Almost everyone has valuable things they don't need or use anymore. Other people might want these things and be willing to pay for them. (You will never know until you try.)
You normally would start out just selling your own things. Then you might progress into buying things for resale. You want to find bargains at closeout sales, estate auctions, wholesale houses, or yard sales.
This is an indoors activity that consists of individual tasks. Thus, it would be an ideal work at home job, if you have things you can sell at a suitable price.
This opportunity is best suited for people who enjoy doing tasks online and can describe items in a way to make them desirable.
To pursue this opportunity, you should have a computer with broadband access to the Internet. You also need to set up an eBay and/or Craigslist account and have an email address.
You make money by selling unwanted possessions, and by selling purchased items at a profit. You receive this money from the buyer.
When using eBay, you have to pay certain fees. If the buyer lives out of town, you normally would have to pay shipping expenses. If you are selling a vehicle, you normally ask the buyer to come to your location to take possession of the vehicle.
You decide what things to sell and the minimum amount you want for them. Then you write up a description of these items. For eBay, you might even attach a picture of the items.
After you are paid for an item, you ship the item to an out-of-town buyer, or have the buyer visit you and take possession of the item.
Using eBay® -- This is a very popular and well-known website for buying and selling things. However, the seller must pay various fees to list and sell things there. There is an insertion fee, a final value fee (when the item sells), and a listing upgrade fee.
They have various categories of items for sale, such as antiques; books; cars, boats, vehicles & parts; home & garden; jewelry & watches; toys & hobbies; video games; and so on.
To start using this opportunity go to the eBay® website and fill out the registration form.
Using Craigslist -- Craigslist is a collection of websites for various cities in the world. Normally you would go to the website for the city or cities where you want to advertise what you have for sale. There is no charge for advertising your things for sale.
The "for sale" section has various categories, such as appliances, antiques, boats, books, cars and trucks, furniture, garage sale, jewelry, tools, toys and games, video gaming, and so on.
To start using this opportunity go to the main craigslist website and select the city where you want to advertise.
Business firms that can profit from impulse buying, such as ice cream and pizza sellers, may pay people to wave signs at passing cars. These signs announce today's special price or some other enticement. These business firms probably don't pay the sign wavers very much. However, this opportunity is something to keep in mind when you want to earn some extra cash.
The type of person best suited for this opportunity is someone who can remain active on his or her feet for hours at a time.
This is an outdoors activity, so you may be exposed to bad weather on occasion.
You will be paid by the owner or manager of the business firm that employs you. The amount of this payment probably is negotiable.
The duties of a sign waver consist of attracting attention and displaying the sign with "today's special" printed on it. This is a fairly simple activity. (I think that almost any able-bodied person could perform this task.)
If you want to do this kind of work, contact or visit your local ice cream and pizza sellers. See if they need any sign wavers, and how much they would pay. You might also offer to wear an attention-getting costume or talk to people on the sidewalk.
Another way to get this kind of work would be to place a classified advertisement in your local newspaper.
If you want to work for a particular business, give them your contact information (name, mailing address, and telephone number). They would probably also like more information about you -- like your age and prior work experiences. Then when they need someone to wave a sign, they can get in touch with you.