It’s that time of year where many households are getting ready to do some spring cleaning. Purging closets and putting away items that you may not be using or even want anymore. Some people may be thinking of having the perennial “lawn sale/tag sale” to rid their homes/lives of clutter & bring in some extra money. Reading articles lately about down sizing, simplifying our lives and our homes, makes this a perfect time to get rid of clutter and make money from your home or make money online.
With the economic changes, I think it’s safe to say all of us are feeling the squeeze one way or another. Gas prices are at an all time high, lay offs, downsizing in the work place, and food prices keep on rising. It isn’t any wonder that people are looking for ways to make extra money, on & off the Internet now more than ever. There are a multitude of ways to make money online, many that we all know about, even some I’m sure that haven’t been thought of yet.
eBay was one of the earlier ways of making money on the Internet. It was a great opportunity for stay at home moms, entrepreneurial moms/ dads, anyone who had something they wanted to buy or sell. eBay was the place to sell that item & make money from the Web.
There were many people who made good money when this dot com first surfaced and are still making money by setting up their own stores on eBay. Where else will you find people from around the world looking at your items that you have up for sale or auction?
eBay was the largest retail site on the Web, although now Amazon and several other websites participate in auctions and merchandising. However eBay has always been the go to site for selling and buying anything that one could imagine. Potential for anyone to make money from your home is just a few steps away. Go over to eBay.com and get yourself familiar with the site, there is some tax & registration information that will need to be done (if you want to start selling as a business) but nothing you can’t handle.You are then on your way to making money on the Internet.
Do you know or care what Kim Kardashian’s first job was when she was younger and long before we all heard or had seen anything of her or her sex tape? Say what you will about her but, she had the initiative to clean out her clothes closet set up an account with eBay and started selling her clothes. It’s said that some of her Hollywood friends then enlisted her to help them organize and sell their clothes that were no longer needed. She now has several brick ‘n’ mortar stores in the U.S. which are surely making money, yet she’s still selling clothes on eBay!? One must admit the family has some entrepreneurial blood flowing through those veins.
If you are spring cleaning, downsizing or looking for a way to make some money remember that eBay is a great source to sell some of your items that you may not otherwise think about getting money for. Times are hard and some families are collecting coupons just to save money for groceries. Even pets are being brought into shelters or in some communities being left on the side of the road, due to the expense of feeding the family pets.These are hard times!
Making money on the Internet during these hard times, can give some families a new outlook on an other wise bleak time.
If you have been selling or buying with eBay, or making money on the Internet we would love to hear any comments good or otherwise on what your experience has been. You have a business with eBay or another auction/selling site, let us know how you are doing with it and what items are hot right now.
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