremony but does get you in the same room with your potential soul mate. eBay puts buyers and sellers in a virtual room and lets them conduct their business safely within the rules that eBay has established.

All you need to do to join eBay is fill out a few forms online and click. Congratulations. You’re a member with no big fees or secret handshakes. After you register, you can buy and sell anything that falls within the eBay rules and regulations. The eBay Home page, shown in Figure 1-1, is your first step to finding all the cool stuff you can see and do at eBay. You can conduct searches, find out what’s happening, and get an instant link to the My eBay page, which helps you keep track of every auction item you have up for sale or have a bid on.

อีเบย์ คือ อะไร? แล้วทำไมอีเบย์เป็นที่นิยม
อีเบย์นั้นไม่ได้ขายสินค้า แต่อีเบย์เป็นตัวกลางที่จะนำผู้ที่สนใจการค้าขายมารวมกัน ( เปรียบเสมือนเป็น ตลาดนัด )
หรือ อาจจะมอง อีเบย์ เหมือนเป็นการหาคู่ หรือนัดบอด  อีเบย์ หาผู้ซื้อ ผู้ขาย มาพบปะพูดคุย เจรจาธุรกิจ ด้วยกฎระเบียบที่ปลอดภัย
คุณสามารถใช้งานกับอีเบย์ ด้วยการกรอกใบสมัคร เป็นสมาชิกโดยไม่มีค่าธรรมเนียมการสมัคร คุณสามารถจะซื้อ จะขาย สินค้าได้ในตามกฎระเบียบของอีเบย์ ( เช่น ไม่ให้ขายสินค้า ผิดกฎหมาย หรือ สินค้าละเมิดลิขสิทธ์ ) โดยใช้งานผ่านหน้าเวปไซด์อีเบย์

Why eBay Is a Terrific Place to Shop?

Why eBay Is a Terrific Place to Shop?
eBay is the perfect alternative to spending hours wandering through antique shops or swap meets looking for the perfect doodad. Not only can you buy and sell stuff in the privacy of your own home, but you can also meet people who share the interests that you enjoy. The folks who use the eBay site are a friendly bunch, and soon you’ll be buying, selling, swapping stories, and trading advice with the best of them.

Before you can get to eBay, you need to access the Internet. To access the Internet, you need a computer — either a Personal Computer (PC) or Macintosh (Mac) — with an Internet connection.

ทำไม อีเบย์ เป็นที่สนใจในการทำการค้า

อีเบย์ เป็นตลาดค้าขายสินค้า รูปแบบใหม่ ที่ไม่ต้องเสียเวลาเดินทางไปหาซื้อสินค้า ในร้านค้ารูปแบบเก่าๆ เราสามารถซื้อหา สินค้าต่างๆ เพียงเราอยู่ในบ้าน และยังได้พบปะ พูดคุยกับผู้คนที่สนใจ ในสินค้า ประเภทเดียวกัน

ก่อนที่คุณจะเข้าไปใช้ อีเบย์ ก็เพียงเข้าอินเตอร์เนท และใช้งานคอมพิวเตอร์ทั่วไป ไม่ว่าจะเป็น PC หรือ MAC ก็ได้

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 21 สิงหาคม พ.ศ. 2554

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