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eBay Bans Sales Of Certain Metaphysical Items

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eBay has recently enacted a policy to ban the auction selling of physic readings, magical spells, and potions on its site. The policy will begin on August 30, giving people who want such items scant time to make one last purchase. eBay has put a lot of thought into this process and still gone ahead with it,despite the fact that people seem to enjoy the  silly and harmless eBay selling of this nature.

eBay released a statement regarding their decision, which can be summed up simply. They want people to have a good experience shopping on their website, and have always had a policy regarding intangible eBay selling items-ghosts, souls, etc. This will mean a small number of selections in the metaphysical category of auction selling will no longer be allowed. It is difficult to verify if someone sold a magic spell, or figure out if someone truly got the correct psychic reading. Resolving complaints was very difficult.

Over 1500 people have signed a petition in protest. However, if spells really worked, it would have been much easier to just magic up something that changed the minds of people in charge. Of course, eBay could already be using a powerful spell to stop petitioners. In the world of magic, almost anything is possible. However, in the real world of auction selling you have to have an item with mass and weight in order to sell it. At least according to eBay.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Though many people’s initial solution to getting ahead in their career is to work longer, harder hours, advancing you career does not necessarily mean having to suck up to your boss or putting in over 60 hours of work a week. Instead of working longer and harder, you can work smarter to maximize the efficiency and quality of your work without having to spend any extra time doing so. A few simple mental tricks can help you manage your time more efficiently and get a higher quality of work done in a shorter amount of time. Keeping a progress bar for your key projects will help you recognize the progress being made in your work and break a seemingly arduous task into more feasible, smaller steps. Similarly, a job that is comprised of thousands of small tasks you can chunk together and try to accomplish these groups of tasks in intervals. If you come across a roadblock, don’t dwell on it and let it affect your productivity. Keeping a positive and ambitious attitude is vital to maximizing the efficiency of your work.

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Making More Money Through eBay Auctions

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If you have or found a great product to sell and are really hoping to make lots of money online with the least effort, then consider using the number one sellers’ platform on the internet – eBay auctions.

eBay is a great way to earn some serious cash online because number one: there are a lot more sellers than there are buyers on eBay.

There are NOT a lot of people who use eBay as sellers; but at the same time there are lots of buyers searching for products on eBay.

You might want to get most of these buyers to view your product and buy from you, but how do you accomplish this?

This brings you to the second reason why selling on eBay could be very profitable for you: using a technique that not a lot of sellers on eBay really know about.

EBay Product Listing Tricks:

You number one goal in selling online is to drive the most traffic to your product listing. You can do this by following this “eBay Product Listing Trick”. Here are the steps:

  1. Select your product – Choose a product that you wish to promote or sell on eBay. It’s important to choose a product that is NOT too user specific (for instance products for women or men only) since you want to attract a wider audience. Also choose a product that is unique yet popular enough in order to minimize and beat the small competition. The key here is to find your niche and to pick a product that is hot on that niche.
  2. Target your buyers – You can target your buyers through the price of your item. Sell a product that is not so expensive yet not too cheap. The best products to sell are those that are in the price range of $20-60. The best price to sell is at the $30 mark which will make you earn as much money as possible in an easier way. The rationale here is that it is much better and easier to sell two 30-dollar products than sell five products at $10 each.
  3. Write a short yet effective review or article about the product you are selling – Before finally submitting your product listing on eBay, try to come up first with an effective description of your product. People do read product information before buying.
  4. Feature your listing – Probably the only sellers’ feature that you would really want to pay for, and get the most out of, is the Home Page Featured option. Since everyone is viewing the eBay homepage, you want to take advantage of that. After clicking Home Page Featured, your product is finally listed and congratulations! You’re on your way to succeeding in eBay auctions.

The author is a freelance writer. He writes about online fax and email fax services.

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Finding Good Self Employed Business Ideas

Many people dream of being their own boss and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by researching self employed business ideas. This can allow you the freedom to work from home if you desire while also working for yourself. The benefits are incredible, but most people are not sure how to go about this dream of being self employed.

First, you have to consider what you are good at and what your skills are. Some people decide to go into sales but find that high pressure and sales rep attitude do not fit their personality. Sometimes, it is more or less the product or items that they are selling. If they do not fully believe in them, they may not want to sell them.

In some instances, even people who don’t seem like natural sales rep will find something that they love and will want other people to use it was well. There are many other options than sales. Other considerations are writing, IT change management and providing other services that you know are needed in your community.

When you begin doing research, you will probably be relatively confused about all of the different types of ideas and all of the information someone who is about to be working on their own will face. This will include questions about taxes, home office equipment and tracking expenses. Once your idea, whether it is selling products or doing IT change management, takes off, you will slowly begin to work out all of the details, especially if you get a professionals help.

Once you set your company, you can begin to enjoy the challenges and benefits. If you still are not certain about what you want to do, continue researching self employed business ideas and you will be certain to find a solution.

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Selling on eBay: When to and When Not to Sell

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The top online auction site, eBay, is touted to be better than sliced bread for making a little extra money. Of course, retailers use eBay for successful and continuous selling, but for the average, “John Q. or Jane Q. Public,” it may not be worth the time and effort, depending on what you have to sell.

