Marketplace – How I Made an Easy $85

Tonight I made an easy $85 in the space of 2 hours and you can too. For someone traveling to Europe (like myself) that’s the equivalent of 51 EURO or a meal and short cruise on the Seine in Paris…

It was easy. Mainly because I have a copious amount of junk lying around. I have mountains of new books, piles of new clothes that I purchased online that do not fit and random stuff in boxes in my wardrobe… I swear I am not a hoarder… I’ve just accumulated a lot of stuff over the years…

So I sold them on Marketplace.

It was super easy.

Marketplace works for me. I love the flexibility that it offers. Postage and handling is not essential, you can meet in person at a local spot (whether it be Woolworths, their home, work, etc). If you don’t want them to pay cash simply request an online transfer! Love it!

NOTE: Due to security reasons, I would recommend meeting elsewhere other then your home.

First, take a couple photos of the item you are selling and upload them. Name your price (make it reasonable) and write your description (I also like to state the location of pickup or whether postage is available).

TIP: I sometimes do a little research on the retail price so that the customers can compare prices 🙂 Ebay is an excellent website to compare prices.

TIP 2: Take multiple quality photos that advertise the product effectively.

Check out one of my items below:

As they say… “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”…



The only drawback that I seem to have when using Marketplace is that people are after a quick bargain. I have tried to sell quality, designer items for a fair price, but have struggled to sell them as customers are reluctant to pay the price.

Aside from this, Marketplace is convenient, efficient and guaranteed to make you a little cash on the side.

What are some easy ways you have made extra money?? Leave a comment below 🙂

Jess xxx

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