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Published on June 21, 2019

7 Sell Your Stuff Apps That Will Get You Some Extra Cash in Hand

7 Sell Your Stuff Apps That Will Get You Some Extra Cash in Hand

When it comes to selling your stuff, the possibilities have become endless. At the same time, it can be overwhelming to find recommendations and difficult to find the right apps that will earn you extra cash.

Whether you are a frequent buyer, collector or a passionate consumer that takes good care of products, there are ways to bank substantial cash with these highly-recommended apps.

In this article, I will highlight the most popular sell your stuff apps — which also market your merchandize or items effectively to maximize your cash earnings.

1. Decluttr

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    Decluttr launched in 2013 and began its advertising campaign in the same year. The business venture and app has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News and others.

    If you are looking to sell old or unwanted items for fast cash, Decluttr is your solution. They accept items like DVDs, cell phones, textbooks, video games, consoles tablets and LEGOS.

    Make sure that the items you are looking to sell are in good condition. If the item you are selling is in demand you may receive payment the next day. Payment options are PayPal, direct deposit or a paper check via the mail.

    Get the app here: iOS | Android

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    2. Letgo

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      Letgo was founded in 2015 and is worth over $1 billion. You can sell your old stuff for cash. It has become a competitor for the likes of Craigslist and Facebook to buy or sell used products.

      You can download the Letgo app on iOS or Android. In addition, you can view your listings via the app or the desktop version of the mobile app. All of the product listings are based on location, so results will be based solely on geographic proximity.

      According to Business Insider, the app is frequently and consistently being featured as one of the top 50 free apps.[1] So, the app has been used and downloaded by millions of users because of its approach to buying and selling products.

      Get the app here: iOS | Android

      3. ThredUP

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        ThredUP is a fashion resale website for consumers founded in 2009. The company allows you to buy or sell secondhand clothing online. The service is built on sharing economy and part of a collaborative consumption movement.[2] In other words, you can share a good or service by a group.

        Once you get setup with the company, you will first need to order a free close clean-out kit. Days later, ThredUP will send via the mail a bag where you can place old clothes. Once this is received, a payment will be made on PayPal, ThredUP shopping credit or a VISA prepaid card.

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        The company is built on transparency, so you can get an estimate before sending goods in. The company has also built-in to the app a payout estimator so you can get a good idea of your potential earnings prior to mailing your kit.

        Get the app here: iOS | Android

        4. Poshmark

        Poshmark

          Poshmark was launched in 2011 and has not slowed down in terms of growth. It has rapidly grown to a community of five million sellers. It allows users to list on the app adult and children’s clothing absolutely free. Poshmark goes the extra mile by sending a free prepaid shipping label when you make a sale on goods you advertised.

          The app with just a few pictures can be uploaded in real-time. Think of the app as your own personal closet, except you are showcasing your best and used clothing to make a profit.

          According to Business Insider, the company plans an initial public offering (IPO) later this year.[3] To date, the community of sellers have been paid out $1 billion.

          Get the app here: iOS | Android

          5. OfferUp

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            The company launched in 2011, and has been synonymous to as a local version of eBay. The OfferUP app offers rewards to successful repeat sellers with excellent customer experiences. Moreover, the seller and buyers can leave each other feedback on transactions.

            The transparency is an appealing part of the company’s app, and you can add customizations to your experience. For instance, you can create a watch list, ask for information for sellers through the in-app chat feature and negotiate a price.

            The app uses geolocation and users can navigate listings by browsing through categories or proximity.

            Get the app here: iOS | Android

            6. VarageSale

            VarageSale: Buy & Sell

              As the name indicates, VarageSale is a virtual garage sale app. Users can download the app on Android or iOS. VarageSale has presence all across the U.S, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, etc.

              The company was founded in 2012 and allows you to sell new or used products. Popular items to sell or trade are smartphones, furniture, electronics and others.

              The service is also built on reliability and transparency. Users must create and complete profiles with all required information. The platform comes equipped with a 24-hour support line to report fraudulent or suspicious activity.

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              Get the app here: iOS | Android

              7. Chairish

              Chairish

                Chairish was founded in 2013 and is a multi-faceted sales service. It is an online vintage furniture, art and home accessories destination.

                Listings are free in Chairish, yet there is a 20 percent commission charge for the items you sell. Items here have a higher selling price. In other words, sellers looking to score serious cash need to guarantee the promoting items are in good condition.

                Get the app here: iOS

                Takeaways

                In conclusion, there are a variety of resources and options to make cash with any of these 7 mobile apps. It is important to conduct a little bit of research before publishing listings. You want to make sure the service and the listings match up closely to what it is you’re trying to sell.

                Not all of the services are created equal. All of these cash-based apps are tailored to specific audiences and markets. Look up items to see how frequently they appear and listed prices. Based on this, you can safely assume that this is the right service to promote and market items.

                Featured photo credit: Le Buzz via unsplash.com

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                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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