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Tips on Selling your Stuff

November 12, 2010 11:23am | Comments

Have you ever wanted to sell your stuff online but weren’t sure how to do it? Or maybe you have tried it, but things just did not sell. Here are some tips that I hope will help you to sell your stuff online, easily!

You really want your ad to stand out. You want people to see your item description, see the photo and say “I want it BAD!” To get that reaction, follow these steps:

First, take a really good photo of the item. Make sure the item is clean and that you have good lighting. If there is more than a single item, take one photo of everything. For example, if you are selling your dining room set which includes a table, six chairs and a buffet and hutch, take a photo of the table, the chairs all together, the buffet & hutch, and a photo of the complete set. On, you can post up to five photos.

Next, you have to use an inviting and descriptive headline that will attract buyers. Instead of putting “dining room set,” use “Solid Maple Wood Dining Room Set – Table, 6 Chairs, and Buffet & Hutch”. Which link would you click? Exactly!

Finally, you have to describe your item completely. Without writing paragraphs of information, include all the details. Using the dining room set as an example, your description should include: brand name & store where purchased, type of wood, pieces included, any damages (if applicable).

It’s also wise to include your nearest intersection or town/city so people know where you are located and if you offer delivery. Otherwise, you may receive a bunch of emails from people checking to see if you live too far away. When posting an ad on ANY site, always be sure to use correct grammar and spelling. Quality is important and people want to make sure they aren’t dealing with someone sketchy!

A few tips when you finally receive that email or phone call from a potential buyer saying they want to purchase your item. Act Fast – Respond to their email as soon as you get it. The longer you wait to respond, the greater chance that the buyer has located something else. You want to sell your item fast, so respond to emails as quickly as possible.

Don’t Get Too Excited – Well, not right away. Just because someone says they want to buy your item and get your address and information, doesn’t mean they will actually show up when they say they will. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stood up by buyers. The best thing to do is keep all responses from potential buyers instead of deleting others just because one person says they will show up. Only delete buyers’ emails once your item has sold and you have the cash in your hand.

The best thing is the listing fee – ZERO DOLLARS! That’s right; it’s absolutely FREE to list things for sale on as we increase content and visitors.

Our website is receiving a steady and increasing amount of traffic and because of that, things usually sell pretty quickly. You do have to do a bit of work on your end though. It’s not just as easy as posting a picture of a “Coffee table for sale!” in the ad.

I hope these tips help you sell items online much easier. With a little bit of work and patience, you CAN clear out your stuff and make some MONEY in the process!

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