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Need extra money? Sell clothing on Poshmark I made $806 last month

So I made $806 last month selling my stuff on Poshmark.

To be honest I let most of my stuff go super cheap but I needed the space and the money so it was a win win for me.  I am now selling for other people and using the money to help me get abroad to teach and yes volunteer on some environmental projects.   Poshmark has been very lucrative for me and YOU CAN clean out your closet and make money.

It is very simple.  You download the free app, snap a photo of that shirt you haven’t worn in years.  Set a price and BAM  you are set.

Here are a few tips:

Share, Share, Share-  The more you share the more of your stuff that will get shared and get out to potential buyers.

Engage in the community.  Posh is a very social app.  Ask questions, read profiles and comment.  Tell people the item is awesome even if it is not your size.   Be friendly.

Ship quickly-  Posh makes it easy, they email you a label.  You slap it on a box and ship it.

I have EIGHTEEN THOUSAND followers and my network grows every day.   That is because I am very active and talk to people.  I follow people, I share… I have fun on the app.

If you are curious you can use my referral code of CUBICLEESCAPEE and get $5.  I will also get $5 which is great because I have my eyes on a swimsuit.  So consider using my referral link 🙂  Also make sure you let me know you found me via this website so I can follow your Poshmark success 🙂

Week one of my savings challenge

So it is day 7 of my savings challenge and I have saved $23.10.

Ok I know that as a long way from $1000 but this week was more about streamlining and getting prepared for larger deposits that I am planning on making this week and next week.

Now I know what you are thinking and I know $23 is not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things… but considering that my savings account has been sitting at 0 for about 4 months now I am excited to say there is money in it.

So where did the $23.10 come from?

I made an initial $5 money transfer the day I started my challenge, I had a random 5 bucks and I decided it was time to get that into an account before I spent it.   The remainder $18.10 came from selling a damaged iPhone.   I dropped my phone in water a month ago and it was just laying around taking up space and I knew I was never going to use it again, so I sold it and got $18 bucks which I automatically transferred into the account.

This week things are going to be a bit different as I am selling a few items and I do have a bit of extra money coming in on Friday  (I have been working 50-70 hour weeks) so we should see a jump in money when the 14th rolls around.

Also, I want to share for the record I work 2 part time jobs making less than $13 a hour… so my income is not amazing and in fact it can force me to be pay check to pay check… which is why I am doing this challenge to show YOU that you can end the pay check to pay check cycle and live the life of your dreams!  Plus I really want an emergency fund before I start tackling my credit card next month (which will be July & August’s money challenge).

If you are taking part in the challenge… let me know how you did in the comments below, share what you did to save money.

My 90 day challenge:

When you decide to pursue a dream it can be very daunting.  It can seem very overwhelming 99.9% of the time.  Hell, there are days that I look at my life and think… yeah I am never making it to Thailand.   I can barely pay off a credit card.

Saving money and paying off debt is absolutely NO joke.  It is very discouraging and when you work with a bunch of 30 somethings that are often jetting off to Europe… while you are jetting off nowhere.  It is frustrating.    You have to remind yourself daily, that someday you will be drinking fresh pineapple juice in Bali while they will still be at the job you use to work at.  You will get there.   You really have to give yourself a DAILY pep talk.

Pep talks do not always work, though, which is why I have shared in the past, it is important to set mini goals, it is important to make sure you are challenging yourself to keep it interesting.

I am at the point of my debt pay down that I am starting to feel debt burnout, I am having moments thinking… I am never going to be able to sunbath in Madagascar or hike the alps.  I am currently struggling with a huge overwhelming task and getting discouraged and because of that, I am not near my savings goal.  I really thought I would have 3k saved by now, I am BARELY over 1k.   To say I am burned out and discouraged is an understatement.

When I start to feel like this, I realize well it is time to have a new challenge.  One that will inspire me to get back on task & hopefully make a little money to boost my savings.

I have talked extensively about selling your stuff to boost savings and I can assure you that I still have plenty of things I need to let go of.   I have 100s of items that will need to let go of eventually and honestly, I truly ONLY use a tenth of the items I own.   I have gotten better about buying items I need vs items I want, but I still have a lot of stuff I do not need.   I am still having some attachment to items for no other reason, than I spent money on them once.

I have a Dallas Cowboys wine holder, I have necklaces I never wear… I have about 10 pairs of shoes I have never worn… I have so much STUFF.  Stuff that I will have to get rid of eventually.   Heck, I think I even have a busted iPhone somewhere.   Disney glasses, a Tiffany’s cake holder… a Gucci wallet… Stuff I have just laying around but not once have I actually used it.  Stuff that at one time I thought “oh I need that” and never took it out of the box.

So here is what I am going to do.  I am challenging myself to sell/and or get rid of 90 items in the next 9o days.   On September 14th I will share with you what I have sold and what I got for it… if anything.   I will likely give some stuff away too, I know a few that are in need and giving is sometimes better than selling.

All the money I make from this will go to my RTW fund.  I think it will add a nice boost & give me some encouragement to get rid of stuff I don’t currently use & boost my savings.  Even if I only make a $1 an item, that is an extra $90.  $90 can get me a private room in Laos for 15 days.  Insane right?  I mean it is technically encouraging knowing I have enough money saved I could spend three months comfortably in Laos if I wanted.

So on September 14th, exactly 90 days from today I will share with you the 90 items I purged and the amount I made.

I am also planning on having a no spend challenge in August.  I failed miserably in May and I am really going to try again because it really was challenging and I did save some money from that.  I will do much better the second time around.

I have been reading countless blogs of people who sold all of their stuff and felt lighter, I am not at the point that I can sell every single thing I own but I am at a point I can let go of a ton of stuff I don’t use.  So maybe that will make me feel lighter.

Sell your DVDs, CDs, Books & Video Games with Sell DVDs Online

I said awhile back I was going to research and find ways to purge your stuff slowly over time. I have a ton of excess stuff and since I do have the beauty of time, I figured I would go ahead and give Sell DVDs Online a try. I will say this was a very very easy process, but if you are planning on getting rid of your DVD collections I recommend getting rid of your DVDs in advance if you want maximum payout, because you will NOT get a lot of money utilizing this site.

Sell DVDS Online! Free Shipping, Fast Cash

Disclaimer: The link above is my affiliate link and I do want to let you know I do earn a very small commission if you sell through the link at no cost to you.

While I did not get rich at all using this process I found it a relatively easy website to use, you simply enter the UPC code and they give you an offer, once you are done selling the items they will email you a free shipping label and you box your movies up and send them off.

Again, you are not going to get rich off of this but if you are interested in clearing space there is not going to be an easier way to do this. I just received my payout today via email so I can tell you that this is a legit company that will pay you. So if you are looking to unload your DVDs I think this might be a trusted source for you, especially if you do not have time on your hands.