Past auction home business tutorial has focused on deciding what to sell, to collect the price, what methods of payment to accept ... but once you have decided about all this, we have to go to eBay and create an account!
From an account on eBay is a simple process, even better, it's free! If you are over 18 years and you have Internet access, you can have an active eBay account in minutes. Just go to http://www.ebay.com, click "Register Now" and you're ready!
Having said that, here's what to expect during the registration process and some tips on how to choose a username.
eBay will ask for a valid email address. Almost everyone has an email address through a free service like Yahoo or Hotmail to Microsoft .. and that "almost all" includes the scammers. For that reason, if you use a free email service, eBay will require credit card information from you in order to validate their identity. eBay registration is free, so you will not be charged. (As a seller of eBay, eBay will have to provide the valid credit card anyway. Buyers are not obligated to).
You will have to create an eBay ID. Your potential customers will see the name every time you look at one of your ads, so do not get too crazy. If you hate to have to reach, you can change After having the current 30 days. Do not get into the habit of changing too frequently, because it makes some potential buyers suspicious.
You will be asked to create a password, and also to choose a "secret question" that eBay will ask you if you forget your password. I'm not a big fan of sites that have secret questions for you to choose instead to write their own, but most sites do that. Whatever you do, do not choose the option "What is the maiden name of your mother? "question. The answer to that is easier for someone else to get what you might think.
You will be asked birth date, just to make sure that you are of legal age to do business on eBay.
Finally, you will be asked to agree to use eBay. It's boring, but you should read before checking the "I Agree" button. Once you do this, is almost in! eBay now send a verification email to the address given, and you must click a link within that email in order to complete the registration process.
Congratulations! Now is ready to publish items on eBay. You'll see some odd symbols and numbers next to your username eBay auction, and we will discuss these and what they mean in my next free eBay auction tutorial!
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Why are things "never enough" with children?
They just want more and more and more, its like they are never content nowadays, always pushing for more. It drives me mental.
Ok let me rephrase that it drives me crazy, it frustrates me and most of all it upsets me, that I can give so much of my time and love and its still not enough.
Because tv makes them that way.
MTV Sweet 16 party--Spending thousands of dollars on a spoiled brat.
When did Christmas get so COMMERCIAL?! Do you really need 50 gifts? What happened to one gift on your birthday and one gift for Christmas? I mean you just can't get the barbie doll. You have to have the clothes, the house and the car.
We do Secret Santa among the adults and one gift from Santa to each kid.
Our society makes them that way. Remember when you came home from work, ate a hot meal, and relaxed with your kids in front of the tv? Now you have to take them to karate class, gymnastic class, dance class, soccer practice and everything just to make sure they're well rounded. Were we not well rounded before?
Competition. In today's dying job market, your kid needs to go to a good school and get a great job that can't be outsourced. Great grades. Parents are taking them to learning centers to get their child AHEAD and not to catch up. There is SAT prep classes and everything imaginable. They'll teach your kid a second language in daycare! You can't just hope for the factory down the road to be hiring anymore.
Too many options! I don't remember growing up with a Gymboree, ToysRUs, Gap, Old Navy Kids, etc. You got clothes when the school year was starting, on Christmas, and on your birthday. It wasn't this every week or month thing.
I think that kids want "more" because society/tv and the environment make them that way.
Do you really blame them? Isn't the average American house bigger than ever before? Isn't the average American car bigger? Does the family of 3 or 4 really need a 3000 sq foot home and 7 car vehicle? We have to have two jobs to take care of all the useless things we have.
Eating. Too many options, again. I remember eating at KFC on our birthdays and special events. Now families go out during the regular week because they don't have enough time in their busy schedule to cook inbetween all their activities. No wonder kids are getting fat.
Oh and don't even think about discipling or teaching anything good to your kids. They took God out of schools and I heard that there is this lady that wants it to be crime to spank your child.
See now you got me all wound up too...