Saturday, October 25, 2008

EBay Selling Account Set Up

EBay Selling Account Set Up
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If you are ready to start your own home business with eBay, you can get a selling account going in just a few minutes. To get started, all you need is a bank account or credit card, a computer, and an internet connection. Visit eBay's website, and sign up for an account. Choose a username that you feel best describes your new business, or use your new business's name. Try to make it as simple as possible, however, so that your potential bidders will be able to easily find you.

When you have chosen a username and confirmed your e-mail address, you will need to visit the selling section on eBay. You can do so by clicking on the selling section on the top right-hand corner of eBay's home page. Once there, you will be asked for your name, address, and bank account or credit card information. You will also be asked for your PayPal address, if you have one. When this information is all entered, you can start selling immediately.

However, you may want to do a few other things before you get started with selling. Sellers have a lot of ways to customize their appearance on eBay, starting with their about me page. Your about me page is a place where you can offer your visitors more information about you, your eBay home business, and your business policies. You can talk about your children and family, your interests, or just outline information like whether or not you accept returns, and what you do to keep your customers happy. Giving your buyers a window into your home life can often build a stronger connection between you and your customers, which can earn you more business, and more repeat customers.

You can also customize your auctions to match your about me page, or to just stand out from the other auctions. Using basic HTML, you can change your auction's background color, font style and size, and font colors. Or, if you really want to get into customizing your auctions, you can use an auction template made specifically for eBay. Many sellers offer easy to use templates right on eBay for you to purchase, but if your budget is tight, you can look for some free eBay auction templates on the internet. Quite a few websites offer free templates and free help with auction templates, so you can spruce up your listings without spending any extra money.

Once you have customized some of the available features that eBay offers its sellers, you can get started selling whenever you want. List a few items with your auction templates and see how it goes. Make sure to include a link to your about me page so your bidders can read more about your, your home business, and your customer service policies. Then, you can sit back and start enjoying the fruit of your labors. In no time, you will have built a success home business using eBay!

Vickie Sayce has been buying, selling and teaching others how to get started on eBay since 2001 and has written a very informative book on starting an eBay business to make money from home while raising the kids.
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