Friday, November 16, 2012

Find Accurate Values Of Used Books To Make More Profits Selling On Amazon Marketplace

When you are building your home-based used book store and you begin seeking out the current selling price of used books, it's a good idea to also review the sales rank of what those books are currently selling for online.
Every book for sale on Amazon is ranked as to how well it's selling. You can find the sales rank in the product description details of every book. You can also see the sales rank as you are in the process of listing a book for sale in your Seller Account, as it will appear along the righthand side of the page near a summary of the low new/used pricing.
A good rule of thumb to remember: the lower the sales rank, the more likely that that particular book is selling. Not selling fast. Just selling.
You will not be privy to the actual rate of sales. But you'll have clues if you are looking at a winner or a dud.
The twisted calculations that determine Amazon sales rankings tend to go off the tracks, though, when you start trying to interpret what a ranking of 250,000 really means, as opposed to a ranking of 1 million, 2 million or even higher.
Your best option: weigh the rank and the price point, but only assume that if the book has a ranking listed then that only means a person has placed an order for it. Period. Your only two relevant questions then remain: "Can I wait for a year or more for this book to sell?" and "Can I afford to hold onto this book that long?"
Used Book Inventory Return On Investment
Tying up $20 to buy a book and then warehouse it for several years, hoping for a sale someday, is one thing. But tying up 25 cents on a book is a no-brainer. If you can buy the hardcover or paperback for 25-50 cents, and the lowest used book selling price online is $8 or more, buy it. In due time you ought to get a nice return on investment (ROI) on your used book inventory. If the book never sells, well, you can always donate it, sell it at a garage sale, or bundle it with other books in a "lot" that you can sell on other websites.
My advice: If the selling price is high enough and your purchase price is low enough, you should buy it and list it. What you are looking for is a healthy spread between what you pay and what your book sells for.
Yes, that book may squat on your bookshelf just taking up space for a year or more, but think of it this way: if you bought the book cheap enough and it doesn't take up much room, then when it sells it will feel like you've made free money.
Sometimes you'll be making an educated guess to carry the book or not. Seasoned booksellers look at a book with a sales rank of five million, and knowing that book won't fly off the shelf, they then consider the profit margin between what they are paying and what their net profit will be if and when it sells.
That's the rub: inexperienced online sellers look at the sales rank and believe it's in high demand, when in fact, the sales rank is simply tracking a number important to the top brass at Amazon.
Warning: If the book in question is about a subject which could lose popularity or public interest within a year -- an example might be a fringe political candidate who is running for national office, or a book written by participants in a national disaster news story -- the book could likely lose value simply because public interest wanes and the novelty of the subject matter is gone. Most of these types of books can morph into 'Penny Books' in short order.
Depend On Rule Of Thumb When Buying Used Books
Some have suggested that a simpler, more reliable rule of thumb is to take the publication date and then consider what is that book's sales rank. Older books with low sales ranks are rare. Newer books with low sales ranks might simply be the book is a niche product that sells slowly. Even so, it might still offer up a good profit margin if you buy the book cheaply enough.
And that's what the used book business is all about: buy the best books you can for as little as you can, store them in a dry place, and have them organized so you can retrieve them quickly when Amazon emails you that a sale has taken place.
By then, perhaps that book had been around so long that you even forgot having purchased it.
That will be the day when you quit being a newbie and become an experienced used book seller for good!

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Necessity For Recurring Sales, To Get Your Old Buyers to Buy Again, and Again

