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Home-Based Business Tips: Getting Started Selling on eBay

Clear and straightforward information about how you can create your own profitable Ebay business.
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27,273 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2016
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

Do you want to start a home-based business?

Maybe you are tired of your job, even though you make a lot of money. Or you might want to create an additional source of income. It does not matter what your reason may be. The truth is starting a home-based business is not as hard as you might think.


Why start a home-based business now?

Right now has never been a better time to open up your own online business. You may be skeptical but it really is true. More advanced technology has led to significantly lower costs throughout the entire supply chain.


Now you can order high quality and inexpensive products directly from Alibaba (in China) and sell them on Ebay. This was an entrepreneur's dream only 5 years ago.


Clear and straightforward

If you have been searching for how to start a home-based business you have probably been overwhelmed with information. If you have begun to take some courses you probably became lost and realized people were giving you conflicting instructions.


This course was created to be clear and straightforward. I purposefully left out a lot of information because it is pointless to teach you stuff that won't help you reach your goals. Giving you too much information is actually harmful because it makes it less likely for you to have the confidence to take action.


What you will learn in this course

  • What wholesaling is
  • How to find profitable products to sell
  • What dropshipping is and why you should avoid it
  • And other relevant topics...


What you will not learn in this course

  • How to find suppliers that have gone out-of-business
  • Outdated selling techniques that won't apply to you in 2015
  • Pointless anecdotes that don't help you create an Ebay business


It is easy for you to get started

You will be surprised at how easy it is to import products and sell them on Ebay. If you are new to this subject don't worry; this course is designed for beginners.


Simply click on the blue 'Start Learning Now' button in the top right hand corner to instantly start learning how you can make money on Ebay.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who are motivated and ready to generate extra income while working from home
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What Will I Learn?
Know how to create listings that sell
Knowing what dropshipping and wholesaling is and what to look for in a supplier
Become familiar with Alibaba platform
Learning how to find products that are profitable
By the end of this course you will have all the tools necessary to create a profitable eBay business
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  • A computer with internet connection
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 02:14:40
How to Use Ebay Effectively
6 Lectures 25:30
How did you get here?

In this lecture we will be discussing the topics we are going to learn about throughout this course.


In this video we will go over creating an eBay and Paypal account, and then linking the two. If you already have an eBay account linked to a Paypal account feel free to skip this lecture.

Getting Ebay and Paypal Setup

How to gain credibility as an Ebay seller through feedback.

Gaining Credibility


We are going to talk about best practices for making listings that sell.

How to Create Listings that Sell

A quick review of what we learned in section 1 on how to use eBay effectively.

Using eBay effectively
3 questions
Are You Ready to Find Products?
7 Lectures 34:18
My honest view on dropshipping

Here you will receive an introduction dropshipping and how you can use it to be successful.

Introduction to Dropshipping

This video is all about finding great dropshipping suppliers .

Finding Dropshippers

In this video you will receive an intro to wholesaling.

Introduction to Wholesaling

We will be discussing how to find wholesalers selling profitable products on Alibaba.

*The Alibaba template comes from the website Startupbros.com. They are a great resource with valuable information on wholesaling and other entrepreneurial advice.

Click here to see their post on wholesaling from Alibaba


In this video we are going to look at what to signifies that a product will be profitable.

Profitable Products

Continue learning by enrolling in my in-depth Ebay course

The course is titled: “Create your own $9,765 Ebay Business from Scratch!” and can be found by searching ‘ebay business’ on Udemy.

In the course you will get:

  • An expanded discussion of how to find profitable products
  • A much more expanded discussion on how to find and communicate with wholesalers
  • Over 4.5 hours of valuable content
  • A no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee
Continue Learning

A short quiz on what we learned in Section 2 about finding products to sell.

Finding Products
5 questions
Secrets of an Ebay Powerseller
4 Lectures 16:17

In this video we will talk about how to keep customers satisfied and the importance of doing so.

Satisfying Customers

In this video we will talk about how to ship items as cheaply as possible.

How to Ship Cost Effectively

In this video we will be doing some math to figure out what is our total cost and how much profit are we really making. We will then calculate our profit margin.

Profit Margin

In this final quiz we will review some advanced tips that eBay Powersellers use

Secrets of a Powerseller
4 questions

In the final video of the course we will review what we have learned. I will also share my last important advice before you get started building your business.

Extra Material
3 Lectures 00:00
Module 1: Slides
7 pages

Module 2: Slides
25 pages

Module 3: Slides
19 pages
Bonus Videos
1 Lecture 07:35
How to Create Professional Looking Ebay Listings Optimized for Mobile
About the Instructor
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Let Me Tell You a Story…

My background as an online instructor started when I was 13 years old. At the time I was playing an online video game called Runescape. One day I wrote a guide on how to make money in that game, sold it on eBay and made a couple hundred dollars. Ever since then I have been hooked to starting random online business ideas.

Then fast forward until I was a sophomore at Penn State University. At that point one of my random business ideas was importing men’s magnetic therapy bracelets from China and selling them on eBay.

I Created My First Online Course Out of Boredom

During one rainy day in February I was bored and decided to create a course that taught people how to import products from China and sell them on eBay. I created that free course in one day and went to bed. When I woke up I had 50 new emails, each telling me that a new student had enrolled in my course. I couldn’t believe it, I was so excited and happy!

That first course I created ended up getting 10,000 students in it. Soon after creating that course I made my first paid course which went into greater detail about how to import products from China. I marketed it by telling everyone in my free course that if they wanted to learn more about this subject they could spend $20 and you get lifetime access to it.

Making $100+ Dollars from My First Paid Course Was an Incredible Feeling

I remember making the first couple hundred dollars off that course. It’s an incredible feeling. It feels completely different than working at a job and having someone pay you on a paycheck. In a weird kind of way, it really felt like I had earned this. And since that point I have been absolutely hooked.

I have created online courses in a bunch of different subjects such as copywriting, lean startup philosophy and how to become an authority. I can’t see myself stopping anytime soon. At this point I have over 40,000 students enrolled in my courses.

A Conversation with My Mom Inspired Me

After two years of creating online courses my Mom called me and told me she really wants to create her own online course but doesn’t know how to get started. I realized there was 10 different places I could send her that would each teach her one thing that she has to know, but there wasn’t a single place where I could say, go here and you’ll learn how to create your own online course.

I knew that my Mom, not being the most tech savvy person in the world, wouldn’t want to spend all her time trying to figure out how to connect the pieces from these ten different websites and set up all the technical stuff. She just wanted to share what she knows, her expertise, and create an online course.

I know how intimidating it is. I had to figure all this technical stuff out in the beginning and it was really complicated. But the thing is, it doesn’t have to be. In hindsight I realized if someone had just shared with me the right things to do, I would have saved an incredible amount of time, money and frustration.

Going from No-Experience to Creating & Marketing Your First Course

This is why I’ve decided to take on that project. I’m creating a collection of courses with the goal of taking someone that has no-experience teaching online courses all the way to creating and marketing their first online course.

I’m going to walk you through every single step of the way. That includes how to outline your course, how to prepare the camera or the recording software and much more. This is by far the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on but I think it’s going to be the most valuable project for you.

If you want to create an online course and share your expertise with the world, you shouldn’t have to focus on figuring out all the boring and complicated technical stuff.

Have a great day,


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