Alibaba.com is the largest and most successful import/export marketplace for entrepreneurs in the world. It boasts more than 24 million members in 200 countries. And it facilitates more than $5 billion in import/export transactions each year – everything from sleeping bags to cement mixers.

This makes importing a viable way for you to generate extra income on the side or as a full-time venture.

Through the Alibaba website, you can meet qualified suppliers (manufacturers and other sellers) and reach agreements on pricing, delivery, insurance, and even storage (if necessary). Then you can re-sell their products online.

And you don’t even need a website. All you have to do is list your products in the online marketplace – on high-traffic sites like eBay, Amazon, MSN Shopping, and Yahoo! Stores. You can customize your listings to make them really stand out. What’s more, you can feature your products on the front pages of these sites for a small fee.

One of the best ways to start making money with Alibaba is to focus on importing products that have the greatest demand. And the fastest way to find out which products are in demand is by reviewing Alibaba.com.

With some products, there are minimum order requirements, so you may need to purchase them in bulk. Even so, you can start out fairly small and grow from there.

Marc Charles is often referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities", and he has launched more than 40 successful businesses over past 22 years (and advised on many more). One business (ad rep agency) produced more than $6 million in sales in 36 months with a start-up budget of less than $2000. Marc began his Internet adventure in 1993 by reviewing websites for Yahoo! Unplugged, which became a best selling book, online resource and interactive CD. His website reviews (more than 7500) were featured in Wired, Bloomberg Personal, Internet World, Internet Edge, Web Digest and Business 2.0. In 1999 he developed the first email newsletter advertorial. Email advertorials continue to be one of the most powerful marketing tools on the Internet. Marc's passion is identifying great digital and Internet business opportunities for start-up entrepreneurs. He has written dozens of top selling ebooks and money making courses including China Wholesale Secrets.

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