In a world that has gone tech crazy, e-commerce is thriving. Social Media has played a huge part in revolutionizing the way we shop, sell, and promote just about everything. With so many people conducting just about every type of business, both professional and personal via the internet, it's time for you to cash in. Whether you want to work from home, or just earn a little cash on the side, it's easier now than ever.
Getting started may seem confusing or daunting, but it is as easy as three simple steps.
1. Sourcing products- Look around your own house first. The closet is the easiest place to begin. If you haven't worn it in a year, the odds are you won't wear it again. It's is the perfect place to purge and start building your sales inventory.
Think of the items hanging from your hangers as dollar signs. Thrifting is also a very quick and effective way to acquire items to sell. Good Will's are full of name brand items that are a low cost to you and a very profitable flip. Garage Sales and Estate Sales are a sure fire way to find some great items to sell.
2. Select your site of choice to sell online- Craigslist, Ebay and Amazon are the top E-commerce sites of choice. Ebay is very user friendly for the novice. You will also need to set up an account with Paypal linking your bank account to enable your payments to be received. Also an incredibly user friend site. Once you are all set up, it's time to start cashing in.
3. Sell- Now that you have yourself all set up on an e-commerce site, it's time to start making some money. When listing your items, taking good quality pictures is essential. Online shoppers count on the pictures and description to be accurate since that is all they have to go on to make their purchase. This is your chance to really market your item and your sales skills.
Smooth out wrinkles, use natural light, and really make your item stand out. Use the search engine to check to see if anyone has sold similar items, and at what price point their item sold at. This will give you a helpful tool to know how to price your items. If you have a printer at home, you can print the shipping labels yourself from USPS and ship from your door step. USPS even has free supplies.
Keeping with the online theme, use your own social media methods to promote your items. Show off your listings on Facebook or tweet about what you have for sale. It's free and easy marketing. With over a trillion people shopping online, it's now time for you to cash in on the e-commerce boom.