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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

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          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

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              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

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                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.

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                Last Updated on July 4, 2019

                25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                Whether you’re five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are endless.

                Best of all, many high quality sites are completely free. From history to coding, excellent free online education awaits on the following 25 sites.

                1. Coursera

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                  Coursera is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. This brings a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database.

                  Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education, and includes courses from many top universities, museums and trusts. This gives the site an extremely wide range of in-depth courses.

                  Coursera is extremely useful if you’re looking to study many different topics, or want courses from different schools and groups.

                  2. Khan Academy

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                    Partnering with many post secondary schools, Khan Academy offers a useable, well organized interface. Also curating many courses from around the web, Khan Academy offers impressive depth on many different subjects.

                    Among the more well known educational sites, Khan Academy is also incredibly useable, which may make it easier to keep learning goals.

                    3. Open Culture Online Courses

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                      If you are struggling to find exactly the material you are looking for, try Open Culture’s listing of free online education courses. The page highlights 1000 lectures, videos and podcasts from universities around the world. The site features a lot of material found only on universities private sites, all in easy to browse categories. This means you can find hundreds of university courses, without having to visit and search each university’s own site.

                      Open Culture’s list features courses from England, Australia, Wales and many state universities around the United States. A very helpful resource for finding many courses in one area of study.

                      4. Udemy 

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                        Udemy’s free courses are similar in concept to Coursera’s but additionally allows users to build custom courses from lessons.

                        Working with many top professors and schools, the site mixes the customizable platform of other sites with a heavy emphasis on top quality content. This is another site however, that mixes free and paid content.

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                        5. Academic Earth

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                          Another site with courses from many different schools is Academic Earth. Much like the three sites above, Academic Earth brings together top notch courses from many different sources, and focuses on offering a wide variety of subjects.

                          Academic Earth lists courses by subject and school, so it might be easier to find what you’re looking for.

                          6. edX

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                            Another great option for free online education is edX. Also bringing together courses from many different schools, the site has impressive, quality information for everyone. edX covers a great range of topics.

                            7. Alison

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                              Unlike the previous sites on this lists, Alison is a free education site offering certification in some areas. Alison offers courses mainly in business, technology, and health, but also includes language learning courses.

                              It’s a great option if users need certification for their learning as Alison also offers school curriculum courses.

                              8. iTunesU Free Courses

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                                A very convenient place for free online education is iTunesU, because it integrates seamlessly with your iPod, or any app-ready Apple mobile device. On iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, users download the iTunesU app.

                                Desktop users can access  iTunesU on the upper right hand corner of the iTunes Store. iTunesU is also convenient because the store is categorized much like iTunes.

                                Users can search learning materials in many different ways, including genre and topic. However, courses are often a mix of free podcasts or videos, and paid content.

                                ITunesU does include courses on a pretty wide scope of topics, but does not integrate with Android, Google or Windows mobile devices.

                                9. Stanford Online

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                                  Your hub for all the online offerings from Stanford University, Stanford Online offers self-paced and session based courses. While Coursera features some courses from Stanford, many classes are only available via other hosts. Some courses require iTunes, but most are completed in your web browser.

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                                  Stanford Online is a great site for high quality courses, though the topics are somewhat limited compared to sites partnered with more than one school.

                                  10. Harvard Extension

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                                    Like Stanford Online, Harvard Extension features free online education courses from Harvard only. This is another excellent source for top notch course material, though the course variety is less rich than multi-school sites.

                                    Additionally, Harvard Extension allows you to search for courses by professional certificate. This makes it much easier if your online education goal includes certification.

                                    11. Open Yale Courses

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                                      Open Yale Courses echoes Harvard Extension and Stanford Online, in that it offers only courses from Yale. While the site is similarly limited to topics taught at the school, Open Yale Courses offers a lot of videos of actual campus lectures. The availability of videos makes the site a great option if you’re looking for quality courses, but learn better by watching than by reading.

                                      12. UC Berkeley Class Central

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                                        Much like the other schools on this list, UC Berkeley has a variety of free online education options. The school has slightly fewer courses than the schools above, but includes some supplementary lectures, webcasts and RSS Feeds, making it easy to keep up with the topics you choose.

                                        13. MIT OpenCourseWare

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                                          Similarly, MIT offers a variety of free courses. The school has a comparable number of courses to the schools above, plus includes very in-depth course materials on the subjects available. MIT also offers free RSS feeds, a convenient way to continue learning.

