I cover some fairly advanced eBay and eCommerce tactics on this blog, such as list building, custom product branding, new product ‘inventions’, how to reach the no.1 spot on eBay’s search results, and much more…
These are all advanced techniques used by experienced power sellers on eBay, techniques that you can use to build and grow your own business.
BUT – I get a lot of messages from people who aren’t yet at this stage. In fact, a lot of the requests for help that I receive are from people who really are just starting out. They don’t have any ideas yet and really; they just don’t know much about eBay at all.
So I’ve decided to write this guide for those people – a complete newbie’s guide to getting started on eBay, and in it I’ll cover things like opening an account, listing your first item and everything else you need to know to get started on eBay.
A step by step walkthrough that will take you from not knowing anything about eBay to having a great foundation that you can build on!
So without further ado, let’s get started!
Opening Your eBay and PayPal Accounts
First things first – before you can do anything on eBay, you need to open an account (obviously!).
This couldn’t be any simpler and most people will already have their own personal account anyway from buying things (if that’s the case, then you just need to upgrade it to a Business account).
So simply go to eBay’s homepage and from the top left, click on register.
You’ll be taken to a registration page but don’t bother filling in those details as you need to instead click on “start a business account”.
That takes you to another page that asks for some details about you and your business. It’s all extremely simple and really the only thing needed other than your personal information is Business Name and Business Type. [Read more...]