The first thing to do is to become a good buyer. In fact, become a great buyer. Buy as often as you can and always, always pay promptly. If you have any questions ask them in a courteous manner and thank the respondents for their replies.
If someone forgets to leave feedback send them a gentle reminder. Explain that you have left positive feedback for them and ask if they would please do the same for you. If this doesn’t work, send them another email saying that you would like to do business with them again in the future but you would appreciate them leaving positive feedback first.
If this doesn’t work, don’t react badly just put it down to experience. Above all don’t put yourself in the position where they might leave you negative feedback.
A great way to build feedback quickly is to buy ebooks and other items that you can download immediately. Usually, feedback is left within 24 hours so there is little waiting around. Check the seller’s feedback first so that you have some idea of whether he is going to leave feedback for you.
eBay Power Sellers always leave feedback as this is their life blood. They understand the importance of positive feedback and buying from them is an excellent way of starting. Power Sellers have the powerseller logo beside their membership i.d. so they are easy to spot.
Another thing to help you get started is to fill in your Bio page. This “About Me” page is very useful for introducing yourself to other members. Don’t just fill in anything though. Sit down and think about what you want to say.
You need to make yourself sound human as well as professional. Edit your drafts over and over until you are happy with the result. Would you buy from you? Don’t make it longwinded just say enough to introduce yourself not your life story.
You can also start by listing household items. Start the auctions price low and your listing fees will be small. If your items sell, great, you get feedback and some cash to start you off, if they don’t sell your fees won’t cost you too much and you will have gained invaluable experience.
The easiest way by far to build your positive feedback rating is to become a buyer. When you do decide to bid on an item try to work out why you went for that particular item by that particular seller. Did they stand out more than the rest? Did they offer a better deal? Use your knowledge to help you in the future to build your own positive feedback because feedback is what it is all about.
For more information on feedback I have included a link to a book you may find useful. It is available to buy now from Amazon
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