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Ebay vs CPA....?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Daisysiegal, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    Hi all,
    I saw this Question on another forum and thought it was a good question.
    Maybe some CPA's guys can answer this one.

    Which is better....CPA or Ebay?
    Trying to determine which is better to pursue....Ebay or CPA networks?

    Please feel free to add to the list....thanks!

    PROS (Ebay)
    -if you buy right, and know the market, you are almost guaranteed to make a profit.
    -product in hand, lower risk to sell
    -Hugh international market to choose from

    CONS (Ebay)
    -Hugh Competition, Numerous Sellers
    -Sellers have sniper programs that can drive the prices down per penny.
    -Risk in finding suppliers and getting merchandise as promised.
    -Buyers are a pain...want everything for nothing.

    PROS (CPA)
    -No inventory
    -No nasty customers to deal with
    -Can make big $ if you can design and payfor a Hugh PPC campaign

    CONS (CPA)
    -Hugh competition
    -CPA networks chisel you on leads (last i heard it was 5-10% reject for leads).
    -Offers are withdrawn without notice.
    -Don't know how trust worthy Networks are (some have screwed ppl)

    *Anyone care to add to this list (either Ebay or CPA).

    Welcome your constructive comments...

    Thanks
     
  2. itsmytime

    itsmytime Regular Member

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  3. Rokebono

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    You just have to test and fail and see which method is best for you. I can see you have made a nice list, it'd be better to start one of them and see how it goes but remember that both methods require hard work. I was with Ebay for a few years and then started with CPA and I'm still doing CPA from time to time. I pursued the CPA way because imo there is a lot of hassle with Ebay and at least for me it was not as profitable as I would wanted to be.
     
  4. vivalafeva

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    I think your understanding of what CPA offers are is confused. If you are comparing ebay to anything, I would compare it to maybe amazon? With CPA you are getting paid on the "action" so it might be for a sign up or a sale (although then it would more likely be a CPS offer). Ebay you are selling an item, and with amazon you are getting commission off of the sale of an item.

    My point is you are comparing apples and oranges, they are totally different things.
     
  5. Daisysiegal

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    thanks viva,

    Yes...you are correct in your analogy.However, i am not necessarily comparing apples to oranges...just trying to get some feed-back from "those who have tried Both Systems."

    BTW, I Understand that CPA offers are for getting prospects to click on a link and getting paid for that. I also understand that ebay involves getting a product and selling it for a profit on ebay's site.

    Have you tried ebay?

    Have you tried CPA?

    What's your opinion of either business Model?

    Is one easier that the other....if so Why?

    thanks!

     
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  6. PeaceLoveSubmission1

    PeaceLoveSubmission1 Regular Member

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    Well ebay can be a lot more time consuming I would say, all the postage and packaging, sales design. Then you have the best payment processor in the world and their charge backs.
     
  7. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    That's true but you also have the Haircuts from Affliates who want to chop your leads right off the top *(typical 10%).

    I guess ebay is more work...but perhaps with that work comes more of a guarantee for profit ? (don't know...that's why i'm asking).

    thanks

     
  8. Eagle Eye

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    With ebay you can actually dropship so there is no need for postage and such. ebay is pretty easy to get started and to actually earn money quickly. you just need to buy low sell high...simple concept.

    with cpa it is much more difficult to start from scratch. yes you can buy PPC traffic but it a very steep learning curve and you can lose big time if your not careful. If you know how to drive free traffic then cpa is the way to go imo.
     
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  9. starsky

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    I've tried both.

    Ebay & CPA have some similarity. You need to choose the right market to to start making money.

    I think the biggest difference between ebay & CPA is account suspended. Almost everyday I saw my friends got their account suspended although they didn't do anything to their account, not even logged in. Also you have to raise your selling limit if you are selling on ebay but the selling limit are depends on country.
     
  10. gdsc1983

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    CPA is the way forward, although Amazon seem to take the P*ss with their CPA model

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  11. Darster

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    "BTW, I Understand that CPA offers are for getting prospects to click on a link and getting paid for that."

    Are you sure?