The Real Home Business
Do you ever get that feeling, "What am I doing here?"
I dont mean the big question, the meaning of life and that
sort of thing; but what am I doing being physically in this place
at this time. I had that feeling last summer when far too early
on a Sunday morning I was standing in the middle of a farmers
field. The wind and blustery showers did little to improve my mood.
Of course it was all my wifes fault. It had been her idea
to do a car boot sale to clear out some of the years of accumulated
rubbish. So there we were, up at the crack of dawn and heading for
the middle of the country. You really have not lived until someone
offers you 50p for your favourite shirt of a few years ago which
cost you £35. Of course my wife loved it, she bartered, she haggled
and seemed to be buying more from her fellow stall holders than
we were actually selling.
It was about this time that I realised that I really would have
preferred to be somewhere else, preferably at home and still in
bed. There just had to be a better way of getting rid of our surplus
worldly goods. A few days latter I was telling a mate about my Sunday
morning and he said, "Why dont you try eBay online auctions?"
Well anything was better than standing in a field so that evening
I went online to look at www.eBay.co.uk
It was a revelation, I had never realised that there were so many
people buying and selling through online auctions and the range
of products on offer was mind blowing.
Within an hour I had registered with eBay and had put my first
product( or as they call them Item) up for Auction. It was a couple
of Steam Train Videos that I offered at a starting price of £4 and
this only cost me 15p to do. Seven days later they sold for £11.50
and I was hooked.
After that it was not long before I realised that online auction
offered a great potential for a home based business. The more I
read and the more I learnt about eBay the more convinced I became.
After a while I started to run out of items from the garage and
loft and began looking for other things to sell. I bought the resale
rights to some information products and even produced some of my
own. Then I bought some lots from a bankrupt stock auction and even
sold some items at a profit that I had bought off of the eBay site.
Since then I have opened up my own store on eBay, and why not,
it was free and most days I receive cheques through the post. What
I like about online auctions is that there are so many different
ways that you can make money. You can produce you own products,
sell other peoples, buy wholesale and sell in small quantities.
Why I even saw somebody the other day selling his Mothers
authentic Spaghetti Bolognaise recipe and he had received bids.
And of course you do not have to put items into the auction you
can offer them for a fixed price using the Buy It Now
However one thing has changed, now every Sunday morning I get up
and go to a Car Boot sale. You would not believe the bargains you
can buy there to sell on eBay. The other week I bought a china
figure for 50p and sold it online for £14.50. The big difference
is that now I know exactly what I am doing there.
Dave Bromley runs Business Opportunity Bureau.
Office Suite 5, Poplar Road Business Centre, Cleethorpes.DN35 8BL
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