The first rule of business is to stay in business long enough to build a business.
What this means is that, if you’re going to be in business, you need to develop persistence and tenacity – the ability to keep on going through any difficult times that may arise.
You see, starting a business is no different than other long-term commitments you might make – in terms of the commitment involved.
For example, many people give up on a weight loss program way before they start to see its benefits.
Your ability to stay engaged and committed in your internet business is one of the biggest keys to making it.
Too many people give up too soon and fail to see the rewards that were waiting for them on the other side!
I believe there are several reasons for this:
Lack of a clear, bold vision
It’s clear to me that winners have a big, bold vision for where they want to go with their eBay business.
If you don’t have a big enough or clear enough vision for what you’re trying to accomplish, it will be difficult to work your way through the tough times.
I’ve been involved in many businesses, and when I’ve seen people quit, it’s usually because their current “reality” is bigger (to them) than their vision for their business. It’s too bad when this happens, because most of this “reality” is in their mind, not in their reality!
They simply weren’t able to get their mind to see the big vision they needed in order to be successful.
So by having a clear bold vision, and keeping that vision firmly in your mind, you’ll have enough strength to get through the difficult times.
Not understanding the “how to”
Winners understand the how-to, or at least they make sure to learn the fundamentals of the business they’re getting involved in.
Sometimes people give up and fail because they don’t understand the “how-to’s”, or the basics of how to build their business. This causes discouragement and discouragement leads to quitting.
In my new video training: “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash”, you now have a complete blueprint; a complete set of “how-to’s” that will show you exactly how to make money on eBay and craigslist. So there’s no excuse – if you don’t know how to do eBay or craigslist, you will when you own my new eBay video training!
Not having a solid support network
Many successful people have had mentors in their lives. This is another key to success! And while it’s not always possible to have a mentor, you can “self-mentor” by listening to positive audios and watching positive videos of successful people who’ve already made it to where YOU want to be in business and in life.
I cannot emphasize this enough. The truth is; you are who you hang out with, so make it a point to hang out with successful people, with leaders, with winners and very soon you, too, will be one of these successful people.
I didn’t have a personal mentor on my way up, so I had to learn the hard way. But ever since I was 19, I’ve read about, studied from and listened to successful people on CD and on video. And this has helped me to build a clear context and philosophy for success and to develop a true understanding of what it takes to be successful in business, by learning from others who have succeeded.
By using these success tips and not forgetting to put in some hard work at both your attitude and your actions, you too, will be successful!Details
Every day there are people looking for particular products on Craigslist.
In fact, these people are often advertising under the “for sale / wanted” category of Craigslist.
Now, this might sound really strange, but did you know that, every day there are people selling that exact same product on Craigslist?
(Sometimes they’re actually giving away that product on craigslist in the “free” category)
By acting as a broker or a middleman, you can earn finders fees, commissions, or participate in the deal in some other way. This is really only limited by your imagination.
A great way to find those products is to use the ad notification system that I teach you about in my new video training: “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash”.
By simply setting up your system to notify you of these products that people are searching for in the “wanted” section of craigslist, you can very easily build an automatic income stream.
As soon as that item pops up on Craigslist, you will be there first, and you can contact the person who is looking for it (in the wanted section) and let them know about it in exchange for a commission.
The other way to do it, is to actually go buy that product, and then resell it to the person as well.
Recently, I have been using Escrow.com to buy collections of vintage Hot Wheels. You can also use Escrow.com to “tie up” that item and that way the seller is committed to selling it to you BEFORE you go ahead and contact the eventual buyer for this item.
Taking this to a bigger level, you can use this in real estate to help agents find “for sale by owner” properties.
Or you can help a boat dealer acquire a customer who’s trying to sell his or her boat.
The number of ways to make money with craigslist is almost limitless because of the sheer number of categories that exist on craigslist.
I recommend that you check out my eBay and craigslist video training if you want to learn how to make GREAT MONEY on Craigslist!
