Learn How to Sell your in Game Items, Accounts or Services for Money and be good at it.
Torreno, admin of GGHeaven.com here. Playing games on your mobile phone or computer and earning money for it, sounds good, right? Today I will teach you how to sell your time or rather sell your in Game Items, Accounts or Services for Money and be good at it!
Little back story (if you don’t care just skip to the guide): I have started my digital trading “career” at the beginning of 2013 with DOTA 2, I could say that I started earlier with other niche games but DOTA 2 is really what put me in the good spot and was the most profitable. You can guess I have seen many types of sellers, buyers and schemes. Although one thing is for certain – there will always be goods to be sold and bought as a proxy to time spent. Rise and fall of DOTA 2 Items trading, phishing scams, dupes and so on. I, as a speaker of English, Russian and Chinese worked on all the main marketplaces of those corners of the internet, meanwhile getting my degree in International Business. That has shown me that all of them SUCK. They suck either for Sellers or for Buyers, and in some cases – for both. Customers and Vendors are treated as just numbers on the screen and there is no personal connection. As Ferdinand Porsche said: If you want to do something well, do it yourself. That’s why I have created and closely monitoring my baby – GGHeaven.com – Marketplace for Gamers.
For my example I will be choosing the game I play most of the time and most money earned in it: DOTA 2. So, how exactly can you convert your time to money?
In games like DOTA 2 (and many others on our GGHeaven.com Marketplace) there are different paths for earning (those paths depend on the game):
- Accounts – creating and playing on the Account and reaching a high (or low in some cases) MMR (matchmaking rank) and then selling it to Buyer.
- Boosting – playing on the account of Buyer (or with him) and helping him reach desired MMR.
- Coaching – sharing your knowledge about the role, gameplay, meta, heroes with Buyer.
- Calibration – helping Buyer calibrate his newly played account to place him higher in the queue.
- Selling Skins – trading in game DOTA 2 skins for real money
- Other services – helping Buyer clear low priority pool, do Dota+ quests, and other tasks.
How do I Sell in Game Goods and increase chances of getting a Buyer?
Of course, every Seller must find a Buyer to make a deal and I am here to connect you both and make it pleasant at GGHeaven.com
First, to maximize your profits, you should be focused on a long run and your reputation, as first you work for your reputation, and then it works for you, increasing your chances of selling and margin exponentially. Be sure to help your Buyers with any questions they have, as well as helping them in deal through our chat system.
How do you attract customers better and rise your conversion rate? Your offerings should be clear and transparent as possible. Imagine a scenario when YOU are walking into the store and you see a good looking TV, but there is only a name and a price, with no additional info. You could ask the owner to tell you the specifications of that TV but why bother if he can’t even put all the needed info on the tag in the first place? You walk out the store and go into another one, where all the specifics are listed in the description. Where would you buy that TV? I am thinking second store.
Now, let’s take a look at the test offerings I have set up for the showcase purposes side by side:
Clear screenshots with all needed info, stats presented in the description, so freebies (phone number) and support from seller. Call to buy more goods from the store – long run and reputation target. (good addition would be dotabuff/armory/steam links). Price is set related to strategy to grow and cover the problems if they arise.
One screenshot where you can only see the info partly. No stats presented. No additional intend to support you. Price is 2.5 times lower than competitors. Too good to be true, at least feels like it. Although, seller might want to just sell this one account and be done with it, but with game trading you never know.
I think you can already guess which Seller will have more sales and more money earned 🙂 Our mission at GGHeaven.com is to grow a community of Gamers earning and spending money for the things they love, without a hassle.
To summarize the above:
- Sell your in Game Items, Accounts or Services at GGHeaven.com because we love you.
- Work for the long run and your reputation will help you earn more money.
- Make clear and understandable gaming goods offers to increase your chance of sales.
- Help your Customers if the enquire any problems and be Human
- Leave all the hard work to Us.
Thank you for reading my guide, I, Torreno wish you a happy selling experience on our marketplace! Let us know if you have any other tips in the comments and they might get added to the guide! Good luck and have fun.
If you are looking on how to Buy – check this guide