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Less than two years ago, when I conceived the idea for DependableFlame.com, I had no experience building a website and had no idea where to start. After fumbling around in the dark for a couple months, I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate and have never regretted my decision to join as I continue to build the site I have envisioned and evolve or adapt as the hobby changes.
Ebay has been around since 1995 and it is no secret that an enterprising, hardworking individual can use the auction platform to make a little extra money and perhaps, even carve out a new career for them self.
I have had multiple Ebay accounts since 1999 and have bought and sold to varying degrees ever since. When my first career as a postal employee came to an end in 2017, I had a head start on what to do next.
For some time, I had been buying and repairing vintage cigarette lighters. Selling them on Ebay just made sense. I had year’s worth of experience buying and selling on the site. I also had 25 years under my belt in the shipping and packaging industry.
It was a great idea and it has worked out better than I ever could have imagined but even with all the experience I had with Ebay and the postal system, I still lacked most of the tools I would need to take my small, Ebay business to the next level.
A Strong Foundation From Which To Grow
Wealthy Affiliate is the easiest website builder for successful Ebay businesses. The platform is a treasure trove of training and time proven lessons that you can follow to build your site into whatever your heart imagines.
The Wealthy Affiliate platform gives you three options: a free “starter” membership, along with monthly for $49 and yearly for $359. A “starter” membership allows you to begin building your website immediately, free of charge with no commitment or credit card required.
The hosting service alone at Wealthy Affiliate is worth the price of the yearly membership but there are so many other benefits you don’t want to overlook:
- SiteContent Writing Platform
- SiteRubix Website Performance Tools
- Jaxxy Lite Keyword Research Tool
- A vibrant community of mentors and helpers
- 24/7 Support via Live Chat and SiteSupport
- Weekly Live Training Seminars
- The Affiliate Program
- and much more
I wouldn’t worry too much about which membership I started with. If you intend to build a website, once you get started with Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll see everything the platform has to offer and soon enough you won’t be wondering if you need Wealthy Affiliate but instead you’ll be trying to get the best deal possible for what you know to be an inexhaustible resource.
And I Took The One More Traveled By
If you’re going to make money from your website, other than any products you actually own and sell, then you are going to need traffic. Traffic to and from your site will have a major impact on your ability to monetize your website. The Wealthy Affiliate platform has training available to teach you, step by step, how to achieve this traffic and to take advantage of it.
I said earlier I was “fumbling in the dark before I stumbled on Wealthy Affiliate.” Well, that’s exactly what I was doing. I could have been publishing the most interesting articles about vintage cigarette lighters on the web and it wouldn’t have made any difference if my website was not setup for Search Engine Optimization and the articles not being written to take advantage of it.
You Created It, It Is Your Content, Make It Work For You!
If you have a small, Ebay business, there are a number of ways you can capitalize on work you are likely already doing. If you own any kind of business, you could open new revenue streams by branching out and utilizing social media or other websites to further the reach of your content.
If you’re just looking to start your first business of any kind, I can wholeheartedly recommend both Wealthy Affiliate and Ebay for the same reasons. You don’t need a penny to begin work with either one. Both are proven ways to make money.
There are ways through plug-ins and other workarounds to integrate say, video you shoot of your product posted to YouTube then pushed to Pinterest and embedded in your Ebay listings. Pinterest is the second largest search engine in the world, the more quality content you can provide it, the better.
Ebay has an affiliate program too, so that’s another way to leverage not only your content from the site but also that of the 25 million other Ebay sellers.
Or what could your very own business do for those plans you always talk about but never get around to doing? I know, I’ve been there. You don’t enjoy what you’re doing but you make just enough money to keep you from doing anything about it. Does that sound about right?
I thought a lot about it and that did help when it came time to act, that I had thought a lot of it through. But the time came that I didn’t really have a choice. I could no longer do what I’d always done.
There were starts and fits but somewhat instinctually, I began to feel my way through the maze. And man, I wasted more time than I’d have liked, on my own with WordPress, just spinning my wheels. Then, I don’t even remember how, I stumbled onto a YouTube video promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
There is no reason for anyone who is reading this article to make the same mistake I made or to waste another moment. Both Wealthy Affiliate and Ebay are absolutely free to begin working on. One thing you will learn very quickly once arriving at the Wealthy Affiliate platform is it’s a community. A community that exists to help each other toward a shared goal. Please leave any comments or questions below and feel free to look me up inside the Wealthy Affiliate and Ebay platforms.