Here is another great way to earn extra income using eBay with very little up front money or effort. I have had several of my students concentrate solely on this money maker. Tickets for concerts, sporting events, airlines, etc. are always in demand and are super hot-selling items on eBay.
Due to the fact that you have a computer with internet access, you have a huge advantage over any traditional ticket broker. By using eBay, you can easily liquidate these tickets at a very nice profit without having to use any of the shady techniques of these brokers. Have you ever wondered when you attended a sold out concert or event where the scalpers got their tickets? Ticket brokers often employ homeless or jobless people off the street and give them a few dollars to sit in line for days for ticket placement. In return, these brokers would receive very good seats and make hundreds of dollars per transaction.
I have had students clear over $1,000/month using the following technique to jump to the front of the line. The first step is to go to ticketmaster dot com and become a member. It is free. Once you are a member you will be notified of pre-sale opportunities in which you can purchase these very hard to get tickets. You need to log on immediately and place your order the minute the internet sale goes online. Normally, the maximum amount of tickets you can buy is six per transaction. Once you have placed your order you will receive confirmation of your seat number assignment at which point you can list them for sale on eBay.
Many people use inexpensive classified ads to purchase hot selling items on eBay. You can also use the classified ad technique to locate airline reward tickets or hot concert events which you can then sell on eBay for double or triple your investment.
This technique is called “flipping”. You are buying a ticket and immediately reselling for a nice profit.
Note: Regarding concert tickets, please do your research prior to buying to make sure the concert is highly sought after and going to be sold out in order to maximize your profits. This is not mandatory because you can still sell tickets for a good profit even if the event is not sold out; but you will maximize your investment if the tickets are highly sought after.
In conclusion, join the eBay “Ticket Gold Rush”. There is a never ending group of people who want the best seats and are willing to pay a premium for them. Selling tickets on eBay is a great way to supplement your income with minimal risk.