Information is the key to making money, but it comes at a price. If you have the information that other people want, however, you can sell it at a huge profit. It’s not unheard for sellers with educational ebooks to make thousands of dollars per week, just by selling their ebooks on eBay. It’s surprisingly easy to get started, and you don’t even need to write your own ebook to do it.
There are literally thousands of ebooks available on the internet, both free and for a small fee. Finding the right ebooks to sell on eBay is perhaps the hardest part of the process. You need to find an ebook that offers information that other people need, but that isn’t readily available elsewhere. For this reason, most successful sellers stay away from free ebooks, as it isn’t difficult for other people to find these ebooks themselves.
Instead, purchasing ebooks for a low price along with the resale rights seems to be the way to go. Resale rights are important to consider, especially if you intend on allowing your buyers to resell the ebook themselves. Without resale rights, you cannot legally sell the ebook you have purchased. Research the resale rights that you are getting along with your ebook purchase to see if there are any restrictions that prevent you from selling the ebook in certain places, or if there is a price limit you must adhere to.
Once you have a solid inventory of ebooks, it’s time to start selling! To sell your ebooks on eBay, though, you need to familiarize yourself with eBay’s new rules with regard to digital products. You can no longer allow instant downloads of ebooks purchased through eBay. Instead, you must deliver a tangible product to your buyers to sell within eBay’s rules. A good way to do this is by copying your ebooks onto a CD when a buyer makes a purchase. You can then mail the ebook on CD to your buyers.
While some sellers see this method as a setback, it actually poses a benefit to your buyers. In the past, when a buyer purchased an ebook that they digitally downloaded, they could eventually lose the ebook when upgrading computers or reformatting their hard drive. They would then have to repurchase the same ebook, if it was even still available, or be out the money and the ebook.
With a CD, your buyers have a permanent hard copy of the ebook they purchased. That means if they have computer issues, or decide to upgrade their machine, they don’t have to worry about losing the ebooks they purchased from you. They can simply insert the CD into their CD-ROM drive, and their ebook is instantly available again.
Ebooks are an easy product to sell on eBay, and can be a great source of income for anyone. Even if you don’t have the time or the knowledge to write your own ebook, there are thousands of ebooks you can purchase for a low price specifically for selling on eBay. And once you purchase an ebook, you can resell it as many times as you’d like – your income potential is virtually limitless!
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