eBay Flipping – How to get started flipping
Let’s begin with what is meant by flipping on eBay.
It’s when you buy something for a low price and sell for a higher value.
For example, you could buy an $8 door handle from a garage sale and resell it for a higher value, like $200!
And yes, it is possible to make a full-time income from home selling things on eBay.
Husband and wife duo, Rob and Melissa have made over $133,000 in a year flipping thrift store products and are here to teach you how to sell on eBay and other online platforms.
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How to sell things online for profit?
These are just two items they have sold online. You can view more products they have flipped in here.
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If this sounds like something you would be interested in trying, they have this free webinar that explains how you can turn items you buy from yard sales into a profitable income.
For more details here’s Rob to explain how you can get started flipping on eBay even as a beginner.
1. How did you start flipping things to sell on eBay?
Flipping is the art of finding things that nobody else sees value in and selling it for a profit.
(In plain English -Its turning trash into cash and I bet you like the sound of that).
We do this every day. I actually started when I was 16 years old and would find old Nordic Tracks in the classified ads and resell them on eBay for a $200-$300 profit.
22 years later we sell a lot more than just Nordic Tracks.
2. Can anyone start flipping or do you need a particular skill?
One thing I love about this profession is that it doesn’t take any special education. I never was great at school barely scraped by to finish High School. There are skills involved to find, buy, and resell, but they are skills that almost anyone can acquire.
3. Where do you promote your products?
85% of our sales come from eBay. The other 15% comes from Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and OfferUp.
4. How much do you need to invest in a product to sell?
You can invest as much or as little as you want. We typically tell people to start at $20-$50, but you can also find some great items for FREE.
I am actually in the middle of a flipping challenge this year. I found an item out of the trash, flipped it for $50, then bought another item, flipped it for $190, and just bought the next item that could potentially sell for $1,500! I’m excited to see where we can be at the end of the year coming from an item that someone threw away.
5. How much can a beginner make?
This all depends on how much time they are willing to put into it. When you are learning and applying new skills, there can be a little bit of a learning curve. That said, it’s not crazy for a beginner to make $200 – $1,000 in a month if they work at it a bit.
Here is information on their best selling course
They have created an online course called the Flipper University that guides you through all the details from start to finish.
Learn all that’s involved in selling for a higher price margin and tips on making a it a profitable business.
Some of what they teach include, where to find best items to flip, how to become a top rated seller, how to prep and post the items (for the lowest cost), how to sell on social marketplaces and a lot more.
They added a lot of content with text, pictures, and videos. We also split it up into sections.
Is this right for you?
The best way to find out is to try their free webinar to see if this is something that you would be interested in doing, to make money from home.
They have been teaching hundreds of students how to sell online, whether small things or big pieces of furniture. This gig can earn you some extra cash or build it into a full-time business as they have.
You can start by flipping small things worth $5 or $10 and slowly make your way up. Ready to give this a try?
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.