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Using eBay to Drive Traffic to Your Web Site
While it is definitely possible to earn a full time living on eBay , it is probably a mistake to depend only on eBay for your income. Instead, you can use your eBay auctions to drive traffic to your web site, and generate extra business for any other products and services that you offer.
eBay has over 100 million members, and they gained those members by continually running major marketing campaigns. All those members are not only potential bidders on your auctions, but provided you actively market yourself, could also be visitors to (and customers of) your web site. To make this happen, you need to run as many successful auctions as you can, and from these drive traffic to your web site.
eBay does not allow you to include links or web site URL of an outside web site on your auctions. However, it is within their rules (and even encouraged) place a link to your web site on your eBay "About Me" page. Thus there are three simple steps you need to do:
So what should you put on your web site? Well, that's up to you, but an obvious thing to do sell items similar to the types of stuff that you are offering on eBay , as well as adding links to all your eBay auctions. You can easily accept online payments, for example using a PayPal account, so, when you're starting out, there's no need for an expensive merchant account.
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