if you’ve followed my blog for awhile now, you had probably heard from one of my post when I got suspended on ebay for 30 days for manipulating the feedback score last december 2009.
I also stated there that I made $200 in just 3 short days with only 15 minutes of work.
What was I selling?
I was selling “info-products” I’ll tell you more about it on the next post I’ll make about making money with ebay. to give you a good insight, what I was selling was nothing to do with reselling, dropshipping, and nothing to do with anyone else’s products and it’s not even an ebook or a software.
I’m going to show you how (step by step), but before we can do that, We have to get you ebay feedbacks first. (this usually takes 2-7 days to complete)
Disclaimer: before we begin, I have to warn you because the trick that I’m going to show you on how to get ebay feedbacks fast is against ebay’s rules and you might also get suspended (if you over do it) or even get you banned. and this technique is evil. :twisted:
anyways, the Feedbacks we want is around 120-200 Feedbacks. the Reason is so that we can make a “Fixed Price” on the “products” that we will be listing soon. don’t over do this though, if you get around 250-500, you may get banned or suspended. but if you ever do get suspended or banned, you can always Register for a new account. :)
First of all, Register for an Ebay account at ebay.com then Proceed with the steps written below.
after registering for an ebay account, it’s time to build up your ebay account. at this point you can’t do anything since there are still lots of limitations and because we got 0 feedbacks. so in order to “boost” our account we’re going to do a little “trick” to Get feedbacks fast.
So how are we going to increase our feedback even if we can’t sell anything yet?
Simple! Buy a ton of stuffs and Get Feedbacks from it!!! :D
*Don’t hit me, I was just kidding* ;)
I know an ebay feedback trick that’ll cost us nothing!
Get Ebay Feedback Step 1
Look at ebay’s search bar and search for the phrases “penny auctions” “ebay Feedbacks”, “picture for sale”, “100 ebay feedback” and anything simillar.
after searching for a phrase, Click on the “buy it now only tab” and Look for listings that costs $0.99
Get Ebay Feedback Step 2
take a look at the listed items and see on the description if They Accept “.01 offers / bids”
Make a $0.01 offer for these items.
take note: you don’t have to pay for them.
Get ebay Feedback step 3
after making the offer, Leave the seller with a positive 5 star feedback and wait till he Gives you a feedback in return. :)
Be sure to give the seller his / her feedback first before you ask for it..
(he’ll surely will leave a positive feedback for you, but in case he forgot, within 24-48 hours, just send him a friendly message asking for your feedback.) ;)
Do this For 10-15 Different sellers until you get 10-15 positive feedbacks. (10-15 is required in order for us to make a “fixed price listing”) you need different users to give you feedback else, it won’t count..
Note: do not buy more than 15 feedbacks. you may get banned. 10-15 feedbacks is all we need. (at least by this time)
Get ebay feedback step 4
By the time you arrive on this step, you should already have 10-15 Feedbacks as a buyer, and now is the time to get Feedbacks as a seller. This is the part that’s automated and all we need to do is just wait for the feedbacks to come to us instead of what we did on the last 3 steps.
to do this, we must copy Exactly what the sellers (the ones we’ve bought the feedbacks from) did to “automate” their feedbacks. that’s right. we’ll also make a listing!!! :)
Note: the preferred number of Feedback you must have is 15 feedbacks (if you really want to do this Fast) you can see why on the picture below:
we need atleast 15 Feedbacks so we could list multiple items at a fixed price. that means, we can Sell 50 or 150 or 300 or 1000 similar products at the same time.
by the time you understand this, it’s time to proceed to step 5 and make our First auction to build up our account. ;)
Get ebay Feedback step 5
- login ebay
- Hover at “sell tab”
- Click “sell an item” link, on the next page, click on the banner that says “start selling”
- now choose a keyword / title for your product. I would suggest titles like “100% Feedback, Picture for sale”, “picture for sale”, “penny auction” (something like that) or copy someone else’s title.
- choose the product and category (it really doesent matter what you choose)
- after that, you will be given an option to use the advance or simple form. use The Advance form. Avoid using the simple form (which you will need)
- you will then need to re-enter the title of your “product”
- on these auction / listing we usually sell some kinds of product. like a picture for example! :) (we can’t sell feedback and don’t ever try to say on your description that you are selling feedback. ebay will discover this and you may get caught.)
anyway, just upload any picture / or anything related to what you are selling. (it’s free to add 1 picture so don’t worry)
after that, You will be asked to put in a description.
For example, You’re selling “cat pictures”..
Say something nice about the picture like this description for example:
“For sale is a Lovely picture of a cat with a hat. this desktop wallpaper is very refreshing to the eyes and it’s a nice fit for your home or computer office. you could also Print it out and Put it on a picture frame and Put it in your bedroom to feel happy whenever you wake up in the morning to start a Good day. “
***Note: I accept 0.01 offers / Bids”***
please Bear with me though, :D I’m not very good at adding descriptions…
Anyways, always include on the description that you are accepting $0.01 Offers / Bids this is a “call to action” when it comes to buying feedbacks on ebay. (notice on my description, I added the phrase, “I accept .01 offers / bids.)
Get ebay Feedback step 6
time to put the price. :) you will obviously do exactly the same thing like they did. put a $0.99 price and accept every offers / bids and everyone that leavs you a feed back.
Click on the “fixed price tab and enter “$.99 price” and tick on “allow buyers to send best offers”. then tick on “automatically accept offers of atleast “$0.01”
Get ebay Feedback step 7
Choose Paypal as a payment option if you haven’t already. Regarding the shipping, add that you ship worldwide and the shipping cost is $0.00!
on the last option, choose “returns are not accepted” and you are done.
you’ll notice that the First 5 auctions you will make is FREE which is pretty cool by ebay. auction usually cost around $0.35 and you’ll also pay for each sale you make. but that’s ok since we can get much more through our first sale.
anyways, just search on ebay’s help files to learn more about these fees.
POST YOUR AUCTION NOW!
after doing the above steps, you should be able to see sales coming in and your feedback Grow! ;)
never forget to leave a feedback too! go to topright menu—>>myebay—>>selling reminders and see the feedback you have to leave.
Check first if they left you a feedback, after you had confirmed that they had left you a feedback, Make sure to leave a feedback for him / her aswell…
you’ll notice you’ll get the Required 100-200 feedbacks within less than 7 days. ( i got 300 in three days)
tip: if you want to fasten up more the process, you may want to contact other sellers selling feedbacks and tell them about your auction. ;)
the next ebay guide will be how I earned $200 in 3 days with ebay what was I selling and how I did it and how you can do better than me. ;)
Update: post ready. How I Made Money On Ebay