Writing Tips by Gary Speer

Tips for writers, musing about writing and life

You can make money writing for one of the biggest Internet sites — and it’s probably not what you think

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What if I told you that you could write two or three paragraph “briefs” for a website that is one of the biggest “retail stores” on the Internet? This site offers everything from banjo picks to bicycle tire pumps to chrome accessories to — well, just about anything you can think of that people are looking to buy.

You’ve probably figured me out already, haven’t you? I’m talking about eBay, the world’s largest online auction site and arguably the world’s largest auction AND largest website. I don’t have specific stats to back that up, but I found an interesting site that give “current” counts on eBay auctions — the number of auctions on eBay as of mid-morning today was 10,973,278.

That’s a lot of auctions, which brings me to the basic point of this post: You can write clear, clean, short copy for an eBay auction — either for yourself or someone you know — and sell just about anything you can find for at least a small profit.

If you’re one of those few people who don’t go to eBay, or don’t go there often, take a look around the site. You might find some great, creative ideas for making money with your writing — and you might even find that vase you’ve been wanting as a gift for your Great-Aunt Tilly.

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