When all else fails….you always have ebay

A few years ago I began selling vintage clothing on ebay. I think it must of been before it was cool to sell vintage clothing on ebay because I was able to make a small fortune in a small time frame and it rocked! But then I guess everyone began to sell vintage on ebay and its so populated unless you take the time you develop your clientele the pot of golds do not come as easily as they use too. Ebay is still a viable source to make some quick cash. I always use Ebay to fill in the gaps when i’m in a pinch.

If you have something to sell then you can most always find a buyer on ebay. I personally think ebay is very overpriced platform to sell your items but as long as you keep that in mind then you should be able to make a small quick profit on your used items. Ebay cost to list the items and then once you sell it they are going to take a percentage of your selling price that is one of the highest percentage’s on the internet as far as selling platforms.

Ebay will recommend you sell your item free shipping. Their theory is if you list your item free shipping then customers will bid more for the item. This is true if you are a long time seller with dependable clientele. If you are just a casual seller then you will definitely lose big time. If you item weights over 13oz. you will have to ship it priority mail which can be costly. Be sure to know how much your item weighs and do not choose to let ebay estimate your shipping prices. If I don’t weigh my auction and do not select shipping methods myself I always end up paying an extra $5.00 on shipping which just flushed my profit right down the toilet. Another seller beware if you list your item for a flat price and select buyers to send you a offer make sure you double check how much they will be paying for shipping before accepting their offer. I occasionally select free shipping to attract more buyers and a buyer had sent me a really low ridiculous offer and it was something I just wanted to get rid of so I accepted and totally forgot I listed it free shipping. I was grinding my teeth the whole way to the post office when I had to shell out money to ship this product making absolutely no profit.

Ebay also offers seller to print their own shipping labels at home which I love!! You also get a ebay discount that makes your shipping price like $1.50 cheaper than what you would pay at the post office and that’s a win. Then I just put the items on the front porch for the mail man to pick up and I don’t even have to leave the house.

Check out my ebay page Cilla Jane. I usually list items every weeks. Support a sista and if you need any help you know who will hook you up with the 411! Moi!


Get your Swag on with Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a reward site that rewards money in the form of gift cards or cash sent through paypal or store gift card sent to your email for task performed on their website. Reward sites can be a lot of work with very little reward unless you don’t waste your time putting too much work into them. I keep swagbucks running on my chrome tool bar and earned 1,000 Swag bucks in a month just by performing the task I was already doing anyway. 1,000 swag bucks equals $10.00 in paypal cash. Another down side to swag bucks is when you withdraw your earned cash it takes about 2 weeks to receive it but on the upside it is free money and who doesn’t love free money! Sign me up!

Opportunity at Fancy Hands

Fancy Hands is a company that contracts virtual assistants to complete task requested by their customers. The company continuously contracts their needs out to skilled virtual assistants. The application process is fairly user friendly if you are familiar with the role of a virtual assistant. Once you pass an aptitude test then you gain access to their dashboard where you will view assignments posted. You then may accept an assignment that should not take any longer than 15 minutes to complete in ordinary circumstances. An entry level virtual assistant can earn up to $15.00 – $30 an hour the first day accepting assignments to complete for Fancy Hands.

Accepting a contracted task is very systematic and to the point. The panel is easy to maneuver, input data, and quickly get your response back out to their subscribers. Each task has a payment rate that Fancy Hands will pay to you for completion of the services requested. Payments are sent out to contractors every two weeks.

There also seems to be a lot of areas to advance with this company. If you are looking for a way to make a lucrative part time income or trying to find the career ladder to climb I definitely gives Fancy Hands five stars for a viable income earning resource. If you are experienced in being a virtual assistant then it will be a piece of cake.  If you were like me and think “virtual assistant psssh how hard can it be, I ran a state government virtual assisting I can do with my eyes closed.” Well I can’t quite do it with my eyes closed but don’t give up too easy. Just like with any new venture it only takes some getting use too. Its nothing the average person does not know how to do but if you have not rode that bike in a year or so you just have to give it a whirl around the block or two. Then you’re like “oh yeah this is a piece of cake”. Check please.

I give Fancy Hands a five star rating compared to other virtual assistant platforms. I have tried Odesk, Clicknworders, and Freelance and this platform far surpasses any other virtual assistant related areas to earn income.

Sell your clothes online to Tradesy!

Being a new stay at home mom I’m on a mission to find the ultimate work at home venture to financially support the family. Being a shopaholic I absolutely loved the idea of the websites selling second hand designer clothing at such bargain prices! So I have tried them all from Thredup to Thead Flip , The Real Real, Recycle Your Fashions, Dreasm, Klury, Twice Clothing, you name it I’ve tried it. After trying them all I always find myself coming back to Tradesy.

There are several different reason’s I prefer Tradesy over the other competitors. First and foremost it’s super user friendly and we always love what comes to us easiest. To set up an account and start selling clothes out of your closet it takes 5 minutes at the most. You sign up, link your paypal account and your done. Second, I love that Tradesy cleans the background out of your first picture so that every items looks very professional and more inviting for a buyer to purchase the item. Tradesy also offers different options on shipping out the sold merchandise and you can chose which option works best for you as a seller. A seller can have a shipping kit mailed to their home that consist of a shipping envelop with prepaid shipping attached. If you don’t wish to wait for a shipping kit to arrive you can print a prepaid shipping label from your computer, package the item yourself, and just drop it in the mailbox without having to visit the post office. You also have the option to purchase your own shipping label and provide your own packaging. This is the option that I choose and the reason I prefer this option is that Tradesy will deduct between $7.00 to $9.50 depending on size of the item from your earnings to use their shipping methods. I usually sell tops that weigh less than 13 oz. so I can personally ship these myself using First Class Mail for as little as $2.50 so it maximizes my earnings. If I sell bigger items such as coats or full suits than I do use their shipping methods because it is cheaper to use theirs than to ship bigger items myself.

I have been using Tradesy for over a year now and I have never had any problems. If a buyer returns an item that they purchased for any reason such as the items did not fit, or they simply just did not like the item then Tradesy accepts the return and post the item back up for sale and there is no penalty to the original seller. As long as the description of your item was accurate then you keep the money from the sale just as if there was not a problem at all. That benefit of Tradesy can be a reason all in itself when dealing with customer service these days.

I believe Tradesy received the most traffic than all of their online competitors also. I’ve had the same items for sale on Thead Flip for months and still have never made a sale. I sell a item on Tradesy every 3 days at the least and sometimes 2 or 3 items a day. It definitely makes for a nice side income when you’re making daily sales. I’ve made up to $400 in one month just from clothes in the back of my closet I don’t wear anymore.

Now I’ve been finding myself hitting the .99 cent rack at the thrift store for brand name clothing and listing them for sale on Tradesy. I vow not to pay more than .99 cent because if the item does not sell I don’t want any big losses on a little side project.

My last reason why I’m totally Team Tradesy is that their fee’s that they deduct for using their service to sell your clothing is only 9%. That is the lowest I have found on any of the sites that provide consignment services. Plus the continuous traffic flow the site received provides a greater demand for the clothing and makes a sellers earnings higher than any other site alike. You can withdraw your earnings to a paypal account at anytime you wish without having a minimum amount to withdraw. Once you withdraw it takes about 24 hours to reach your paypal account. The site reads that a withdraw of earning takes 3 days but in my experience I have never had it takes more than 24 hours. I have even had it in my paypal without a couple of hours.

If you are looking to make some extra cash for your fall/winter wardrobe and you are interested in selling some of your clothes just make one stop and try Tradesy!The process is a breeze, you clothing won’t be turned away because they are not a particular brand, and you’ll be making money in as little as a week. Good luck and if you have any questions I’m your girl!