First Steps to Starting Your eBay Business

One of the first steps to starting your eBay business includes spending some time on the Internet. Get used to doing that Much of what I do as an eBay PowerSeller is done through the Internet and includes hours spent in front of my computer. I spend my time answering e-mails, doing research, and listing items. To get started, you need to choose a user ID, get registered as an eBay buyer, learn the ropes, build up your feedback rating, and upgrade to an eBay seller's account. You also need to...

EBay Basics

In this chapter, you can get a feel for eBay's humble beginnings and see what happened along the way to make it such a market leader. You will also learn some basic auction terminology (for instance, what a regular auction is as opposed to a reserve price auction) that will make reading this book and going on eBay much easier to understand. Finally, you'll read about the new phenomenon that is sweeping the on-line auction world, the eBay dropoff stores, which are in no way affiliated with eBay....