|How Collectors Can Market and Sell Their Collections Online|
by Barbara Ling
Making The Dream A Reality
Picture the following. Over the past few years or decades, you've enjoyed the passion of ferreting out collectibles or antiques and building an impressive collection. Ah, the flea markets at which you found them! The garage sales! The estate sales or home town auctions! The small little antique shop from your last exploration of the next state over! Every piece has a story that whispers itself to you when you pass by.
But the day finally arrives when you realize....you're running out of room in your house to keep all of your collectibles! Maybe another collecting interest has stolen your heart. Perhaps you realize that your kitchen counter could be used to actually prepare food instead of storing your Blue Willow plates and saucers. And you think...it's time to sell my collectibles collection.
How do you do it online? This article will run you through the basics and provide you with a jumping-off spot to make it happen for yourself.
Before You Begin
Step 1 - Define Your Audience
Step 2 - Find Where Your Audience Resides On The Internet
An easy way to uncover this is to visit Google and search for (collectibles) For example, perhaps you want to sell your cookie jar collection. Searching on "cookie jars" (note the quotes - if your collectible has more than one word, use quotes) will return you several sites that sell new cookie jars.
Another way to uncover where your fellow enthusiasts gather is to tack on the descriptor "mailing list" or "forums" or "discussions" or "collect" etc. when searching for your interest. By patiently searching on the Internet, you can most likely uncover several key spots in which your audience resides.
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More about the Author:
Barbara T. Ling
The Internet Virtual Coach - Teaching Businesses the Netiquette Way