Amazon Fun Part Three

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Amazon Fun Part Three

Today we are going to set up the different parts of opening an Amazon Account. This is easy and staright forward. 

If You do not have an account you need to Get one by Click Here For An Amazon Account . If you do have an account you can skip to next stage.
Next  you need to go to this page Start Here .  Once at this page enter the details of the first item and follow the on screen prompts. It takes less then a minute to list an item, then just keep repeating until all of the item are listed.

During the process of listing Amazon will ask you you have a Payments account set up, if you do not just follow the screen and this will be set up, this allows for them to pay you every fortnight.

Hope This Has Helped You.

Andrew Milburn

Amazon Part Two

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Andrew’s Amazon Fun

Yesterday I talked with about going around your house and collecting together all your unwanted books, CD’s and DVD’s. I guess some of you got carried away and went round other family members houses and did the same thing – (Just remember if you did and you find a gem of an item to share the profits with them)

Today’s task is not as fun sorry, but if you want to earn some money you do need to work a bit.

Today I want you to take an A4 Note pad and take the first item.

You will need to write down the following for each item.

@  The title of the item

@  Who the writer is , singer, band etc (if it is a DVD film you can miss this bit out)

@  You need to note down what the condition is either brand new, new, second hand etc. And if there is any damage note that as well.

@   Lastly you need to note down the bar code – or ISBN number. If you cannot find a number do not worry, I will talk about this next few days.

well thats your job done today. The reason why I asked you to do it this way is that  when I talk you through listing the items you will find it easier to list. Because if you had to pick each one up and find the information it does take longer.

Also this way you can if you have a laptop list anywhere in the world. Sitting in a hotel room waiting for a meeting, in a coffee shop or on the beach, in fact where ever you can get internet access you can list.

***A point to note, if you can type fast then open up your note book program and list in there then it is a copy and paste job****

See you tomorrow when we talk about getting an account.

Andrew Milburn

 

How To Get Started With Amazon

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How To Get Started With Amazon

Today I want to start a mini series Entitled Getting Started With Amazon. Now living here in the UK, I am writing this from a UK point of view, but I believe the same process will work anywhere in the world where Amazon allow you to sell your own items.

Getting Started

Today I want you to get some boxes or some strong carrier bags and go through each room in your house, loft etc and look for any books, CD’s, DVD’s that you no longer use, want, have room for and place them in the boxes or bags.

Do not prejuudge the items as you do not know what they are worth until we start to list them on Amazon.

This should take you a few hours. Take your time and have fun.

Tomorrow will take you through the next stage.

Andrew Milburn

Another Good Source

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Have you wanted to buy and source stock at rock bottom costs that could bring you in a nice little income ? I guess the answer to that questions is why yes of course.

Well have you tried your local Library? A few times a year in the UK most library have sales where they sell of the older books, dvd’s talking books, videos and Cd’s. Most of these items are in good condition – if they are not do not buy.

They are priced real cheap, so take a long some strong bags and some cash and have a few hours of fun.

You get to hear about these sales from adverts in the local papers, adverts in the library and on loacal notice boards.

Again set yourself a budget and stick to it.

Have fun sourcing

Andrew Milburn

Another Place To Source

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Continuing on my sourcing theme, I have found another great place – Discount shops, such as Costco, Asda (Wal-Mart) , Aldi, Matalan – A hint here please keep a lookout for my new low cost report coming soon.

As with charity shops you need to set yourself a budget for the day, and not go over it unless you find a real bargain, but do be careful and if you keep to your budget if it all goes wrong you will not loose much.

Also take your laptop with you so you can do some coffee shop research, or have your internet phone with you, or as your last line of research a friend or family member sitting by the phone and a computer who can do the research for you.

Most of these places sell bankrupt or end of line items and over stock – I shall be going over these in other posts and also in my report. Most of the shops carry new items and if they are customer returns they must tell you both when the item is on the shelf and when you go to pay for the item.

Hope this gives you another idea on where to source items to resell.

Andrew Milburn

Places To Source

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Here in the UK we are not as lucky as our friends over in the USA. We do not have garage sales as such….. we have car boot sales, this can be a good place to source products to sell.

Another place to source is Charity Shops, Bring and Buy sales, looking at adverts in the local papers, Craig List,  eBay, Amazon and the list goes on and on.

Today I am going to talk about Charity Shops. Most towns have a few and the largers ones have over a dozen. Pick a day when you are going to visit the town or area. As well as picking the area decide before you leave home the budget you are going to spend in the day. Take this in cash with you because a lot of the shops do not have Credit Card facilities.

Also say to yourself right my budget is £100.00 and do not go over this……. a good way to keep to this is to leave your cards and cheque book at home.

You need to take with you a laptop if you have one (you can use these in Coffee shops most free of charge), if not a laptop then a mobile phone that can access the internet.
Failing those two, a phone so you can phone home or a freind so you can research the items you find.
If you know what you are doing you can buy blind, but I do not recomend this.

