You probably have a few hundred dollars in your house and you don’t even realize it! This isn’t cash that’s been lost between the couch cushions, but items you no longer use could be converted into cash. If you need some extra cash you may want to consider selling the things you don’t use anymore.
Selling online has never been easier. You can sell locally through Facebook Marketplace or sell nationally through Mercari. Both are great options and certain items will do better on different platforms. Large items like furniture will sell best on Facebook Marketplace, but smaller items like new sports water bottles will do better through Mercari.
Both types of platforms have their pros and cons. If you sell locally, you’ll probably be dealing with cash or Venmo. Venmo would be the ideal way to receive your payment, but if you have to take cash, make sure you have a bill market to make sure the bills are real. If you sell nationally through a website, you will get payment straight to your bank account, but usually, only once the item has been received by the buyer and rater for quality and accurate listing.
However you are selling, you always want to make sure you take as many photos as possible with good lighting with a clean background. You also want to include a good description of the time, including any measurements, colors, and fabrics, as well as the condition. Be honest because you don’t want a buyer to feel like they’ve been upsold on a used item.
If you don’t know what to sell, the best place to start is in one room and list everything that you don’t use. You will be surprised what people will buy new or used. People have sold the metal balls in Blender Balls and hard to find makeup or skincare. You will be surprised with what you can sell from the things you don’t use!