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Best Tips on the Internet for Making Money

Updated on November 1, 2017
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I love writing about a variety of different subjects. I hope you enjoy my view on these subjects and will appreciate your honest opinion.

One man's junk is another man's treasure!

Raising awareness about what we throw away actually could  be worth something to someone else and a way to make money!
Raising awareness about what we throw away actually could be worth something to someone else and a way to make money! | Source

What made me think of writing a hub about How To Make Money


I started thinking about this when I was asked by someone 'how can I make some money, I'm broke, I can't pay my heating bill which is in arrears because I have to pay my rent first or I will be evicted, I'm cold and I'm desperate'.

This got me thinking that there must be loads of people out there in the same position as this particular person.

Start by looking at what you have got and what belongs to you

We all have items in our possession which belong to us that we don't really need or use or maybe we do need or use them but, if you haven't got any money to pay to heat your home because you need to pay your rent you really do need to get those priorities in order!

My first suggestion to my friend was to think about what they have that they no longer use. Such as electrical items, dvd's, audio equipment, furniture, jewellery, the list is endless when you really put your mind to thinking about it.

Remember one mans junk is another mans treasure

Gold necklace
Coat Stand
Spare Television
Silver ring
Old Video Recorder
Fur Coat
Book case
List all of the items that you have in you home that you really could do without if your in a desperate situation

Once you have looked out all of the items that you think may not be missed it's time to get thinking of ways that you are going to sell them.

The chair may look old and is old, but there is money to be had in that there old chair!
The chair may look old and is old, but there is money to be had in that there old chair! | Source

Free Advertising Sites

If you have a computer which you probably have because you wouldn't be reading my hub if you didn't then you will be aware that there are many, many free online sites that you can advertise your items on such as E-bay, Gumtree etc, there are loads more you just have to spend a little time looking for them.

If you want to make money then you need to be careful at what price you put on your items

It's no good putting your items onto these sites and asking too much for them because your fail at the first hurdle! Start low and slowly identify the items that sell quickly or alternatively take a look in your local newspaper which in fact you can also advertise in some for free.

Ask your friends what they would pay for the items and ask them to be honest, tell them your dilemma and maybe just maybe they may even be interested in buying an item.

This guy may help you to get started on ebay

Focus, remember that you need to be firm with yourself, those items have to go to pay the bill!

I know it's hard to get rid of your things, but sometimes it just has to be done, when times are tough what we take for granted in our homes has to go. You have to focus be positive and remember why you need to get rid of these items.

What about a car booty

Car booties are another way of selling your items. All you need is a car, of course, if you haven't got a car then see if you can ask family to help, ask them to give up a day to do a car booty with you so that you can raise the money you need to pay that bill!

I know there not much fun in the winter but again by looking on the web or in your local newspaper you find that there are indoor booties around where you maybe able to sell your items.

Christmas Fayres are around the corner

The christmas fayres will be starting soon and all you need is a decorating table. Put all of your items on the table and make your table look interesting, don't just pile the items on the table put books alongside dvd's, try to make your table look inviting to the people who visit the christmas fayre.

More websites where you could advertise your items for free

Put cards in the local post office window advertising your items or alternatively some shops have an area for advertising second hand items

Post offices are very good places to advertise your items as they only charge a small amount of money for putting the card into the shop window and it's normally on a one week basis.

Alternatively, some large shopping stores will allow you to advertise too.

Speak to friends and family see if they can put an advert or poster in there workplace

Some businesses allow their staff to advertise items or bring items into work to be sold to other employees, check with your friends and family see if they could do this for you, I'm sure that if you mention to them your dilemma they may be able to help you.

And finally

If you cannot raise the money to pay your gas bill due to being in so much debt you need to contact National Debt line. They have a user friendly website and people that you can talk to online to help you sort out your debts, they can advise you on where to go and who to speak to and they can help you look at your debts and sort them out.

It's no good burying your head in the sand!

Take my How to Make Money Ideas and have a go for yourself. Be patient, keep advertising those items don't give up to soon, it may take a little time but once you get your first sell I'm sure you will be encouraged to continue.

If all else fails visiting the Doctor could be the way forward they are aware of groups of people that are in the same position as you are and they maybe able to help you. The Church is also there to listen.

So you have looked around and you have nothing to sell, what now?

Ask everyone you know if they have any items old or new that they no longer want. Tell them that if they want to get rid of it you will take it off their hands. You may be surprised at the amount of people that would rather give there items to you than throw it away. And if they know you are in dire straits they would want to help. Be honest and people will help.

And the very best of luck, my thought's are with you!

If you have any ideas that you would like to share with others let me know please and I will add it to my hub. Thank you.

© 2014 Trudy Cooper


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    • tlcs profile imageAUTHOR

      Trudy Cooper 

      4 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      Glad you enjoyed it, I wrote it with certain friends in mind to get them to think outside of the box on ways of making money. Thank you for your comments.

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      Amelia Griggs 

      4 years ago from U.S.

      Hi tlcs, I had my first garage sale last year and made over $200.00. It was fun and interesting to see what people would buy. On the Internet, I sold a bunch of items on amazon over the past couple of years, and that was a nice chunk of chain too. You never know, like you said, you could have treasures in your attic! Nice hub and I shared on my Pinterest Money board.



    • tlcs profile imageAUTHOR

      Trudy Cooper 

      4 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      I don't know what I would do without you teaches12345, your comments give me the inspiration to carry on writing, you always give me such positive remarks. Thank you

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      You have some wonderful advice here on saving money and making it. More of us need to be frugal and spendthrifty such as this.


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