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Selling items online can be a fun way to make some extra money. There are some things you need to know about selling online that I am going to discuss in this article. You don't need to be an expert in online selling to get started.

Selling items online can be as simple as looking in your closets, crawlspace, kids toy room (make sure you have their permission first!), or the garage. Do you have items that are collecting dust? Something you inherited from your grandma? Before you throw them out or donate them to a charity check to see if those items might just be the hottest thing going online right now!

Your first steps should be to login on to eBay or Amazon (don’t have an account? – they are free to join!) and do a search for similar items. Check to see what they have sold for – you need to check completed listings and search by highest price first. This allows you to see if it is even worth selling your item. Don't find your item listed? You can still try to sell it. Do a search via google or the like and see what others may be selling them for. Still can't find it? You may just have a unique or one of a kind item that would still be worth listing. Just make sure to set the price at what you would be most comfortable parting with it for.

Once you have determined that your item will sell – take a picture of it. Be sure to give it a good cleaning first if it has been sitting around in your dusty actic for a while! Try to take the picture in flattering light, and photo all angles so the potential buyer knows what to expect. Item not in perfect condition – note that in the description – no one likes unpleasant surprises! The listing formats are very user friendly and give step-by-step instructions for listing your item. Choose a price based on your search of similar completed items. Make sure you have shipping supplies on hand if you will be mailing the item (tape, boxes, labels, packing material, etc.) List and wait for the buyers!!

In the next article we will talk about sourcing products to sell when you’ve run out of items from your own home. Selling online can be fun and profitable if you are willing to do a little research and take the time to list your items for sale. Have fun selling your items online!


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