Associate Programs Newsletter #554
Starting small and aiming high? Here's a guy who's done it, in a BIG way.
This week an Australian TV show, A Current Affair, ran an item about Australia's “eBay king”, David Mills.
David began selling items on eBay in 2006 and now has an annual turnover of $40 million, and gets 10,500 new customers every month.
When he started selling on eBay, he was packing boxes on his back porch. Now he has a monster warehouse that occupies nearly a hectare (108,000 sq ft).
He's only one of “quite a few hundred” eBay millionaires.
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David Mills (pictured, right) says there are a million products you can make money on, using eBay.
You'd never guess his biggest selling item. It's chainsaws.
He advises choosing products that are simple and that you know something about.
What caught my attention on the TV show was a tip-off about a brand new official eBay guide, written by Todd Alexander, who has worked for eBay for nearly 12 years and has written several earlier books about eBay.
The new guide is called “The New eBay: The Official Guide to Buying, Selling, Running a Profitable Business”.
Unlike the old “Official eBay Bible”, which was aimed at everyone, this new guide is aimed specifically at Australian eBay users.
It guides you through the very basic stuff to the more complicated – from simple site navigation to every complexity of buying and selling, Todd says. “Whether you just want to earn a few dollars on the side or turn your hobby into a full-time business, this book explains it all.”
If you still think of eBay as an auction site for second-hand goods, you're out of date – these days more than 80% of the items sold on eBay are brand new.
THE OLD GUIDE
The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition, by Jim Griffith, 2007
THE NEW GUIDE
The new eBay, by Todd Alexander, 2013
So new it's not available yet, but you can pre-order it…
If you want to own a profitable eBay business, it makes sense to get the most up-to-date information you can. This is it.
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Keeping a watch on new affiliate programs
Sorry. I forgot to tell you…
When we upgraded our affiliate directory to a new version of the software, the techies didn't tell me we now have a new RSS link.
So if you're using an RSS reader to keep an eye on new affiliate programs added to our directory, you'll need to put the new RSS link into your RSS reader.
Using an RSS reader is an easy way to keep an eye on the latest affiliate programs as they are added. You may spy a new product you want to promote quickly before other affiliates learn about it.
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Thought for today: Life
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius.
All the best