Making a Living from Your eBay Business, 2nd Edition
- By Michael Miller
- Published Oct 12, 2006 by Que.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 7x9-1/8
- Pages: 456
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-7897-3646-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3646-8
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-6859-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6859-9
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Product Author Bios
Michael Miller is a top eBay seller and a successful and prolific author. He has a reputation for practical, real-world advice and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. Mr. Miller has written more than 75 nonfiction books in the past 17 years for Que and other major publishers. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, Easy eBay, Tricks of the eBay Masters, eBay Auction Templates Starter Kit, and Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience. You can email Mr. Miller directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com.
The power of online auctions is attracting hundreds of thousands--if not millions--of users who want to turn their eBay hobbies into profitable businesses. While turning an eBay hobby into an eBay business might look easy, making that business profitable is much more difficult. Not enough sellers treat their eBay sales as a business, and subsequently are disappointed in the results. To launch a successful and profitable eBay business, the detailed instructions in this book will show you how to get started. It will help you determine what kind of business you want to run, write an action-oriented business plan, establish an effective accounting system, set up a home office, obtain starting inventory, arrange initial funding, establish an eBay presence, and arrange for automated post-auction management. This book is a step-by-step guide for anyone serious about making money from their eBay sales. Unlike other computer-oriented titles, this is a straight-ahead business book that shows how to set up and run different types of eBay businesses, and how to maximize sales and profits while doing so. This book includes a section titled "Choosing Your eBay Business" that details six different types of eBay businesses you can start. Included in this section is a chapter on eBay Trading Assistants (AKA drop-off stores or consignment stores), which is the newest form of an eBay business.
83 of 87 people found the following review helpful
The BEST out there for those Serious about Selling on eBay,
This review is from: Making a Living from Your eBay Business (Paperback)I just received my copy of this book and read it though. I read most of the new books on eBay being a Powerseller and this is the best book out there for those serious about starting a business on eBay.
Going beyong the basics of getting started on eBay, this book succeeds because it covers areas often ignored in other books.
As a CPA (tax accountant), I felt the section on researching and writing a business plan for your eBay business is an excellent resource for those starting an eBay business.
Additionally , resources provided for finding items to sell, and for setting up and managing your business are invaluable.
From reviewing your business idea to obtaining inventory, systems to track auctions, ship efficiently and how to set up proper record-keeping all covered.
Ironically, many eBayers ask questions about many of the areas covered in this book on eBays discussion forums, thus most will find this an excellent resource... Read more
64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
CaliforniaDiscountSales A PowerSeller On Ebay Gives 5 Stars!,
This review is from: Making a Living from Your eBay Business (Paperback)I've read a few ebay books before, however this is very new & up to date & gave me a lot of useful information, which I enjoyed.
I have been a PowerSeller for over 18 months, so some of the information was not relevant, like how to start an auction. But Some was great!
I absorbed where to buy wholesale with websites & how to manage inventory, track auction activity & even compares programs for you. Since I am becoming more of a medium volume seller, I am looking into programs to help save some time, and this book helped me tremendously. A+++ for newbies & experienced powersellers!
Actually I have several things I've learned from ebay myself from trial & error that I haven't read in any of these books yet. However I am still buying & reading more books. I believe if I can learn even 1 or 2 new things to make my business succeed, then it's worth it. Maybe I should write an ebay book myself. Maybe one day someone will write a review for me. :-)
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This review is from: Making a Living from Your eBay Business (2nd Edition) (Paperback)This book gives you a basic foundation to use in launching an ebay business. This is not a "pie in the sky" kind of book. It is "down to earth" and introduces you to all areas of ebay selling. I like the way it is an easy read, yet a very informative and detailed guide.
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