The internet has become the lifeblood of many businesses. In fact, more than that, it has become the center of our lives-modern life is defined by a computer and a high speed internet connection. It’s how we work, it’s how we play and it’s what keeps us connected, as a society and as a country. Even those living in rural America are getting plugged in and connected, just like their big city brethren, via satellite internet broadband. And more and more people, wherever they live are using the internet to earn extra cash. The opportunities are virtually endless. With a high speed, always on DSL or satellite internet connection, there’ are really no limits. One of the easiest ways to make some money online is by selling stuff, whether you’re unloading some junk (after all one man’s trash is another man’s treasure) or into handcrafting stuff, there’s a place to sell your wares on the net. Here’s a look at just some of those sites.
If you’re looking to unload some old textbooks then head on to eCampus. The store will take in your books and deposit your cash directly into your bank account. You can also buy textbooks, new, used and in electronic format. You’ll save money and make a few extra dollars too.
Another site for selling books you’ve already read, or have no intention of reading is Cash4Books.net. This site lets you get rid of any type of book, provided it’s in good condition. All you’ve got to do is type in the book’s ISBN, fill out your contact info and print out a free shipping label. Once they receive your books, you get paid cash. How novel is that?
If you’ve got an old digital camera lying around or an unused two person tent taking up space in the garage, sell it at Half.com. Half is a subsidiary eBay. eBay, is of course, another great place to sell your unwanted goods. You can set up an account in no time and rake in the money within days or even hours.
Got some extra tickets to that super, hot concert on Friday night? Why not sell them at StubHub? You can also buy tickets here and all purchases are guaranteed. Here you can get sports tickets, Cirque du Soleil tickets, concert tickets– you name it, they’ve got it.
Etsy is where artisans and crafters go to sell their handmade wares. Think of it as an online craft fair. If you can knit, sew or put together some cool crafts then Etsy’s perfect for you. It’s a great way to make a name for yourself in the fashion world too, if you sew your own clothes.
Autotrader is a site for selling used cars. Chances are you’ll fetch much better prices here than you would at a brick and mortar dealer. You can also trade in your vehicle if you find the right match.
Here’s a site that focuses on heartbreak diamonds. If you’ve been dumped at the altar and want to get rid of that bitter reminder, sell it on IDoNowIDont. You’ll get more than you would returning the ring to the jewelers, and perhaps the next couple will have better luck than you did.