One of the easiest ways to get started if you want to work from home on the internet is by selling goods. There are a number of ways to do this. It will depend on the type of products you are selling.
Selling Products On eBay
You can start working from home right away by selling things on eBay.com.
If you are low on funds you can begin by selling the things you have around the house that you no longer need or use.
If you do have some money to invest you could buy goods from garage sales, charity stores, markets or even find items on sale at reduced prices in retail stores and then sell them at a higher price to make a profit.
Ebay makes it easy for beginners. You simply need to take a photo of the item, write a description and list the item.
Once the product is sold you then package it up and send it to the buyer. If the product is bulky you may choose the option of “pick up only” at the time you list your item.
The good thing about eBay is that they provide you with lots of information on how to start selling. They also have tips on how to build your eBay store and grow a long term business from it.
Ebay do charge fees for listing an item.
Visit eBay.com for more information and all the details on selling goods there.
Selling Your Handmade Goods On Etsy.com
If you are a crafty person and like to make handmade goods then you may consider Etsy.com as a viable work from home opportunity.
Etsy allows you to start a home based business by opening an online store and selling your handmade items there.
You can sell handmade items on eBay too but the difference with Etsy is that it is known as the place to go to purchase handmade items. This means that the visitors coming to Etsy go there expecting to find unique handcrafted goods to buy and are more willing to pay the price that the item is worth.
The marketplace is the ideal place to sell handmade jewellery, crocheted and knitted items, plush toys and any other handcrafted items.
Etsy charge a fee when you make a sale and you keep the profit.
For all the details on how to make money from home with Etsy.com please visit their website.
Open An Online Store With Shopify
If eBay or Etsy aren’t for you then you may prefer the option of starting your own online store to sell your goods. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use Shopify.
With Shopify you can have your own eCommerce website. You can fully customize your store and you don’t need any web design skills.
Shopify charge monthly fees as well as credit card fees.
Selling goods online isn’t the only way to work from home on the internet. In future posts I will write about other ways you can work from home using your computer.