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8 Tips for Preparing Your iPhone for Sale

8 Tips for Preparing Your iPhone for Sale

If you want to upgrade to the latest iPhone model, or at least one that is newer than what you already have, you can get some extra cash to put toward it by selling your old iPhone. But, before you can sell it, you need to make sure that it is as presentable as possible. Here are eight tips that will help you to get the most money for your old iPhone.

1. Back Up the iPhone

The first thing you need to do is back up all of the data you want to save with a memory stick, a computer, or another mobile device. You can also back up your data to the cloud. Make sure that you back up all important data before moving on to the next step.

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2. Remove Personal Information

The next step is to remove any personal information from your device. This includes banking and credit card information, addresses, email addresses, and your photos. The device should be wiped completely clean of all of your personal information before anyone else gets their hands on it.

3. Unlock the iPhone

When buyers have more options to choose carriers, they are going to be more inclined to buy your old iPhone. You will need to unlock it so it can be used on any carrier. You may have to pay for this service, but you can get that back, and then some, because you can charge a bit more for the device than you could if it was locked. But before unlocking the iPhone, you should be aware of the risks. The smartphone can be turned into a “brick” if you made a mistake while unlocking. In other words, iPhone can lock up and never recover again, so beware of this pitfall.

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4. Clean the Outside of the Device

Once the iPhone is cleaned up on the inside, it is time to concentrate on the outer casing. Make sure to clean it up as best as you can, and get rid of any gunk and dirt that is built up in the ports and around the buttons. Clean the screen with a soft cloth and a cleaner that is made specifically for screens.

5. Gather Up all Accessories

If you have any accessories that go with the device, include them in the sale. The more you include, the more money you are going to get. Include things like chargers, cables, and cases, and put them all in a box. If you have the original box, you can make even more money for offering a complete package.

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6. Find out the Value

Not all older phones are going to be worth the same amount of money. There will be many factors that are added together to come up with the value for your device. These include condition, age, and model. Once you know the value of your iPhone, you can set a fair and reasonable price.

7. Decide How to Sell the iPhone

When the phone is ready to sell, you need to decide how you are going to sell it. You can choose to go local with newspaper classified ads and bulletin boards. Or, you may want to go online and use sites like Craigslist, Sell iPhone and eBay, where you can set your own price.

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8. Get the Most Money

You may have a better chance of making more money if you let a website sell the iPhone for you. These sites will pay you top dollar for your old iPhone and other devices, and then sell them to other people. It’s a great way to recycle and make money at the same time, while the buyer gets the benefit of not having to pay full price to upgrade to a newer model.

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Last Updated on August 20, 2018

Quit Your Job If You Don’t Like It, No Matter What

Quit Your Job If You Don’t Like It, No Matter What

Do you know that feeling? The one where you have to wake up to go to your boring 9-5 job to work with the same boring colleagues who don’t appreciate what you do.

I do, and that’s why I’ve decided to quit my job and follow my passion. This, however, requires a solid plan and some guts.

The one who perseveres doesn’t always win. Sometimes life has more to offer when you quit your current job. Yes, I know. It’s overwhelming and scary.

People who quit are often seen as ‘losers’. They say: “You should finish what you’ve started”.

I know like no other that quitting your job can be very stressful. A dozen questions come up when you’re thinking about quitting your job, most starting with: What if?

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“What if I don’t find a job I love and regret quitting my current job?”
“What if I can’t find another job and I get in debt because I can’t pay my bills?”
“What if my family and friends judge me and disapprove of the decisions I make?”
“What if I quit my job to pursue my dream, but I fail?

After all, if you admit to the truth of your surroundings, you’re forced to acknowledge that you’ve made a wrong decision by choosing your current job. But don’t forget that quitting certain things in life can be the path to your success!

One of my favorite quotes by Henry Ford:

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

Everything takes energy

Everything you do in life takes energy. It takes energy to participate in your weekly activities. It takes energy to commute to work every day. It takes energy to organize your sister’s big wedding.

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Each of the responsibilities we have take a little bit of our energy. We only have a certain amount of energy a day, so we have to spend it wisely.  Same goes for our time. The only things we can’t buy in this world are time and energy. Yes, you could buy an energy drink, but will it feel the same as eight hours of sleep? Will it be as healthy?

The more stress there is in your life, the less focus you have. This will weaken your results.

Find something that is worth doing

Do you have to quit every time the going gets touch? Absolutely not! You should quit when you’ve put everything you’ve got into something, but don’t see a bright future in it.

When you do something you love and that has purpose in your life, you should push through and give everything you have.

I find star athletes very inspiring. They don’t quit till they step on that stage to receive their hard earned gold medal. From the start, they know how much work its going to take and what they have to sacrifice.

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When you do something you’re really passionate about, you’re not in a downward spiral. Before you even start you can already see the finish line. The more focus you have for something, the faster you’ll reach the finish.

It is definitely possible to spend your valuable time on something you love and earn money doing it. You just have to find out how — by doing enough research.

Other excuses I often hear are:

“But I have my wife and kids, who is going to pay the bills?”
“I don’t have time for that, I’m too busy with… stuff” (Like watching TV for 2 hours every day.)
“At least I get the same paycheck every month if I work for a boss.”
“Quitting my job is too much risk with this crisis.”

I understand those points. But if you’ve never tried it, you’ll never know how it could be. The fear of failure keeps people from stepping out of their comfort zone.

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I’ve heard many people say, “I work to let my children make their dream come true”. I think they should rephrase that sentence to: “I pursue my dreams — to inspire and show my children anything is possible.” 

Conclusion

Think carefully about what you spend your time on. Don’t waste it on things that don’t brighten your future. Instead, search for opportunities. And come up with a solid plan before you take any impulsive actions.

Only good things happen outside of your comfort zone.

Do you dare to quit your job for more success in life?

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