How to make extra money each month using marketplace apps.

How to make extra money each month using marketplace apps.

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Have you ever considered making extra cash by buying and selling items using a marketplace app like 5miles? Here’s a way to help you cash in with very little to zero overhead.

 

While many people believe that in order to make money you must spend money, 5miles has a Free & Donation section that can help you avoid heavy spending. Sometimes users are extremely motivated to declutter or would rather not bother with negotiating a sale. While not everything is perfect, you can find some great items and treasures here.

 

Here are 5 tips you can use to leverage the Free & Donation section.

 

  • Remember, the early bird gets the worm. It’s always good to check the free section in the mornings (between 7-10am). Lots of people list their items early in hopes to have them gone by the end of the day.

 

  • Larger items like appliances or furniture often yield the best returns.   

 

  • Do your research. If you find an item that you think is worth a lot, research it and see if you can find the original price or what comparable items are selling for.

 

  • Don’t be afraid to put in a little work. Sometimes a little touch-up paint on furniture or tiny fixes to an item can make a huge difference and score you more cash.

 

  • If an item doesn’t sell, you can always recycle it, list it back in the Free & Donation section or give it to charity.

 

Have any tips you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments below.

 

Happy hunting and check out the Free & Donation section on 5miles here!

How to make extra money each month using marketplace apps.