Aug 24, 2012

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Many of my friends/colleagues/blog subscribers (also I saw in several online marketing forums that people discuss about this) ask me with questions like: 

  • How to make money on eBay? 
  • What are the top items to sell on eBay? (What to sell on eBay)
  • What are the most profitable eBay markets?

To answer these questions are not that easy. EBay has thousands of products to offer. Although not all of them are as profitable as some others. So I thought I could write some tips on most profitable eBay markets.

When selling something on eBay (or any other online stores) people tend to choose the area which are most popular in eBay domain. But you should really choose those market areas for which there are lot of demands as well as those market areas are not overcrowded. Based on my research and experience I have come up with following list of extremely reliable eBay markets. Products of following categories bring profit to many people years after years.

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Extremely Profitable EBay MarketsAccessories, Clothing, shoes

An exciting and highly reliable category to choose is Clothing, Accessories and Shoes. This niche market is full of sub niches like women dress, men dress, underwear, gym dress, watches, comfort shoes and many many others. The demand of clothing is always there. I mean you have to wear atleast minimum things, right! So unless environmentalists stop all the factories due to global warming, this area is a gold mine for eBay sellers. 

Expert Selling Tip: 
When it is about selling Clothings, one of the most important information is ITEM SIZE which you should always provide as much as info to your buyers.  This will surely help the buyers to decide at first place if the item is suitable for them.


In case you may not know, let me tell you a fact. Without any doubt, eBay is the world's most popular place to buy and sell collectible items. Collectibles can include antique items, baseball cards, posters, medals and war artifacts, comics and branded items like Coca Cola and much more.
Expert Tip:
Visit yard and estate sales for arbitrage items which you can buy very cheaply and sell on to make a pretty profit.

Electronic Gadgets

Possibly the most competitive, yet potentially profitable markets on eBay - particularly when it comes to items such as iPods and mobile phones. The best way to approach this market is in a big way - to really make a profit, you will need to do a big bulk buy and sell in big volumes. Consider supplementing your product range with accessories such as iPod skins, spare cords, or hands free kits for mobile phones.

CD and DVD

Did you know that eBay sells over 1 million DVDs and CDs and each month? However, for every one million sold, there are around 2 million listed. Yip, you guessed it, this is another highly competitive market. The trick to making it in DVDs and CDs is to niche it up - go outside of mainstream movies and TV series', or music albums and find a new niche market like exercise DVD's, classic films or learning languages.


Many gaming enthusiasts use eBay to buy and sell their games and gaming systems. A typical gamer will buy the latest system, play it for 8 hours a day for four weeks then sell it on and find something new to entertain them, which means there is always an abundance of buyers on the hunt for a new system to entertain them.

Health and Beauty

This category is enormous, because within this you will easily find many small hot niches such as weight loss equipments, dental care, glasses, manicure and pedicure kits, make ups, hair care, hair removal kits and many more.

As with all categories, it really helps to sell something which you are really interested in or have experience with. For example, if you suffer from dandruff, selling dandruff treatments would be ideal as you can relate to your audience and give them a few tips along the way (would be great in your eBay About Me page).
Hot Tip: While brand-name items are top sellers in health and beauty, be very weary of Chinese suppliers offering these items very cheaply - they are likely to be fake and eBay cracks down very hard on anyone selling these.

Baby Stuffs/Gears

From toys to feeding equipment and strollers, baby gear is a highly profitable eBay market. Like clothing, there will always be  a market for baby equipment and with the huge costs associated with bringing up a baby, it's no wonder parents turn to buying online to find bargains and save themselves some money.

Hot Tip: Don't be afraid to source second-hand or sample grade baby clothing - babies are messy little things and parents need them to have an abundance of cheap clothing to change them into after they splash around in the puddles, play with mud or start a food fight with their sweater.


Attention! Please be aware that these highly profitable and reliable niches are really profitable if they are well executed! As you may understand that these highly attractive niches are highly competitive as well when you are going to do selling. The above categories are highly competitive when selling items. Therefore you need to be ready to do hardworking to make sure you'll stand out of the crowds. Use killer contents, great keywords (SEOPressor is your best friend) together with a clear and informative product descriptions and excellent customer service!


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