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3 Best Sites To Get The Most Cash For Your Old Cell Phones and Electronics

3 Best Sites To Get The Most Cash For Your Old Cell Phones and Electronics

Are you one of those people who chucks out your old electronic items when you get new stuff? If so, stop right now. Not only are you sending more junk to landfills, you are missing out on an opportunity to make a lot of extra cash. You spend money to buy these items. Why not recoup at least some of your losses instead of trashing the items when they are no longer any good to you?
You can sell your old cell phones and other electronics to make extra cash. In fact, a lot of people are turning this money-making opportunity into side jobs, and in some cases, full-time careers, simply by buying electronics from others at a low price, and then selling them online at a profit. If this sounds interesting to you, here are the three best ways to get started.

1. Gadget Salvation

When they want to get rid of unwanted cell phones and other electronics, many people are turning to Gadget Salvation. You can sell your iPhone and many other items, and earn extra cash to use for whatever you want. The process is simple. All you have to do is go to the site, and then select the device you wish to sell from the menu. Then, you will be required to answer a few simple questions about the item’s condition and complete a checkout form. Then, you will receive a pre-paid shipping label for free. You print the label yourself, and then send the item in by dropping it off at any UPS store. When the item is received, you get paid the agreed-upon amount, either by PayPal or check. Items you can sell at Gadget Salvation include cell phones, notebooks, iPads, iPods, laptop computers, headphones and other gadgets, and even books.

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2. Ebay

Another online option for selling your electronic gadgets is Ebay. In fact, you can sell pretty much anything here, with the exception of human remains and waste, and anything living, such as pets. The downside to selling through e-bay is that you don’t actually receive any money until the item sells. In some cases, you could be waiting weeks, or even months before it sells. But, don’t let this discourage you. Most of the time, if you are selling a popular item, you can expect it to sell pretty quickly. There is a small fee for each item you list, and then the profits are all yours. This is one of the safer ways to sell online, because you are protected by Ebay. Also, you never have to meet buyers in person, so you don’t have to worry about your personal safety.

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3. Craiglist

A lot of people use Craigslist when they want to sell items they no longer use or need. This is a great way to sell items to people locally. You place your ad, and interested parties contact you about buying the items you have for sale. You can sell pretty much anything on Craigslist, including old iPhones and other electronics. You don’t have to set up any online stores, or spend money to use this service. All you need to do is place your ad. Now, you may have heard all kinds of horror stories about people who have been ripped off, or even worse, physically assaulted, by people they meet through selling items this way. The trick is to use common sense, and to be careful. Make sure that when you are selling an item that you arrange to meet the buyer during daylight hours, and in a public place. If they can’t meet during the daytime, make sure that you meet in a public area that is well-lit, such as a shopping mall.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Develop a Millionaire Mindset in 6 Simple Steps

How to Develop a Millionaire Mindset in 6 Simple Steps

We all like to dream about being financially wealthy. For most people though, it remains a dream and nothing more. Why is that?

It’s because most people don’t set their mind to achieving that goal. They might not be happy in their current situation but they’re comfortable – and comfort is one of the biggest enemies of growth.

How do you go about developing that millionaire mindset? By following these simple steps:

1. Focus On What You Want – And Take It!

So many people are too timid to admit they want something and go for it. When there is something that you want to accomplish don’t think “I could never actually do that”, think “I could do that and I WILL do that”.

Millionaires play to win, not to avoid defeat.

This doesn’t mean to have to become a selfish jerk. What it means is becoming more assertive and honest with yourself. You don’t have to grab off other people. There is a big pot of unclaimed gold in the middle of the table — why shouldn’t you be the one to claim it? You deserve it!

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2. Become Goal-Orientated

It’s almost impossible to achieve anything if you don’t set firm goals. Only lottery winners become millionaires overnight. By setting yourself attainable goals, you will get there eventually. Don’t try to get rich quickly — get rich slowly.

Let’s take the idea of making your first million dollars and expand on what kind of goals you might set to get there. Let’s also say you’re starting at a break-even position – you’re making enough to get by with a few luxuries, but nothing more.

Your goal for the first year can be having $10,000 in the bank within a year. It won’t be easy but it is doable. Next, you need to figure out the steps you need to take to achieve that goal.

Always look at ways to make growth before cutbacks. With that in mind, you might want to see if you can negotiate a pay rise with your boss, or if there’s another job out there that will pay better. You might be comfortable in your old job but remember, comfort stunts growth.

You may also have other skills outside of your workplace that you can monetize to boost your bank balance. Maybe you can design websites for people, at a fee of course, or make alterations to clothes.

If this is still not enough to make the money you need to save $10,000 in a year, then it’s time to look at cutbacks. Do you have a bunch of old junk that someone else might love? Sell it! Do you really need to spend $10 on your lunch everyday when you could make your own for a fraction of the cost?

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If you are to become a millionaire, you need to start accumulating money.

Here’re some tips to help you: How to Become Goal Oriented and Achieve More in Life

3. Don’t Spend Your Money – Invest It

The reason you need to accumulate money is for step three. Millionaires tend to be frugal people, and that’s because they know the true value of money is in investing. Being your own boss goes hand-in-hand with becoming a millionaire. You’ll want to quit your regular job at some point.

Stop working for your money and make your money work for you.

Rather than buying yourself a new iPad, that $500 could be used to invest in the stock market. Find the right shares (more on that later), and that money could easily double within a year.

There’s not just the stock market — there’s also property, and your own education.

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4. Never Stop Learning

The best thing you can invest in is yourself.

Once most people leave the education system, they think their learning days are over. Well theirs might be, but yours shouldn’t be. Successful people continually learn and adapt.

Billionaire Warren Buffet estimates that he read at least 100 books on investing before he turned twenty. Most people never read another book after they’ve left school. Who would you rather be?

Learn everything you can about how economics works, how the stocks markets work, how they trend.

Learn new skills. If you have an interest in it, learn everything you can about it. You’d be surprised at how often, seemingly useless skills, can become extremely useful in the right situation.

Start developing the habit of learning continuously: How to Create a Habit of Continuous Learning for a Better You

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5. Think Big

While I advise to start off with small goals, you absolutely should have a big goal in mind. If you have a business idea, then that is your ultimate goal – to start that business and make a success of it. If you want to invest your way to millions of dollars and do little work other than research, then that is your big goal.

There is no shame in not achieving a big goal. If you run a business and aim to make $1 million profit in a year and “only” make $200,000, then you’re still significantly ahead of most people.

Aim for the stars, if you fail you’ll still be over the moon.

6. Enjoy the Attention

To be successful, you have to be willing to promote yourself and enjoy the attention to a certain extent. Now the attention doesn’t need to be on yourself, it could be on your brand, but attention definitely attracts money.

Never be embarrassed to get your name out there. That means finding a spotlight and being brave enough to step right up underneath it.

If you run a business, try contacting the local papers. You’d be surprised at how amenable they often are to running a story about you and your business, and it’s all free publicity.

Above all, remember: You control your own destiny. Push hard enough for anything and you’ll get it.

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