Can You Make Money On eBay In A Down Economy?

By: Jesse Holmes

Everywhere you turn people are saying the economy is going down. The outlook doesn't look good, given that unemployment numbers are as low as they have been in years. In these tough times, many people wonder if eBay and other online venues are struggling as well. Is there still room for individuals to create a home-based eBay business?
In a word, the answer is yes. Even in tough economic times, there are always opportunities to be found. It's been said that more wealth was created during the great depression than any other time in history. That doesn't mean that it will be easy. But the opportunity is always there.
People ask if eBay is still a good platform to sell on. eBay has come a long way in the past 10 years and its greatest strength has always been the millions of customers that are coming to eBay - with over 2 million people visiting every day!
Most people shop on eBay because they are looking for a great deal. When the economy is down, it seems more and more people are looking for bargains than ever before. Having such a large customer base allows people like you and me the opportunity for our products to be seen and purchased extremely quickly and easily.
eBay's flexibility is another key advantage for sellers. For example, if you had a retail store on main street, you'd have to pay rent and many other overhead costs to stay in business. With eBay, you have low overhead and most of your fees are charged after you sell an item.
As well, you can switch up your products at any time, without having to change your marketing campaigns. You can sell webcams one week and the next week decide to sell golf clubs with no problem. eBay sellers are able to move faster and take advantage of opportunities before retailers even know about them because eBayers are more flexible.
Also when selling on eBay, you can research what products are selling well, and know what customers want before you begin to sell to them. This gives anyone the opportunity to estimate their profits before buying inventory!

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