Selling Online Part-time May Not Make You Rich But Could Be Fun

October 17th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

Every time you turn on the television you see promotions on how you can make money online is sweeping the nation. People need to have something to fall back on with the national economy being what it is today. Many civil service jobs that were sought by many for job security are not being eliminated because of budget cuts and newer technology.

The best way to sell something is to have a good understanding of it. When choosing what you want to sell make sure you have used it and love it. You can’t be a good salesman if you can’t endorse the product. You could research what the best selling product is on the Internet for a home business but that is time consuming and everyone else is probably thinking the same thing.

Selling books online sounds like it could be a fun business. You would need to have a good supply of books on hand, which on the average I believe most people do. Once you read a book though unless it is a classic or a how-to book, like the best gardening book which describes various plants and where to place them for best results then do you really need to keep them forever?

There are numerous online book service websites that will help you sell your books. All they need is the ISBN number to list it on their website. If and when the book sells they let you know. That is not really the way I would want to do business with someone. Some people may enjoy shopping like that but wouldn’t you rather know a little about a person before selling to them?

Sell books on your own website. Make it match your personality and have fun with it. By giving the visitors a brief description of the books that would show that you are knowledgeable about the books and that you care enough to share that information. You will not have to include a description on some of the self explanatory titled ones like ‘Best Golf Instruction Book‘.

Make your website something that they will want to add to their favorites list. If possible have the option to enter a chat room where they can request certain books they have been looking for. Other people in the room may be able to suggest where the book can be found. That way you could all be helping each other and your website is just the gathering spot for them to meet. Being in business is to make money but it should also be to help people. Nothing brings a person back to a place of business faster than customer satisfaction.

Obviously this is not advice to get rich quick. But you’ll make new friends and you will be doing the public a service that most businesses have forgotten about. You’ll be having fun and you will be networking which is a great doorway to new opportunities. Another plus of having your own business is that it’s a tax write-off. Any deductions we can find when doing our taxes is going to be a good thing.

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