The internet has revolutised the way most people live, & it can also make it easy for anyone to launch your own business. Almost anyone can now start selling online within hours without the need for a merchant accounts, business plans or mountains of paperwork. In this series of articles I've put together my top seven ways to cash in online.
1) eBay & online actions
Everyones heard of eBay! Online auctions are huge & best of all simple to use when you get started. So, eBay introduces a wide range of opportunities to make an additional income from the internet. One of the easiest methods of profiting from eBay is acting as a Trading Assistant.
A Trading Assistant is simply an eBayer who sells other peoples items in exchange for a fee & a commission. The owner of the item will send the item to the eBay Trading Assistant, who then takes care of all the selling process including photographing, describing, listing & shipping the item to it's new owner after the auction is finished.
Any costs associated with selling the item are reclaimed & the Trading Assistant normally charges at least 25% of the final items auction price as well. If you sell an item for £100, your commission will be £25 plus eBay fees.
The quickest way to set yourself up as an eBay Trading Assistant is to register with eBay which is free & set yourself up a website so customers can communicate with you. Trading-Web-Solutions.com offers a website purely for this service.
Start with friends & family, collegues at work - after all everyones got stuff lying around the garage that they keep meaning to get rid off or sell. To start with you could offer to sell it on a no-sale, no-fee basis to get people talking about your business & the services you offer.