Worried that you won't have enough extra cash to buy holiday gifts this year? If you are willing to clean out a few closets and rummage around your basement for items you no longer need, there's a good chance you will be able to pay for gifts and a big holiday dinner by selling your excess junk online.
Suzanne A. Wells, an expert on selling new and pre-owned goods on eBay and Amazon, states that the "average American household has around $7,000 worth of unused or unwanted items that could be sold online."
Considering the average American family spent $752 on holiday gifts last year (per the National Retail Federation) and they may spend even more during the 2013 holiday season, the excess "stuff" you have lurking in your drawers, closets and basement could fund your Christmas shopping for the next 10 years.
You don't have to be a hoarder to find items to sell online. Think about the books you've already read or that pair of Ann Taylor pants that don't fit anymore. Do you really need them or can you turn those into cash by selling them on Amazon or eBay?
How about the Pampered Chef kitchen gadgets that you bought because you didn't want to be the only person at the party going home empty handed? Someone else may be looking for the very items you never use.
Baby items, perfume bottles (used or new), needlework kits, puzzles, American Girl clothes, Legos, game consoles, old cell phones, and even partially used gift cards can be sold online.
The list of items that can be sold online is endless, but some things sell better - and faster - than others.
Not sure where to start when it comes to selling your junk? The holidays are upon us and there is no better time than now to learn the art of selling online.
Suzanne A. Wells, an eBay Power Seller who has had 20,000 sales globally since she began selling in 2003, recently launched Unite Commerce, an online training website offering a wide range of affordable courses for individuals interested in making money online.
Wells, who also sells on Amazon, makes the process not only painless, but fun. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to selling online and the step-by-step guidance is invaluable.
Webinar training programs accepting registration now range from how to sell Pre-owned Women’s Clothing on eBay to Etsy for Beginners, to Alternative Income Streams.
Average course cost is $47, which includes webinar participation and resource materials.
View the complete Unite Commerce course catalog here.