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Looking to earn some extra cash by selling items around the house? This page is filled with YouTube videos that will teach you everything you need to know about selling online.
Included in the videos are what’s selling this week, what I sold in the past, what tools to use for selling, and some teasers from Anne Z’s course on how to sell on eBay. For more on Anne Z, click here.
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History of eBay
eBay was founded in September 1995 by Pierre Omidyar, a French-born Iranian-American computer programmer. The company was originally called AuctionWeb, and it was designed to be an online marketplace for people to buy and sell goods and services. The first item ever sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer, which was purchased by a Canadian buyer for $14.83.
eBay quickly grew in popularity, and by 1997, it had over 1 million registered users. In 1998, the company changed its name to eBay, and it went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
In the early 2000s, eBay expanded its offerings to include other types of transactions, such as real estate and car sales. The company also acquired several other online businesses, including PayPal, Skype, and StubHub.
Today, eBay is one of the most popular online marketplaces in the world. It has over 182 million active users in over 190 countries. eBay offers a wide variety of goods and services, including collectibles, electronics, home goods, and clothing.
Here are some of the key events in eBay’s history:
- 1995: AuctionWeb is founded by Pierre Omidyar.
- 1997: eBay changes its name to eBay and goes public on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
- 1998: eBay acquires PayPal.
- 2002: eBay acquires Skype.
- 2005: eBay acquires StubHub.
- 2015: eBay spins off PayPal as an independent company.
eBay has faced some challenges in recent years, such as increased competition from Amazon and other online retailers. However, the company remains a major player in the online marketplace.
History of YouTube
YouTube was founded in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, three former employees of the American e-commerce company PayPal. The company was originally called “Tune In, Hook Up”, but it was renamed to YouTube a few months later.
The first video ever uploaded to YouTube was “Me at the Zoo”, which was uploaded by Karim on April 23, 2005. The video is an 18-second clip of Karim standing in front of two elephants at the San Diego Zoo.
YouTube quickly grew in popularity, and by 2006, it had over 100 million unique visitors per month. In November 2006, Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion.
Under Google’s ownership, YouTube continued to grow and expand. In 2010, YouTube launched its Partner Program, which allows creators to earn money from their videos. In 2012, YouTube launched its live streaming feature.
Today, YouTube is the world’s second most popular website, after Google. It has over 2 billion active users and over 1 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every day.
Here are some of the key events in YouTube’s history:
- February 2005: YouTube is founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.
- April 2005: The first video is uploaded to YouTube.
- November 2006: Google acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion.
- 2010: YouTube launches its Partner Program.
- 2012: YouTube launches its live streaming feature.
- 2017: YouTube launches YouTube Kids.
- 2020: YouTube launches YouTube Shorts.
YouTube has had a major impact on the way people consume and share information. It has also become a platform for creators to share their talents and connect with audiences around the world.
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