Beginners Guide to Selling on eBay (in 2020) | How to Create a Listing on eBay

Beginners Guide to Selling on eBay (in 2020) | How to Create a Listing on eBay


here is our dollar here is start
adopting our next kid thank you you’re very welcome
I did so I’ve got a dilemma about three years ago we stopped selling on eBay
100% and we figured out a way to exploit our time and make the most amount of
money by selling on Amazon now I’m in an interesting predicament because I’ve got
to selll some of this stuff on eBay and as you guys know that I’ve been
following along for the last couple days we’re doing this new journey where we’re
starting with $1.00 and turning it into $50,000 and because of that I’m forced
to go back to my roots I’m forced to go back and start selling on eBay again and
I’m not saying that eBay is a bad platform to sell on actually quite
differently there’s a ton of opportunity on eBay but it’s forcing me to go
against what I have always preached which is spending the least amount of
time and make the most amount of money I’ve got a family to feed I’ve got a
family to take care of I’ve got stuff to you know I want to play with our kids
and so hang on to this stuff and it’s sitting in our house and doing all that
stuff it’s so against every single bone in my body but I’ve got to figure out
something to do with this so here’s what we’re gonna do I’m going to go through
everything that we ended up sourcing the other day in our $1 haul I am going to
list some of these products on there but I’m also going to go through all
these products and figure out which stuff really isn’t worth listing because
at the end of the day if you’re sitting on product if you’re collecting dust if
you’re not want to become a hoarder and truthfully in our old house and I
I probably looked like I was a hoarder so we’ve built our Amazon business off
of one simple principle which is buying products that resell within 30 days the
reason being is I used to be a financial planner I used to work a corporate job
and I realized that if we could turn over products faster and make the profit
make a sustainable ROI and grow the money same factors of compounding
interest would actually apply to our small side hustle small business so the
whole concept is buy low sell high and if we can do that and replicate it over
and over and over and over and over again eventually we’ll wind up with that
$50,000 goal so we’re applying the same exact principles that we’ve applied on
our Amazon business directly into our eBay business that we’re now gonna start
and we are applying those same principles to this brand-new journey
that we’re on of $1 to $50,000 so I’m gonna go through this stuff
figure everything out I got reorganize this mess because it’s quite frankly
it’s bothering me and there’s some stuff that’s gonna be donation over there and
there’s some stuff that we’re gonna sell that’s kind of over there so I’m gonna
get all that stuff fixed and then I’m gonna start going through all this stuff
one by one I’m gonna talk to you about everything and share my perspective of
where my head’s at with all this and hopefully you guys can kind of learn and
it can expand your experiences with selling on eBay so let’s jump into this
video I’m Justin from flipping profits and welcome to our family first things first I’ve got to go
through every one of these products check and see how much each of them are
worst and see if they’re even worth listing remember our policies turn
around in every 30 days well for some of these they may not make the cut and that
means that they go in the donation box so let’s check every one of them and I
like to grab a piece of paper write on it that way I know specifically each
one’s worth what our projected profit could potentially be on them and then
that way I know later which ones go and which ones stay so here’s what I like to
do and I’ll show you guys a quick example I’ve got my ebay open what I’m
going to do is go ahead and search for this phone’s model number and usually
for these types of phones there’s going to be one on the back I know that
sometimes it’ll be on the front also a lot of the times it’s actually on the
back side of the panel that you’re gonna find the model number so this is an
80-mile number is CL four nine four zero the only downside with this product into
specifics is we do not have the actual cables that go with it and so for me
personally I’m just gonna try and offload them without having to buy the
cable however I did speak to the owner and they were purchased less than two
months ago so as you can see we pulled them up here
what I’m gonna do is pop a filter click on sold items that way I can check out
the sold comps and figure out when was less than they are sold looks like these
sell fairly quickly for right around 30 bucks so I think it’s reasonable let’s
say filter let’s check out the condition of used yeah I think it’s very
reasonable to get 30 bucks ranging between twenty and thirty dollars with
the charging cable just by looking at these without the charging cable I think
we could probably get away with doing like 15 bucks plus shipping here’s one
that’s not even as new of a model so I’m not even gonna bother with that one but
what we’re after is the ones that exactly this model just like that twenty
one dollars we know that these are gonna sell for right around 20 bucks what I’m
gonna do is probably end up lycium at fifteen dollars without the cords if
they don’t sell in the first couple weeks and what I might do is turn around
and just buy the actual cords to create a new listing and then resell for twenty
bucks so these are definitely worth keeping
because of the actual sales volume that are going on the 18 t co4 9 or 0 now the
information that I want to put on the actual sheet is going to be exactly what
I need to go back and search to create the listing two times of them and I
think will list some at fifteen plus shipping so this is a DVD VCR combo it
says that the name of it is the SP 2000 SB 2000 so let’s go ahead and see if
there’s anything actually out there on this product in general I am seeing
quite a bit of them up for sale right around
spotter sponsored ads I’m not the same model it is made by Funai so that’s good
to know let’s look at the actual soiled listings
I mean these seem to be selling here’s one this same exact model that’s sold
yesterday this actually seems like it’s a pretty good product and I’ve never
