This might come as a surprise to some, but Facebook can be used for more than letting your friends know what you had for dinner or what television programme you are currently watching.
My wife has recently become addicted to selling on Facebook, so much so that she will sometimes walk around the house looking for items that we no longer use and also posting items for family members that are not so computer savvy, so far she has had a 100% success rate in selling everything that she has posted. I haven’t personally sold anything but have looked at some items that are being sold and whilst there are items on there that seem good value I find it difficult to comprehend some of the items that people are prepared to sell and buy, from old canisters, fit for the skip for £1 and children’s’ books for as little as 25 pence. It’s certainly true that one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure.
I understand the need to de-clutter and living in a throwaway culture I am certainly all for passing items on and selling on Facebook seems to be perfect way of doing this whilst at the same time earning a little extra cash.
So what are the advantages on selling on Facebook?
1. There is no listing/selling fee
2. You will eventually be able to sell by location
So how do you go about selling on Facebook?
1. Take a good quality picture of the item, not too difficult with the advancement in camera phone technology.
2. Click on the what you are selling link
3. Enter some information about what you are selling, being as descriptive as possible ensures that people are clear about what you are selling.
4. Ensure that you price your item reasonably and realistically otherwise you can be holding onto the time longer than you would hope
Always be careful when selling on Facebook, do not share information that you would not want made public such as your home address and telephone number.