Even though there have been some changes on the site that are unpopular with some sellers, many are still making a killing on the site.
In fact, more and more buyers as well as sellers seem to be stampeding to the site to buy and sell their stuff.
Most people want to have the feeling of being in control of their own life and destiny.
Running their own business can give that feeling of being in control.
It's so much better to be your own boss and make your own decisions than it is to have to answer to a boss every day.
Having your own business, being your own boss, and being in charge of your destiny: these are all reasons why people start selling items on eBay, in hopes of being successful and making a full-time income online.
Of course there is also a downside to having your own online business.
If your business isn't successful, there is no one to fall back on if you fail.
If you don't follow eBay's rules, they can shut you down permanently.
So it's imperative that you learn and become familiar with their rules and terms of service agreement.
As with any business, sellers should have a business plan and know ahead of time what they plan to do to make their business a success.
Know which products are popular with eBay buyers is a necessary part of the business.
Sellers must stay abreast of buying trends and know what items are selling well and which products are waning in interest with buyers.
Products that are popular with buyers today might not be profitable next year, as buyers move towards new products.
Sellers who make it their job to investigate what buyers are buying and make those products available to them are invariably have the most successful online businesses.
Selling items on eBay that are in hot, lucrative niches is the number one best way to build a profitable business.
Two of these niches that seem to be evergreen niches and are always popular with buyers are consumer electronics and designer clothing.
But even within these niches, the products themselves can change from year to year and sometimes even more rapidly.
Right now the most popular electronics products are Apple iPhones and video gaming products such as the Wii and the Xbox 360 gaming consoles and video games.
Those sellers who are selling popular items on eBay like these to buyers are enjoying a high rate of return.