Where do I start? Advice needed!

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desire
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18 Sep 10 12:59:44 am
Hi, Im new to salehoo and I am Wanting to open up a ebay business. My goal is to become a powerseller in 90 days. The problem is I have no idea how to start. I have bought things on ebay before and I have sold one iteam which I did not get the money I would have liked for it. I have read alot of forums on here and read up about ebay. But I think I have overloaded myself with information and now just plain confused. One of the main problems I have is that I dont know what to sell. I would like to dropship but have no idea what. And am trying to figure out how to make a profit out of it instead of just paying for the ebay fees and for the product. I have been researching iteams for about 1 month now and have gotten nowhere. the ideas that i came up with dont make much money and I will be only getting around $20 profit. which for the time and effort I put in will be upsetting to me.

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21 Sep 10 03:13:28 am
Hi and welcome to SaleHoo desire! Nice to have you here with us :)

You're definitely not the only one asking that question (lol) But seriously, its a great goal you have there just be sure not to make it a deadline otherwise you may end up frustrated...

We added a guide in our Education tab and I think you should take time to read it. Hopefully this will help you decide on a product for starters :)

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Also, two very common tips are to start selling things you find around your home and sell something you are passionate about.

I know you mentioned you might have overloaded yourself with all the reading, but I'd like to recommend just one more... Try downloading SaleHoo's New User Manual - I'm certain you will find it might useful! To learn more about it and how you can download your copy, please go to this link:

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Hope this helps!


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21 Sep 10 04:39:03 am
Hi, Im new to salehoo and I am Wanting to open up a ebay business. My goal is to become a powerseller in 90 days. The problem is I have no idea how to start. I have bought things on ebay before and I have sold one iteam which I did not get the money I would have liked for it. I have read alot of forums on here and read up about ebay. But I think I have overloaded myself with information and now just plain confused. One of the main problems I have is that I dont know what to sell. I would like to dropship but have no idea what. And am trying to figure out how to make a profit out of it instead of just paying for the ebay fees and for the product. I have been researching iteams for about 1 month now and have gotten nowhere. the ideas that i came up with dont make much money and I will be only getting around $20 profit. which for the time and effort I put in will be upsetting to me.


Hi desire

Excellent goal to aim for, and it's quite possible (done it myself), however you do need to really develop a plan to pull it off. Richelle has given you some good advice there, treat it as a goal, but don't start setting deadlines as they can end in total frustration!

Not sure what products you have been looking at, but anything with a $20 margin sounds ok to me lol, I know there would be quite a few to be making that on products.

I guess it comes down to outlay vrs return, so if the products you are making 20 dollars on aren't costing that much, then the percentage of return on $20.00 could still be quite high.

Combine that with turnover and you could well be on the right track with those products you are looking at.


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desire
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21 Sep 10 07:37:00 am
Thanks guys, I am grateful for your advice. Im going to read and check out the links. I really appriciate it. Thanks again :)

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richellemonfort
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22 Sep 10 03:48:54 am
We're glad to be of help desire! :)

You seem to have a very positive outlook into all this and on behalf of SaleHoo I do hope you achieve your goal!

If you need help with anything else, please feel free to contact us at support@salehoo.com or post it right here on the forum.

All the best!


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23 Sep 10 10:46:40 pm
Hi desire,

I you haven't yet, check out these ways of determining which products sell best on eBay - Link hidden: Login to view

You'll learn that eBay Pulse and eBay popular products can give you useful insight into what buyers are currently searching for.

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We wish you the best. Please keep us updated. :)

Kind regards,


Irene

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