even heard of the company Funai we’re gonna sell it for $40 it
looks like it’s with free shipping and most of these not so shabby on to the
next so one thing to note too is as you’re actually looking up these
products a lot of the times the information is actually gonna be on the
back end of the actual unit itself or on the top edges of the throttle so either
you’re gonna find it somewhere around here here’s a brand obviously usually
it’ll be somewhere in this area or this area and if not we always check the back
and in this particular situation it’s a sanyo model number is DWM four eight
zero I believe it is DWM four zero zero so this one actually has it on the back
sometimes you’ll see it in the front edges but what we’re specifically always
looking for is the model number because that’s what’s gonna actually be
searchable on eBay easily searchable as a matter of fact okay so let’s look up
that one so we’re searching for the Sanyo DWM 400 filter we’re gonna check
again for condition used filter sold checking for those sold comps here’s
some remote controls wah-wah so this is a loser
I’m gonna check one last one for you guys
and then we’re gonna just speed up the process and we’ll check back in so this
is a little bit more vintage this one definitely looks and feels like it’s an
80s kind of feel it’s a Philips low number is VR low so this one just sold
the other day for 50 bucks I wonder why it’s over 50 does not
include a remote which is good to know okay so what I have noticed on this
specific listing which is really important it’s not only is the picture
quality important of the product but what this one is showing that’s
different than the rest is that it actually works it is actually showing
the products lights lit up and stuff like that so have to get a picture test
television only not included alright so it is showing that it does work and that
is what is gonna be a good selling point we’re selling it this is the same exact
product down to a tee so I am super hopeful that this one works and then all
the lights work I am going to go finish up through the rest of these and we will
get back to our standard television show this is a good find
so one of the actual units is a JVC dual cassette player playback unit I saw
enough listing that sold for $75 plus 45 dollars in shipping on the actual unit
and this one that she just gave us includes actual cassettes so she gave us
these free cassettes like she was like hey I’ve got these two in a bin you know
just take them and so that’s a super good win it doesn’t come with all the
extra cables that it normally comes with so I might price it a little bit less
than 75 bucks but I’m giving it the Justin flipping profits stamp of
approval it’s alright though that’s two losers
and one two three four five possibly like eight winners so I’m gonna keep on
going it turned on the big question is does it
open free movie so how would argue that the next step is
almost the most important snack break don’t judge me and when I say don’t judge me really
don’t judge me it’s organic gluten-free and vegan oatmeal dark chocolate chip
cookies and look I think it’s actually targeted directly at me because the name
of the company is called it heavenly honks I’m serious know these things I’m
freaking insane so good hmm almost 1 a.m. so I get into this ritual
every night that right around midnight I have to eat something a little bit these
things have been itching that need I will say however water is a requirement
when eating these ok so I have my photo section set up
right now hey yes and I’m gonna try and break it down to you as simply as
possible what you’re gonna want to do is if you’re using an iPhone I don’t know
how to do it on Android so quite honestly you may want to just look this
up google it something like that what I do is tap the top left section this
brings up I don’t even know what this section is it’s like an automatic I
think it’s a lighting exposure feature and then you’re gonna want to scroll
over to the far right hand side you’re gonna see these little three dots that
are trying to characterize the actual RGB settings it’s the bottom right-hand
one click on that now they don’t really do a good job of explaining which each
one is but what you can do is change the color tones and change the tonality so
it’s gonna give you options like vivid warm and vivid cool because I’m cool
dramatic dramatic warm dramatic cool so with the lighting that you currently
have up here like their typical fan lights or your typical lighting
throughout your house they’re gonna be more warm so what you’re gonna want to
do is set up your actual camera to be set for more of a cool setting so that
way it balances everything out it’s the balance and the fall-off so like I said
simply put let’s just change the color right I’m gonna go ahead and take the
pictures tonight on my cell phone and I’m gonna make it for dramatic cool so
I’m gonna go take our product our DVD player I’m gonna go set it on top of our
island in our kitchen use the lighting that I normally use and just use my cell
phone typically I actually use this camera
that we’re filming on or I’ll use one of our other additional cameras to
take those photos but I want to make this as simple as possible for you guys
and as easy as possible because ultimately not everybody has the funds
to go out and buy expensive camera just when you’re getting started so I want to
make sure that you know this camera actually believe it or not the iPhone is
incredible for what it is you know I think it has like a 22 megapixel camera
built into it it’s incredible so what you can do with your cell phone nowadays
is a lot better than what we used to do with point shoot cameras even two or
three years ago you know four years ago so don’t knock what you have just in
your hands not to mention it makes it super easy and it makes it so you can
upload and get your listings live faster which is what we’re after here so let’s
go take a picture before I go I know this is kind of a dumb tip but I
literally just grabbed this little tiny bowl inside of an incentive earner right
here that Kristin you see use I’m gonna use this as a little stand for our
product so that way it’s not sitting on the floor so that way it creates some
shadowing effects underneath it and it actually turns out really good and I’ll
show you a comparison of side by side probably right here doesn’t it look
better just by having a little bit of shadow that way it’s not sitting
