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One of the easiest ways to earn money working from home is selling goods online. Why? This is simply because it does not require the seller to stay online 24/7. At a minimum, they are only required to stay in front of a computer for three to four hours in a day to post pictures, arrange listings and answer queries from potential buyers. After that, they get to call the shots on what they want to do with their extra time.
Interesting, right? So if you want to try becoming an online seller, here are some secrets that can help you start with this endeavor.
Tip #1: Start with selecting salable items.
Just like any regular store, you have to be particular in selecting merchandise that can easily be moved. These items can include: cheap but quality shirts, functional and beautiful home accessories, in demand merchandise from television shows or movies and so on and so forth.
Tip #2: Look for suppliers that can give you the items you need at a low rate.
Where do you find them? You can find their numbers on yellow pages, catalogs and other online stores that sell merchandise on a whole sale basis.
Tip #3: Take clear pictures of your items.
You see, the problem with blurred pictures is that even if you have quality items, they make your merchandise look bad. So if you can invest in a camera with at least 3 mega pixels, then do so. In the long run, this little investment can pay for itself.
Tip #4: Look for a website where you can sell your stuff and post the pictures of your merchandise online.
If you search in the Internet, you will find that there are actually a lot of sites to choose from. One of which is eBay. The best thing about this site is that it caters to consumers all over the world, giving you a better and a bigger market to penetrate. Plus, you do not have to worry too much about fees. As long as you do not post more than three pictures, and you do not make use of fancy web designs or templates, you will not have to pay anything, apart from insertion fees.
Tip #5: Take time to provide detailed descriptions of your items.
Yes, this is still necessary even if you provide clear pictures. By proving details about your items, you are leaving no questions to be asked and in turn you are actually urging the customers to purchase your items right then and there.
Tip #6: Provide good customer service.
Answer questions asked by customers, provide them payment instructions when needed and do not promise anything that you cannot fulfill. If you say that the item will be received by the buyer within three days, then make sure that they do. It also helps to check on your customer and find out if they were satisfied with their purchase. Doing this increases the likelihood of your customer to come back to your store and purchase from you again.
Those are some of the tips that can help you while you earn money working from home. As long as you follow them you can be sure that achieving success as an online seller will be easy.
write by Ethelbert