                                          14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative

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                                            Carnegie Mellon’s free online education site is comparable with the other school’s on this list, however, Open Learning Initiative also covers a smaller range of topics. But for the topics that are covered impressive, in-depth material is available.

                                            15. Codecademy

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                                              Codecademy is a website dedicated specifically to teaching coding. Where other coding sites follow an example/practice session workflow, Codecademy includes a live practice window. This means you can practice coding while still viewing the lesson material.

                                              The courses at Codecademy are well written and easy to follow and the website is organized very nicely. Codecademy features a centralized dashboard where you can monitor your progress, plus organizes lessons into complete modules. This lets you learn an entire language without needing to pick the next course manually.

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                                              16. Code

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                                                Code is another website focused on coding and app writing. A site with high quality courses, Code also features learning options for kids.

                                                In addition to kid friendly courses, Code offers free online education classes on a wide variety of technology topics. These classes include app writing, robotics and Javascript.

                                                Most of the courses are also geared in a such a way that they can be useful in a classroom setting. This makes Code a great resource for harder to find coding topics, as well as various learning settings.

                                                17. University of London Podcasts

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                                                  The podcast page on the University of London website is another great source for free education. While the courses are limited to podcasts, the site features podcasts from it’s own campus, as well as eleven universities in and around London. This gives learners a wide base of topics and lectures, but still ensures in-depth material.

                                                  18. University of Oxford Podcasts

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                                                    Similar to the University of London, the University of Oxford features many different podcasts. Most are public lecture series or lectures from visiting professors, with several different recordings available.

                                                    The advantage to this particular site is that podcasts are organized into series, making it easy to subscribe to multiple lectures on one topic. Another good site for thoroughly in-depth lectures.

                                                    19. BBC Podcasts

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                                                      For the more casual learner, the BBC offers a wide variety of podcasts on many different topics. Most podcasts are updated weekly, and focus on everything from finance, to sports, to current events.

                                                      Through the World Service line of podcasts, there are also many in different languages. The focus of these podcasts are less in-depth and theory based, which may be more accessible to the average person.

                                                      20. TED-Ed

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                                                        Another great destination for more general learning is TED-Ed. From the same people that brought you the all encompassing, motivational web series, comes a site chocked full of educational videos. Most include impressive animation, and all are ten minutes long or less.

                                                        Not only is TED-Ed an excellent site for the curious, it also includes supplemental materials and quizzes on the videos. This makes the site extremely useful in formal education settings, as well as in entertaining ways to brush up on new discoveries and topics.

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                                                        21. LessonPaths

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                                                          LessonPaths is another great tool for those looking for a more usable and convenient way to access learning material. On this site, users create link playlists of their favorite learning materials from other sites. Users then rank these collections, making it easy to find many different high quality, accessible sources on a given topic.

                                                          22. Memrise

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                                                            Another impressive free online education site offering ease of use and convenience is Memrise. Available both on desktop and as an app, Memrise is a particularly powerful tool if you are studying a language. The site encompasses many other topics as well, though some of the course material is user generated content.

                                                            Part of what makes Memrise special is their integration of games into the learning materials, mixing learning with entertainment.

                                                            23. National Geographic Kids

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                                                              The kids site for National Geographic is another site that makes free online education applicable for younger users. For those looking for kid friendly education, a large variety of games, puzzles, videos and photos keeps kids interested on this site.

                                                              National Geographic Kids doesn’t organize learning into courses, making materials available by topic and medium instead. This makes National Geographic Kids a good option for those looking for a more casual learning environment.

                                                              24. Fun Brain

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                                                                Fun Brain is another good option for kids who want to learn online, but focuses on games and fun puzzles. Particularly focused on math and reading, Fun Brain’s game based approach can be valuable if the child in question struggles to pay attention.

                                                                Fun Brain offers rewards and challenges as well, and is another site aimed at a casual learning experience for kids K-8.

                                                                25. Whyville

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                                                                  Similar to the sites for kids free online education is Whyville a destination for preteen online learning. The site includes a variety of social features, with a focus on learning materials geared for young teens.

                                                                  Whyville also mixes in educational games, to make the site a well rounded option for kids too old for simple games, but too young for heavy reading based material.

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