There’s no way around it – you need extra cash. While selling blood plasma may have crossed your mind, there are easier ways to pad your bank account. Have you thought about trying to sell stuff you no longer want or need online?
From furniture to textbooks and even the most random knick-knacks, you’d be surprised what people are willing to pay for stuff you’ve long neglected. The hard part may be determining the best vehicle for getting your stuff into a buyer’s hands. Craigslist and eBay are two popular options, but which one is right for you? Apartment Guide explains the good and the bad of each.
List items on days when people are most likely to be looking. Most people get paid on Fridays or days like the 1st, 15th or last day of the month. Also, think about if the item you're selling is seasonal. For example, it would make sense to post textbooks for sale at the beginning of the semester in September or January.
Make sure your item descriptions are completely accurate and as detailed as possible. Think in terms of what words buyers might type into eBay's search bar.
Check similar items sold on the site to see how much the bid started at, how much it sold for, and how much shipping was. This will give you a general idea of how your item might perform.