Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. You'll learn how to create titles that get noticed, how to craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar, and how to create and upload photos of the items you are selling. You'll also learn how to safely conduct financial transactions, how to accept credit card payments, and how to pack and ship any item hassle-free. If you're a buyer, you'll learn how to value almost any item up for auction, how to get the best possible price, how to protect yourself against fraud, and how to compete effectively against other bidders.
Course Revised September 2013
Kara Gordon and Shirley Muse are avid entrepreneurs and longtime educators. Both own small businesses that have been earning revenues exclusively through eBay for the past four years. They believe that buying and selling online offers the easiest and most rewarding way to work at home, no matter whether your goal is simply to earn a little extra money or to make a full-time living. They have a keen sense for finding treasures to buy and sell. They have first-hand experienced with the monumental growth of the online auction industry, and enjoy teaching others the tricks they have developed to trade safely and efficiently for maximum profit.