Ways to Make Extra Money
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I’m going to keep it real with you, if you need to make extra money, you are going to need to carve out some time to do it. There is no way to do it without at least some initial time investment, and if there is pretty please share it with me!
Here is what I have done to make extra money without a whole lot of extra time and effort. Initially, it may take some time setting up but before you know it, you will be on your way to making some extra cash. Keep in mind, these ideas aren’t going to make you rich. I have heard of some wildly successful people hitting it a bit on them so I guess it is possible. But these methods have definitely brought me to a steady stream of extra cash that was a lifesaver at times.
Do you have a ton of clothing that you have never worn or even they still have the tags on them? Or some that are simply gently used? Try out Poshmark. Poshmark is a selling platform for new and gently used clothing, accessories and makeup. All you have to do is download their app, set up an account, and then start taking photos of your items. Then all you have to do is list them by using their very easy to use platform. I think taking photos probably takes the most amount of time.
The platform also allows you to cross-sell by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, and a few others as well. You can perform different tasks to gain more followers such as following other Poshers, sharing your items, sharing other sellers items, and attending Posh Parties. The more you share your items and other items, the quicker you can become a Poshmark Ambassador, which opens even more opportunities to generate income.
When you make a sale, Poshmark will take $2.50 if the item is sold for under $20 and 20% of the sale if your sale is over that amount. So make sure you price your items accordingly.
Sign up for Poshmark and use the code MIGHTYDAISY8 for $10 off your first purchase!
Want to see my closet? Check out The Mighty Daisy’s Closet.
eBay is another great way to make money. People buy all kinds of items on the website. If you have a lot of stuff in your home, eBay is a great way to clear the clutter and make some extra cash.
Do you have a broken iPhone that you accidentally drowned? I sold my water damaged iPhone 6 Plus for almost $300! People buy them because they can either fix them or break them down for parts. Apparently a screen that is blemish free can make up the difference alone to the buyer.
I also sold my husbands completely busted iPhone 7 Plus that was water damaged, screen cracked, and speakers damaged for $80 just a few weeks ago. So trust me, even if your stuff doesn’t work, there’s still a market for it. (Just remember to list it as broken and/or damaged.)
Many have made a killing in buying items at clearance prices to flip them on ebay. My recommendation is to start with the stuff you have in your house. Old books, electronics, Bibles, unique glassware are all really popular items to try and sell. Stay tuned on my post about ebay!
One thing to keep in mind is that eBay does charge fees once you make a sale. You also have to have a Paypal account as well to get started. The fees differ depending on how you list the item and how much the item sells for so make sure you read everything before you list your item. For a seller like me, my fees are usually less than $3-$4 per sale, including the fees that PayPal charges.
To check out my store head over to my site, The Mighty Daisy eBay Store
Some people get sketched out by the idea of Craigslist, but I have always had good experiences with it to make extra money. This site is great for listing items that are hard to ship. Such as large baby gear the kids have outgrown, yard equipment you don’t need or use, or furniture you want to get rid of and try to sell it.
Keep in mind if you use this platform to sell your items, make sure you keep safety in mind. Meet in a public, well-lit place to make the exchange, and go with someone. Often police stations have parking spots to do these types of transactions. I usually go to Chick-Fil-A across the street because it’s always busy. I also had a friend who used another selling platform to sell a gaming system. When she went to deposit the money, it turned out to be a really good counterfeit bill she was given. So it is a good idea to learn how to tell if money is counterfeit. Or invest in an ink pen that you swipe on the bill to indicate if the bills are authentic.
So those are a few of my ways to make extra money. What are some of yours? I’d love to hear your ideas!