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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 August 29, 2018

                      5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

                      5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

                      Journaling is one of the most useful personal development tools around. Not only does it help us process emotions and experiences, work through internal conflicts and improve our self-awareness, it also provides us with a way to keep a day-to-day record of our lives. Traditionally an activity limited to pen and paper, the expansion of consumer technology has enabled journaling to go digital.

                      Saving your journaling entries online enables you to access them from anywhere, without having to carry a notebook and pen around, and provides you with digital features, like tagging and search functions.

                      Here are a list of five online journaling tools you can use to bring your practice into the modern age:

                      1. 750words

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                      750 words

                        750words is a free online journaling tool created by Buster Benson. The site is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; a journaling tool Julia Cameron suggests in her creativity course The Artist’s Way. Cameron advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.

                        750 words is the three-page digital equivalent (assuming the average person writes 250 words per page) and lets you store all your journaling online. Each morning, you’ll receive a prompt asking you to write your 750 words, and the site keeps track of various statistics associated with your entries. The site uses a Regressive Imagery Dictionary to calculate the emotional content from your posts and provides feedback on features like your mood, and most commonly used words.

                        750 words is simple to set up and is ideal for anyone who finds it challenging to maintain a consistent journaling practice. The site uses a number of incentives to motivate users, including animal badges awarded to journalers who complete a certain number of days in a row, leader boards, and opt-in monthly challenges.

                        2. Ohlife

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                        ohlife

                          Ohlife is designed to make online journaling as easy as possible. Once you’ve signed up for your free account, the website will send you an email each day asking “How did your day go?” Simply reply to the email with as much or as little detail as you like, and your response will be stored on your account, ready to view next time you log in.

                          Ohlife’s appeal lies in its simplicity: no stats, no social sharing, no complicated organisational systems—the site is designed to provide you with a private, online space. Simply respond to the email each day (or skip the days you’re busy) and Ohlife will do the rest.

                          3. Oneword

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                            OneWord is a fun online tool that provides you with a single word as a prompt and gives you sixty seconds to write about it. The concept’s aim is to help writers learn how to flow, and the prompts range from the everyday mundane to the profound.

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                            Oneword is not a private journaling tool: if you sign up, your answers will be published on the site’s daily blog, which contains a stream of users’ answers, and might be used by Oneword in the future. If you’d rather keep your answers to yourself, you can still use the tool for fun without giving out any personal details.

                            4. Penzu

                              Penzu is a journaling tool that allows you to store your journaling notes online. The service also offers mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry, so you can journal on the go and save your notes to your account. The basic service is free, however you can upgrade to Penzu Pro and get access to additional features, including military-grade encryption and the ability to save and sync data through your mobile, for $19 per year.

                              With either version of Penzu, you can insert pictures, and add tags and comments to entries, as well as search for older entries. You can set your posts to be private and viewable by you only, or share them with others.

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                              5. Evernote

                              Evernote isn’t a purpose-built journaling tool, however its features make it perfect for keeping your journaling notes in one safe place. With the ability to keep separate “notebooks”, tag your entries, include pictures, audio and web clipping, Evernote will appeal to journalers who want to include more formats than just text in their entries.

                              Available online within a web browser, and as a stand-alone desktop app, the service also comes with a series of mobile apps covering almost every device available. These allow you to make notes on the go and sync between the mobile and browser versions of the app.

                              For additional features, including text recognition and the ability to collaborate on Notebooks, you can upgrade to Evernote’s premium service, which costs $5 per month.

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