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Daily Expenditure $0: 20 Sites Of Modern Barter Trade

Daily Expenditure $0: 20 Sites Of Modern Barter Trade

Bartering or swapping sites provide easy ways to trade locally for services or needed products. Bartering or swapping can conveniently also take place through the mail . Of course, sites designed for swapping save money, especially since bartering is tax-free. The practice of bartering has been going on for centuries but on the Internet, people from all over the world can connect faster and with more convenience.

1. SwapStyle

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    SwapStyle is a bustling world wide bartering, sell, or  buy clothing site. Women and children’s clothing are available, as well as, sections for entertainment, accessories, shoes, and maternity wear. The site has been around since 2004 and is quite the popular spot for trading or buying. The site is free to join.

    2. Rehash Clothes

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      Rehash Clothes is a swap site for just about everything. There are men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothes available, along with, accessories, DVDs, textbooks and far more. The site was originally designed to design and reuse old clothes into designer clothes. Upon its launch Rehash Clothes quickly gained popularity as a swap site.

      3. Craigslist

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         Craigslist provides a a great resource for anyone looking to barter or swap. It was started in 1995 by Craig Newmark as a list of local events in San Francisco. Craigslist quickly grew into the large entity today, where people can go and find just about anything.

        4. Swap.com

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          Swap.com touts itself as ‘the largest online consignment store for baby and kids’ items. Parents simply box up the child’s clothes, toys, or maternity clothes and swap.com takes care of the rest. The items sent in are photographed and those with consigned items price their clothing or swap for needed items.

          5. U-Exchange

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            U-Exchange is an international bartering site for just about anything. Swap motorcycles, cars, homes, and more. There is no membership fee, people only have to sign in with a legitimate e-mail to begin swapping. U-Exchange does charge a very small fee to trade boats or to swap property permanently. Check out the guidelines before bartering.

            6. Freecycle

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              Freecycle was begun in 2003 in Tucson, AZ. It began as an e-mail list for locals to find other peoples throw-aways. The site grew quickly and now has over 7 million members worldwide. Simply enter your zip code to find those close to you or enter the zip of a larger city to discover whether some members will ship their items in an international swap.

               7. Game TZ

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                 Game TZ is a great and inexpensive way to keep a gamer happy. The zone allows users to create a library of their games and to trade between users without a fee of any kind. The site features top traders and what has been traded and received. Game accessories are also available to trade or buy.

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                8. PaperBack Swap

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                  Book lovers will truly love PaperBack Swap. Members build up their library in order to swap with other members. When a member lists ten books, they receive two credits. These credits are then used to barter with others in the group. For example, once a book is mailed and received by another member, the member who sent the book earns two credits. Extra credits are available for trading audio books.

                  9. SwapaCD

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                    SwapaCD works the same way as PaperBack Swap. Credits are earned in return for building a library and for sending CD’s to members. CD’s cost $0.49 and one credit point to purchase a CD. These credits may also be used in conjunction with the paperback swap site. Members may join and browse for free.

                    10. SwapaDVD

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                      SwapaDVD is also a part of PaperBack Swap and SwapaCD. Once the user builds a library of ten available DVD’s to swap or purchase, the member is awarded two credits. DVD’s then cost $0.49 plus one credit. When a DVD is successfully sent to another party a credit is awarded to the sender. Paper back books and CD’s can also be swapped or purchased.

                      11. Book Mooch

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                        Book Mooch is both national and international book swap site. The site works only on a point system. 1/10 of a point is awarded for each book entered. One point is awarded for every book sent and received, three points if sent out of the United States. A point is deducted for every book received, three points if mailed out of the country. The site is free to join, the only cost are shipping of books.

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                         12. Swap Ace

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                          Swap Ace is free to join. Members can buy or trade just about anything, including cars. clothes, electronics, and much more. Bartering deals can be made locally, nationally, and internationally. Services, such as, child care, home improvements, and cleaning services are available.

                          13. Neighbor Goods

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                            Neighbor Goods is free to join in order to barter goods and services at a local level. List stuff you are willing to share or barter in your inventory, which allows others near you to find what you have. Search for your needed stuff on other people’s inventory lists. Plus, Neighbor Goods helps you track your stuff as you lend it out or are borrowing.

                            14. Trash Bank

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                              Trash Bank is a completely free site to list, barter, or buy just about anything. The site was founded in 2005 by avid traders. Trash Bank users offer testimonials of their experiences to the trading, buying, or bartering services offered. Bargain travel sites, along with valuable e-coupons are part of the services offered on the site.

