Making money is essential for every individual no matter what station in life they may have. Too many of us are strapped for cash and living paycheck to paycheck. Finding ways to supplement your income and add another revenue stream can greatly help you situation. However, finding the right avenue to pursue can be a bit trickier than you think. Here are five online resources that will help you with one or the other, or both, of those resolutions.
Nearly everyone is familiar with e-bay, and it can be a useful source for both buying and selling used goods. But there is a learning curve and sellers must pay fees. However, it is known world-wide and will expose items you wish to sell to buyers you would not reach otherwise. If you are able to make concerted effort then this method can be the easiest and fastest way to make a quick buck.
My Survey –
My Survey will not help with getting rid of unwanted stuff, but is a great way to earn gift cards for popular merchants and restaurants. The personal information they collect is minimal – name, address, etc., and an account can be set up very quickly. You will not automatically qualify for every survey and it can take a while to accrue enough points for a gift card. But if you are willing to spend the time and fit their demographics, you can rack up points quickly.
Decluttr is an extremely focused resell site that might be able to help you out. They deal exclusively in entertainment: used dvds, cds, blue rays and video games. The advantage here is that the seller is guaranteed a price, unlike auctions, and there is no charge to sell or ship. Also, Decluttr pays by check; no need to hand over banking information. The seller enters the bar code from the item to be sold and is given a price. A minimum of ten items per transaction is required.
If you are an accomplished crafter or hobbyist and would like to sell your creations, Etsy is the place to do it. The site allows you to sell nearly anything that is handmade – clothing, household goods, woodwork, ceramics, art, toiletries and jewelry. The issue here is that you must be able to create the work you sell. But selling online is much more lucrative than sitting around at a craft fair for an entire weekend.
Many places online will buy textbooks, but fewer take books on nearly any topic. MyBookBuyer makes the process as easy as possible. Enter the ISBN numbers and receive a quote. Then print a free shipping label, pack up the books and take them to your nearest post office.
You will not get rich answering surveys, crafting or selling used movies, games and books. But with a little effort, you will be able to accumulate some extra spending money. Every little bit helps immensely when it comes to your personal finances. Consider pursuing these paths for that little extra that you need.