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3 Things You Need To Know About To Build Your Online Business

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Starting an online business could be a great idea for budding entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world. However, if you’re going to get started and build something that you can truly be proud of, you need to know about a few things first. Read on to find out what they are: 

 

Social Media Marketing

The first thing you need to know about is social media marketing. Social media marketing is one of the most powerful things you can do online if you’re going to start a business. Millions of people use social media every day, and search for businesses that they want to work with there. You need to know who your target audience is so you know which platforms are the best for you to use. You might also want to consider hiring a social media manager to help you run things and stay on top of everything. 

 

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Word Of Mouth 

Word of mouth reviews are pretty much unbeatable. They are so powerful because a real person is giving an enthusiastic recommendation, and people love recommendations from the people they know. You can make sure you’re getting word of mouth reviews by not only providing an amazing product/service, but unbeatable customer service too. Extra touches go a long way! 

 

SEO and PPC

SEO and PPC are your bread and butter when it comes to online marketing. PPC can actually help you to get results almost right away – learn more using the infographic below. 

 


check out this Learning Management Systems PPC Guide Infographic

 

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How to sell on eBay UK

I set up my eBay UK account in 2015 and I have been selling on and off on eBay for many years. Although I took a long break from selling on the platform, I am now back on there and enjoying it all now. It is now a lot easy to list items on there thanks to the smart tools eBay has put in place. I can now easily add photos on the eBay UK app on my phone and list items quickly. This used to take ages years ago so I am pleased to see the company has moved along with the times. It is now a lot easy to sell on eBay.

 

 

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I currently have about 15 items listed on my eBay account. I sold 2 items the other day and I was happy to see they were wanted by many. My experience with eBay these last couple of weeks has been very motivating. I know I will be selling loads of items on there going forward. At the moment, I am only seeing brand new items. I used to sell pre loved items but I discovered the money I got off the items was not worth the hassle. So going forward it is brand new items only or luxury pre loved items.

Selling on eBay UK can be a full time online business for you if you have an eye for products that will be in high demand and if you understand how the online market works. Here are some tips if you may find useful if you want to sell on eBay –

 

Do your research

Like every other business, a good research is required before you venture into selling on eBay. The first thing to do before starting a home business selling on Ebay is to research products you plan on selling and who is selling it already. This will give you information on pricing and how popular the products you are interested in selling are. A good research will also open your eyes to how to SEO the description and title of the items you plan on selling.

 

Sampling

Once your research is done, the next step is to test the waters in the form of sampling. This is very important so you have an idea of how sales may go before you invest a lot of money in products.

 

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Take great photos

Make sure you take great quality photos that showcase the items from all angles. You have the opportunity to upload up to 12 free pictures so make the most of the allowance. I won’t buy a product if I can’t see it from all angles and if the photos are not bright and clear.

 

Get your pricing right

It is important you get your pricing right.  You don’t want it too high or too low, you want it just right for the product and your time/effort. Also, remember to take into account the eBay and Paypal fees that would be taken off. Many new sellers forget this bit and are shocked to find they are a bit short after selling.

 

Buy it now

I like the buy it now feature, which is why I sell on my items like that. The auction style doesn’t work for me. I have had issues in the past with cheeky buyers so I stopped selling auction style. Plus I don’t like the uncertainty of not knowing what price a product is sold.

 

Do you sell on eBay UK? How are you finding it? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share?

 

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