directly on the actual island I don’t know maybe it looks better the other way
so let’s let’s do go do this really really fast we got to be quiet though leaving sparkles on the island what the
hell is going on in this place okay like I said Island lighting on that’s a
critical factor okay so now the daunting scary part is all over guys we don’t
have to worry about a thing so we got our photos done ideally you’re gonna
want to take five to ten photos there’s a lot of people that say that you need
to take ten photos take the photo of every single side and then try and
document any scratches or you know highlight any scratches or anything
that’s actually wrong with the product you know after the fact in photos like
you know seven eight nine ten whatever I think I took a total of like six photos
anything more than five is kind of just the ideal so another factor if you guys
want to go above and beyond you can go out and get what it’s called Adobe
Lightroom hands-down it’s one of my favorite tools I use it every single day
to work on and edit every one of our pictures here’s the picture that we used
for the YouTube video yesterday let me just show you what you can do with this
very quickly so I can go over to the color section and make it cooler and
warmer pretty fancy eh it’s super easy to use
you can even increase saturation which when you increase saturation it’s
scientifically proven that people click on it more when you increase the
saturation of a photo so all those gurus that are out there telling you
that you know go and get the lightbox and all that stuff why aren’t they
telling you about saturation I don’t know I love this program I think it’s
one of the best tools that I have on my cell phone I don’t know how much it
costs per month to have I think it might be $5 per month or something like that
but if you’re gonna be taking a lot of photos for eBay or if you’re doing you
know a lot of Instagram stuff or whatever like makes sense for you it’s
worth it in my book so it’s called Lightroom I don’t get paid just go check
it out awesome tool oh and there’s a free trial
I believe so you’d be dumb not to try it go over to our eBay okay so you go ahead
and go to the list an item then you just type in what you have Magnavox DP 100m
w8b DVD player and hit go and it’s as simple
as that you pull up what it looks like
you know it’s showing us alright I think this top one has to be the one that is
actually our listing bingo ding-ding-ding-ding sell used at a photo
filter library now mind you these aren’t the pretty photos so I’m just gonna kind
of put the ones that I think should be on there should be our front side side
side front let’s do this side shot I like those angled shots I have like a 45
degree angle for some reason I think those look really clean the top the side
aside aside aside I mean at the end of the day all the sights like exactly the
same so I don’t know who’s getting what value out of this but hey from here you
know as we all know we can kind of rearrange it to your own pleasing I’m
just gonna leave it as is just to make things simple and easy edit the listing
what I like to do is put in here you know in the description conditions you
should with the abuse USPS priority mail please keep in mind you know talk about
the slight damage that might be done to the the
actual product itself this one does not include a remote control so I’m gonna
list that in there as well later a seven-day auction versus offers
I prefer to not do a seven-day auction I would much rather do a Buy It Now turn
off this turn off this a Buy It Now and I will list it at $15 as what I had
already priced it before and then it already has my usps shipping settings
already plugged in here so all I do is hit list your item and it’s done I don’t
know if there’s a better way to honestly do this so if you’re an experienced eBay
seller and you’re like Justin so much easier if you go do it from your
computer please let me know it could help us out a lot especially as we’re
restarting this journey but that’s how I was always taught so let’s get go
through this and make sure that we may went through all the steps step one
check comps we did that step to make sure it works got that done step 3 prep
for photography chink step 4 crate listing take your photos all that
was all to kind of done all at the same time I hope this video was helpful and
I’m sure there’s stuff that I’m missing so like I said earlier feel free to
correct me tell me that I’m doing stuff wrong this is a learning curve for us
once again you know we have a successful Amazon business we haven’t really sold
in an eBay for a while so there may have been updates you know there’s always
things that are evolving that are getting things better and I’m always
open to adapting those changes and at the end of the day time is of the
essence the way that I have set up our eBay processes have always been how can
I get it done the fastest and make it sell the fastest so truthfully I use the
better camera because you’re gonna get a much better
picture out of it and I actually spent a little bit of extra time editing the
photos making sure that they actually look really clean adding on a filter on
it I already have preset packs of filters that I buy from a third party
that makes the images actually look really good I can show you an example
right here and in my opinion it stands it out from the rest of the crowd and
it’ll at least get them to click through to that first page because that’s what’s
most important and then after that filtered photo that actually looks
really good and like cinematic Olmos or like professional it shows just the
regular typical pictures but obviously I use Lightroom to clean up the photos so
you guys already all know that I’m gonna go through and figure out how much we
potentially made for this obviously it’s pre shipping cost and pre fees I hope
this helped you and you starting your eBay business if it hasn’t already
started if there is something that I missed personally or that you think that
I could have done better please tell me this is a starting point for us to get
on eBay we’ve ran a successful Amazon business for the last four four and a
half five years we haven’t been on eBay for a while so if you have some
suggestions I’m open to it and quite frankly I would welcome it
because that’s going to help me make more money so we’ll see you tomorrow I
hope everybody is having a wonderful day and thanks again for tuning in see ya you