When you get to the shops, go round each one first and if you see a goods buy and it works out ok on the computer buy it But do make a round first and get a feel see whats in them, make notes.

Then it is time for a rest…….have a coffee and open your computer up and see if what you have seen can make you a profit. Make a note of all the winners, finish the coffee and go and buy.

When you have bought up the town, head for home and take your pictures and do the listings.

A question I am always asked is, what mark-up (profit) should I allow. And my answer is what do you want or better still what does the market want.
Your best action is put it on eBay as a starting price for what you bought it for then if you only get that price you do not lose money.

Hope This Helps

Andrew Milburn

Why You Should Join OSI.

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Today if you go into any bookshop, a place that sells magazines or do a search on Google, you will come accross a host of tens of items that offer you information on selling eBay and online.

Now although these are often very good, they are often written or run by people who are good at research and writing but have never sold on eBay or the other online places.

Now out there in cyberspace there are a few very good training sites of which I believe OSI is the best. There is a few others I have come accross and they too offer great content, but at present lack the content that Janelle offers. Over the coming months I will tell you about these others as I feel it is only fair to tell you so that you can make up your own mind.

OSI will take you by the hand and not only show and tell you what to do to take your business to the next level, but you have other people in the forums who will also help you along the way. OSI is like a family and all the members want you to succeed.

But one thing I kep saying and will always say is. Yes OSI will teach you, but until you put into action what you have been taught nothing will happen in your business or or life.

So go on and do your self a favour. Join OSI today and put into action what you learn and your online business will never be the same again

Have fun

Andrew Milburn

5p Listing Day Here In The UK

Thursday May 1st is the chosen day by eBay for a 5p Auction listing day. I have copied and pasted the following from the site.

Terms and Conditions

What is it?

For the entire day of Thursday 1st of May 2008 (local UK time), sellers who list item(s) using the Auction-style format in an eligible category, will pay a reduced Insertion Fee of 5 pence (£0.05) per item listed. Please refer to “What’s Excluded?” for more details.

When is it?

Thursday 1st May 2008 from 00:00:01 BST until 23:59:59 BST (promotional period).

For further information please go to the page where full information is given on what is and what is not included by clinking the link here.

 

 

KeyWords

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Keywords are one of the important areas you need to learn if you are going to make a go of your eBay business. Also to be honest if you are going to have any business at all either online or offline you need to know what Keywords your customers are using to search for you or people who sell products like you.

Once you have got the hang of keywords and how they can help you increase your business then you will see a marked increase in the visits to your sites, your eBay shop.

Most people turn a pale shade when you mention Keyword research but again it is simple. The tools you need either free or very low cost. Yes it will take time to do, but the time is well spent and you will be paid back many times as you will be targeting the market you want and not going out there and just putting up words your customers would never use.
With Keyword research you need to think like a customer and not as a seller.

Now I could go on and on about keyword Research and what tools to buy and why you should. How to make your lists easy to manage.

But someone else has done this for us, they have aimed it at eBayers and other online retailers. They have put it in easy to understand terms and through the power of online video they show us how.

This person is Janelle Elms . Janelle takes you by the hand and shows you in simple steps how to do Keyword Research.

These two classes come as part of the OSI Rock Stars package. This montly membership site contains over 120 hours of audio and video content and this grows by the week with new classes and courses be added all the time.

As well as the classes you have a very active forum, and the forum grows on a regular basis with new topics  be added as and when. The great thing about the forum is that it has members from all other the world and this means if you have a question that needs answering, you can post it and often within a few hours and in some case a few minutes you can start to see people replying to your question.

The great thing about OSI RockStars is the fact that Janelle and her team of people are all doing eBay or the other online sites. They teach you from what they have learned. OSI is not some site put together by people who do not know what online selling is. It was dreamed up by Janelle who is an active eBayer seller and also takes part in eBay live and other eBay events to train people. And all her other trainers are working their eBay businesses day in and day out.

So go on pop over to OSI RockStars by Clicking here and see how they can help you take your eBay business to the next level.

What is OSI RockStars?

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How often have you wanted to learn something about eBay or selling online in general and most of the time have come up against a brick wall. Well I know I have then one day I came accross a site called OSI RockStars. OSI RockStars is a site run by people who are active in the area of selling and buying on eBay on a daily basis.

Janelle Elms has been around eBay for a long time know and regularly takes part in eBay live as a trainer and other eBay events. Janelle then came up with the idea and concept of running a membership site aimed at training site aimed at taking people to that next level in their eBay business either as a seller, Trading Assistant, Education Specialist or consultant.

At present Janelle has over 120 hours of webinars and podcasts teaching you on things such as how to source products, how to work a trade show, how to get key words and the list goes on and on.

Plus Janelle Elms and her team are adding new coment every single week.

As well as these classes there is also a forum where once you are a member you can go and ask and answer questions and as there are people from all areas of the world you can post a question and within minutes you could get an answer back how cool is that.

Membership is a low monthly fee and is worth it’s weight in Gold, pop along today and take a look and see how OSI RockStars can help you in your eBay business.

AndyUk