Affordable home based business opportunity , Selling used books on Half.com is a very affordable home based business opportunity because unlike eBay there are no listing fees to pay. This is a very simple business to run and can be done on a very flexible schedule.
Used books are everywhere and it’s not uncommon for an older book to bring in amazingly high profits. Some old books will bring in hundreds, and collectors are constantly scouring the site for the titles they are so desperately trying to acquire.
That old dusty $1 book that someone picks up from a yard sale could be worth hundreds to a collector, but even newer books sell well at a nice profit!
Getting set up with Half.com isn’t difficult. Once you have your seller’s account, most titles can be sold by just entering the ISBN number of the book and the quality level of the book you are selling, Half.com does the rest.
The best books to start with are travel books and cookbooks, these typically do very well. (One example was a cookbook from 1955 that was gathering dust on a kitchen shelf, It brought in $79 on Half.com!)
Where can you find books to resell? Here’s a list of places to look to get you started:
1 ask relatives
2 your workplace
3 library old-book sales/giveaways
4 book stores always have sales
5 goodwill-type thrift stores
6 estate sales (these can be great!)
7 dollar stores
8 moving sales
You can advertise in local classified ads such as Craigslist using this approach; “We will haul away old books.” You’ll have people calling you saying, “Please, come get all the old books out of my attic.”
A great way to automate this business is by using one of the many scanner tools on the market that simplify the entire process of listing these books on Half.com down to the swipe of the barcode on the book.
Another twist on this concept is to use Amazon.com’s FBA program. FBA stands for Fulfilment By Amazon. You can actually box up dozens or hundreds of books at one time and send them to Amazon. They will sell and ship them for you and pay you for doing so! This completely eliminates the hassle of shipping them one at a time to your customers, and it greatly increases the potential profit of each book because Amazon.com gets far better shipping discounts than you or I ever could.
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