Carol Fung is an administrative assistant by day and an eBay PowerSeller by night. While hunting for sewing and handicraft items on the Internet three years ago, Fung realized that there was a shortage of suppliers. She did some research then started selling small quantities of ribbons, laces and threads on eBay, now she’s making a four figure income monthly in her spare time. “Selling on eBay is easy and extremely rewarding. It only takes a laptop, an Internet connection and some photo-taking skills to run my business. After I made a decision to sell handicraft and sewing supplies, it took me only six months to become a Bronze PowerSeller, making more than US$1,000 per month,” she says.
To become a seller on eBay, first you need to be above 18 years old. A PC with Internet connection, a digital camera, a scanner and minimal PC knowledge also are requirements. Next, register for eBay and PayPal accounts – for free. To create an eBay Seller account, you have to place a credit or debit card on file, or link to a PayPal account for payment of fees. Now you are ready list your items for sale on eBay. Fung advises novice sellers to start by selling unwanted products at home, for example, unwanted gifts, collectibles or LP records.
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