Please stop all the moaning about eBay! I probably run the risk of alienating some of you and I sincerely hope that doesn’t end up being the case but I really don’t understand it. I’ve been listening to sellers griping about the company for a couple years now. I mean I get that you guys are upset because you were making more money and the company is getting in your pocket or got too deep in your pockets but I don’t believe they are forcing you to stay with them.
As far as I can see, bottom line, unless you were part of the original team who designed and invested in the site and ran with the first Beta Version, eBay owes you exactly nothing. They gave you the platform to sell. They gave you the very inexpensive and cheap advertisement and you all made a ton of money. Sure, some made more than others but that’s the way it goes. Some work harder than others. I don’t want to get political on this blog but I’m really sick of hearing about it. This country was founded on capitalism and it works. It can work very well if you want to work your butt off and have the ability to jump back up when you get knocked down. Rest assured that eBay nor anybody else owes you anything. In my opinion, if you feel like you are entitled to better treatment from them then you are in the wrong business!
I also realize it’s a tough world out there. I mean I’ve sold somewhere in the neighborhood of maybe 1,200 inexpensive items on eBay and I’m thankful I’ve been able to sell that. They give me a percentage of fees back every month based on decent DSR’S. I kinda feel like I try to take care of my buyers so I usually get good scores anyway. Even though the product is very inexpensive, my customers are still spending their hard earned money with me and with eBay and I appreciate that. I know some of you have sold 100’s of thousands of items and I understand you feel like the company owes you and your families something but they don’t. Not unless you have a written contract specifically stating what they owe you. I also get that the company is currently only worth half of what it was previously but you know what? Nobody’s perfect! Not even the big dogs up there in eBay Headquarters. Big companies make mistakes too just like small companies do. When you make those mistakes you have to work your way through them and bounce back. eBay shouldn’t be the only egg you have in your basket anyway. You should be marketing your product on Amazon, Bidz, PriceDrip.com, your own websites and blogs and everywhere else you can think of. It is weak minded to sit around and whine about it.
Dig in deeper… Get what you want and don’t make excuses for any of your actions. Stop the moaning! You control your destiny not eBay.
I have received lots of questions lately about a supposed list of the best wholesalers and dropshippers in the business. While I’m quite sure there are plenty list out there and available you should be vary weary of most of them. The art of getting trusted wholesalers and trusted drop shippers for your eBay business or ecommerce site is just that. It’s an art. It generally requires stumbling your way through hundreds or thousands of them until you find one or two who will actually be able to always deliver the goods to you or your customers in a timely fashion and at a fair price.
Both companies below are well respected in the eBay and ecommerce community.
This Company is 65,000 members strong and increasing everyday. They have over 8,000 pre-screened legitimate wholesalers, dropshippers, liquidators and manufactures who work directly with their members. The only negative I can think of is the company will charge you a small one time membership fee but they also offer a full 100% money back guarantee. With SaleHoo you should be able to make your membership fee back on your first one or two sales not to mention the added bonuses and sales tools they give you when joining their program. SaleHoo is a member of the Better Business Bureau Online. Sell the product, get paid by your customer and then pay your dropshipper.
This company does all the market research for you! They have a massive data base with thousands of tried and trusted wholesalers and dropshippers. When you sign up for their program you will not only get access to the list but you will also get product sourcing education and a ton more helpful advice and tools from The President of the company right down to their gigantic member base. World Wide Brands will charge you a one time membership fee as well but you will soon see it is well worth it. Drawbacks: Fee is larger, however, when you see the size of the company and everything offered you will quickly understand. World Wide Brands is also a member of The Better Business Bureau Online.
Ok…. so that’s all I’ve got for you today. If you want to deal with the best and most reliable wholesale and dropshipping companies for your eBay or eCommerce store then I invite you to check them out. It just might prove to be one of the most lucrative business decisions you have ever made.
by: Dan Waggoner
If you’re looking for a couple genuine and bonafide ways to make money online with PayPal without having to pay any money up front then you should check out the two listed below. Both companies will pay you via PayPal.
Brand Institute is the world’s premier healthcare, consumer and business to business (B2B) brand identity consultancy. You would be doing surveys for them online that take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. The average pay is about $5.00 to $8.00. However some are as low as a dollar and some payouts are as high as $100.00. Brand Institute will pay you via PayPal or by check. It appears the higher paying surveys may be for medical professionals but anybody can join. They do some consumer surveys as well. Your surveys will be sent to your registered email account and you fill out the survey and get paid. The only possible downfall is research shows that you may only get one or two surveys a month but hey it’s still money.
BigCrumbs.com is a very hip and well know shopping network that allows you to earn cash back at eBay and 406 top stores. Simply start your shopping at BigCrumbs.com and click their links to visit your favorite stores, then shop as usual. In addition, once you set up your account you may also set up a referral account. The cool part about their referral account is that you get paid for members that you refer when they shop plus the people they refer up to 5 total. BigCrums.com is free to join and offers discounts plus cash back for shopping and a referral service. They will pay you via PayPal. It doesn’t get much better and your earnings for referrals are limitless. You could actually set up a business doing just this and make plenty of money online if you work hard at it.
Ok….so now you have 2 new bonafide ways to make money with PayPal that will cost you absolutely nothing but your time. Go get it! The idea is to set up multiple streams of income for yourself. The more income you have coming in for yourself from different sources at multiple times the more your banking accounts will start to add up! If I find any additional ways to get paid with PayPal in the future I will post it on the blog.