You can do it! You just need to know how and I will teach you how! Visit: www.DaveEspinoFastCash.com to learn how to make fast cash on eBay and Craigslist.Details
This is a great product to sell on craigslist, because of the huge TV exposure that these products get. Recently, I’ve been selling fitness and weight loss products on craigslist.
Because of the huge amount of TV exposure these products get, I’ve been doing great with these types of products.
Many people see a product on TV, and then go straight to craigslist or eBay to try and find that product at a cheaper price
If you’re able to find a source of products that are sold via TV commercials or even infomercials, you may have a little gold mine on your hands.
That’s because these are the types of products that craigslist buyers are looking for on a daily basis, and if you run a listing for that type of product – a good professional-looking listing – you’re bound to make a large number of sales.
And, as you know, craigslist sales are great because people come to you and they pay you in cash – so there’s no shipping involved!
So here’s today’s Craigslist Tip:
“Finding suppliers of TV-promoted products (or other extremely popular products) is a great way to sell items on craigslist because these are exactly the type of products people are looking for on craigslist”
So do some research on products that would sell well in your local area craigslist.
You may even find that you can buy wholesale lots on eBay and sell them on craigslist for more money!
In fact, I devote an entire section of my new video training course to making money with Craigslist.
Visit: www.DaveEspinoFastCash.com to see how you can make some great, profitable, quick-flip deals on Craigslist!Details
Here’s the tip:
“Be sure to develop multiple product sources, and therefore multiple streams of income on eBay. You never know when one supplier will run out of merchandise and it’s always best to have several options that you can tap into in your eBay business”
I remember once (early in my eBay business) when I was relying on one supplier for all of my products.
I was doing great and selling about $8,000 a month of this one product, when all of a sudden my supplier told me they had run out of inventory and they wouldn’t have new inventory until three weeks later.
Well, this affected my eBay business pretty dramatically back then because my cash flow suddenly stopped, and I couldn’t replenish or continue to ramp up my eBay sales.
It was then that I learned (the hard way) that I should maintain multiple product suppliers, and therefore multiple streams of income on eBay.
It’s what I recommend you do, by digging into my new video training (“How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash”) and finding multiple product sources that excite you and that you can make money with.
Not only will you not have any unexpected surprises, but you will build a more solid and stable eBay business as a result!Details
Think about it, a top Olympic sports star, trains for many hours each day to be the best and to earn the gold medal. Typically, they train on fundamentals – the basics – and perfect their moves over a long period of time. Just like a sculptor hammering away at a stone to create a work of art, the top athlete hones their skills with perfect practice over time.
I believe we are created to live an extraordinary life, but have been trained to be ordinary. The path of least resistance is the ordinary path. The path of focused effort toward a worthy goal, is the extraordinary path.
So I’d like to encourage you to take the extraordinary path today and pick up a book that can help hone your thinking…
I’m going to list just a few here so that you can choose the one that “fits you” right now.
For basic “wealth thinking”: “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
For understanding how the mind works and how you can get to peak performance: “Unlimited Power” by Anthony Robbins
For learning about the truly wealthy in America and the mindset behind how they got there: “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley and William Danko.
I believe that successful people think differently than unsuccessful people. And one of the best ways to learn how to think differently is to read about success or to read successful people’s books.
It will re-orient and re-contextualize your mind to thinking successful thoughts.
It’s worked for me, and I know it will work for you too!Details
The same study said that use of classified ad sites has increased faster than almost every other online activity, including online banking, travel booking, and shopping on ecommerce sites like Amazon.com.
Since craigslist gets about 93% of all traffic to classified ad sites (with about 46.5 million visitors, according to ComScore)
Some more interesting statistics in this study are that classified ad sites are generally used by a younger demographic, typically between ages 18 and 49, with most users being college graduates with an annual income above $50,000.
Many reporters covering this study have stated that craigslist appears to be enjoying a level of popularity that eBay did during its growth years; and I would tend to agree. (I often call craigslist®: “eBay’s little brother”!)
So here’s my latest Craigslist success tip:
“Even though eBay is the well-established 900 pound gorilla in the e-commerce world, don’t ignore craigslist as an excellent source of low cost products to resell”
Just as I teach you in “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash” video training, I currently have a variety of different ads on craigslist.
