How To Make Money On eBay [2020 Edition]

Written by   (author of Obvious Conclusions)  |  Date Updated: March 5, 2020

how-to-make-money-on-ebayOn this page, we focus on how to make money on eBay.

You have probably seen newscasts or read about people making money on eBay and wondered how they do it.  Well, on this page we will teach you how to make money on eBay as part of our series on How To Make Money Online.

When we think of eBay success, the immediate image that often comes to mind is that person selling old trinkets that they found in their basement and making a mint of money.

It is true that eBay has created a world-wide market in which people can find buyers for just about anything, including grandma’s old ice skates.  In fact, the founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar, is regarded as one of the great thinkers of our time.  His whole idea of eBay came from selling a broken laser printer.

However, let’s dispel this myth.  You do not need a bunch of old stuff laying around in order to make money on eBay.  The reality is that you do not have  to have any products to learn how to make money on eBay.

How can I make money on eBay if I do not have any products to sell?

Well, it’s very simple.  You become what is called an “eBay Affiliate” or “eBay Partner.   An eBay Partner is anyone who sells on eBay OR drives traffic to eBay’s sites.

For example, if on this page, I put an eBay banner and you visited eBay, I could then receive money because you clicked through to eBay from this how to video site.   eBay states that…

…the top 25 affiliates in the program average above $100,000 in monthly commissions.

Not bad, huh?  $100,000 a month.

Of course, as with making money with AdSense, you are just beginning and it will not be short term goal to be making $100,000 a month from eBay.  But, the point is, you can make some serious money becoming an eBay affiliate and, if you are truly dedicated, you may be able to make it a second income or a permanent means of making a living.

There are a always many people who want to know how to make money on eBay fast, but this usually does not happen.  Perhaps…if you happen to stumble upon a stamp collection from ancient Prussia.  Then, you’re in luck — you can make money fast.  For the rest of us, slow and steady wins the race.

Thus, you can be making money on eBay by selling items or linking to items on eBay, or both.

To begin making money on eBay in either situation, you are typically going to need a website and then become an eBay affiliate, which is free.

If you do not know how to build a website, this website teaches you how to do everything correctly. Then, you are ready to sign up for the eBay affiliate program here.

Below, we provide you with many videos on how to make money on eBay followed by quality articles on the subject. Enjoy the shows and the get started now making money on eBay.

How To Make Money On eBay: Videos

Each of the videos below shows you how to earn money on eBay from people who have been through it. With each video, we provide our own commentary to guide you in your viewing. Simply click the play link to launch each video.

eBay Partner Network Presents: How to Make Money Online as an Affiliate


Who better to learn from than the source — eBay. This 25 video walks you through all that you need to get started as an eBay affiliate partner.

How to Make Money With The Ebay Partner Network


In this 10 minute video from the Deadbeat Super Affiliate, he guides you through the strategies that he uses to earn money on the eBay partner network. His style his casual but entertaining.

Step-by-Step Video: How To Make Money With eBay Partner Network Affiliate Marketing


In just 4 minutes, Matthew Johnston takes you through the eBay affiliate networking. In fact, he quit selling stuff on eBay because he was making much as an affiliate.

Ebay Affiliate Program Video Review


While many marketers are out there trying to sell you something, we find a fresh voice here from Emilia Gardner as she provides her candid review of the eBay Partner Network.

Making Money on eBay: Articles

For those of you who would prefer to read about how to money on eBay, we bring you several articles that you may find interesting. Each of these articles details ways to make money on eBay as a seller of items or as someone who sends traffic to eBay. Simply click the link to view the article.

eBay Affiliate Program Review:  In this review, Digital Fodder brings us the detailed steps we need to follow to be successful eBay money makers. As we see in each video and article, one of the keys components is researching what we want to sell to determine if there is a market.

The Money Making Mommy on eBay: In this article, we learn from the Money making Mommy, who has done very well for herself earning an income online. She talks about how to use wholesalers to find inexpensive products and sell them for more on eBay. Be careful with the strategy. The growth of eBay has led wholesalers to direct sell on eBay and it is very difficult to beat there price.

Earn eBay Money Without Selling: This page teaches how to make money on eBay without selling a thing. The way you do this is through eBay affiliate links and this page will walk you through that process.

How To Make Money On eBay: Where to Begin?

So, after seeing all of these videos and reading the articles, where should you go from here to begin making money on eBay?

Well, as we saw above, the first thing that you need to do to sell items is to sign up for an eBay account. If you would like to be an eBay affiliate, and get money for sending people to eBay, you need to create a website on your own and then sign up for the eBay partner network.

How To Make Money On eBay: Summary

Making Money on eBayWell, if you have made it this far, you are someone who is dedicated to making money on eBay.

On this page, we have brought you not only great how to videos but also articles on how to earn money on eBay as well as resources to help you get started.

We want you to know two things: (1) Making a good monthly income with eBay is still very possible. And (2), any program that promises overnight millions is not a program that is speaking the truth.

There are many programs out there that purport to teach how to make money on eBay but what they are really doing is making money selling items about making money on eBay but not making any real money themselves.

Be sure that you learn from existing masters and we have tried to identify them for you here.

We want to wish you all the best with making money on eBay and hope that your have learned a lot about how to make money on eBay so that you are ready to get started right away.

Happy Selling!

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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is a writer, traveler, and web content developer. He creates fun, informative how to articles for this site and exercises his creative writing prerogative at

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