Monday
Aug122019

5+ Ways to Make $$ at a Resale Event


Lately, I've been clearing out a lot of clutter before the holidays. I donate items to Goodwill but I also sell items at my local resale event in a few months.

If you have tons of baby clothes, toys and more that you no longer need, you have to keep reading! Many PTA’s around the country sponsor “resale” events, where for a fee, you can rent a table and sell your items.

Tip 1: Gather everything you want to sell

Here are some items that sell well at resale events:

-         baby and children’s clothing
-         brand new items
-         toys (new or barely used)
-         diapers
-         Little Tikes toys
-         Outdoor play equipment
-         Car seats
-         Strollers
-         Books

Items that don’t sell very well (or at all):

-         stained or torn clothing
-         toys with missing or broken parts
-         stuffed animals
-         fast food toys


Tip 2: Price competitively

You’ll want to price your items so you make a profit and still offer a great deal. Typically, here is how I price items:

  • Baby clothing: $1 each
  • Children’s clothing: $1-2 each, coats: $5 each, nice outfits $5 each
  • Brand new items: Depending on what it is, I take about 50% off what I paid
  • Toys: I charge more for new, in package toys. Used toys I charge less.
  • Diapers: $4 per bag
  • Little Tikes: Because Little Tikes is so expensive brand new, people are willing to pay a little more. So if your item was originally $150, try to get at least $50 for it.
  • Outdoor play equipment: Another popular category, price about 30-50% less than what you paid.
  • Car seats: You probably won’t get close to what you paid originally. Also, the car seat should be in perfect condition, never in an accident, etc.
  • Strollers: Depending on condition, 30-50% off what you paid.
  • Books: Typically, $1-2 per book
  • school packs. If you have extra, brand new school supplies, divide them up into Ziplocs and sell for $1 a bag.



Tip 3: Clean everything and price everything

It’s important to have great presentation when it comes to selling items. For example, I was all clothing and put into Ziploc bags, with the size and price on the outside of the bag. Toys are cleaned (baby wipes are great for this). Having great presentation at your table is essential for making sales.

Tip 4: Stuff to bring to the sale

-         tape
-         black marker
-         pens
-         change ($20-$30 in ones, $10 in quarters, some 5’s and 10’s)
-         snacks and drinks
-         a helper, to help sell and run the table, if you need to step out for a moment
-         A smile and a helpful attitude. Typically people who are coming to the sale are looking for specific items
-         Plastic bags to bag up their purchases
-         Box to keep money in

Tip 5: Have fun!

Resale events are great for not only getting rid of clutter and making money, but meeting new people! Have fun with your sale!

Monday
Aug122019

10+ Ways To Make Money on Ebay

Recently I decided to declutter my home and post items on Ebay.  I made $2000 in a few months selling on Ebay, here's how! 

Choose the right products. New or very gently used sell better. Name brands like  Gap,  Coach iPhonePlaystation, etc. And items with original packaging are easier to sell. 
Apple laptop
Apple laptop

TECH


Consumer tech from big name brands 
Anything with Apple,  Samsung or  Sony. Recently I sold an iPad mini for $100! That is money in my pocket.  
Geotrax
Geotrax

BABY AND KID STUFF

Gap Kids
Gap Kids

CHILDREN'S CLOTHING


New in package usually sells the best, but gently worn is ok too. Think name brands for clothing:
Vintage dishes
Vintage dishes

VINTAGE

Add the word "vintage" to your description for more sales. I have sold: Try visiting your local thrift shops or Goodwill for finds that would sell on Ebay. Also check out yard sales, you never know what you could find! Look for: 

  • Vintage accessories: Gloves, handbags, scarves, belts
  • Brooches, pins
  • Keychains - odd, vintage, music/sports/auto related
  • Small electronics, calculators, cameras - vintage, best if with box and cables
  • Early video games, especially the little handheld ones, best with box/instructions, check if they work w/new batteries
  • Car-related items: keychains, accessories, etc.
  • Charm bracelets, charms, pendants: odd themes, can be sold as is or separately as charms
  • Costume jewelry: doesn't have to be designer, well made, unusual, odd themes
  • Collectible glasses (McDonald's, etc.), the older the better
  • Pens: vintage, older, unusual, again you should know what you're looking for.
  • Linens: aprons, handkerchiefs, curtains, sheets, vintage, unusual, check condition carefully
  • Buttons, fabric, other notions: odd, vintage, collectible
  • Christmas items: ornaments, music, jewelry, decorations, again Condition, Vintage, Unusual.
  • Sports memorabilia - pins, keychains, mugs, odd housewares, etc.
  • Fast Food toys, the older the better (<2000 at least), best if still in packaging
  • Tools/housewares- vintage, odd/unusual, best with box/cords/instructions.

AND NOW IT'S TIME TO MAKE $$!

