I’m unemployed, because of the corovirus, I wanted to start selling things? Online Mercari said if I start selling they will give me $ , I don’t know how to start or have a paypal account or nothing? Need advice? Motivation?
I don't know anything about Mercari, but maybe some community members will have some advice. Here's some insight on selling items online from our side gigs and careers writer Adam Hardy that I posted in a previous thread.
"Amazon is pretty much out for third-party sellers who don't have essential goods. I would also recommend holding off on selling clothes because of germs.
Decluttr, a tech marketplace, actually shut down temporarily amid COVID-19. But OfferUp is still humming. They accept all kinds of things.
Facebook Marketplace is another option because there is a lot of room to expand on the measures you may have taken to clean the items. Tons of well-lit pictures will be helpful. It's important to give the impression that the items are super clean. Any marketplace where you can do that would be a good idea.
So with that in mind, Craiglist is a no-go. Etsy seems to be running as usual. Their goods aren't necessarily used, just handmade. A lot of people are getting into crafting again because of the boredom, so that may provide a revenue stream.
Beyond selling items online, you can check out The Penny Hoarder's work-from-home jobs portal here: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/wfh/ We're working extra hard to bring you the latest opportunities here because we know that remote jobs are more important than ever right now.
Also, here's a list of companies that are hiring 700,000 workers right now: https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...gs/coronavirus-jobs/
Good luck to you!
Hi! I us tried out Mercari this week! It's convenient because they give you a prepaid Fedex label and you just drop it off. Very easy platform and they do most of the work. With the cost of shipping and a moderate fee, you probably don't earn as much of a profit as you would on another platform such as Ebay but the time to list and the work involved is only a couple minutes for Mercari. Worth trying out!