You've spent a day or maybe two or three cruising around eBay. You even registered and bought that iPod skin your niece wants for her birthday. Now it's time to get down to business; that is, your business. Just exactly what is it that you are going to sell on eBay? The right choice of product is one of the most important decisions you will make when you become an eBay seller. If you are already successfully selling products in a different environment, it is still important to select that perfect product from amongst your wares that is best suited to your eBay audience.
It is true that many people clean out their closets and turn a tidy penny auctioning off their loot on eBay. However, the day is long past when any moldy old pair of shoes from the back of the closet would be snapped up by an eager eBay buyer. Even if you did make a killing with last year's snow boots, the detritus from your storage unit does not make for much of a business plan. There are many people though who have built eBay businesses selling the contents of other people's closets for them so that is one area at which you might want to look.
When considering your product, think along these lines:
Do you want to sell an item which reflects a personal passion? Hobbies are the basis for many eBay success stories as are personal interests such as a specific period in history or a style in fashion.
Do you want to serve as a conduit for other people to sell their products on eBay? Stores to which individuals consign their items are mushrooming through the country. This sort of eBay store, however, can be both labor and capital intensive. You will also need to have a solid knowledge base of eBay expertise or employ someone who has the know how.
Do you want to expand your current bricks and mortar customer base by establishing an eBay presence? eBay is an excellent way to quickly implement an online strategy.
Do you want to purchase items and resell them on eBay? You can accomplish this goal by purchasing single pieces that you scout out or by being a drop ship merchant. Picking up wholesale lots is another way of being a reseller.
Now you are well on your way to discovering your route to eBay success. Once you have narrowed down possibilities for the kind of eBay merchant you want to be, it is time to do more online research. It may seem to you that a lot of time is being sent just looking around and getting a feel for the terrain. You will find that that tomorrow's eBay success is based on today's eBay research.
Source by Charles Hammer
Here in Delray Beach, Florida we quietly await the arrival of Wilma. Looks like for now Monday is the day. Looking at the weather channel we could be in line for a direct hit by the eye of Wilma when it slams the east coast. I have lived in south Florida for 8 years and I do not think I will retire here. Tired of hurricanes.
Right now its a waiting game. The lines at the gas station are more than tolerable. Few homeowners have put up their hurricane shutters. I am waiting for the weekend. It will be my luck that it will he with rain starting about the time I go to put up the aluminum shutters. I already have the bolts in place for the shutters; I had better go see if my electric screwdrive is charged.
For last years two hurricanes I was without power for a total of 12 days. To get cool I would ride around in the car with the AC on. The 12 days looked like a year. Yes I have a good food supply, lanterns, batteries, and a 12 gauge shotgun. I did not buy a generator and I do not feel like buying one now. If I pushed it last year FEMA would have paid me back if I bought one. After what happened in New Orleans maybe I should not feel guilty about getting a generator paid for by the taxpayers.
I will post after Wilma goes by just in case anyone is interested how we faired in Delray Beach.
Source by Michael Cooper
A lot of people take up gardening as their hobby because it can be relaxing and fun at the same time. However, there are times when you can become too busy to give your yard all the time you want. Do not panic though because caring for your lawn can be made easier with these 3 easy steps.
Water your lawn less frequently.
You might be wondering why this is so but watering less frequently but for a longer time frame will let your lawn grow deaf roots. It is also recommended for you to water in the early mornings because mid-day watering leads to evaporation while late-day watering can cause lawn fungus problems.
Leave grass clippings at the lawn.
This will enhance the soul texture as well as increase the capacity of the soil to absorb air and water. In addition, leaving grass clippings can also suppress weeds and decrease erosion. By leaving grass clippings at the lawn you can spread seeds and promote grown of the lawn.
Mow the lawn with blades set high.
You need to leave the grass with around two to three inches of height because this will encourage healthier and longer roots. It will also provide shading at the ground for each plant so that it will be able to retain more moisture in its soil. Some people make the mistake of mowing too low to the ground, trying to get the putting green look, but failing to realize that this is a slowly cultured look that requires much grooming.
Source by Ryan Rynbold
The 3 day egg and grapefruit diet is based on that the grapefruit is thermogenic and will help you lose weight more rapid. This diet is also known as the “3 Day Diet” or “Egg Grapefruit Diet”.
The normal grapefruit diet is based on a 12 day diet which is a pretty long time to stay on this diet. Some people are not able to stay with the strict guidelines for 12 days and then the egg and grapefruit 3 day diet is a faster way. Some people also consider the 3 day diet to be healthier for you body since you only “punish” it for a short time.
One thing to consider before starting this diet is that grapefruit juice can interfere with some drugs. Never drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit within 45 minutes of taking any kind of medications.
The 3 Day Egg and Grapefruit Diet Menu
This menu is monotone but the reward is great if you stick to it.
- 1 Cup of black coffee
- 1 Egg
- 1 Slice of wheat toast
- ½ Grapefruit
- ½ Grapefruit
- Mixed salad
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil as dressing
- 1 cup of black coffee
- ½ Grapefruit
- 4 Ounces of any meat, baked, broiled or sauteed in olive oil
- Mixed salad
- Steamed veggies (all you can eat)
This is the menu for 3 day egg grapefruit diet. If you need a snack in between these are things that are allowed. As a snack you can add one apple, one egg (whites only) or a wheat toast. This should only be done if you feel really hungry.
If you stick to this diet for 3 days you should notice a healthy weight loss. The bad thing about this diet is that it’s really hard to keep the weight away afterwards. For a longer lasting diet you should consider the 12 day grapefruit diet, but this 3 day egg and grapefruit diet is a great way to jump start any diet.
Source by Erika Nilsson