How to Make Money with Free Classified Ads
There are many ways that anyone can make money by utilizing free classified ad sites for advertising.
It still amazes me when people claim that there isn't a legitimate way to earn income via the Internet. Although the number of people that work online are increasing significantly, there are still those skeptics abound. One of the easiest ways to earn cash at home is to simply use a free service such as free classified ads. The key to making a decent living lies within the products you are offering and a good sense of timing.
Purchase Seasonal Items Early
Have you ever noticed that seasonal items, such as Halloween baskets or Christmas crafts go on sale immediately after the holiday? In many cases, there are a plethora of leftover seasonal items that are marked down to over 50% so that stores can make room for the next Holiday. Take advantage of the prices by buying the whole lot of items, then save them until the next holiday.
You can then sell these products through your free online classified ad, without having to incorporate any store sales tax. Don't forget about yard or garage sales where summer equipment may be sold for a fraction of the price during “spring cleaning” time. Grab these goodies while you can, and sell them at a mark-up during the summer.
Watch for Trending Sales
The market goes up and down for products. There are times when a product may be trending and selling as fast as it is marketed, and other times when not many are buying. This is especially true on collector's items such as baseball cards and coins.
Other products such as video games and toys go through the same process. Keep an eye out on the free classifieds as sites to see what product happens to be trending at the time and what items are not. Items that are not trending at the moment are usually marked down in price, allowing you to buy them for a fraction of the cost and net in a good profit at a later date.
Time left: 2 weeks, 5 days
Current bid: $24.99 Place bid
Time left: 2 weeks, 2 days
Fixed price: $3.59 Buy It Now
It's no secret that consumers love to pay the lowest price for the highest quality items they can find. If you happen to be an expert with certain products, such as televisions and computers, this can be a a lucrative way to make a steady income using classified ads. Search the ads for people who are selling broken electronics.
These electronics almost always go for a dirt-cheap price because the seller is unable to repair them. Use your technical skills to repair and spruce up the products, then sell them as refurbished. Look out for brand name products, as consumers are more likely to buy a refurbished item that comes from a reliable and reputable company. The same can be done with antique furniture. If you have a knack for polishing up and refurbishing antique furniture and accessories, seek out dilapidated items and make them look new again.
Non-functioning and worn-out items can be found just about every day of the year on free classified ad sites. Many of these items are given away for free as the owners just don't want to mess with things that are broken, and want them out of the way.