One of the products that I advertise for is a health-related product that people with this health issue have many extra boxes of.
I’ve been able to buy dozens of these boxes for as little as $5 to $10 each using my craigslist ad, and sell them on eBay for as much as $25 each. (for a 150% to 400% profit!)
Recently, I purchased a collectible skateboard from one of my craigslist ads. This skateboard was actually used in a recent movie and was collectible both as a movie prop, and as a piece of skateboarding history.
I bought the skateboard for $125 on craigslist and sold it for $250 on eBay!
I could go on and on with examples of how I’ve successfully used craigslist to buy products low and turn around and sell them for much more on eBay. And remember, this is just one of the craigslist techniques that I teach in “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash”!
So my goal is to encourage you to use the techniques and strategies that have taken me years to discover and develop so that you too could make all the money you need to take care of yourself, your family and your friends!
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Dave Espino’s eBay Success Tips – How Testing Pricing, Selling Formats and Listing Upgrades Turned A Simple Product Into A $10,000 A Month Income!
Here’s the tip:
“When launching a new product on eBay, be sure to test different prices, selling formats and listing upgrades to determine the best possible price, format and options to use”
As you may already know from checking out my “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash” video training, my main business on eBay involves selling vintage Hot Wheels cars and related accessories.
But recently, I decided to test a new product on eBay. I found this product wholesale, using the same exact product sourcing techniques I teach in my system!
Initially, I did my presale research to determine how the top sellers in this particular niche were doing to get great prices for their software. I then listed this new software product, using a variety of different listing formats, because I wanted to find out for myself what the best format was for this particular product. (I tested an auction listing, a fixed-price listing, an eBay Stores listing and even an eBay Classified Ad listing)
In the process of testing this new product on eBay, I also tried a variety of different listing upgrades, such as Border, Gallery Plus, Featured Plus and Featured First. (Note: as of 6-21-11, some of these upgrades no longer exist)
What I discovered (at least for this particular product) was that a “Good ‘Til Canceled” fixed-price listing using the Featured First and Gallery Plus listing upgrades was clearly the best of all worlds, generating eight sales in two days!
Prior to this, utilizing only a fixed-price listing and perhaps a Featured Plus listing upgrade, I was generating about one sale a day. So this is a vast improvement over that!
I would’ve never known about this massive improvement, had I not tested several different selling formats, and several different listing upgrades…
It’s really exciting to see sale after sale pop into my email (and my PayPal account!) over a two-day period.
I believe one of the differences between an average eBay seller and a high-level eBay Powerseller is that the high-level Powerseller is willing to test and experiment with their marketing to improve their results.
They don’t just leave well enough alone and list their items on eBay like everyone else, they are constantly striving to improve the speed of their sales, as well as the profitability of their sales.
So when you find a new product that’s a winner for you, be sure to list it in a variety of ways – using different formats and different listing upgrades. Keep track of which is which, by using the “Notes” feature in your My eBay page. (Your My eBay page allows you to place a note below each active listing.
By indicating in your note the type of listing upgrade or the type of marketing technique that you are using for that particular listing, you can easily track which marketing technique is performing best with a simple glance at your My eBay page.
I sold over $5,000 worth of this name-brand software on eBay in the first 30 days of discovering it, (and I’ve sold tens of thousands worth in the months after discovering it!) so I guess you could say I’ve found a winner. (and, an excellent new income stream on top of my already profitable eBay businesses!)
Once I found a profitable product and a successful eBay marketing technique, my next step was to ramp up the sales of this new product by increasing the number of listings, maximizing the sales on eBay and then looking to other marketplaces to increase sales yet again.
Let me take this moment to encourage you to order my “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash” eBay video training system. I’ve jammed it with a wealth of real-world knowledge and experience and if you really absorb it and take consistent action, I know you can make money! There’s a 100% money back guarantee on it, so you really can’t lose! Let me take the risk – order “How To eBay Your Way To Fast Cash” today!Details