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I love eBay, Make Some Coin

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by jdownloads, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. jdownloads

    jdownloads Junior Member

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    So, I offer the creation blogs, script installs and websites etc. People pay from $49+ just to install, change themes and plugins and optimize a blog.

    There was a dude the other day that sent me a message. He told me that he would give me $50 just to throw up the basic blog on his hosting with his own domain.

    I went into his hosting, went to Fantastico and in 10 seconds I had what he wanted. I told him not to worry about the fifty bucks, he insisted and paid me anyway. He said that he felt obligated to pay me for my time.

    I guess I should have told him it took me ten seconds, or even about Fantatico.

    Oh well. I realize that a there are a lot of newbies on this forum trying to make their first dollar. If you can build a simple website, go to ebay and market your services, make $47+ for just building blogs.
     
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  2. fatjack'sblackhat

    fatjack'sblackhat Power Member

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    Gtrea idea man thaks for the post. Where would I post my services on ebay? In an action? Where in the auctions?(what category?) Thanks
     
  3. jdownloads

    jdownloads Junior Member

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    Listed in category:Business & Industrial > Businesses & Websites for Sale > Internet Businesses & Websites

    This is my usual category for blog building
     
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    Wow I've had Fantastico all this time on my 3 webhosts and never realized what it was for. Learn something new everyday here.
     
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    Fantastico is an auto install program in hosting that not too many newbies know about. When I build a blog I use fantastico, then I automatically ftp a folder that contains my favorite plugins and themes. it makes for a quick install. I can build a good looking blog for a customer in less than a half hour. Its just a matter of being organized.

    On your ebay listings you can offer hosting. Just use a reseller hosting account at hostgator. But the trick is, offer free hosting for a few months or so, then you start charging like $5 per month, if they do not like it, tell them they are free to move their site elsewhere whenever they wish, no obligation. Most will pay because moving an established blog can be a pain in the ass.

    Here is a tip; go to ebay, login and then do a search for something you could do.
    eg. script installations

    Then, on the left, choose the option "completed listings". You will get a list of all the completed listings for the past few months. Watch for the ones that have sold for a decent price, then click on them to figure out why.

    The Completed listings option is good for showing you whats hot and how much people are willing to pay for stuff. The best thing, this research is free.
     
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  6. amsteve

    amsteve Newbie

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    Interesting idea for sure. How many customers do you usually get in a week?
     
  7. jdownloads

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    I just started up again slowly, I took a break for a bit. This week I did four blogs. When a person asks me a question about the auction, I tell them "I will set there's up special" and skip ebay altogether. I made $210.
     
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    Sweet I love selling websites on eBay. Great Post
     
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    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    A FANTASTICALY SIMPLE idea...





     
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    i used to sell WP installs on DP for $10 :) used to get about 10-15 orders a days...but mind u tht was back in 2006
     
  11. java

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    Things are always a chang'n. What is profitable now, will probably peter out eventually.
     
  12. netjedi

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    lol, didnt know you can actually make so much out of them. lol..
     
  13. hamada_masrawy

    hamada_masrawy Newbie

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    Thats a fantastic idea and a different way than common ones talked about on forum to make money off eBay.. Good Sharing..
     
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    Wow man. Thats really nice. Im going to try it out. I might also give it a shot with some other CMS's. However could you show me one of your auctions ( completed or current ) I just want to get an idea of layout and everything. If you could. It would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    If you are going to sell some crappy website on ebay, maybe some script you found, install a blog on the backend and market it as such. It makes the website a hundred times more appealing.
     
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    I just brought this domain: BlogCreations.net

    Going to start working on a website for it. Then its to Ebay to get some customers lol
     
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    Make sure you put a contact email in your listing because its allowed.
    Code:
    [email protected]
    If people want to learn more about you, they will visit the site that the email address belongs to.

    The other interesting thing I found is that you can post the link where your images are hosted, it has to be a direct link to the folder on your site:
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    Images hosted by http://BlogCreations.net/images/
    ALWAYS have an "about me" page. It is the one place that you are allowed to post a few links. Always post a link in your auction listing to your about me page.

    Any way that you can pull eBay traffic to your site is an absolute bonus. I have seen people with "demo" sites set up to show scripts that are now pr2 because of eBay.
     
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    Wordpress installs are selling for about $20 on ebay! Considering fantastico does it in 5 seconds makes for a nice profit.
     
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    Yeah, that's a great idea but DP is full of people offering these services... so I never really cared.. but on eBay... that's a fresh idea!
     
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    Don't know about you guys but i see potential and im going to
    do this very soon.

    :ebay: