Over the course of our lives, we all tend to collect a bit of junk. Well, it wasn’t junk when we first bought it, of course, but over time we might have lost interest in it and it’s just kind of been around ever since.
There’s the old adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and it still rings true. Luckily in the age of the internet you don’t need to hold a massive yard sale just to get rid of some unwanted things you have laying about the house. There are dozens of online marketplaces where you can take all of your unwanted knick-knacks and baubles to market and have them picked up by someone who will be excited to own them, and you get the benefit of some extra spending cash.
There’s a bit more than you’d think to selling things online though, so here’s how to make sure you get rid of unwanted items as quickly as you can:
Take Relevant, High Quality Pictures
The only way people are going to know what you’re selling looks like (and that you actually have it) is through pictures. That’s why having enough quality pictures that show off the item is absolutely key. Make sure that the area is properly lit and the entire product is in the frame. Take as many pictures from as many different angles as you can to show off all parts of the product someone would want to see if they were there next to you looking at it. Imagine your customer taking a day to themselves at the market and wanted to pick up the item themselves to inspect it. Pictures are key to making people interested enough in your product to click it and read on.
Make A Clear And Concise Description Of The Product
Pictures can only get you so far with most products, unless it is a purely decorative item it probably has another purpose that can’t be shown off in pictures alone. Certain items gain popularity for no discernible reason, so using the right words is key. According to Stuart Lucca-Pope from FootscrayTraders.com.au, French bars and bakeries are trending in the restaurant scene. In the case of Stuart’s advice, anything French might get picked up by a restaurateur in a heartbeat.That’s why it is important that you explain how old the item and what style it is so people can have an idea of whether or not it’ll still work how it should. Other particulars like how well-used it is and things like how it was used are useful to figuring out how much longer the product is going to last. All of these individual attributes should be quickly listed in an easy to read fashion and using clear language so whoever is looking at it will quickly know whether or not it tickles their fancy
Using the internet to get some extra spending money by selling some unwanted items around your home is a much better option than throwing it out and having it go to waste. You’d be surprised how interested some people can be when it comes to items you’ve long considered inconsequential and a waste of space. There’s no harm in snapping a few pics and making a quick description of an item and seeing who bites. In the end, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.