There are 500,000 people who earn a living from selling on eBay full-time. Most American homes have so many unused items lying somewhere. That is where some sellers start - by selling things they no longer use. When they start doing well, they begin listing items for other sellers. Other people choose to invest their resources in eBay-related franchises.
Take the example of Scott Kluth, who decided to invest in iSold It. With negotiated supplier agreements and access to a check-fulfillment system, he became a franchisee and then opened a store. Currently, Scott Kluth location is among iSold It's top 10 locations. Scott’s store lists an average of 28 new items every day.
Customers usually start by bringing in a single item to see how things play out. When it sells, they come with more items. This store has been in business for only a year, and it started bringing in profit in the third month. One of the best things about selling on eBay is the fact you can do it as a hobby at first, then make it a full-time business if things go well.