This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
I’m always looking for ways to earn some extra money. After all, in the current financial climate, we need to try and ensure we have funds for our family. And often the money we earn from work just isn’t enough. However, you might be surprised to know there is an easy way to get some cash. In fact, here are some not-so-obvious things you could sell for extra money for your family.
Your old books
I think we are all guilty of having some books just sitting around in our home. Whether they are piled under the bed or live on a bookshelf, they haven’t been held in years. But rather than collecting dust, you should try and sell them for some extra money. After all, even though you might be finished with the book, someone else might be after the same novel. Therefore, you should consider putting the books online for sale to see if anyone is interested. And even if they are older books, there are some apps out there which will buy your books for money. It might not be a lot, but any extra money can help you fund your family’s expenses.
Your old devices
A lot of us are guilty of just putting away old devices when we have finished using them. After all, we are so busy playing with our new phones and tablets that it doesn’t come into our mind about selling them. But rather than letting them live in drawers, it’s time to sell them instead. After all, you might end up getting a significant amount which could help your family. Therefore, move all your pictures and videos onto your computer and reset the phone. You might even want to get it unlocked so that anyone can use the phone. After all, this is a good selling point to potential buyers. And then you can try and sell it online. You might be thinking I can’t sell my iphone as it’s broken, but some sites will buy it even with issues like a broken screen. That way, you can get some money even if it’s a low amount for your device!
We all take photos which we then share with our friends and family. And then we might print them out to keep in a photo album. But then what happens to them? You might not realize that you could actually sell your photos. A lot of sites like istockphoto will buy your photos for a small amount. After all, companies will then get photos from them to use for their marketing. They require non-copyright photos which they can use legally. And by selling them to these photo sites, it’s a great way for you to earn some extra money too! You can read more about selling your photos on our previous blog.
A lot of us are guilty of using a bag for a short while. And then we move onto another handbag, leaving the other one to sit in our wardrobe collecting dust. But someone out there might actually love your old handbag. And might be willing to pay you a few dollars to have it in their possession. Therefore, put it up for sale to see if you could make some extra money.