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Posted October 28, 2009
The Trading Assistant's Assistant: how to start a part-time job or full-time consignment drop off business on eBay, is a relatively short book, just 107 pages but is an excellent guide in getting you started in becoming a Trading Assistant (TA) on eBay.
Even though I've been a seller on eBay for a few years now I had no idea what a Trading Assistant was. Now that I've read Hillary DePiano's book I'm excited to find out more about the options eBay as to offer. There are so many ways to use eBay: as a casual seller, being a Trading Assistant or establishing a more traditional business. You have the choice how far you want to go. For someone looking for a possible part-time job while working at home, this maybe something to look into, especially if you enjoy the hunt of finding items that can be resold at a profit. Being organized, detail oriented and self motivated are also a plus in being a successful Trading Assistant or seller.
Becoming a Trading Assistant (selling for others on consignment) is a natural stepping stone after you've exhausted selling all of what you have or can get your hands on to sell. While you can certainly find out what you need to know on the eBay website, believe me it takes time to do that. Hillary's book puts all the information into one easy to use book. Especially helpful if you are new to using computers or just feel overwhelmed by it all, this step by step approach is a great way to get started.
Posted January 11, 2008
Hillary DePiano¿s short How-To guide is very informative to anyone looking to earn a little extra income by selling items on EBAY. As an EBAY seller myself, I had no idea there was a program such as the Trading Assistant. That is where an established EBAY seller, makes an agreement with a client to sell, ship and do most of the leg work in return for a profit. Anyone over the age of 18 looking to earn a little extra spending money is eligible for the Trading Assistant program. Although a few requirements must be met. The TA must have a feedback rating of 100 with over a 97% positive feedback. An average of 4 items per month must be sold, based on a 3 month period. If you would rather set up a different EBAY account for just TA purposes, you must build up to the requirements before you¿re considered a full TA. Included are key chapters such as, Pro¿s and Cons of being a Trading Assistant, Getting Started, Terms, Conditions, and Policies, and Registering as a Business for IRS Tax purposes. The IRS now states that you must report any income earned from selling items on EBAY. There are also notes from the author about her own experiences that helped her to be a better Trading Assistant. The Trading Assistant¿s Assistant is a must have for anyone one selling on EBAY. With this inexpensive little guide you can learn how to meet clients, and stabilize a new way to get a little more money to put in the cookie jar. Instead of the income from selling your own items why not increase the profits by selling items for other trustworthy clients? Hillary DePiano has the right idea, her How-To guide is easy to follow and right down to business. There are no difficult directions, so anyone just learning how to operate and sell on EBAY can pick this up and get started as a Trading Assistant with no problems. I did learn a few new things from Ms. DePiano and now I¿m going to pass this on to my husband so maybe we can become Trading Assistants and build that nest egg for an Ireland trip. 4 HeartsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.