                              15. Barter Quest

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                                Barter Quest allows users to barter or bargain hunt for the best price. Simply list what you have and what you want and the database sorts automatically. You will be matched to who has what you are looking to barter or buy. Every conceivable item is up for grabs.

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                                16. Trade Away

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                                  Trade Away is where you can buy, sell, or swap any item for just about anything. Users bid on items, similar to an auction house. Sellers accept the offer that is stellar to them. Registration is absolutely free. Trade anything from antiques to vacation homes.

                                  17. Listia

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                                    Listia lets you earn points off stuff you barter. Earned points then can be used to ‘buy’ other people’s stuff. On this site you can trade almost anything that moves. Joining is free, and you can join with your facebook or e-mail account.

                                    18. Tukar Tukar

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                                      Tuka Tukar is completely free, simply register with a valid social media or e-mail account. Build ‘inventory’ in your virtual garage to start trading, it really is as simple as that.

                                      19. Adal Bdal

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                                         Adal Bdal is completely free to join and start swapping. Most traders are in India and the site does request permission to find your exact location. The site was created to let people unload there unwanted stuff for stuff that could be used by someone else. There are many items in which bargain hunters would have a difficult time finding elsewhere.

                                        20. What’s On My Bookshelf?

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                                          What’s On My Bookshelf is another barter site for books of all kinds. Users receive one credit per every five books listed. The system uses tags, unlike other sites that require books be placed in a genre. Once a book is sent and received, the sender receives 1 point. Points are redeemed through the user choosing a book and having it sent to them.

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                                          Published on November 8, 2018

                                          How to Answer the Tough Question: What are Your Salary Requirements?

                                          How to Answer the Tough Question: What are Your Salary Requirements?

                                          After a few months of hard work and dozens of phone calls later, you finally land a job opportunity.

                                          But then, you’re asked about your salary requirements and your mind goes blank. So, you offer a lower salary believing this will increase your odds at getting hired.

                                          Unfortunately, this is the wrong approach.

                                          Your salary requirements can make or break your odds at getting hired. But only if you’re not prepared.

                                          Ask for a salary too high with no room for negotiation and your potential employer will not be able to afford you. Aim too low and employers will perceive as you offering low value. The trick is to aim as high as possible while keeping both parties feel happy.

                                          Of course, you can’t command a high price without bringing value.

                                          The good news is that learning how to be a high-value employee is possible. You have to work on the right tasks to grow in the right areas. Here are a few tactics to negotiate your salary requirements with confidence.

                                          1. Hack time to accomplish more than most

                                          Do you want to get paid well for your hard work? Of course you do. I hate to break it to you, but so do most people.

                                          With so much competition, this won’t be an easy task to achieve. That’s why you need to become a pro at time management.

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                                          Do you know how much free time you have? Not the free time during your lunch break or after you’ve finished working at your day job. Rather, the free time when you’re looking at your phone or watching your favorite TV show.

                                          Data from 2017 shows that Americans spend roughly 3 hours watching TV. This is time poorly spent if you’re not happy with your current lifestyle. Instead, focus on working on your goals whenever you have free time.

                                          For example, if your commute to/from work is 1 hour, listen to an educational Podcast. If your lunch break is 30 minutes, read for 10 to 15 minutes. And if you have a busy life with only 30–60 minutes to spare after work, use this time to work on your personal goals.

                                          Create a morning routine that will set you up for success every day. Start waking up 1 to 2 hours earlier to have more time to work on your most important tasks. Use tools like ATracker to break down which activities you’re spending the most time in.

                                          It won’t be easy to analyze your entire day, so set boundaries. For example, if you have 4 hours of free time each day, spend at least 2 of these hours working on important tasks.

                                          2. Set your own boundaries

                                          Having a successful career isn’t always about the money. According to Gallup, about 70% of employees aren’t satisfied with their current jobs.[1]

                                          Earning more money isn’t a bad thing, but choosing a higher salary over the traits that are the most important to you is. For example, if you enjoy spending time with your family, reject job offers requiring a lot of travel.

