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How to make money off your old items

Posted: 10:57 AM, Oct 02, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-02 14:12:17-04

Would you believe there's over $3,000 of income hiding in your home?  That's right!  According to Linda Lightman, founder and CEO of Linda's Stuff, if you're willing to put in a little time you can find items that you either no longer need or use and sell them online.    Fifteen years ago, Lightman decided to sell her son's video games on Ebay--sparking her to try out other items.  Before long, she successfully launched her own online luxury, consignment shop which has become a $25MM a year business.  Learn more about her and her company at shoplindasstuff.com or stores.ebay.com/Lindas-Stuff

At for those of you who are interest in selling your own stuff online, she offered the following advice:

TIPS FOR SELLING ONLINE

  • Take a good picture
  • Take multiple pictures showing different angles
  • Describe item in detail

WHERE TO FIND VALUABLES AROUND YOUR HOME

  • Wedding gifts/gown
  • Clothes
  • Jewelry
  • Handbags/wallets

ITEMS WHICH SELL THE BEST

  • Electronics
  • Handbags
  • Accessories
  • 1-size-fits-all

BEST SELLING BRANDS

  • Lululemon
  • Kate Spade
  • Coach
  • Michael Kors
  • Limited edition brands at Target and H&M