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10 Apps Used to Sell Anything for Cash

10 Apps Used to Sell Anything for Cash

There’s no better time to start listing things for sale than now. Before smartphones, a digital camera was needed to take photos, upload them, and create listings online. Thankfully, apps have cut down the number of steps it takes to get things sold. Everyone can use some extra cash and selling things is a quick way to earn it. Here are the top 10 apps worth trying out.

1. 5Miles

5Miles Smartphone app to buy and sell anything.

    This app focuses on buying and selling within 5 miles of your location. One nice feature is that you can voice record, making it easy to add a thorough description. 5Miles keeps all of your information secure and allows you to communicate over the app.

    2. Poshmark

    sell designer clothes with posh mark

      Poshmark is a free app that lets you sell high-end clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Messaging and payments are handled over the app, and the buyer pays for shipping. Poshmark takes a 20% commission for each item sold over $15.

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      3. LetGo

      Buy/sell things easily with let go

        LetGo is similar to the 5Miles, but you can filter items by distance away from you. Like most of these apps, LetGo uses Facebook login. This feature adds safety by importing your name and picture from Facebook to the LetGo account. The app also has a review system for buyers and sellers to rate each other.

        4. Trove Market

        buy/sell vintage furniture with trove market

          Trove Market is related to vintage and used furniture. This app is location-based and has an active community of people discussing furniture, DIY projects, and home decor. This community, along with the apps daily quiz helps keep everyone entertained. Trove Market allows users to communicate over the app and give buyers the option to pay with credit card.

          5. OfferUp

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          buy and sell things locally with offerup.

            OfferUp lets you buy or sell anything. The app focuses on objects and possessions. All of the items are under categories ranging from auto parts to video games. Many of the app reviews talk about how easy this app is to use, especially in comparison to many of the similar options.

            6. Dealo

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              The Dealo app is similar to Close5 post job or housing ads on top of being able to sell things. You can browse items without having an account but will need to create one to start selling. Dealo is an interesting app because the listings are local but gives sellers the option to ship upon request. Payment for items is done through PayPal.

              7. Varage Sale

              Varage sale is the best app to buy and sell anything locally

                Varage Sale is essentially a virtual garage sale. It’s community driven and only available in select cities at the moment. Most items on the app are the type of things you would find at a garage sale including cribs, toys, and clothes.

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                8. Amazon Seller App

                Run your online business with the amazon seller app

                  The Amazon Seller App takes selling more seriously than the previously listed apps. You can list multiple products to sell, read and respond to messages from buyers while managing many facets of your account. It also offers coaching and assistance in running an online business.

                  9. Boxes

                  use boxes app to organize, categorize, and sell things locally.

                    Boxes is interesting because it’s categorized under social media in the app store. This app has a broader focus by allowing users to organize and catalog a collection, connect with people who have similar interests, and then list those collections for sale.

                    10. Marcari

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                    Anyone can buy & sell - shop clothes, handbags, shoes, accessories, best games

                      Marcari is great for selling electronics, gadgets, and clothes. The app is free, and no commission is taken from the sale. The app shares to social media so you can get even more out of your listing. Sellers ship items to buyers and you can track progress in the app.

                      All of these apps are free in both app stores. Download them now and start decluttering your home. You’d be surprised how quickly selling unused items can add up. Use the cash to treat yourself something nice, get ahead with finances, or save for a dream vacation.

                      Featured photo credit: iPhone 6 in Girls Hands by Viktor Hanacek via picjumbo.com

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                      Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                      Joe’s Goals

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                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                        Daytum

                          Daytum

                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                          Excel or Numbers

                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                            Evernote

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                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                              Access or Bento

                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                Conclusion

                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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