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THE 5 STEPS TO POSTING YOUR FIRST EBAY AUCTION

Posted by ebayprofitmaster on February 23, 2010

It’s really easy to post your very first auction on eBay.

Here is all you need to do.

Step 1: Open your eBay seller’s account.

If you have already purchased things from eBay, you will be able to sell on eBay, and all you need to do is log in with it and then click on Sell in the menu at the top of the page, and then click on Create a seller’s account.

If have not used eBay before, then you will need to open an account before selling by clicking on the register link which is underneath the toolbar, and then you will click on Sell and click on Create a seller’s account.

EBay will then guide you through the simple setup process of creating your sellers account.

You will need to give various details such as your card details and banking information.

Step 2: You need to decide what you want to sell.

When you first decide what you want to sell, it does not really matter what you choose, at least not for your first listing.

If you glance at the room you are in, you will most likely find something that you no longer require and could put on eBay.

(A Small book or a CD is perfect for your first listing).

Step 3: Actually submitting your item.

Click on Sell to list your item.

First you need to choose a category, and the easiest way to do this is to type in what the item is called and allow eBay to choose the category for you (you can choose a different category than eBay’s suggestion, if you prefer).

Then write your title and a description.

Include the words or phrases that you think people will be most likely to search for within the title box, and include every bit of the information you have regarding the item within the description box.

Next you need to set your starting price. $0.01 is the lowest and therefore best starting price, as this price is most likely to draw people in and then bid who otherwise would not have done, and usually the listing will not end at this very low price.

The next thing that you need to choose is the duration of the auction: 3, 5, 7, 10 or 30 days.

This part is up to you: longer sales will have more chance of getting noticed, and therefore usually get more bids, but then again they do also seem to drag on forever.

If you have a picture of the item, then add it now (you have a choice of picture insertion methods), because items that have pictures always have a greater chance of selling and get a better price.

Finally, you need to tick the various payment methods that you will accept (just PayPal is probably best, every seller must accept PayPal now anyway), and select where you are prepared to post the item to (you might want to limit yourself to your own country at first) and decide whether or not you are prepared to accept returns on the item (people are more comfortable buying from someone who accepts returns, but then again you may not want to deal with people who are all too happy to just send your item back to you if they change their minds, as some do!.

Then click on submit and you have finished!

Continued below the video!

Step 4: Now just wait for the item to sell.

Buyers will search for and find your item in the listings and leave bids on it.

Some potential buyers may email you with questions about your item, and it is best to answer their questions as fast as you can.

If your item does not sell first time, then you have the option of listing it again for free.

Step 5: Receive your payment and then post the item.

EBay will send your buyer an email requesting payment for the item on your behalf.

Once you have received the money you can then package the item for posting (proper packaging reaps rewards in terms of feedback and reducing the risk of returns), to the address that eBay have sent you.

That was the process of listing your first item on eBay.

Next time we will go through the thing that you need to do in order to become a successful seller.

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