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Online jobs from home in the UK: making money on eBay

Online jobs from home in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. Some are crazy money making schemes that are never going to succeed. Some are genuine opportunities that may not sound as glamorous, but will earn you money if you work hard and learn the ropes.

eBay is one of the latter. If you've ever dreamed about quitting your job and starting your own business, eBay could be your first stepping stone. Anyone can sign up, for free, and begin trading. Thousands of users in the UK sell goods on eBay every single day. Here are some tips to help you succeed...

  • Start small. If you've never used eBay before, start off by selling some of your own unwanted goods to learn the ropes. You'll soon get a feel for how to describe, promote and price your items. And crucially, you'll start to build up positive feedback from the eBay community.
  • Think from a buyer's perspective. What would convince you to bid for or buy a good? What sort of information would you like before you make a purchase? What sort of listings are most attractive to you? How can a seller convince you that they are genuine?
  • Choose your items carefully. Anyone can buy wholesale, but not everyone can re-sell successfully. Go for a product that you're passionate about - be it fashion, art or old movies. The more knowledgeable you are about your product, the more likely you are to make a sale.
  • Carefully research the competition. What can you offer that they can't? What will make your product stand out from the crowd?
  • Always provide great customer service. This can be easily overlooked in the digital marketplace, but a little courtesy can go a long way.

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