Today’s post requires a little bit of backstory so bear with me.
You’ll be stoked by the end of this post because I’m about to share my biggest secret for earning extra cash.
Here we go!
In college, there was this place called Buffalo Exchange. Maybe you’ve heard of it?
Whenever I was in need of extra cash, I would take my clothes there and try to sell them. You guys know what I’m talking about: That dress you wore to a friend’s wedding? A gift from a family member you pretended you loved, when really you knew it was about to get buried in your drawers never to be heard from again. Or maybe something that no longer fits after one too many cupcakes. SOML.
Anyway, I’d drive all the way there, with my bag of clothes, fumbling around carrying a huge heap of stuff through the street. I would get inside, have to wait for the 6 people in front of me to turn their clothes in, then the hipster/punk dressed employee behind the counter would seriously give me two pennies for a Tshirt I paid 60 bucks for. Then they would turn around and sell it for way more and make all the profit.
Well those days are over, buddy. I’m proud to say, I will never have to step inside another resale store again.
Thanks to the 21st century, and this awesome company: Tradesy
It’s literally the greatest thing ever. They make it super easy to sell items in your closet, or buy items other people are selling for a discounted rate!
All I do is snap a picture with my phone using their smartphone app and choose a price I’m willing to sell it for. If it sells, I can easily transfer the money straight into my bank account or Paypal account. The items stay in my closet unless I decide to sell them. If someone offers to buy it, I can confirm or deny the sale if I’ve changed my mind.
[Get the Made in USA Floral Haute Hippie Dress above HERE]
After an item sells, Tradesy sends you everything you need to ship your item to the buyer. Including packaging and the shipping label. So easy!
I also find the cutest stuff to buy on Tradesy, never been worn, or barely worn, for half the price. Heaven!
Plus, it makes me feel good that buying and selling clothes on Tradesy means I might be supporting someone who is looking for a little extra cash. Not to get all technical on you, but services like Tradesy are actually part of the sharing economy, which is becoming super popular all over the world. The sharing economy helps people make money off of assets they either didn’t know they had or didn’t know how to make money off of (ahhemmm… like the unused clothes in your closet).
You can learn more about the sharing economy HERE. Popular companies such as Lyft and AirBnB are also part of the sharing economy.
I’m currently selling some things I’ve only worn once.
Do you guys have stuff you wouldn’t mind listing for sale on Tradesy? My Mom always used to tell me, “If you haven’t worn it in three months, get rid of it.”
No hoarding, please. Gross.
So how much can you make by selling your clothes over time? I’ve been on Tradesy for about a year, and I’ve made almost $2,000. But I clean out my closet pretty regularly. I guess it depends how much you’re willing to sell.
It literally takes no effort, I just snap a few pics and it feels like money just magically appears in my bank account.
So there you go! My secret for earning extra cash is out.
Feel free to shop my closet any time, I added the link to my main menu bar above.
And if you join Tradesy, let me know how your experience is in the comments below.