Course Code: eby
Entering the world of eBay can be somewhat like visiting a foreign land. It has its own community, culture, and language (so to speak). In the first lesson, you'll learn all the ins and outs of the eBay marketplace. The lesson will go over eBay's history, the motivations for buying and selling, and how to browse the categories of eBay.
Knowing how to search the eBay auction listings for items of interest is fundamental if you're interested in buying or selling goods in the eBay marketplace. In this lesson, you'll learn the basics, as well as some advanced search methods, allowing you to not only find what's currently up for auction, but also to gather information on items that have recently sold. You'll also go over the eBay registration process so you can truly begin your eBay experience.
In this lesson, you'll take a tour through the eBay auction pages to help you understand the site's terminology and layout. You'll learn what specifics to look for in item descriptions to help you become an astute buyer. You'll also explore the My eBay section of eBay—an invaluable tool that you'll use to keep track of everything from your buying and selling activities to keeping lists of favorite searches, sellers, categories, and much, much more.
This lesson will guide you step-by-step through the eBay bidding and buying process. Not only will you learn all the bidding basics, but you'll discover the art of bidding, including proxy bidding, bid sniping, and other tips for winning an auction at the best possible price. It will also prepare you for what happens after the auction ends—communicating with the seller and making your payment.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to prepare for your first sale on eBay. You'll go through the first steps of the selling process, including locating items to sell, creating effective auction descriptions, and properly promoting your listings for maximum exposure.
In this lesson, you'll learn why digital photographs are so important when selling an item on eBay. The lesson will cover what type of camera you need, lighting and background techniques, picture editing, and even how to protect the images you capture.
This lesson will go over the basics of pricing your auction items and discuss setting your shipping rates. You'll learn why pricing your item lower may actually get you more money in the end. The lesson will also discuss how value plays a part in the price you ask and what a reserve price is. Then you'll go over what supplies you'll need to ship your merchandise, and where to find valuable shipping tools and resources.
This lesson will guide you step-by-step through the process of launching your auction. You'll learn selling fundamentals such as registering as a seller, understanding eBay's fee schedule, and filling out the selling form for your item. You'll also go over adding pictures to your listing description, accepting online payments, and using online escrow services.
In this lesson, you'll learn the steps you may need to take once you've listed your item. You'll see how to make revisions to an auction currently in progress, how to answer questions from bidders regarding an item you have up for sale, how to cancel bids from unwanted bidders, and how to end an auction early.
In this lesson, you'll truly be inducted into the eBay community! You'll discover all the different elements that make up the social world of eBay, such as the discussion forums, "About Me" pages, chat boards, and other eBay tools such as eBay radio and the eBay News Section. When you're finished with this lesson, eBay will be your online home away from home.
In this lesson, you'll take a tour through the world of eBay stores where you can take your eBay selling experience to the next level. You'll find out how to design and open an eBay store and then look at other valuable sellers' resources, such as listing tools and auction management software.
The final lesson will go over some advanced selling topics. You'll learn which items tend to sell the best, how to find out what the hottest sellers are, and how and where to find inventory to sell. It will also discuss eBay's trading assistant program and other auction websites. You'll end the course with some priceless parting knowledge that will help you jump-start your eBay selling success.
Kara Gordon and Shirley Muse are avid entrepreneurs and longtime educators. Both own small businesses that have been earning revenues exclusively through eBay. They believe that buying and selling online offers the easiest and most rewarding way to work at home. They have first-hand experience with the online auction industry and enjoy teaching others the tricks they have developed to trade safely and efficiently for maximum profit.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
I found this to be an excellent course that fully met all my expectations. I most certainly would recommend it for anyone who wants to become more proficient with the eBay auction process, both as a buyer and as a seller. Now that I have completed the course, I feel much more able to proceed to my ultimate goal of establishing a home-based business aimed at selling on eBay and other online auction sites. Thanks to Kara and Shirley for an enlightening learning experience."
I have been an eBay user for several years as both a Buyer and a Seller, and have over 500 positive feedbacks. I consider myself an experienced "eBayer", however I was self-taught which is why I signed up for your class. In each and every lesson during your class I learned something new! I highly recommend your class for not only the beginner but also the experienced eBay user."
I was more than satisfied with this course. It far exceeded any expectations that I had and I will definitely consider taking another course with these instructors."
The 6 weeks went by quickly and I look forward to using eBay now that I have the knowledge learned in this course."
This course really exceeded my expectations, it was enlightening, entertaining and informative. This course has removed all of my obstacles to becoming an active eBay participant. Many thanks."
This course was very informative and covered the subject matter thoroughly. I learned a great deal and plan to use this in the future. It was presented in an organized way and was both educational and enjoyable. I could not make a single recommendation for improvement. Thank you very much."
This was just what I needed. Your class was very thorough and an amazing value. I expect to make the price back after my first few auctions. I have already recommended this class to several of my friends. Thanks again."
Two great instructors. You have put me in business! I took this course to learn how to generate additional income on the internet. It appears that you have given me a fool proof formula for success. THANKS!"
Very useful course. I plan to use most of the lessons from this course to help occasionally sell some unneeded items."