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Chapter 2. Researching Your Business Model > Why Research Is Important

Why Research Is Important

You should never launch an eBay business—or any business, for that matter—without doing your homework first. You might think you have a great idea for an eBay business, but you won’t know for sure until you do some research. When you start poking your nose around the eBay community, you’ll get a much better idea of which types of items are good sellers, and which aren’t. In short, you use this preliminary research to help you determine your business model—that is, the type of eBay business that you want to run.

To determine your eBay business model, you should research a variety of different product categories on eBay. It’s as simple as looking up the historical sales for specific items (by model number) or for entire product categories. There are several questions you want answered, including


  

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