We all have a “stuff” problem. Over time we accumulate more and more stuff. At one point we thought we needed all of it. As we get older and wiser we realize that life is actually easier with less stuff. But how do you get rid of your stuff?
If we’re honest, all of our stuff falls into one of four categories:
Online sales continue to boom. Why not sell your unwanted stuff online? But, what are the easiest, safety, free, most effective ways to sell your stuff online? The two best platforms to use to sell your stuff online are Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp Both of these platforms require you to set up a free account. Both of these options allow you to know who you are buying or selling to and communication is done within the respective applications available on both your browser and smartphone. Although there are many other online platforms that you can list and sell your stuff, these are completely free. No listing fees and no sharing of the sales with the platform. You can list as many items you want for free and you keep 100% of the money you make selling your items.
Step 1: Take 10 pictures of the item you want to sell on your phone.
Step 2: Install or open Facebook Marketplace and/or OfferUp app on your phone.
Step 3: Post each of your items for sale in the app on your phone.
To do that: Add the 10 photos
Give the item a simple, clear description
Write a detailed description of the item (brand, size, dimensions, details, flaws, etc)
Select a category your item fits into to help people find it when searching by category
Select a price you are willing to accept for the item. If you need a point of reference, search for the same item by name on these platforms to see what others are selling it for.
Step 4: Once you’ve listed your items, turn on notifications for the app you listed it on (Facebook Marketplace and/or OfferUp) This will alert you when someone messages you to ask you questions about your item for sale.
Step 5: Respond quickly and accurately to all messages you receive. If you wait to reply the potential buyer will become impatient and seek out another option.
Step 6: Agree on a price and arrange pick up.
Step 7: Exchange your stuff for money
It feels great to get paid for stuff you want to get rid of and selling online is simple and safe. Happy Selling!
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