|Kevin Gallagher of Wholesale.FM interviews
Skip McGrath, eBay Power Seller|
Running an eBay business is different today
There are dozens of books, e-books and CDs that claim to teach you how to make money on eBay. Unfortunately, most are written by people who have never been successful on at anything except selling e-books! I saw one the other day with a 41 Feedback rating claiming to have the secret eBook of eBay success - the opening bid was a penny! I guess you get what you pay for!
I was a PowerSeller before I wrote my first book in 2000 and Karen and I still sell on eBay every day!
My success didn't come from selling my books although we've sold over 25,000 copies so far!
eBay Business Secret - In case you do not know it,
Karen and I have been eBay PowerSellers since 1999.
almost ANYONE can claim to be a "PowerSeller!"
We've sold over $1,000,000.00 on eBay - jewelry, electronics, art, antiques and collectibles, designer clothes and other items. We've built three hugely successful eBay businesses, involving our whole family, even my married kids! (Learn more about us)
We pay more each month in listing fees than some PowerSellers on eBay SELL in a month!
All it takes to call yourself a "PowerSeller" is to sell $1,000 a month for three months and have 98% positive feedback. Out of 650,000 + full-time eBay sellers less than half ever do even this much in sales! And remember, we're talking $1,000 in total sales, not profit - who can live on that anyway?
At $3000 a month, eBay calls you "Silver PowerSeller," and at $10,000 a month you're a "Gold PowerSeller." But even at this level, you're just beginning to make a good income. It wasn't until a few years back, when we started hitting around $25,000 a month (that's getting into the range eBay calls "Platinum"), that our lifestyle really began to change.