Both in the ether world of the Internet and in the terrestrial world, retail and wholesale sellers work on volume. Selling individual items with no repeat stocking rarely reaps financial gain, and the experts set their prices accordingly.

What you are actually selling when you place that novelty cuckoo clock you made in the eighth grade isn’t just that one-of-a-kind item. You are selling man-hours—how long it takes you to set up your eBay account, your merchant listing, item description, photo, inquiry follow-up time and dispute resolution time and effort—not to mention managing the other aspects of your auction, such as repeat placement if your minimum price isn’t met. Is that clock worth your time to post on eBay, or might you be better served by selling it, for example, to a pawn shop or in a yard sale?

The auction site provides eBay sellers the option of creating an eBay storefront, which might streamline some of the process. But those cost you money: Are your price tags reflective of that additional fee?

Selling on eBay is possible, but adjust your sights a little and sell collections, multiple-item groupings or packages. Your asking price increases, and you spend less time and effort per item, increasing your overall return.

For example, your baseball card collection comprises mostly common cards, but you have a few rookie cards that are in decent shape. Sell the entire collection as a group and use the rookie cards as focal points. Your asking price goes up. You spend the same amount of time setting up and managing the auction, and your shipping price—paid for by the winning bidder, of course—is identical in USPS one-price shipping.

If you have a rare album, and both it and its cover is in mint condition, absolutely sell that separately. Bump up your minimum bid to reflect about 10 to 20 percent lower than collector prices. That rare album will sell better than any loaf of bread—sliced or not! Then place the rest of the collection for sale as a combined unit.

Baked goods, believe it or not, are excellent sellers. However, it’s important to build your eBay reputation before you ask fair market prices. Stress overnight shipping or local pick-up only. Make sure the customer pays shipping costs. One successful marketing tool is to offer a 2-for-1 bonus to the winning bidder. Set minimum pricing, of course, but don’t make it higher than a generic price in the grocery store. You’ll be creating your own eBay “brand name” as your buyers send all that high praise for the quality of those cookies or cupcakes or pies. When you reach high rankings, maybe even the coveted “power seller” ranking, you’ve got it made—or baked.

Choose well your method of selling for extra money. Make the wiser financial choice by considering the “operating costs” and not just a price tag.

This post was contributed by John Walker, who writes finance news for a payday loans site. John lives and works in London, UK as a financial analyst.

 

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Money For Nothing? Classic Rock Posters Are The New Source of Memorabilia Millions!

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A 1978 Clash poster or a pin up of David Bowie, rock posters collected over the years have previously only had sentimental value to their owners. Now with a generation of music lovers reaching retirement and with serious money to spend, all of a sudden, vintage rock posters are a valuable commodity.

Record memorabilia guru Jeff  Gold, a former Warner Brothers executive, recently revealed in an interview, precisely why rock memorabilia was a sound investment. He said: “If you buy a £10,000 poster, it’s a £10,000 poster. And, if you have good taste and choose wisely, it will gain in value.”

The trick with any investment is knowing how well it will perform in the future compared with the nearest alternatives. Even with the rise in the base rate of interest predicted for August, the chances of earning a reasonable return from regular savings or ISAs is profoundly slim, and will stay that way for years to come.

The days where TV shows like Property Ladder were all the rage and the country kidded itself that a property boom would last indefinitely are also at an end. You might pick the right property that appreciates in value over the coming few years, but in general, the boom conditions that saw almost any property increase in value are gone, investing in property is no longer a ‘get rich quick’ method, if it ever was.

With a banking system that has yet to face any serious reform, there is no reason, in theory, why the catastrophic events of 2008 cannot happen all over again, so it is probably wise to steer clear of financial investment wheezes for a while until the is more stability in the market.

It is time to become adaptable and ingenious in order to invest for the future, and new markets in memorabilia and collectables are constantly being explored. Wine, cars, god and watches, all these markets are heavily saturated and the starting prices for commodities are high.

By contrast, the rock memorabilia market is growing, and it is precisely at this moment that some of the best investments can be made. One example of the kinds of figures involved is the $69,000 price tag attached to a Beatles poster of their classic New York Shea Stadium gig in 1965.

Even a 2003 White Stripes Poster collected $1,600 after initially being bought for $15. A 10,000 per cent profit on an original investment should be the kind of sums that make even skeptical investors sit up and take notice. A poster that captures a moment in music history is likely to command a higher price than one that doesn’t.

There has always been a market for music memorabilia, you need only step into a Hard Rock Cafe and see poster for the Who and Kiss that probably cost the chain thousands. What makes the current market different, and what makes it a far more interesting prospect for investor and speculators is the internet. Sites like EBay are magnets for poster hunters, and their active search for pieces of rock history are fuelling price rises.

As with all markets the are periods of expansion and contraction, and currently investment money seems to favour market growth in the music memorabilia field. It might be time to explore the market, snap up some great investments and help preserve some great moments in rock history.

James McHeggins mainly writes for JustRemortgages.com a UK company which constantly searches for the latest remortgage rates and remortgage deals.

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