When you are successful at selling on e-bay you will fall under 1 of 4 categories.
1= Silver = seller make's at least 3,000 each month
2= Gold = seller make's at least 10,000 each month
3= Platinum = seller make's at least 25,000 each month
4= Titanium = seller make's at least 150,000 each month
Don't expect to make big profit's from the start!!. Even today's powersellers started slow and rough at the beginning. You can sell just about anything on e-bay. Even thing's that you would think have no value to you might be of importance to somebody else. Somewhere somebody want's what you have.
If you start selling continuously then to should register as a business. Do not try to get around Uncle Sam. Sooner or later you will get caught and it's not worth the hassle. If you start out and find that your not having very much success don't give up!!!. Check and see what other powersellers are doing and see what you might be doing wrong. Even power seller's had rough time's starting out.
If you do not have an e-bay account you will have to register for one. If you already have one then all you have to do is click on seller's account.The e-bay site will guide you through the easy step's. When you sell an item put a picture alongside it. People want to see what they are buying. invest in a good camera and learn the technique's of having good background and good lighting. The better the picture the better chance of selling your item.Be up front with the best description of your item. If your item has a scratch or blemish be honest. If you are not the customer will want their money back, and you might get negative feedback.
Feedback play's an important role in customer's decision of to purchase or walk away from your sale.
Another important and I cannot stress this enough is the way you package your product. If you hurry and wrap the package, the customer will know when the open it. You want to look professional as possible. If item is fragile take the extra effort to wrap it good. The customer will be happy and think that you cared enough abought them to do this. This will help with any future sale's.
Stand by your item's you are selling, Give the customer satisfaction or money back rule's. The customer will feel more secure in dealing with you. Ship the good's on time. If possible give a tracking # so they can feel somewhat in control.
If you have good feedback let your customer see old and present feedback's. Do not be shy, Let them see favorable comment's from recent transaction's. This will make them more willing to part with their money.
You will get more sale's if you put a NR on your listing's. NR mean's no reserve. Pay pal is becoming the more desired method of cash transaction these day's. Always follow up on transaction's even if the transaction is completed. This will make the customer feel protected and assured.