Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Selling on Ebay

Selling on EBay has been very profitable for me. I have made a few thousand dollars doing this.
I had my daughter in private school for a year and Ebay paid for her tuition!

I started out selling the clothes that my children outgrew. Then moved on to different things I no longer needed. Once people started hearing that I sold on Ebay they started giving me stuff that they were getting rid of to sell. I have also purchased things cheap at flea markets and garage sales and listed them.

It's quick and easy to do.

Just go to Ebay and create an account.

Gather up the things you want to sell. (I normally have lots of clothes to list)

Assemble the information you will need to place the listing. This includes measuring the item, weighing the item so you can estimate shipping costs, and getting photos of the items.
Log in to your account, and go to the Sell Tab

Enter a title for your listing. Make sure you check your spelling. This will help when people are searching for that particular item.

Enter a description, after choosing a category. Make sure you include all the information a potential buyer may need.

Pick a selling format. You have two options; which you will pick depends on your personal preferences
  • The online auction. Auctions are probably best for less common items, and when you're uncertain as to what price you should sell at.
  • Buy It Now items are fixed-price items. You might want to consider this for more common items; for example, new items which people need immediately are unlikely to attract many bids in an auction.
Set your price. You may want to research what other sellers are selling similar items for. This helps keep your auction competitive.

Continue to go through the options, and be sure to look everything over very carefully.

Watch the auction. Once the item has been won, send an invoice very easily thru the My Ebay tab.

Once the item has been paid for - ship the item.

Once the item has been shipped, and they have left feedback for you, you should leave feedback for that person.

See- Nothing to it!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Online Surveys--- Opinion Outpost

What is Opinion Outpost?
Opinion Outpost is a research panel. It is a community of individuals who agree to share their views and opinions by answering survey questions from leading marketing research companies all over the world as well as many Fortune 500 companies. It is a fun way to learn about and influence the products and services you use every day. As a “Thank You” for your participation Opinion Outpost offers Opinion Points, which can be redeemed for cash. Some surveys may offer other payments, such as a sweepstakes or other prizes. (I recieved a free frozen dinner this morning) Each survey invitation will have details about the Opinion Points possible as well as other reward details.

I've been doing surveys with Opinion Outpost for a while now and recieve surveys at least once a week.

Each survey is worth points. 10 points = $1.00
Minimum cash out is 50 Opinion Points or $5.00

Your points add up quickly and it's not long before you have earned the minimum $5 to cash out. The checks arrive very quickly after cashing out.

Ready to sign up and see for yourself?
Sign up is fast and easy.
Just go to Opinion Outpost

Friday, March 26, 2010

My Points

My Points was one of the first ways I started earning online. Since I've started using MyPoints, I've earned several giftcards. It is very easy to earn points just by opening email, or shopping online. You can also earn points through referals.

How MyPoints Works

Earn Points

Earn Points for doing what you already do online: shopping, reading emails, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more!

The more you do, the more Points you'll earn.

Shop or Book Travel

All the stores and brands you already love and trust are in one place, making shopping, booking travel and earning Points a breeze.

Find the best products, prices and deals.

Redeem Rewards

Use your Points to get gift cards for nearly 100 different stores and restaurants -- or enjoy gas cards, airline miles and hotel discounts. You pick the rewards you want.

Gift cards are quickly delivered to your door, free of charge.
How to sign up
Simply go to MyPoints
Registration is fast and easy.
Tip: Make sure to fill out the profile page and select to recieve emails. Most of my points come from clicking on e-mails.
If you'd like to help me earn points send me an email for a referal. Email Referal

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Amazon Mechanical Turk

I've been working through Mechanical Turk for a while and have made a total of $26.90.
I know I can make more money through Mechanical Turk, I just haven't put that much into it. The more you put into it the more you make.
I usually do the easy jobs that don't pay that much, but are very fast to complete.

As a Mechanical Turk Worker you:

Can work from home
Choose your own work hours
Get paid for doing good work

How Mechanical Turk Works:

Step 1: Find work

Search or browse through the Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) and click on the one that interests you.

Step 2: Work on your HIT

Accept the HIT and follow the instructions. When you're done, submit your work.

Step 3: Get paid for your work

After the requester approves your work, money is deposited into your Amazon Payments account.

This is really a good place for anyone looking to make some extra cash. The more HITS you complete the money money you make. The money making possibility is good if you dedicate some time to doing HITS.

Visit the Worker web site mturk to sign up. It's easy and free.


I've been doing Swagbucks for a few months now. I've earned enough Swag Bucks to redeem for Paypal giftcards.
Swagbucks is really easy to do and really does work.

What is Swagbucks? is an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called "Swag Bucks", which can be redeemed for exclusive merchandise.

How does Swagbucks work?

Earn Swag Bucks periodically by taking part in one or more of the activities listed below.

Search the web
Complete Special Offers
Trading in Cell Phones or Video Games
Invite your friends to join
Shopping in the Shop
Send in prize photos or videos
Finding Swap codes
Submitting a poll idea

Redeem your swagbucks for swagbuck products.

I downloaded the optional tool bar into my browser and use it for my online searches. The search is powered by Google, which is what I used before joining Swagbucks.

How do I join Swagbucks?

Signing up for Swagbucks is easy and free.
Join by clicking the link below:


It didn't take long to earn enough for a Paypal gift card. The first one I redeemed was for $5.00. Didn't pay the housenote but it did come in handy!

I'm saving up for an Amazon giftcard now. It'll make a great gift!

Search & Win

How I make money online.

Can you really make money online? Yes you can!

I make money online. I'm not getting rich yet, but every little bit helps. And who knows, the more I learn the more I make and maybe one day I'll be able to quit my job and stay at home making internet money!
But for now I won't quit my day job!

I've started this blog to share some of the ways that I make money online. As I find new ways, I'll try them and post the results. If they don't seem to work then I'll post that too. If you have some source of internet income that I don't show here please e-mail me so that I can try them too.