eBay used to be flooded with eBooks and information products and many eBay sellers sold ebooks for very low prices to boost feedback scores and to make money on autopilot.
Once an eBay store was setup and the delivery of the downloadable ebooks was automated simply by setting up an email link to download the ebook that was sent to the buyer after the sale, made selling ebooks a very attractive automated income stream.
But that all stopped when eBay changed the rules. eBay felt that digital products was not their main target audience and they wanted their site to be more like an Amazon style site that only sold physical products.
So what happened to all the ebook sellers?
Well, some closed up shop and walked away, some found other physical products to sell and some took initiative and changed the way they sold information products to suit eBay’s new rules.
By simply burning the ebook onto a cd, a digital ebook became a physical product that could be sold on eBay.
Yes it did mean that the process of selling could not be fully automated but that was offset by the fact that you could easily increase the price for the cd rather than selling a low cost digital ebook.
I don’t agree that ALL ebooks should be sold on eBay this way but only those that are unique, original and have some benefit for the buyer. People don’t like to buy re-hashed garbage but I do agree that if you can create an information product that shows others how to do something only you or a few others know how to do then why not share that information and burn it to a CD? You can even record videos and MP3′s and sell those on CD. Buyers can watch the videos on their PC or even their iPhone.
Have you thought about selling your own information product on eBay? Do you have experience or expertise in something you think other people might want to know about? Maybe you are already selling products on eBay to a specific niche and you could offer an information CD to that niche that teaches tricks and short-cuts on how to use the products you sell.
If you sell gardening tools how about a gardening tips cd?
if you sell clothes how about a brochure on cd?
If you sell electronics, how about a how to fix something cd?
if you sell wooden furniture, how about a how to take care of your furniture cd?
If you do have expertise in something, why not create an information product and burn it to a cd to resell on eBay. Do you sell information products on eBay or do you have an idea for an information product to sell on eBay. Maybe you used to sell digital ebooks on eBay? Let me know by replying below, I’m really interested to know what you think..