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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Ebay Business (Complete Idiot's Guides)

By Barbara Weltman (Author) & Malcolm Katt (Author)
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Item description for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Ebay Business (Complete Idiot's Guides) by Barbara Weltman & Malcolm Katt...

You may have been making some money on the side with eBay(R), but if you've done much business at all, you know that it's not always as easy as it seems. Whether you want to be a full- time seller or make money on the side, this book will guide you step-by-step through creating the eBay(R) business you've dreamed of. It covers the basics of an eBay(R) business including record keeping, taxes, legal issues, sourcing, promotion, fraud protection, fulfillment, and other details entrepreneurs need to know. It also helps you determine what to sell, how to price it, and the details of working with services like PayPal.

Publishers Description
You're no idiot of course, You know that many people sell items on eBay to supplement their income - and that many more have constructed their own e-stores as full-time sellers, able to earn a living wage.  But if you think selling things in the virtual world is as simple as posting photos of your wares, you need a reality check. The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Starting an eBay® Business will show you exactly how to set up your Internet shop—and how to distinguish yourself from the competition. In this revised and updated Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get:
  • Tips on managing multiple sales through the eBay® auction process.
  • Advice on collecting payment using PayPal and other methods.
  • Expert explanation of legal issues including business licenses, tax IDs, and eBay®
  • policies.
  • Surefire strategies for becoming a PowerSeller.

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Item Specifications...

Format: Abridged,   Audiobook,   CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   OASIS AUDIO #514
Series  Complete Idiots Guide  
ISBN  1598593315  
ISBN13  9781598593310  

Availability  0 units.

More About Barbara Weltman & Malcolm Katt

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barbara Weltman, a nationally known expert on business and tax planning, is a home- based attorney who's written several books on succeeding in your own business, including "J. K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes, Sixth Edition." She will be speaking at the 2007 eBay(r) Live convention.
Malcolm Katt is an eBay(r) PowerSeller and newsletter writer.

Barbara Weltman currently resides in Millwood, in the state of New York. Barbara Weltman was born in 1950 and has an academic affiliation as follows - IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. Books Worldwide, Inc. IDG Books Worldwide, I.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Ebay Business (Complete Idiot's Guides)?

ebay seller's MUST-HAVE  Aug 3, 2008
Excellent guide to selling on ebay with loads of information. As up-to-date as it can be in the fast lane ebay community. I'm already re-reading it!
For ultra-beginners  Apr 16, 2008
This guide assumes nothing about your level of internet experience or how much you already know about the kind of business you want to run, and that's both a positive and a negative. On the one hand, if you're new to the internet and want to make money on eBay (after all, it can be a great boon to disabled and housebound people), you'll probably be grateful for such basic information as how to register for a PayPal account and how to determine what you might want to sell. On the other hand, if you already have some internet experience and a basic idea of what you want to sell, then a good portion of this book will be irrelevant to you.

A pet peeve of mine in such guides is the screen-by-screen walk-through of website registration processes and the like. If you can't figure out how to make it through the well-labeled form of a registration process, you're unlikely to have the brainpower to run your own business. In addition, websites change frequently. If there are folks out there who need to be hand-held through the process of signing up for an eBay account, then those same folks are presumably going to flounder if they get to said process and the form doesn't look like the screenshot in the book. Usually CIG's are good about not including so much of this kind of space-waster.

While it's true that plenty of other information in here will also change (such as monthly fees for various services), such information is at least moderately useful since it'll give the reader a ballpark idea of, say, what they might expect to pay for various types of eBay accounts or storefronts. Do remember to double-check any fees, terms of use, etc. rather than assuming they'll remain unchanged from whatever's in the book.

This is definitely a handy book---don't get me wrong. And if you're starting from zero with no experience in running a business, selling online, using PayPal, etc., then it's probably exactly what you want. It just seems to me that in trying to cover both the totally inexperienced newbie and the more focused or experienced businessperson, they've virtually guaranteed that no matter who you are, a good chunk of this book will be irrelevant to you.

Which might not be as bad if it weren't so darn dry.
Very satisfied with book and the seller  Oct 3, 2005
I am pretty satisfied with the book. It was in very good condition and a great buy. The seller was prompt, efficient and did a great job.
Covers all the basics of starting an online ebay business  May 10, 2005
Covers all the basics of starting an online ebay business, from insurance coverage and handling sales tax quirks between states to advertising, promotion, accepting and pursuing payments and more. Those who recall the old ebay auction-only model will find much changed: you can now set up a shop with fixed prices on ebay and Starting An eBay Business covers both stores and auction formats.

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