The eBay phenomenon may be the greatest opportunity for home-based entrepreneurs ever. With close to zero start-up costs and a worldwide customer base of 150 million people, the little guy can now compete on a level playing field with huge corporations. Although TV infomercials and eBay itself are teeming with hucksters trying to sell advice, wholesale lists, and auction software to help you jump on the eBay bandwagon, 99 percent of it is junk and unnecessary. In October 2001 Ginsberg had a modest business selling high-end pool tables and tried selling one on eBay on a dare. For him, the rest is history. He now runs a million-dollar eBay business and ships pool tables all over the country. This quick read is a pretty straightforward primer on the do's and don'ts of starting your own (serious) eBay business. Since Ginsberg seems to hold back somewhat on the finer points of advanced online business management and product sourcing, you will have to do some of your own homework, but there is plenty here to get you started. David Siegfried
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A lively insider's guide to starting a successful small business selling items old and new on eBay, written with personal anecdotes, well–kept secrets, and insider tips by Adam Ginsberg, eBay's most successful private salesperson.
This is the insider's guide to
making money on eBay. Adam Ginsberg is the most successful seller on eBay, moving around a million dollars' worth of merchandise every month. Not only will he impart his personal secrets on how to sell on eBay –learned through years of experience – and his tips on expanding your small business using eBay as a global market, but he'll also give fun side–notes and anecdotes, keeping the book lively and making it a fun and interesting read.
This book will be a must–have for all current and aspiring eBay sellers, all small–business owners, and anyone who wants to learn how to start a million–dollar company.
“Ginsberg’s excitement is palpable and infectious, but more importantly, it provides an excellent medium for instruction. ” (Miami Herald)
“You will find a trove of gems about setting up shop and becoming a power seller on eBay.” (Boston Globe)
“This quick read is a. straightforward primer on the do’s and don’ts of starting your own (serious) eBay business. (Booklist)
About the Author
Adam graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and a minor in psychology. He has been featured in Billiard Digest, Kiplinger, Entrepreneur and Fortune magazines. He has also appeared on CNBC with David Faber and ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and is a key speaker with the Learning Annex, America’s top seminar chain.