What are you looking to sell on eBay? The key is to uncover hidden niches that arenâ€™t yet saturated. Then your margins will be large enough to support using a drop shipper, or to order in small bulk quantities, and still make a profit.
Finding a niche is not nearly as hard as you might think.
One idea is to turn to Google and search for lists of hobbies. You want to be looking for very specific hobbies here, which usually means a name of 2-3 words. E.g. â€˜deep sea fishingâ€™ is a niche within the 'fishing' market.
When youâ€™ve found a few ideas, start typing them into eBay and take note of eBayâ€™s related search suggestions. For example, â€˜how to grow Bonsai treesâ€™ mightnâ€™t be a great market on eBay, but â€˜bonsai toolsâ€™ is very popular.
Searching Google and then eBay, it took me all of 15 minutes to come up with these possibilities:
HOBBY = EBAY PRODUCT
Mushroom cultivation = Mushroom grow kit
Photo restoration = Quick search revealed nothing profitable
Bonsai trees = Bonsai tools
Trampolining = Trampoline net
Railway Modelling = Model trains, Lionel train,
Making handmade wallpapers = Quick search revealed nothing profitable
Learn to use the Tarot = Tarot cards
Archery = Medieval Arrow Head Steel, Medieval crossbow
These are all great examples of markets with potential.
All the best,