If you are trying to make a full time income from eBay, chances are, you may be struggling. It can be hard to keep up with the “big boys” but if you want keep selling on eBay, you are going to have to think outside the box and get proactive. There are many free tools on the Internet that can complement your eBay business to increase sales.
One great way if increasing your eBay sales is to drive traffic to your listings. If you haven’t been keeping a close eye on your eBay listings page views, you need to start! Chances , the reason that you are not making many sales is that your listings are hidden deeply so nobody ever sees them. You don’t need me to tell you that if no-one sees your product then no-one buys your product.
Lets look at ways to increase traffic and sales on eBay
Lets start by looking at your current customers. They have bought from you and you have already built up trust. They are “proven buyers” and are good to sell to again. Compile a list of email addresses from Paypal, and send out emails that show what items you have for sale. You should also try to include a link in the email so your buyers can opt-in to future email notices.
A picture is worth 1000 words. People love to see things before they buy. Make sure the products that you list have clear photos with them.
Another great way to get more views is to start a blog and add fresh content to it in a regular basis. Try to make your blog interesting and link your eBay items to the topic of each post you make. For example, if you selling a Nintendo Wii, then write a review about the Wii and include information about the latest games and reviews. Make sure to use good SEO and use keywords throughout your post.
When you sell goods on eBay, you need a strong and compelling listing. The secret to writing a good eBay listing is to use search engine friendly words with specific details about the product. You also need to entice people so that they will bid on your product. Remember you must build a sense of rapport and give the buyer a reason they theyshould use you, rather than another seller.
Lastly you should try and use the power of social media to create a Facebook Fan Page and update it regularly with good, interesting and fresh content. Try to use bits of useful information about your products. Facebook has over 500 million users and is rapidly growing, so its a superb way to use social media to drive traffic to your eBay listings.