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and I had a great time at the lake.
We are tired and sore from paddling twice a day.
Thanks to the miracle of sunscreen, we are not
had not seen Allison, our grand daughter, for a few months so we
Justin and Mary in
came home relaxed and exhausted. It
was worth it.
hope you had a great weekend too.
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Our eBay classified ad keeps on ticking off the views and the sign ups.
of the writing of this issue it has had 125 views.
this point, each click (including my own) has cost $.32.
The ad has four days left to run so it should end up
in the $.27
per click range.
will continue to update you on the results of our
The ad will expire before our next issue so we will report a wrap up of
the project next week.
readers have asked me, “Should I have my own website or should I just
answer to this question is “Yes” meaning that you should have both.
Each one can
complement the other and the two working together can be a powerful
eBay or your own website can be successful, but together they are a
recommend that you start on eBay.
do not need to be an Internet genius to start on eBay.
You do not need to know HTML or have deep Internet
skills to set
up an auction on eBay. eBay
has the easy to use tools to lead you
through the process of setting up an auction.
can get started making money on eBay quickly.
You set up an auction and you are in business.
As contrasted to building your own website which
takes a lot of
do not need a large front end investment to get started.
eBay charges per auction.
pay a listing fee and a fee if your item sells.
You know the insertion fee from the eBay fee
The final value fee is a percentage of the selling
you pay only if the item sells. This adds up to very low financial
exposure to post auctions on eBay.
reputation as the “world’s marketplace” attracts its own traffic
and you do not have to worry about your website ranking on the search
This protects you from the whims of the search
This makes eBay a stable, predictable traffic
up and managing auctions on eBay does not take a tremendous amount of
but it does take some
time on a regular schedule. If
you plan to spend a couple of hours per day on eBay, you can build a
successful eBay business.
do not have to know how to build a website if you start with eBay.
When you are learning how to write an effective
eBay, you can use a little HTML to enhance the listing and you can
gradually learn some HTML basics.
eBay is working so well, why have your own website?
does not build equity for you. You
do not own your eBay auction, eBay does.
As long as you post auctions,
you can make money.
Stop posting auctions and the cash flow stops.
can build your own website and you own it.
It can be designed to continue to generate cash
is a traffic generator as well as an auction site.
If you use eBay correctly, you can make money from
and drive traffic to your website as well.
The bible on how to accomplish this is Jim Cockrum’s
Silent Sales Machine Hiding on eBay”.
Jim is credited
with fully developing the concept of using your eBay “About Me page”
to advertise your own website and send traffic to it from your eBay
For those who
have never heard about an eBay “About Me page”, you can visit one of
I use this About Me page to promote my book “How to Choose The Best
Web Host for YOUR Website”. This in turn brings subscribers to Boomer
I use this About Me page to promote my book “How to Choose The Best Web Host for YOUR Website”. This in turn brings subscribers to Boomer eZine.
Why do you need a
website if you are successful on eBay?
Let me count the reasons.
mentioned building equity so
you can sell your business in the future.
can sell the same type of items on your own site that you sell on eBay.
If you attract traffic to your site and make the
do not have to pay the eBay fees.
More profit for you.
can incorporate other types of income generation on your site.
You can set up Google Adsense ads on your site.
These ads will be
targeted at the traffic that comes to your site.
If you have a theme for your site based on the
auctions that you
are running, the traffic that comes to your site from eBay will be
interested in the items being sold by the Adsense ads and you will make
money from them. This
some of the automatic cash generation mentioned earlier.
You can develop
content about various topics for your niche and weave in links to sales
pages on Clickbank.com. If
viewer clicks on your recommendation and purchases from Clickbank.com,
you get a commission for the recommendation.
Another automatic cash generation!
It is nice to get a check (yes, they still send
paper checks in
the mail) from Clickbank.com.
You can join
Commission Junction and find items to sell that match your site theme.
Check out Commission Junction at www.cj.com.
website can be a daunting task. I
recommend Site Build It to help you build your website.
SBI can help you build a great website to complement
auctions. In fact,
SBI has a
free Masters Course on how to build a Net auction site.
You can download it free at
SBI will help you
find the niche market to match your eBay auction theme.
Once you find this market, SBI will help you attract
is a winning combination, eBay
sending traffic to your site and SBI helping you attract search engine
traffic to your site.
the Internet there is no guarantee of success,
but you can stack the odds in your favor by employing two of the best
traffic generators on the Net.
Good luck with
your project. Start
now and chart your course to success.
How many of you
have a privacy link on your home page?
I must admit that I do not, but I will soon.
I listened to an
interview with a man who worked for Google and quit to become an
Internet marketer. The
interview was revealing about what Google looked for on a website.
A link to a
I have been
I found a free
I am going to
study examples of privacy policies in more detail and this will be the
major article for next week’s issue.
That wraps up our
issue for this week. Until
next week, stay tuned.
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