Forget about building a website, or buying inventories, one of the best business startup ideas is to just auction your junks at home at premium price with eBay.com!
e-Commerce is probably the most basic form of internet business which most of us are familiar with. It consists of the buying and selling of products or services over the internet. One of the most widely known e-commerce portal is eBay.com.
If you have not discovered the wonders of eBay and the good deals you can get there, today is the day!
The wonderful thing about selling on eBay.com is that you can sell virtually anything on eBay.com and I do mean anything. The first item which was sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer at $14.83.
The question that I had in mind as you would have now is "why would anyone want to buy a broken laser pointer?"
Well, it turned out that the buyer was a broken laser pointer collector! First of all, I didn't even know that such collectors existed and secondly one mans' poison is another mans' feast!
You may not take selling on eBay a fulltime business, but a lot of individuals learnt to use it to get some extra pocket money. They would sieve through their house to look for items that they do not need anymore and would auction it at eBay.
Items which are traded on eBay includes collectibles, decor, appliances, computers, furnishings, equipment, vehicle and millions more miscellanous items.
Anyone can trade on eBay and there is no fee for listing your product. Hence, it is one of the best business startup ideas. You decide an attractive bid price to start. If your initial bid price is too high, it may not draw any interest to aution. So, you'll need to strike that balance. Besides that, you can pay a nominal fee if you want additional options like more photos or to reserve the price etc.
So, you can take this as a part time to sell off your unwanted items or to collect old items from friends and sell it on their behalf. On the otherhand, I also know people who take this like a work from home job, where they source a product and sell them online.
This way, is one of the best business startup ideas as you can easily get started in an online business without the technicalities of building your own webpage and avoid challenges of getting your website search engine optimised. eBay has already got good traffic and attract a lot of your potential customers. Nevertheless, when your income grows, eBay can prove to be inflexible. Definately a good place to start!
However, building your own website isn't so difficult either and it allows you lots of opportunity to expand your sources of income from just one website.