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  • I Hate My Job – Can I Work From Home on eBay

    You hear it all of the time. I hate my job! Can I work from home on eBay? If I could maybe I could finally quit! Well, I would not advise quitting your job, but you can work from home on eBay.

    There are a lot of reasons people work from home on eBay. Now more than ever before, a third income or a steady is necessary to keep a household together. Job security in many industries is very low, and everything is getting more expensive by the day. As a means of keeping financially afloat and as a buffer against a layoff, many people are working from home on eBay as well as working a full time job.

    You can work from home on eBay. It is quite simple and it does not require a lot of start up cash. Most people start by decluttering their homes and selling off unwanted items. This is a really good idea. It will allow you to test the waters without buying any inventory. You can get a taste of how to list an item, package it for shipping and collecting your money. After you have sold off everything you no longer want or need, what next. Here is where you have to research. Hopefully you have been thinking about this all along and you have been researching all along. There are many forums on eBay and many tools that you should be aware of. It is possible to spend a week on their website doing nothing but reading the how to's and performing market research on items that you wish to sell. Take this to heart, do your research. The selling environment on eBay is unlike anything else. You cannot compare it to retail or to flea markets and swap meets. It is an entirely different animal.  The best way to find out how to sell items on eBay is to read every tutorial you can find. They even have a mentor that you can call and talk to once for free. I highly recommend that you do this. Let them know what you want to do and have a mentor tell you how to become successful at it. It's all for free. As a startup business free is what you can afford.

    The next step would be to select items to sell. Assuming that you have done your research all you need to do now is list items. You can do this through an automated process or you can list items individually. Once an item has sold and the buyer pays you, ship the item immediately. Prompt shipment is the fastest way to great ratings and you need great ratings if you want to work from home on eBay successfully. Gradually, over time, build up your eBay business by adding more items while saving extra cash incase of emergencies.

    Eventually, you may be able to take your working from home on eBay business full time. Seriously this can take up to 5 years. It definitely will not happen over night. The best way to accomplish a goal of working from home on eBay and not having another job is to write up a business plan and stick to it. This will give you an outline of what you need to do to get there. Be sure to put away money after every sale. This will build you a cash reserve. A reserve like this is necessary in case of any unexpected expenses or if you leave your job sooner than planned either because you quit or were laid off. 

    All too often you hear I hate my job! Can I work from home on eBay? My heart goes out to anyone who is that stressed in their employment. If this is you, why not take a look at what you can accomplish with a work from home eBay business. The great thing is that you can start one up with little or no monetary investment while you stay employed. With careful planning and item selections, it is possible to earn career level income with eBay. Just ask any PowerSeller, they can tell you for sure.


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