One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure
We’ve all heard the saying “One man’s just is another man’s treasure,” but have you ever thought about how that saying applies to your own life? I would be willing to bet that if you looked around your home, you would find quite a few items that you don’t use anymore.
Those items would be your “trash” even though they may not actually be trash. Your family isn’t using them, you may not even want them, but chances are really good that someone else will.
Re-selling items that you no longer want is an easy way to not only clear your home of clutter, but to make some really nice extra cash too. It can also be rather tricky. Knowing where to sell, how to sell and what to price your items at are just three of the things you’ll have to learn.
If you take the time to learn though, you can build a very successful re-sell business of not only your unwanted items, but even more. Here are a few reselling tips to get you started.
Build Your Inventory:
After you’ve swept your own home for things you no longer need or want, hit up your local thrift stores and yard sales. You would be surprised at what some people toss or donate. A lot of the times you can actually find brand new items available that are perfectly good to resell to someone for a small profit.
Get clean and tidy:
Would you buy an item if it was covered in dust or dirt? Probably not in most cases and neither will your resale customers. Make sure that you clean each item up the best that you can before you take photos of it. You’ll sell a whole lot more if you take that extra minute or so to do it.
Pick the correct sales venue:
In today’s world, there are so many options for selling your stuff. From Ebay to Craigslist to Facebook and everything in between. The issue is that some items will sell better on one platform than it will another. Do your research and learn what types of items sell best on each one before you waste precious time listing.
If you are shipping an item, be absolute certain that you package it so that it arrives at your customers home safely and soundly. In a business that is often driven by feedback, bad packaging can be your downfall if you don’t pay attention to it.
Speaking of feedback:
Always address negative feedback if at all possible. If you can make it right, the customer might be willing to edit their original feedback to add that you corrected the issue. This can save your reputation as an online reseller.
There are a lot of other things that you will have to learn, but don’t let that scare you away from reselling. There are thousands of people each and every day who are making a living online selling their “trash” to someone else who views it as another man’s treasure. With a little bit of research, you could easily be doing so too!
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