If you are temporarily not working or working less, I feel you, and so I want to share a few ideas that I have used to make some extra money from home. I have done all these before, and while they are not meant to be a full-time dance income replacement, they may help to supplement you whatever your current situation may be like.
Make Money Reselling Your Clothes on Poshmark
If you have got any clothing or household items you no longer use, consider listing it on a resell app like Poshmark. I have used Poshmark for both buying and selling and have even found dance shoes for a great price. Poshmark was intended to be used to sell luxury and designer items too, so they have an authentication process available if you would like to list higher priced items such as handbags or luxury shoes.
If you are already using a fitness tracking app, you can use the Achievement app to sync and share your health and fitness data in exchange for points. These points add up to a cash reward (the time it takes depends on other factors, such as additional health surveys and friend referrals). I have been using this app for many years and have reached the payout reward a few times already. This one is not an instant payout, but since it does actually pay for something you are likely already doing, why not get paid a little?
Make Money as a Test User for Websites
User testing is where you provide feedback for prototype website features. This typically involves sharing screen-recording of you using the site, while talking about what you are doing and seeing. The tests usually pay from $10-20 or more, depending on the test. There are many different platforms you can sign up for, and they all have different opportunities depending on your demographics. I have used TryMyUI every so often, with success. If you are willing and able to pass a qualification test, user testing is a great work from home option.
It’s been a little while since I have written anything on this blog feed. It’s nice to be here again!
I have been working on building up some of my other websites, so it’s been nice to have a small stream of sales coming in. Almost everything in my closet is on sale right now, so now is the last chance for many items.
Are you looking to get your shop on this weekend? I am dropping so many prices in my Poshmark closet, with bonus shipping discounts, if you’d like to create a bundle. I’m sure you will find something you will love.
Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up using my shop name ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $10 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW
Shopping on Depop can be a bit of a minefield. It’s one of my favourite places to find individual and unique clothing items, whilst also reducing your contact with the fast fashion industry. However, getting that perfect piece for your clothing collection can be a struggle.
When you first log onto the site you suddenly have about 50 accounts follow you, despite the fact you haven’t yet liked an item, let alone put one up for sale. Then, it can feel like endlessly looking through the back of someone’s cupboard if you don’t search correctly. And when you finally find something you like, the account is selling the secondhand top for £39.99. So to help you navigate and sort the crap from the cracking, here are my top tips.
1. Search for items by account. Okay, so you aren’t looking for a specific item, but want more of a ‘browsing…
I thought I would do an update on how my sourcing/selling is doing during this global pandemic where we are at home if we can be. I can’t source for eBay in my usual places so I have been sourcing differently with mixed results. My eBay sales have been steady through this, mostly from items that were sourced previously. I have sourced items in two different ways during this situation. Three times I have bought items on eBay to flip. The first purchase was a pair of Lenci dolls. I spent $35 all in for two 18″ cloth Lenci fairy tale dolls. One is a Little Red Riding Hood doll and the other is a Pinocchio doll. So far I have only put up the Little Red Riding Hood doll and she has not sold.
I have posted previously about the mystery box of vintage doll clothes that I bought…
I’ve recently become interested in starting a side hustle reselling suuuuper cheap thrift store items for decent – but profitable – prices. Think about it: You can purchase something from Goodwill for a dollar. Even if that thing isn’t worth just a whole lot, if you resell it for $10, that’s a comparatively large profit […]
Today, I am beyond EXCITED To be sharing my first guest post on The Newbury Girl! As someone who loves thrift shopping and who hates wastefulness, Poshmark is a wonderful place for buying and selling gently used items. In today’s post, my friend and Poshmark Expert, Jasmine, will be sharing her top tips for getting started on Poshmark.