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Saturday, September 7, 2013

How to Increase Your Income Online

Increase your income by selling online
In the current economic climate many of us wouldn't say no to a little extra income. There are a number of ways to achieve this, such as by selling products over the internet. This is relatively easy to get started with and is a great way to bring in a bit more cash that you can use to pay off your credit card balance, savings or simply to treat yourself every now and then.

Here are a few tips to help you make it a success:

Find the right site
There are a number of websites out there that will let you advertise your goods to others. If you use the internet regularly you’ll know some of the more popular options and may even have made a credit card application to buy from them yourself. The best way to get rid of your items quickly is to put them in front of the right audience. For example, many smaller items that can easily be packaged and posted may as well be put before the widest audience possible (such as on eBay), whereas those more difficult to transport might sell more easily on Gumtree, as they could only really appeal to those who live locally and are able to collect it themselves.

Show off the product
People will often feel more comfortable about parting with their cash if they’re able to see an image of what’s on offer. So when you upload your listings be sure to add a few snaps too. This will help you to stand out from the crowd and should increase demand. First impressions count so while you don’t need undertake a photography course, it’s worth brushing up on your skills.

Give people an incentive to bid
Everyone likes to think they’re getting a bargain, so lure in bidders with free postage. Most sites allow you to set a minimum fee you’re willing to sell the product for, so factor the costs in to this and wait for the bids to come in.

Describe things accurately
Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to selling online. Websites such as eBay allow users to give feedback on sellers, so if someone receives a product in a worse condition than they anticipated you can expect them to tell everyone else. There’s no harm in selling things that aren't in tip top condition, some people will still be happy to take them, just make sure you’re as truthful as possible.

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