How to Become a Teenage Seller on Amazon or Ebay

What Does a Teenage Seller on eBay Or Amazon do?

A seller on eBay or Amazon is someone who sells their own products, or buys and resellers products, on eBay or Amazon for a living. The products that these people sell are most likely going to be imported in bulk and then sold in retail, or purchased at a local store and sold for more. If you plan on purchasing at a local store, download the app called “Amazon Price Check” on your phone. This way, you can scan the barcode and see how much it sells for on Amazon before purchasing it.

This is how most people work on eBay or Amazon. They buy 10 products for cheap and then resell these products one by one for a higher price. A seller on eBay or Amazon will be self-employed, so you will be responsible for your own pay and your own success online. You’ll also need to work with your parents as you can’t technically do this all by yourself. The responsibilities as a seller on eBay or Amazon include researching about the product, determining trends, acquiring items, selling the items, and communicating with customers. Basically, you will run your own shop online.  Here is a great article of someone who did this successfully and made around $40 per hour.

How Much Does a Teenage Seller on eBay Or Amazon Get Paid?

As seller on eBay or Amazon just starting, your earnings all depend on the products you sell. If you are able to buy an item at a local store on clearance for $3.00, and then sell it on Amazon for $12.00, you can expect to earn around $4.00 per unit because of the shipping and other fees you’ll pay. This is one of the challenges of selling on eBay or Amazon. You’ll need to find cheap products and sell them for more money, and sometimes those cheap products are hard to find.

How Can I Get Started as a Teenage Seller on eBay Or Amazon?

  1. Before you start selling, you want to determine what item you want to sell on eBay or Amazon. When picking your item, you want to passionate and have a good understanding of the item you want to sell. This item should be something that you personally are interested in, or at least know something about, so that you know you’re selling a quality item. Another consideration you want to make is are other people also interested in the product? This is a very important thing to ask yourself. The best way to work in this area is to sell items that other people really want.
  2. Import your products. You should make sure you have some stock of what you are selling, as you don’t want to run out. But at the same time, don’t overstock as then you will have too many items that will take a long time to sell, or might not even sell at all.
  3. Once you’ve gotten a 10+ items of your product, you can now list your item on eBay or Amazon. When listing, you should put keywords into your title to get more visitors. Write down everything you need to know about the product in the description, you don’t want to answer questions all day. When putting in the tags for your listing, put accurate, popular keywords to attract the most visitors.
  4. Congrats, you’re officially a teenage seller on eBay or Amazon. At the beginning, you might not have many customers, but if you’re patient and buy/sell the right items, you’ll be making good money in no time.

REQUIRED RESOURCES

  • Amazon Retail Arbitrage: This is a very well-written and informative post that shows how someone successfully bought and sold products for a profit using Amazon.
  • Amazon.com:  This is how you can list your documents for sale on Amazon.
  • eBay:  This is where you can list your products for sale on eBay.