  • Choose the right category for your item-try to be as specific as possible so that potential buyers will be able to find your listing.
  • Write an accurate description-brand name in the title, along with the condition.  Be as specific about the details as possible.  Buyers want to know exactly what they are buying.
  • Take excellent photos-for the best shots, use indirect daylight (not bright sun). You don't need a fancy camera, I use my iPhone and it works great.
  • Make sure your item fits in the box.  I recommend selling items that fit in USPS Flat Rate shipping.
  • Respect the buyers-once your auction is live, be sure to pay attention to any questions.
  • Never ship before payment! This is one of the #1 rules. Most buyers will pay quickly but never ship an item until you have received your payment!  Be sure to send out an invoice and a gentle reminder after a few days. If you don't get resolution, be sure to contact Ebay.
  • Ship your item as soon as possible–as soon as you’ve been paid, make an effort to ship out your item. You can pay for shipping and print your label at home.  If you already have the box then all you have to do is tape it up, put on the pre-paid label, & let your mail carrier pick it up or drop it off at the nearest post office!
  • Give feedback–whether positive or negative, leave feedback on your buyer’s feedback page.  
Thursday
Jul252019

Lindt Chocolate Panelist Program

Lindt is launching a new Lindt Chocolate Panelist Program, which gives you the opportunity to test out their chocolate! Applications are only open for a limited time, so be sure to apply now if you are interested. If you get selected for a product test, they’ll send you chocolate in exchange for your honest opinion. Good luck! 

Tuesday
Jun182019

EXPIRED-Reynolds $10,000 Job Opp

rack of ribs laid out on foil with box of foil next to it

Go here and apply to be the 2019 Chief Grilling Officer.

This “job” consists of traveling around the USA for two weeks in August in an effort to identify the best BBQ ribs in the country! All your travel and lodging is prepaid! Plus, all your hard work will result in a paycheck of $10,000! And, you can bring a guest!

Along the way, you’ll be required to share tips, grilling techniques and photos on the Reynolds Kitchens website and social channels.

Go here and submit a photo of yourself grilling and a 100-word summary about why you would be the best fit for the position. Applications will be accepted through June 19, 2019 at midnight CT.Good luck!

Friday
May312019

VIPKID Is Hiring


They’re specifically looking for teachers who love working with kids and are passionate, enthusiastic, and motivated to work with a company growing at a fast pace in China. In fact, they currently employ over 60,000 teachers working in 35 countries and teach over 500,000 students… but they’re still growing and need more teachers!

VIPKID is also a Strategic Partner of TESOL International Association, the largest global association for English language teaching professionals. And they have won numerous awards because of their innovative business model! In fact, did you know that VIPKID.com was voted number seven on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in China? 

Sunday
Mar102019

Shipt Is Hiring

WHAT ARE SHIPT’S JOB REQUIREMENTS?

Shipt Shoppers must be at least 18 years of age, have a reliable vehicle manufactured in 1997 or later, have valid car insurance, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Applicants must also have an insulated cooler bag, a working knowledge of groceries, the ability to lift 25+ pounds, and an iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android (5.1 or newer). All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and are subject to a thorough background check before they begin shopping.

Thursday
Nov012018

Influencers and Bloggers- A Must Read

Attention Social Media Influencer!

Are you are blogger or influencer? Shopher is an amazing Influencer Marketing Platform, where you can earn cash! I've been working with them for several years now and they offer a wide variety of offers, deals,  coupons, and more.    

Work with co. like: 

  • Target
  • Shopkick
  • Pinchme
  • Kellogg's
  • Huggies
  • Betty Crocker
  • And more!

 

Monday
Oct012018

Work from Home w/ Amazon

 

If you’re interested in working from home, Amazon is currently hiring remote seasonal Customer Service Associates for their peak season (November through January)!

Amazon Customer Service Part Time Flex Seasonal employees will work flexible schedules to meet the needs of Amazon and its customers. The average amount of hours scheduled per associate will be 20-29 hours per week, with expectations to work additional hours as needed.

Applicants must live in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina,  South Dakota, Tennessee, or West Virginia.

During the four weeks of mandatory training, expect to make the nationwide pay rate of $10 per hour (this may vary depending upon state minimum wage laws), with a minimum of 28 hours expected each week during training. Once candidates successfully complete training  – the pay will increase to $12 per hour at the beginning of the next payroll period.

Here are just a few requirements in order to apply:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Fluent English language proficiency required
  • Strong typing, phone, and computer navigation skills
  • Ability to navigate the internet, multiple browsers, email, and instant messenger/chat tools
  • 1+ years in a service environment dealing with customers
  • Capability to complete I-9 work authorization paperwork in person (requiring you to drive to a location Amazon provides you in the pre-hire process)
  • A minimum of 10 mbps download and 5 mbps upload speed from a reliable internet provider (Cable, DSL or Fiber Optic/FiOS providers only)
  • Must be directly connected to router/modem via Ethernet cable

 

Live near an Amazon retail store?

They’re hiring seasonal workers, too! Seasonal associates typically work an average of 20-29 hours a week and must have availability for at least three weeknights and one full Saturday or Sunday.

Interested in this opportunity? Head here and select your location for more details and to apply.