Selling for Others

If you’ve been reading “Make Money, Save Money”, then by now you should have very little you want to sell.

Without buying items to sell, what can you do?

Ask other people for items to sell!
Think friends, family and co-workers.

Why would they want to do that?

They wanted to get rid of them but never got round to it.

The deal is simple.
Offer to sell their items for 50% after costs. (Selling fees, postage and packaging).


  • Digital Camera
  • Notepad
  • Tape Measure
  • Scales

What you need to do is take really good photos of the items you want to sell. Lighting is the hardest thing to get right.

Next, you will want to take as many notes as possible. The bare minimum would be brand, model number, condition, measurements, and weight. You will also want to test that item still works.

Armed with these details, you can head over to eBay, to create your listing.

Fill in as much as you can.

When it comes to postage, you can get an idea of how much to charge for postage by getting a quote from Parcel2Go. You will need the item dimensions and weight. (Don’t forget to account for the cost and extra weight of the packaging).

When you price the item, if you just want it gone, then list it at 99p. However if you think the item will only have a small market appeal then go with what eBay just.

All you need to do now, is put the auction live, and wait for the bids to roll in.


Whilst building web applications, Daniel also sets up web servers from scratch because he has yet to find the perfect hosting solution. His philosophy is “Why settle, when you can build it better yourself?”

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