Sell Used Books on eBay, Amazon.com and the Internet for Profit
The complete guide to starting and running an online book business, by eBay PowerSeller, Skip McGrath
This may be one of the easiest –and most profitable online businesses for the little guy or gal today. If you love books and like to work from home, consider the used books business.
Over $8 Billion worth of used books sell in the United States every year –and more and more of them are being sold online. Over $2 Billion worth of used books are sold on eBay and half.com alone. Amazon won't release their figures for used books, but analysts estimate sales to also be over $1 Billion a year in the US. And of course there are the English-speaking overseas markets. Last year I sold books to customers in Singapore, England, Canada, and Australia and even to India –and overseas customers pay even more than US customers.
Interested in selling used books on Amazon.com? Do you want to know about selling used books on eBay?
Selling books on eBay, Amazon and the Internet is one of the easiest online businesses to start. The most difficult problem that eBay and other online sellers have today is finding merchandise that they can sell at a profit. Selling used books solves this problem because there is a ready market for used books –and there is ample supply at great prices as you will learn.
The used book business does not require a large investment to get started and the risk of failure is very low as long as you follow sound business practices and techniques. There are only two reasons people fail in this business:
This is a business where it really pays to go with the flow. If you can follow my simple proven steps, I will explain everything you need to know to succeed in this highly profitable business.
Why Sell Used Books Online?
Selling used books could be the perfect online business for the home-based business owner...look at the advantages:
Start with almost nothing and start making money your first week
This is a business that you can start with as little as $25 to $100 and has virtually no risk. If you were the worst book picker in the world you could at least sell your books to break even –but we will teach you how to pick the best books –books that will sell at prices 5 or 10 times or more than you paid for them.
Most eBay sellers who sell new merchandise struggle to make a 30% profit margin. I will show you how to buy and sell books that you can mark up 500% or more.
The market is virtually unlimited. There are over 25,000 used book stores in
America alone –but today the real growth in online. You can sell on eBay,
half.com, Amazon and several other online book venues. Books are very easy
to list. I can list a book on eBay or Amazon in less than 3 minutes –in most
cases eBay and Amazon even provide the photo.
Books can have insanely high profit margins
What other business can you think of where you can go to a garage sale or a flea market, buy something for 25¢ or 50¢ and sell it for $5, $10, $20 or even more? How much more...?
Here are some books that I have found and sold online in the past year:
Now to be real, you don't find books like this and make sales like this every day –but you do it often enough that you can always find books like these and others that sell at high prices. But most of the books you find and sell will cost you between 25¢ and $2 or $3 and will sell for between $10 and $25. These are your bread and butter books.
You are probably thinking something like "I don't know anything about books or literature." That is OK...because I specialize in Non-Fiction Books. In fact I stay pretty much away from literature and fiction unless I run into the occasional slam dunk that I know can't go wrong like the time I found a first edition of Tom Clancy's second book at a thrift shop for $1.00 and sold it for over $60...but I digress.
The best –and easiest markets are for non-fiction books on subjects like:
This is just a partial list –How To Sell Used Books on eBay and The Internet has a more extensive list –and that is one of the secrets to success...learning what to buy. We teach you how to find the books that will sell quickly and know the prices before you buy. We even show you a way to check prices from your cell phone or PDA before you buy a book.
If I do this business will my house fill up with thousands of books?
If you didn't know what you were doing this could happen. Using my methods, you can have a great business with just a few hundred books in stock at any one time –about what would fit into one good sized bookcase. I will teach you how to only buy books that will sell quickly and how to turn your inventory over so you are not stuck with a bunch of unsalable books.
There are even some sellers who specialize in very expensive books. These sellers rarely have more than a few dozen books in stock at any one time –yet make thousands of dollars a month selling them online.
This is one of my most popular books. Originally published in 2008, I updated it in 2010, 2013 and again in 2016. Anyone who bought the original version of the book got the updated version FREE OF CHARGE. Anyone who buys this version of the book will get any updates free of charge too. That's in addition to access to any updated or new bonus items that come with the book.
I tell you everything you need to get started:
The book business isn't for everyone –but if this interests you it can be one of the greatest online businesses in the world. This is a business where you can truly make some good money and have fun at the same time.
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