                                          Here are some important traits to consider:

                                          • Work and life balance – The last thing you’d want is a job that forces you to work 60+ hours each week. Unless this is the type of environment you’d want. Understand how your potential employer emphasizes work/life balance.
                                          • Self-development opportunities – Having the option to grow within your company is important. Once you learn how to do your tasks well, you’ll start becoming less engaged. Choose a company that encourages employee growth.
                                          • Company culture – The stereotypical cubicle job where one feels miserable doesn’t have to be your fate. Not all companies are equal in culture. Take, for example, Google, who invests heavily in keeping their employees happy.[2]

                                          These are some of the most important traits to look for in a company, but there are others. Make it your mission to rank which traits are important to you. This way you’ll stop applying to the wrong companies and stay focused on what matters to you more.

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                                          3. Continuously invest in yourself

                                          Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make. Cliche I know, but true nonetheless.

                                          You’ll grow as a person and gain confidence with the value you’ll be able to bring to others. Investing in yourself doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, you can read books to expand your knowledge in different fields.

                                          Don’t get stuck into the habit of reading without a purpose. Instead, choose books that will help you expand in a field you’re looking to grow. At the same time, don’t limit yourself to reading books in one subject–create a healthy balance.

                                          Podcasts are also a great medium to learn new subjects from experts in different fields. The best part is they’re free and you can consume them on your commute to/from work.

                                          Paid education makes sense if you have little to no debt. If you decide to go back to school, be sure to apply for scholarships and grants to have the least amount of debt. Regardless of which route you take to make it a habit to grow every day.

                                          It won’t be easy, but this will work to your advantage. Most people won’t spend most of their free time investing in themselves. This will allow you to grow faster than most, and stand out from your competition.

                                          4. Document the value you bring

                                          Resumes are a common way companies filter employees through the hiring process. Here’s the big secret: It’s not the only way you can showcase your skills.

                                          To request for a higher salary than most, you have to do what most are unwilling to do. Since you’re already investing in yourself, make it a habit to showcase your skills online.

                                          A great way to do this is to create your own website. Pick your first and last name as your domain name. If this domain is already taken, get creative and choose one that makes sense.

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                                          Here are some ideas:

                                          • joesmith.com
                                          • joeasmith.com
                                          • joesmithprojects.com

                                          Nowadays, building a website is easy. Once you have your website setup, begin producing content. For example, if you a developer you can post the applications you’re building.

                                          During your interviews, you’ll have an online reference to showcase your accomplishments. You can use your accomplishments to justify your salary requirements. Since most people don’t do this, you’ll have a higher chance of employers accepting your offer

                                          5. Hide your salary requirements

                                          Avoid giving you salary requirements early in the interview process.

                                          But if you get asked early, deflect this question in a non-defensive manner. Explain to the employer that you’d like to understand your role better first. They’ll most likely agree with you; but if they don’t, give them a range.

                                          The truth is great employers are more concerned about your skills and the value you bring to the company. They understand that a great employee is an investment, able to earn them more than their salary.

                                          Remember that a job interview isn’t only for the employer, it’s also for you. If the employer is more interested in your salary requirements, this may not be a good sign. Use this question to gauge if the company you’re interviewing is worth working for.

                                          6. Do just enough research

                                          Research average salary compensation in your industry, then wing it.

                                          Use tools like Glassdoor to research the average salary compensation for your industry. Then leverage LinkedIn’s company data that’s provided with its Pro membership. You can view a company’s employee growth and the total number of job openings.

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                                          Use this information to make informed decisions when deciding on your salary requirements. But don’t limit yourself to the average salary range. Companies will usually pay you more for the value you have.

                                          Big companies will often pay more than smaller ones.[3] Whatever your desired salary amount is, always ask for a higher amount. Employers will often reject your initial offer. In fact, offer a salary range that’ll give you and your employer enough room to negotiate.

                                          7. Get compensated by your value

                                          Asking for the salary you deserve is an art. On one end, you have to constantly invest in yourself to offer massive value. But this isn’t enough. You also have to become a great negotiator.

                                          Imagine requesting a high salary and because you bring a lot of value, employers are willing to pay you this. Wouldn’t this be amazing?

                                          Most settle for average because they’re not confident with what they have to offer. Most don’t invest in themselves because they’re not dedicated enough. But not you.

                                          You know you deserve to get paid well, and you’re willing to put in the work. Yet, you won’t sacrifice your most important values over a higher salary.

                                          The bottom line

                                          You’ve got what it takes to succeed in your career. Invest in yourself, learn how to negotiate, and do research. The next time you’re asked about your salary requirements, you won’t fumble.

                                          You’ll showcase your skills with confidence and get the salary you deserve. What’s holding you back now?

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