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Creating A Bidding Frenze By Posting Good Photo On Auctions

It may be a clich that a picture is worth a thousand words, but it is one hundred percent true! A simple picture included with your ad can increase your sales by over two hundred percent! Like I've said before, people are not comfortable bidding on an item unless they are absolutely sure what they are bidding on.

A buyer will have strong image of what they are buying when they see your own pictures. Seeing is believing is a simple fact, browse the most bidding items on any category on the auction site, you will see that the items with more real and good pictures will have more bids than items has no picture or a pictures from original manufacturer site.

Now, you have an idea that a picture will help your item sell. Asking yourself, how do I get a picture up on the online auction? Well, that's a good question, and this next section is dedicated to showing you exactly how to take a picture of your item and post it to the Internet.

First, get pictures to your computer: this is no brainer, even for the novice, but there are a few different ways that you can accomplish this. The first is the old fashioned way, and that is to use a normal camera, take a photo, and then take it to your local photo shop and get it developed. Once you get the photo developed, you need to get the photo scanned into your computer.

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You can either buy a scanner at you local computer shop for approximately $50 and up, or you can take your photos to many local copy shops and they can scan your photos for you, and save them on flash USB.

Another way which consider better and more popular now is you use a digital camera which can take photo and synchronize to your computer instantly. These cameras are great to use, but cost about $200 to $700.

You can also use a normal camcorder to grab the image. With a small device you can hook any video source. These devices cost between $50 to $250 and are a good alternative if you already have a camcorder at home.

The second step is to process the photo: you have the photo in your computer in either .gif or jpeg files. Now you need to proces the photo in a graphic program. Paint Shop Pro or Lview are available as shareware on the Internet. With these programs, you can use to adjust brightness and contrasts of the pictures, or you can even add some cool text over the photo to create a cool advertisement. If you have Adobe PhotoShop then it is perfect, this program is can help automate some tasks like processing photo and adding cool text, even create some effects to both graphic and text any way you like.

Take a look at the photo of the item you want to sell. The first thing you need to do is crop the photo to only show the item that you are selling. Each program will do this fairly simply. You need to click on the tool that selects a rectangular area of your photo. You then need to draw a box only around the area you wish to keep, and then select crop command from the main tool bar image or edit menu.

Next, you will need to adjust the brightness, contrast and sharpness of the picture to the way you need. Try to get as much visible detail as possible. Remember that the better the picture is, the more bids you will get!

Adding text to your photo may or may not useful for you, since you can add many of text before and after the photo. But adding a short descriptive text can be good idea in some cases. If you do want to add text, simply click on the text button, which is the "T" button in 99% of graphics programs, and select an area on your photo and type away!

Third, post the photo to the web: the photo is taken, processed, and ready to be used in an advertisement on the auction web. The next step you have to do is to actually upload the picture to a web site. Most sites like eBAY normally allow you to upload only one picture on their site, additional pictures are charged, so you have to have some web space of your own in which to store the picture. A good place is Auctiva which have plug in store to your auction site, and the most important is free.

OK, now you got the idea to make a better photo and put as much pictures as you want for free. Good luck.

Hope you found this helpful. I will mention this had been suggested by Catherine at everlasting memorials. of course always appreciate suggestions and comments.

Inspirations For This Post

http://www.exhibitnation.com - One of my favorites.
http://stevechittick.ca - Jada, you came through for me one more time.

Posted in Personal Development Post Date 01/24/2016


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