How To Start A Home Based Business?


Selling online has never been easier but it can be more profitable, if you get the right path. I have been selling used books, CD’s, video games online and DVD’s since 2003. I realized that the business of selling used things and items online so profitable that I started my own home-based e-business.

The best part about the online business strategies I am going to indicate are that you do not even need to own or maintain a website. Online companies, such as and allow third party sellers to sell/resell anything in their catalogue as well as add new products to their website.

Types of Sellers

There are different groupings of people that sell online.

Casual Seller

A casual seller is someone who would clean out the junk in their garage or perhaps is looking to clean out bookcase space. Do you have a lot of CD’s, books, video games and DVD’s that you do not think will ever be read, played or watched again? Is your garage used as storage for scrap/junk instead of what it was built for, your car?

If so, you can be a casual seller. You will need to analyze the best ways to ship your stuff, the best places to get them, and what types of supplies you are going to need. You will learn to deal with the shipping services and Post Office as well as what to expect when you sell and ship your items.

The online marketplace was actually formed for the casual seller, I believe.

Part-time Business Seller

Perhaps you are a casual seller who wants to take it to the next level. Well, it is certainly not been easier to start your own business. You will need to learn how to set up your e-business with little cost. You will need to learn how to get an online business license, what the basics of internet tax are and how to get a resale license.

The major difference between the part-time business seller and casual seller is that the part-time business seller needs to be on the hunt for new items to sell.

A part-time home-based business is a great idea for those looking for additional income. The best part this online business is that you can dictate how busy you want to be. If you only want to spend a few hours a week/day then you will need to find and list a few used/new items each week. If you want to spend 10 to 20 hours a week you can simply list more items online.

Full-time Business Seller

Full-time business sellers are the professionals. You can find the professional sellers, selling on just about every available seller outlet.

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