EBay is perhaps the single most recognizable and used auction site. Every year more than 95 million people buy from and use eBay. It’s a significant opportunity to make money online. It’s also a great way to make money quickly. One way to earn cash fast on eBay is to build a niche store and become an eBay affiliate.
What is a Niche Store?
A niche store is an online store that focuses on a specific topic. eBay sells everything from pet grooming supplies to high end diamond jewelry. A niche store, on the other hand, sells one specific category. For example, you might focus your niche store on diamond engagement bands. You could also create a niche store on fly fishing rods, religious art, children’s running shoes, or gardening supplies.
Why a Niche Store?
When people search online they’re very specific. For example, they don’t search for “running shoes” when they’re looking for shoes for their kids. They search for “Children’s running shoes.” The keywords they use are designed to help them find exactly what they want and need. So it makes sense to build a store to help them find it. Targeting a specific topic helps you sell more products.
What is an eBay Affiliate?
An eBay affiliate is someone that earns a commission by driving traffic, and sales, to eBay. You build a niche store. You write content about that niche. For example, you might write articles on how to buy, choose, and fit children’s running shoes. You might also review different brands and models.
This content helps potential visitors find your website on the search engines. On your website you include links (with your affiliate code embedded) to relevant eBay products. Visitors click on the links and they’re taken to that product page on eBay’s website. If they buy the product, you earn a commission. It’s a great way to make money.
More Than One Store
Setting up an eBay niche store isn’t difficult. There are specific programs designed to help you build your store(s) quickly. With a little dedication you can have your store up and running in a weekend. Remember, content is the key to getting search engine traffic. You’ll want to be able to write about your niche topic. You can also buy already written content that relates to your topic. However, writing it yourself saves money.
As an eBay affiliate you don’t have to ship anything. You’re not selling products. You’re creating a website, listing other people’s products, and driving traffic to eBay. It’s a great way to earn extra money.