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Making $ on the internet

  1. 1. Selling on The Internet<br />
  2. 2. Making $ on The Internet<br />How to make some cold, hard cash online<br />
  3. 3. Course Description<br />Learn about the safe way to reach millions of people to sell your items. This class will show you three of the most popular Internet sites that willhelp you sell anything you’d like: eBay.com, Half.com, & Craigslist.org.<br />Bonus Material (time permitting)<br />
  4. 4. About the Instructor<br />Bob Miller<br />Native Pittsburgher<br />Background: Technical Architect, Entrepreneur<br />E-mail: bob.miller@connectedcafe.com<br />Phone: 412-567-3934<br />What I do now: <br />Affiliate Niche Marketing<br />Search Engine Optimization<br />Local Google SEO for Business Clients<br />Website Creation / Enhancement<br />
  5. 5. What About You?<br />Your Name<br />Your 30 second ‘Elevator Pitch’<br />Why you decided to take this class<br />What you intend to do with the info<br />What service (eBay / Craigslist) will you use?<br />What will you sell?<br />When will you start?<br />
  6. 6. Class Structure<br />Casual Environment<br />Questions Encouraged (raise hand)<br />Scheduled break every 50-ish minutes<br />Take breaks as needed (no hand raising)<br />Relax, Have Fun, & Learn!<br />
  7. 7. Class Information<br />We’ll only scratch the surface<br />More Research @ Home<br />Learn with Google / Bing / Yahoo!<br />Be careful of information found<br />Buy a book? (‘Dummies’ Books are great)<br />You need to have a plan of ACTION<br />
  8. 8. eBay.com<br />
  9. 9. eBay – What is It?<br />An online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries<br />
  10. 10. eBay - Introduction<br />Online Auction Site<br />Started in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar<br />First known as ‘Auction Web’<br />Worldwide Presence<br />More Background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay<br />
  11. 11. eBay – How Do I Get Paid?<br />One word: PayPal.com<br />Open a PayPal Account (not a Bank)<br />FREE Business Account<br />Can be used for more than eBay<br />What do I need to ‘activate’ PayPal account?<br />Attach Bank Account<br />It is safe – I have had a PayPal account for years<br />Verify Account<br />2 small deposits to account<br />After 60 days you can apply for a debit card<br />
  12. 12. eBay – Getting Started<br />An account with eBay is required to buy/sell<br />Insertion Fee (50 FREE each month for most item categories)<br />Final Value Fee (9% of item sales value & shipping fee)<br />Why are fees so high?<br />eBay pays webmasters & others to bring traffic to your auctions<br />An Account with PayPal is strongly suggested (get paid)<br />eBay’s Quick Start Guide<br />http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/howtosell/quickstartguide.html<br />
  13. 13. Half.com<br />
  14. 14. Half.com – What is It?<br />Half.com is a subsidiary of eBay, in which sellers offer items at fixed prices, usually items that have a UPC, ISBN or other kind of SKU, rather than rare, old or collectible items. The items available on half.com are limited to books, textbooks, music, movies, video games, and video game consoles.<br />- Wikipedia<br />
  15. 15. Half.com - Introduction<br />Online Reseller Site Owned by eBay<br />Sells Books, Music, Movies, Video Games<br />Been Online Since The 80’s<br />Allows you to list items for sale<br />No Listing Fee!<br />
  16. 16. Half.com – Getting Started<br />An account with eBay is required to buy/sell<br />Leverage your eBay Account to sell on a second site! <br />Half.com Help Desk (See Selling:Getting Started)<br />http://pages.half.ebay.com/help/index.html<br />
  17. 17. Craigslist<br />
  18. 18. Craigslist – What is It?<br />Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list of friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996. After incorporation as a private for-profit company in 1999, Craigslist expanded into nine more U.S. cities in 2000, four in 2001 and 2002 each, and 14 in 2003.<br />
  19. 19. Craigslist – Introduction<br />FREE Online Classified Advertisements<br />Bring Sellers & Buyers Together<br />Started in 1995<br />Worldwide Presence<br />More Background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craigslist<br />
  20. 20. Craigslist – Getting Started<br />Create an account<br />Post while logged into your account<br />Post each item only once<br />Posts last for 45 days<br />You can delete and repost<br />
  21. 21. Craigslist – Beware<br />Buyers/Sellers that contact you at a distance<br />The check is in the mail…<br />You pay the shipper and send it to me…<br />If it sounds:<br /> too good to be true (probably is)<br />‘fishy’ (run!)<br />Help!<br />Trust your ‘gut’<br />Ask a friend (lifeline)<br />
  22. 22. But before you begin…<br />
  23. 23. Don’t give up your day job - Yet<br />Takes time to get started making $ (not long)<br />Most people do this ‘part time’<br />Most people make ‘part time’ $<br />Some people make ‘full time’ $<br />
  24. 24. Bonus Material<br />
  25. 25. Bonus Material<br />Other ways to make money online<br />Online Surveys<br />Blogging<br />Affiliate Marketing<br />FOREX Trading<br />Google Adsense<br />Writing Articles/ Web Content<br />Clickbank<br />CPA Offers<br />
  26. 26. Bonus - Online Surveys<br />Be careful – some services are frauds<br />www.SurveyMastermind.com<br />‘Google’ other survey services<br />

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