Not only is it possible, it's being done as you read this. People all have started their own home based businesses using eBay as their means of making some extra money on the side. Some have even figured out how to make selling on the site the main source of income for their household. If you're aggressive on marketing and advertising techniques, you can make more money from selling on eBay than working at a typical job.
You may be thinking that these people are selling everything they own to make their money. Actually, this is far from the truth. Sure they're selling some of their own stuff, but most of the items come from other sources. Here's how to sell on ebay ….
You can find items from:
o Garage Sales
o Antique Stores
o Flea Markets
o Second Hand Stores
o Family / Friends / Neighbors Give Aways
Purchase items for a cheap price at one of these places; turn around and sell it online from your eBay account and make a little profit from the deal. For example, you could find a nice dinnerware set in good shape at a garage sale for say $ 5. Put it on the online auction site and someone who really wants the set may be willing to pay $ 40- $ 50 for it. Possibly more. You would then make a profit from the deal of around $ 35- $ 45.
There's no guarantee that you would always make a high profit from your sales, but if you're aggressive on how you sell your items, you have a much better chance of making more money off of it then if you just let it sell itself.
You've probably heard the popular saying that you're junk is someone's treasure. That has never been truer than in the eBay selling business. Just because an item is of no use to you anymore, does not mean that no one else would want it. That old doll that's collecting dust in your attic may be a bought after collectible to someone who's into dolls.
Collectors browse the site all the time, looking for those items that are missing from their collections. You may be the person that holds that elusive object within your hands. Sell it for a good price and enjoy the profit you make from it.
When your business gets to the point that you're making some good money, you can take it another step and make money from the site in other ways. Drop shipping is another option to use. There are some wholesale companies out there that will ship the products directly to the person that buys the product from you.
This way, you can sell a good quality item, make a little profit from it and have the item shipped directly to the winning bidder. The item would never have to be taking up space in your home. You would not have to worry about the hassle of having to package it up and getting it somewhere to be shipped. All that would be done for you. You just need to sell the item and make sure the correct shipping address is used.
So, if you're interested in learning some extra income and have items to sell or do not mind doing some shopping to find items, you may just have the perfect business opportunity.