How to Sell Your Stuff: Part 1

Early last year I found myself in a situation where I was desperate for cash. I was a stay-at-home-mum/student, my husband was working and studying full-time and we had one car. One day this reliable car decided not to start. Very long story short, it needed $2000 worth of repairs. I had a grand total of $50 in my ‘savings’ account (that’s just the name of the account, I can’t recall the last time it actually had savings in it), a maxed-out credit card and I was totally screwed. It was on this day that my best friend introduced me to Buy Swap Sell and since then it, along with eBay and Gumtree have come to my rescue on more than one occasion (like on a monthly occasion). In fact, to pay for this site I sold, 1 x limited edition pop vinyl, 1 x comic book and 1 x pair of converse.

Today I am going to start sharing my top tips for selling your stuff.

My number one top tip and probably the easiest to start with is, SELL EVERYTHING… within reason… that you have no emotional attachment to unless you are really screwed then that stuff can go too, along with your sooooouuuuulllll. Just kidding, I haven’t found a site to sell that on yet.

Seriously though, what do you have to sell and how are you going to sell it? I have sold so many random items, on all different websites and have found that the best way to start is to go through your home from room to room. Everything can be done on your phone as long as you have a steady hand and a reasonable camera, clear photos that show the item in its true form are very important.

Let’s start with the bedroom…

Author: Alex Whittington

Alex is a 29-year-old, university student, writer, mother of two, wife of one, big sister of three, coffee addict and music lover. In order to fund her coffee addiction, she has developed a serious selling habit and will auction off anything for a profit. She knows where to find the best bargains and is the queen of getting something for nothing.

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