7.07.2010

How quickly can I earn $200? Part 2

So last week I posted about my goal to earn an extra $200 and to see how quickly I can do it.  I'm off to a bit of a slow start due to the busy holiday weekend and then a few days spent at the shore.

Anyway, my plan is to go through all the "extras" we have laying around collecting dust and sell, sell, sell!  It really is amazing how, in five years living here, we've accumulated SO much.

I've used Ebay and Blujay and various yardsales in the past to sell, and have just recently started selling on Craigslist.  Boy, is that so much easier!!!  And cheaper! I actually get to keep all my profits!  Imagine that concept!  Really, I should have jumped on the Craigslist wagon a long time ago.

So anyway, we had this swing & slide climber sitting in the yard which my kids are too big for now. 

So I listed it on Craigslist and had it sold within two days.  Easy and done.  Made $25!!!

Yay, that's a great start to my goal.  Then we got all busy and everything and I didn't list anything for a few days.  But this morning I kicked myself in the butt and listed my daughter's old tap shoes for $10 and a brand new, in the box toy for $20.  I'll keep you posted on how I do with them.

Next, I have a few NapPaks that I need to sell.  I was once a sales rep for them.  Four years ago I bought a bunch to sell, and then kinda sorta didn't sell too many because I got busy with life as a new mom and then more of life took over and they got forgotten about.

Soooo, yea I wanna sell those.  Going to try them on Craigslist as well.  Will try to get pics and list those within the next few days.

I'm also planning on selling my kids' old clothes and maybe some smaller toys at our library's annual yardsale in the fall.  I usually do pretty well there.  And I'll also be doing a yardsale at my parents' house this fall.  I'll sell alot there, as their house is on a busy street.

We live on a back street, which doesn't get alot of traffic.  I tried a yardsale once before and it was totally not worth it for the small amount that we sold.  But, we didn't advertise enough, so I might give that another try if we get a good, not too hot, day for it.

Ok, so I've got a plan and I've made $25 out of $200 so far.  I'll be sure to keep you posted on how this goes!

2 comments:

Marilyn's Money said...

Great job, I had a garage sale last year and made $1.50, yes, one dollar and fifty cents, we simply don't have a good location.

LittlePeopleWealth said...

I love that swing set! I need to have a garage sale, but I have no idea how it will go.