19 thoughts on “Beginners Guide to Selling on eBay (in 2020) | How to Create a Listing on eBay

  • “Heavenly hunks” I died at that line 🤣😂🤣

    P.S. Does Justin do most of the editing? I feel like he loves that stuff
    P.S.S. The pictures DO look MUCH better sitting on that little dish! How’d you think of that?!

  • Justin- You look like you're suffering when talking about ebay. I think I first got to know who you are on the The Bearded Picker's show. He's an Amazon guy too, when you come down to it, but he also falls back on ebay when Amazon doesn't meet his needs on particular items. You're coming across in that opening as a bit too inflexible. Also, is it time for you to apply for your Screen Actors Guild card? (lol)

  • Justin I really prefer at least start my eBay listing on the computer. I find when I upload photos directly from my phone I get an error that they are too small. Now I will get listings ready to go and save them in my drafts and list them from my phone on the go throughout the week. Sometimes things like shipping go missing even though I know I entered it. Using the desktop or laptop saves a lot of the headache. For photos, since I have an Android I let the photos backup to my Google photos and then download the pics on my desktop or laptop if I'm on the road when I list. I'm The Grateful Hippie if you want to check out my ebay store 😉

  • Hey Justin,

    Are you going to go step by step through the shipping process. Shipping for ebay always seemed like such an hassle to me. I tried it once about 10 years ago. I bought a lot of coupons on ebay and started selling them one by one. Shipping them was easy, like mailing a letter in an envelope. Anyway turned out that reselling coupons you buy on ebay was a terrible idea. I sold about 10 of them and a few customers complained that they were fake. Of course I refunded and told ebay who I bought them from but they closed my account anyway. Didn't try too hard to reopen the account as the whole experience was a shock and have just used ebay as a buyer ever since. Now after 10 years I am reconsidering starting selling again on ebay but dont know if they will let me reopen my account. Do you have any knowledge or advice on that?
    Great video as always. Thanks for staying up so late for us and speedy recoveries to Kristen ❤️

  • Hey Justin,

    Are you going to go step by step through the shipping process. Shipping for ebay always seemed like such an hassle to me. I tried it once about 10 years ago. I bought a lot of coupons on ebay and started selling them one by one. Shipping them was easy, like mailing a letter in an envelope. Anyway turned out that reselling coupons you buy on ebay was a terrible idea. I sold about 10 of them and a few customers complained that they were fake. Of course I refunded and told ebay who I bought them from but they closed my account anyway. Didn't try too hard to reopen the account as the whole experience was a shock and have just used ebay as a buyer ever since. Now after 10 years I am reconsidering starting selling again on ebay but dont know if they will let me reopen my account. Do you have any knowledge or advice on that?
    Great video as always. Thanks for staying up so late for us and speedy recoveries to Kristen ❤️

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