Nowadays, everyone is looking to make an extra bit of cash on the side from the comfort of their homes. One of the most popular ways to make money from a side hustle is by reselling items on eBay, whether they’re old or new. Many individuals have gone onto making huge business empires through selling on eBay, so maybe you can too! However, to make your venture a success, here are some tips to make eBay a successful side hustle:
Take clear photos
Providing high quality, unique and clear images to display and showcase your products is extremely useful in order to add credibility, show professionalism and improve the confidence of customers so they are more likely to click on the buy button. This is because they will easily be able to see a clear picture of the item which you are selling and its components (if any), so they will be interested in purchasing it. You don’t need an expensive camera to take pictures, just utilise the natural daylight and avoid shadows as much as possible in order to take great pictures.
Give as much information as possible
The product title and description must be detailed in order to help make potential customers understand what you are selling. Adding the extras in the description, such as the instruction manual, batteries required and quality of the product is important and useful for your customers in order to help them decide if the product is suitable for them. In addition to this, it will also help your products show up easily in the search results when users search for a specific keyword, otherwise known as search engine optimisation (SEO). This will further attract potential customers who may go ahead and purchase you product.
Offer competitive pricing and multi buy discounts
You’ll be faced with a lot of competition when reselling item on eBay as there is always other sellers on the market who will be selling similar products as you are. However, don’t let this discourage you! Be sure to use the eBay advanced search function to acquire information on pricing your products in comparison to identical items which are being sold. In order to further improve sales or get an edge over your competitors, you can promote competitive prices, multi buy discounts and other coupons. For auction style listings, starting with a low priced bid will ensure to catch the attention of potential buyers and adding a minimum price goal will make sure you’re not left out of pocket.
Promote your listing
There’s plenty of ways to market your products and promote your listings, whether you share on your social platforms for your followers to see or you promote the product listing on eBay itself. Also, communicating with your customers in a timely manner is an excellent way to show you are passionate about your products and cater to the needs of your market.
Use eco-friendly packaging
As the trend of going eco-friendly is growing day by day, you should consider using eco-friendly packaging for your parcels and packaging materials to cater to the green consumer market. Not only will this small act accumulate towards the bigger goal of saving the planet, but it will also improve your public image and make your business look attractive compared to the others who use ordinary packaging, especially if you make use of bespoke packaging which reflects your business values. This will in turn also encourage customers to purchase from you as they will see further long term advantages to purchasing products from your business.
On a final note, whilst these tips are the most effective to successfully make your eBay business a successful side hustle, there’s many more ways you can market your products further – be sure to do your research, as there’s plenty of resources available.
Until next time.