I’m sure a lot of you have heard of the method where you sell SEO services on Ebay and outsource the work to fiverr. It’s relatively simple and doesn’t require any start-up cash which makes it great for newbies making their first venture into IM. It’s not going to make you rich but it will provide some nice cash each month for little effort. I did it a year or two back but since having my time taken up with other work I end up cancelling most orders I get. I’m sure you’re wondering why I don’t just cancel all the Ebay listings if I’m not going to complete any of the orders I get. The reason I don’t is because of the targeted leads I get. Once or twice a month a business owner will message me through Ebay saying they’re looking for a monthly SEO service for their website. Now obviously you can’t convert all of these leads into customers but some do. I‘ve made way more money from these leads than the actual Ebay/Fiverr method itself. I’m not particularly good at persuasion (something on my to do list to improve upon) but I’ve converted a fair few of these business owners into SEO clients of mine. One in particular stands out. She has been with me for over a year now and pays me £1000 a month for SEO. I’m not even that knowledgeable about SEO so I outsource it all to upwork (formally known as odesk) for £400 a month leaving me with £600 a month in profit for very little work (occasionally I answer questions from her and I send monthly ranking reports). The freelancers I use are actually very good so they rank her site well (hence why she’s been with me for over a year). Because her business is going so well she is starting a new company meaning I will be doing SEO for that website as well. Overall I will be getting £2000 a month (£1200 in profit) for very little work. Overall I’d say it’s worth doing the Ebay/Fiverr method just for the leads you get. Here are a few tips to make your ebay listings stand out because the more people that see them the more leads you will get: Offer a big yearly package. This is where you offer a 12 month SEO package, all you have to do is order a few fiverr gigs each month and send the reports to your customer (remove any mention of fiverr from the reports before sending them). After Ebay and Paypal fees as well as the cost of the fiverr gigs you should get over £100 profit for each one you sell, I’ve sold 5 in around a year. Now that’s all fine and dandy but the real value in these big yearly packages is it gets you in contact with the most serious leads, business owners who are willing to spend sizeable amounts and invest long-term in the SEO for their website. If you do this method you have to set up a yearly package, you’re missing out if you don’t. Next, make each listing you do look professional. I went to fiverr and made a deal with a graphic designer to make 20 eye catching pictures advertising my SEO Ebay listings (one for each listing) for 60 dollars. Here is a similar one I found on Ebay to give you an idea: They look nice and professional, I’m sure they help to get potential buyers clicking on your listing and that means more leads as well. Same with the description of the listing, use a html template or at least add some colour to the text. Make it look nice, check there are no grammatical errors and explain what you offer (I find keeping it concise works best). Make the title stand out, use the full amount of characters allowed by Ebay to fit plenty of SEO related keywords in and make the title eye catching. (Research SEO Ebay listings that are selling well for keyword ideas). Here is an example of the kind of thing you should go for: [FONT=&]★[/FONT]SEO Supreme Package[FONT=&]★[/FONT]Premier Authority Backlinks[FONT=&]★[/FONT]Rank At The Top Of Google[FONT=&]★[/FONT] Put all of your listings on both the UK and US Ebay websites, I got plenty of customers from both. Although I haven’t done this there could be some merit in adding a website link to your Ebay listings, maybe just a landing page to get there emails where you can then offer some monthly package deal. I don’t know if Ebay would allow web links but it’s worth considering. That just about wraps it up, just thought I’d share some success I had and offer a little advice.