Let me first began by telling you my brief journey of why "List Building" is so important for your success in internet marketing.
Doing internet marketing can be frustrating when you put all your "Eggs in One Basket." It's not Easter, it is internet marketing people. You have to learn to diversify your earnings to be a big player in this game, and Yes, I said game, if you don't play the game right it will be 'Game Over'.
Not learning more than one strategy is a dangerous risk, especially if you start to make money doing that one strategy and then for some reason, something changes with Google or your software that you were using. It's sad to think about, especially if you were making 5 to 10 thousand a month and quit your job and bought a new house, scary right?
You must continue your education and keep upgrading your online system to stay on the top at least mid way point if you are depending on your online business to pay your bills. You need more well-rounded marketing strategies with techniques. Every strategy has its own technique.
Sadly a lot of people don't think about this. There are "Game Overs" everywhere going on everyday. Don't be like the rest. One of my favorite quotes is, "Smart people learn from their mistakes, and wise people learn from other peoples' mistakes." Be wise!
I learned a whole lot of little strategies from a bunch of places that were pretty good but, the strategies were not complete winning techniques, drawn out step by step. I continued to learn like this for about six months and couldn't take it anymore.
I had to find a course that taught about everything. All the ways to make money online. So I could at least pick 3 and get good at those. After trying about seven online marketing courses, I finally found it. Lucky number 7 is what I call it.
This course taught me everything from marketing money with Google AdSense (5 to 10 cents for each click from your website). 'Tools and Softwares,' for 'Building Websites' extremely fast while being formatted correctly. CPA (Click Per Action) Example: Is getting paid $1 for each person that fills out a form that requires their email address and zip code. 'List Building,' involves getting a person that visits your site to join your List (Get their Email addresses), by giving away something FREE like; A free ebook, free mini course of helpful information or some type of free training.
It also covers being an affiliate, in great detail. Being an affiliate is when you are promoting lets say, "Amazon Products" on your website, or "eBay Products" or ANY products really, that has an affiliate program (Good news is that, most do).
Plus, you will learn three, of the biggest secrets about Online Marketing in more detail, they are "Keywords," "Meta Tags" and "Backlinks." If you don't have these three then you don't have anything, period. If you are in a course that's not talking about these three necessities, get your money back if you can and get away from their softwares and training courses as soon as possible.
After watching all of the tutorial videos and practicing with all of the FREE software and tools from "Lucky Number 7's" Website (Remember, that's what I call this winning training course) I began to take action! I started devising my plan of how much I wanted to make and in what realistic time period.
$3,000 in less than 1 year was my plan. So I started Testing different methods in the beginning for about 6 months. I see where the weak points were and where the strong points were because I didn't just try one strategy. Remember I told you, I tried my favorite 3 strategies and learned the techniques for each strategy.
Gradually improving every other day or so, every week and every month. Even when obstacles got in the way like my wife being pregnant and needing my attention, working 2 jobs and helping out around the house as much as I could. I did it, i reached my goal in 10 months instead of 12 months and have been going up every month since then. And you can too!
Would you like to learn how you can apply strategies like 'List Building' and others to make a nice chunk of change every month, and build it higher ever month? Go on vacations to Hawaii and go shopping without thinking too much of how much 10 pair of $100 jeans will set you back.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sports and Games Apps in Modern World

Stuck in a traffic jam or getting bored in the office, mobile phones can come to our rescue. Mobile games have been one of the best additions to our lives. Today mobile game development is a multibillion-dollar industry. Game developers crack their brains to bring us newer apps with improved experience and features. Since the days of the snake games, mobile apps have come a long way. With improved handset features and processing capabilities, they are giving PC games a run for their money. Sports and games apps have become the fashion of the modern world.
The world of mobiles is changing a lot. Once regarded as a tool for interaction now has turned in to a massive body with a wide range of application ranging from business to movies and entertainment.Mobile games apps has changed the way people opinion towards games both on a professional as well as on a personal front. Now people are playing games like never before. With the help of apps not only we can play the latest version of the game we can also keep an eye on the latest happenings in the sporting world. We can check the scores and sometimes watch the sports match live on our mobile phone. Considering the huge popularity of mobile games, all the mobile manufacturers are giving better functionality to their devices to make their phones compatible with different types of games available in the gaming sector. Sports and games apps have changed the whole structure of the modern world mobile applications.
There is a tremendous demand of online sports and games apps among people of all age groups. So, even a business with limited budget is now stepping into the world of games online. It has become an instant hit among all types of business sectors.
The businesses are using specific themes and there are various categories of Smartphone games available such as sports, action, adventure, racing, table-top, puzzle, hidden-object, educational and simulation games. Moreover, there are multi-player games introduced in the industry that allows users to play with their social circle even from their mobiles. The aim is to attract the attention of users and engage them to become their regular visitors or customers.
Some of the Android apps which have been very popular among the masses have been
a) Sporting News Pro Football
b) CBS Sports Pro Football
c) NBA Game Time Lite 2009-10
e) ESPN Score Center
f) Sports Radio Droid
So, since the preference of the people keeps on changing the recent boom in mobile gaming sector just seems to be the perfect medicine for the live full of stress and tension. Seeing all these things one thing is for sure that the market is going to be flooded with the latest apps and it will provide a very nice option for the consumers to choose according to their need and demand.