- July 9, 2008 at 11:47 am #259654
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>Is Your Home Full of Hidden Cash?
Tory Johnson’s Tips to Sell Your “Junk” on ebay and other web sites
by tory johnson
june 6, 2008
RSS I spend a lot of time helping people to make money from home, but
this particular assignment took that task to a whole new level. A
month ago, I mentioned on-air a tidbit from a Nielsen survey which
found that the average household has 52 unused items originally worth
Some tips on making money by selling your old junk online.We asked
viewers to let us know if they needed my help in identifying and
selling those items to make money to cover rising gas and food
prices. More than 1,000 e-mails poured in!
I had a week to work with one couple in Yonkers, N.Y., who had never
sold anything online or from out of their home. In that short time we
uncovered more than $10,000 worth of stuff.
They were the first to admit that if they could do it, anyone can!
One person’s junk is another’s treasure – and you could be sitting on
plenty of gems at home.
Assess your possessions. Walk from room to room and ask yourself if
it’s more important to hang on to things or to part with them to make
some money. Go through each room several times to identify what
you’re willing to sell. If you haven’t used it, looked at it or
thought about it in a very long time, that item could be a candidate
If you’re hesitant to part ways, consider it financially rewarding
recycling. You’re going to give someone else the pleasure of using
the item you no longer way. And of course just think of the cash
you’ll have to spend on other, more pressing things.
Summer Job Ideas for TeensWork When You Want, Where You Want?
Employers Easing Pinch at the PumpThink Big and Small. Don’t shy away
from large items. Many people mistakenly think you couldn’t possibly
sell a set of chairs or other bulky furniture online. Wrong! Even if
you don’t want to get involved with shipping such items, you can
indicate that it’s for local pick up only.
Simple things like clothing can be folded into padded envelopes and
Set up an eBay account. More than 80 million active users shop on
eBay — buying and selling $2,040 worth of goods on the site every
second, according to the company. If you’ve got lots of stuff to
sell, you should be exposed to that audience. It takes just minutes
to set up an account at http://www.ebay.com. (You should also set up a
PayPal account since most buyers prefer it and you get your money
Get Help. If you don’t have a computer or you’re just not comfortable
online, ask a friend to help you sell in exchange for a percentage of
the sales. Or seek professional help from a trained eBay trading
assistant. They’ll photograph, post, promote, sell and ship your
wares for a fee.
And eBay offers extensive online tips and training to help sellers
get started. Among the selling 101 favorites:
Invest in Free Education: Watch demo and tutorials in the eBay
University Learning Center. Decide what to sell, how much to charge
and how to promote your wares by browsing Completed Listings on the
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> > Help!
> > It’s hard trying to budget, when you can’t make ends meet.
> > anyone out there know of any part time jobs?
> You can always try the local fast food places. It may not be where
> want to work but it gets the money flowing into the house where you
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