Selling Niche – The Way Forward in eBay eBook Selling
Posted by James Penn on: 2006-08-14 00:53:33
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With the ever increasing competition in the eBay eBook market, sellers are forced to find new, original eBooks with very little competition.
Selling eBooks with no competition is the most ideal scenario you could ever experience as an eBay eBooks seller. Why? Because you set the price!
If there is more than one person selling the same item then the price is constantly being driven down. The original seller lists it for $20; the second seller lists it for $18. Is the original seller likely to get any sales at the price of $20? No, of course not. eBay buyers are constantly looking for bargains and they aren’t going to pay an inflated fee if they know they can get it elsewhere for cheaper. This will force the original seller to drive the price down and eventually it will be at $0.01 or $0.99 like the majority of eBooks on eBay.
Having an original product to sell means you set whatever price you like without the fear of competition – for a while anyway.
Eventually, the inevitable competition and hence price decrease will kill that product on eBay, but don’t worry because you will of maximised profit potential and you can move onto your next niche product and always remain ahead of the competition.
So, where can you find niche products to resell on eBay?
It’s quite simple to find niche products. The first place to look is google. All you have to do is think of a few niche topics and then search key terms into google. For the purposes of this article, we’ll use “trout fishing as our niche topic. You’ll need to search keywords such as “trout fishing eBook resell rights”
That will provide you with an array of trout fishing eBooks. Purchase or download a few of them and then get listing on eBay. Don’t worry if they don’t sell straight away or indeed in the first auction. Simply tweak a few aspects of your auction listing. If it isn’t getting the views then consider changing the auction title, if it’s getting the views but not the sales then consider changing the sales letter. If all that fails then reduce the price and if that still fails then move onto your next niche.
Don’t be afraid of first time failure on eBay. You don’t need to get things right first time. Many people learn best by making mistakes and you can implement what you’ve learned into your next niche selling experience to ensure a more successful business venture.
Even if your first experience is a success, continue to collect more niche products and continue to expand upon your products.
You should also consider buying and selling niche private label products. A private label product is an eBook to which you receive the source code to. In more simple terms you receive the Microsoft word document to the file. This means you can put your name as the author and also include relevant links so you can profit from back-end sales. You then convert the file back to PDF format so that no-one else can edit it. This is just like having your own product to sell and especially if there is no sales competition.
Now that you have learned these techniques, try and implement them into your eBay business ventures and I wish you every success with these techniques.
James Penn is an experienced eBay seller and owner of 'make money on eBay' website http://www.auction-enterprise.com
. He is attempting to become the biggest eBay eBook seller within 12 months starting with a new eBay account and you can follow his progress at http://www.powerseller-challenge.com
You can also grab FREE eBay eBooks perfect for resale on eBay by visiting the following link http://www.auction-enterprise.com/free-ebay-ebooks.html
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