Ways to Boost Your Article Marketing

Boost Your Article Marketing

Boost Your Article Marketing

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Article marketing is a great way to market your business online. Article marketing is free and it’s also extremely effective. However, there is a lot more you can be doing with every single article you write. You can actually create a lot more content, and take advantage of a lot more marketing opportunities with every article you write. Here are 3 ways for you to boost your article marketing.

The first way to boost your article marketing is to take that article and build a social networking page around it. There are a lot of popular social networking sites. You can take your article and plug it into a social networking page. Then add a few other elements to the page (depending on what the social networking site offers) and just like that you’ll have more content on the Internet. It will probably take you less than 30 minutes too. Read the rest of this entry

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Adding Items to Your eBay Store

In order to sell items in your eBay store, you have to add them first. Such a novel idea! But if you have never added items to your eBay store, it may be a bit confusing. For the newcomers to the business of running your own eBay store, here is how you can add new items to your store:

Round up the items you intend to sell, and take photographs. A digital camera works best in this situation, as it allows you to easily add your photographs to your computer and upload them to eBay. Take as many photographs as you can for each item, showing the item in different positions, back and front, and focusing in on flaws or scratches on imperfect items. A lot of pictures allows your buyers to see the item for what it really is, leaving no surprises when the item arrives at their doorstep.

Create detailed descriptions of the items you are going to add to your eBay store. Be as descriptive as possible, listing any possible defects the item may have. You can also borrow information from the manufacturer to include the specifics of the item you are planning to sell. Just remember to rewrite the information you use, in your own words; otherwise, the manufacturer may ask to have your listing pulled for using their descriptions verbatim.

Once your photographs and descriptions are ready, log in to your eBay seller account and go to your eBay store. Choose the “Add Item” option, and copy the description you have just created. Add in your photographs for the item as well. Provide the sale price of the item, the shipping price and method, and divulge your return policy, if you have one.

If you have a template that you use for selling your items, include this in your store as well. A store template can give your items a more unified look, and give your eBay store a more professional appearance. Adding in a template with your eBay store name or other information is a great way to get more views on your eBay store items for sale.

When you have finished adding in all of the appropriate information, list the item in your eBay store. While you may see the item listing immediately, it can take up to a few hours before buyers will be able to find your item. By the next day, buyers will see you items show up in search results on eBay and on other search engines.

Jay and Lynne

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Adding Videos To your eBay Auctions

Adding video to your eBay auctions can increase the number of bids you receive on an item and give your buyers a better idea of the item they are bidding on. You don’t have to be an experienced video producer to create videos to post on your eBay auctions. Adding video allows you to talk directly to your potential customers and add your own creativity to your listings. Video allows you to share information more effectively than just text. You can also use videos to demonstrate how an item works or how it is used. Videos are easy to make and are used by a small number of sellers.

Before you run out to the electronics store to pick up the latest digital camcorder, take a look at your digital camera. Most digital cameras have a built in option for digital video recording which will be more than adequate for use on eBay.

The first thing you need to do is round up the items that you want to create videos for. Give your viewers a 360-degree view of the item you are putting up for auction. You can use your video to give your listing a personal touch.

You don’t need to make your video any longer than 30 seconds to a minute, which is about the time viewers start to get bored, anyway. Once you’re finished, upload the video to your computer the same way you upload your photographs. Find your favorite video-sharing website; YouTube is still a personal favorite, especially due to its embed code that just needs to be copied and pasted right into your auction. Once you’ve gotten the videos uploaded, all you need to do is paste the code for embedding the video anywhere in your auction, and you’re done. With your auctions, eBay also offers you a way to upload videos that eBay displays for you, but you can save yourself the extra fee by using a service like YouTube instead.

Lynne

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Opening your own eBay Store

Opening your own eBay store is the fastest and easiest way to get your at-home eBay business off the ground. With an eBay store, you can enjoy the financial freedom of running your own business and still be home with your children.  All you need to open your own eBay store is a computer with internet access. If you don’t have an account with eBay, sign up on eBay.com to get started. Click on the “sell” section of eBay’s website, and follow the instructions to set up a new seller account. While eBay does collect fees for opening and running a store, a basic eBay store is just $15.95 a month.

You will also want to set up a PayPal account if you do not have one. Signing up for a PayPal accounts are free. The only difference between a regular account and a merchant account is that you can accept credit cards through a merchant account effortlessly, but your payments will be subjected to a small fee percentage.

When your store is ready to go, start by adding items from around the house that you no longer have a need for. It is estimated that the average person has about $6,000 of junk lying around the house that they can sell on eBay for a profit.

When you’ve sold everything you can from around the house, you can take half of the money you’ve made through your eBay store to upgrade your store to hold more items, and start purchasing new items to sell in your store. An upgraded store will cost you $49.95 a month. As your store and your business grow, use half of your profits to purchase more inventory. This is a great way to continue to ensure the success of your eBay business.

The best thing about eBay is that they handle most of the work for you. You add your item to your store, and eBay handles the marketing, the selling, and the customer service. All you need to do is collect your money, pack up the item, and ship it off to the buyer. No other home business offers you the same results for such a small amount of work!

OK, get out there and start making money!

Lynne

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Becoming an eBay Power Seller

eBay offers its sellers the opportunity to become a power seller when they meet a specified list of criteria.   Becoming a power seller can give you a lot more presence on eBay, help you attract more customers, and even save you money on eBay’s final value fees.  There are almost 200 million users on eBay, and it can be hard to set yourself apart from everyone else – but power seller status can help.  The following eBook by Internet Marketing Guru John Thornhill can help you become an eBay power seller in 90 days “Become An eBay(R) Powerseller In 90 Days”.  There are serveral other great eBooks that can help you become a power seller especially if you want to start selling on eBay motors.  It’s estimated that less than 4% of all eBay sellers are branded with the power seller status.  You can boost your eBay business by becoming a power seller and becoming a member of this elite group. But how do you become a power seller.

eBay power sellers consistently sell a high volume of items, must maintain a minimum of 98% positive feedback ratings, and provide a high level of customer service to their buyers.  The power seller icon is displayed next to your username when you achieve power seller status, helping buyers quickly determine who is among the cream of the selling crop.  Buyers know that quality sellers are synonymous with the power seller status.

Power sellers are listed under one of the five power selling tiers: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and titanium.  Each tier requires you to meet the monthly minimum sales for at least the past three months to get in on that tier.  For each tier, the respective minimums are: $1,000, $3,000, $10,000, $25,000, and $150,000.  Obviously, $150,000 a month is a hard number to hit, but you can make a respectable $3,000 a month through selling on eBay with ease, and enjoy power seller status at the silver level.

Power seller status isn’t focused on just your sales, of course – high quality customer service is the most important criterion for become a power seller.  Power sellers consistently provide their buyers with high quality customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty to keep their buyers happy.  This level of customer service may seem rather daunting, especially if you’re only looking to make a little bit of extra cash to use for spending money, but it’s really not all that difficult.  It’s the little things that count, like the extra e-mail thanking your customers for their loyalty, a handwritten note in every package telling buyers you appreciate their business, or throwing in an extra something small with your items to let buyers know that you appreciate them.

These little extras are all you need to get yourself that coveted power seller status.  With a little bit of work on your part, you too can enjoy the benefits of becoming a power seller, and watch your eBay business boom.

I wish you all GREAT SUCCESS!

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