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My friend made $70 in 30 minutes?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by macdonjo3, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

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    On Friday I was talking to my friend in art class about selling eBooks on DP and rewording them and stuff and so I come to school today and he tells me he made $70 on the weekend. He quickly wrote a eBook on making money and sold $5 each on eBay. I am 90% sure he is telling the truth but not positive. And I thought eBay wasn't letting eBooks be sold there? Anyways, I want to hear your guys suggestions and thoughts on this as I want to try this out.

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    Last thing I heard was that you can't sell an ebook at ebay.
    And even so, after all the fees he must of been left with a few cents.
     
  3. macdonjo3

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    He is a MAJOR blackhat dude, so if it possible, he will do it. He had the FBI visit him once actually, and I AM NOT JOKING.
     
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    Just checked and it seems that ebooks are indeed allowed
     
  5. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Last time I checked you couldn't digitally deliver goods but you can sell e-books & send on a CD if you really want to or talk with the buyer after & most will just tell you to send via e-mail.
     
  6. savvypro

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    Do you mean by sending it in physical form on a CD, using say kunaki.com?

    Edit - Geetfaux, you beat me to it.
     
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    On ebay, you can not sell any "digital" product via email. All products now must be physical. I used to sell unlock codes and now they banned a lot of users, so I have to mail them a physical paper with the code on it. I guess it's their only way to get proof of something being delivered or not. eBook business on ebay was HUGE back in the day.
     
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    You can only sell digital products on ebay via their classified section, which pretty much sucks. It's getting harder and harder to sell ebooks, etc. online, unless you have an account with Clickbank to sell your product.

    You can sell ebooks via ebay auctions, but only if you sell them as a physical product (ie, on a CD)
     
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    nufaman Elite Member

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    Thanks, that clears this up
     
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    Why did the FBI visit him?
     
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    I believe Paypal phishing.
     
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    The domino effect it has on the people behind IM is shitty. Wonder why Paypal sucks.


    How many pages was the ebook? Since it seems like a sit down, throw together type thing.
     
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    Not sure, I will ask him today. He just threw it together with a blackhat method.
     
  15. macdonjo3

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    He said it is like a 1 page eBook lol. He just made $175 last night. He showed proof too. I am JVing with him now. He sells, I write! :) $500 per eBook probably for me!! :D Yay!
     
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    Yep, it can easily be done. There is actually a pretty good eBook creating/selling guide without you having to write anything or not much. It's somewhere here I believe.

    You might as well scale it up a bit if you want to make some long term income from the books and not just a one week thing. For example, buy let's say 20 domains. One domain for each book. Hook yourself up with Clickbank, Payloadz or any of the digital product delivery systems. Install wordpress on each domain with sales page themes and good copy and voila!

    A little bit of linking and you're pretty much done. Expect to receive upwards of $100 per day, pretty easily. It's been done before and can be done again, obviously there are a few things I don't want to reveal but it's working pretty well for me at the moment.
     
  17. imhill

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    I'll take a look at this ebook thing again as i used to do it before... Thanks for the heads up guys..
     
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    Ebooks are mainly profitable if you email market them. I am not sure you can make much money by just linking them...
     
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    No kidding about the fees. eBay if the mafia, you wanna sell anything on their block they get 10% right off the top. Then you gotta give another cut to their money guys over at paypal. Unless you are really scaling it up with a high profit product its hard to justify the earnings vs time. I just read that they are going even higher next week to boot.

     
  20. HugeMoney

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    what's up man, are you making 500$ JVing with him?