I recently wrote about various ways for how to make extra cash. In today’s post, I am going to specifically walk you through all of the ways I have made and currently make extra money on the side and what I typically do with it.
My First Adventure In Side Income – eBay
I got started with earning side income seriously back in college. I will date myself and tell you that I was in college in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. At the time, eBay was the rage. I could put up a pair of my used, smelly socks and someone would buy them. EBay was such that people got caught up in winning and just kept bidding.
In fact, here is a true story to prove this. I noticed people selling all sorts of crazy things on eBay. I decided to sell a $5 bill. I mentioned that there was nothing special about the $5 bill other than it was brand new and crisp, right from the bank. How much would you pay for this $5 bill? I sold it for $7. I can understand J$ spending more for a coin worth more than its face value, but there wasn’t anything special about this $5 bill.
In any case, my roommate and I started hitting up yard and estate sales during college. At the time, it was all a guess – we had no idea what would sell and what wouldn’t. We didn’t have smartphones either to check prices. So, we took some risks.