1. Make sure you spell your item correctly in the listing if you want to make money selling on eBay! Many people lose money on eBay because of a simple typo. When the item is misspelled, potential buyers have a hard time finding the item. This reduces competition from bidders and results in a very low winning bid. In fact, some websites (like fatfingers.com and typohound.com) actually search for listings with common misspellings so that savvy bidders can submit low bids on items with very little competition.
2. Write a strong listing if you want to make money selling on eBay! Make sure your listing title uses words that are search engine friendly. Also, if your item has a model number, then put that in the title. And make sure your description gives lots of details about the item. Convince the buyer that he or she is getting a great deal. Finally, make sure you don’t have any typos or bad grammar in your description. This will turn buyers off.
3. Place your item in the proper category if you want to make money selling on eBay! When people search for items, they usually start with the eBay search bar. Then, if they get a large number of results, they click on the category title for the item they are searching for. This filters the search results so that only the desired listings are displayed. If you put your item in the wrong category, then your item will not be displayed.
4. Use a picture if you want to make money selling on eBay! When was the last time you bought something without seeing it first? Exactly! People like to see what they are bidding on. Just make sure your photos are good quality. Most importantly, make sure you photograph the item in a well lit area.
For more tips, be sure to read the original ebay blog post.