5 Easy Places to Sell Your Stuff Online
Pretty much everyone out there has stuff they would like to get rid of. We end up donating it, selling it at yard sales for next to nothing or even throwing the stuff away most times. If you prefer, you could begin to sell your items online and make far better money. There are many great options, regardless of what you want to sell.
Here are five of the best ones I am aware of. All of them are simple and easy to do.
Of all the options on this list, Craigslist is the easiest by far. The site organizes everything by cities and locations so that you can deal with people locally. Simply find the category that fits your items, fill out a good description and shoot a pic or two. Generally speaking you can get rid of quality items in a day or two. (Sometimes in minutes)… Be sure to use Craigslist contact screening to keep your personal information private and always use caution when you meet someone to exchange the items. Bring a friend and meet them in a very public place where lots of people are around. Never have them meet you at your home.
Ebay is Craigslist but in an auction format and the items are sold online. You pay Ebay a portion of the proceeds. Ebay is great for more expensive items and cheaper items alike. By going this route, you can drive the selling prices much higher and get maximum dollar for your items. You generally ship the items and get paid via Paypal or delivered funds.
Amazon is awesome if you have a regular flow of items because you can set your price and wait for buyers. It is more professional than Craigslist and more stable than Ebay. Sales are handled by Amazon and you simply get paid based on your sales. Amazon is a bit more involved when it comes to getting started, but the payoff is worth it.
Check out our post How to Sell Your Used Items on Amazon for more details!
If you are looking to sell creations of your own, Etsy is a great place to go. This goes for arts, crafts and pretty much anything that can be made, bought and sold. Etsy is a bit more specific about what they offer, but you can certainly make some money with them. They are coming up quickly on the list of places where buyers and sellers are meeting online.
Check Out Our Post on How to Start Selling on Etsy Here.
Facebook is powerful for much more than simply interacting socially. You can sell stuff quickly on this website be it through your own personal page, or through Facebook groups geared at selling. The key is to take a good photo and leverage your social network to get the word out. There are countless groups out there and they can even be localized. Simply post your item, a good pic and watch the magic happen!
And if your looking for ways to make some extra income at home, Check out our post 15 Ways Busy People Make Money at Home for some more ideas.