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Sell whatcha got

Scott Jagow Apr 14, 2009

If you need some extra cash to pay the IRS or just the light bill, trendwatching.com has a few suggestions. The site claims one new trend in the recession is sellsumers, obviously the opposite of consumers. Trendwatching says: “If saving is the new spending, then selling is the new saving.”

The site lists several motivations for becoming a sellsumer, beyond making a little extra money. Among them:

The act of doing business will help SELLSUMERS feel a bit less like string puppets. And the successful ones may even feel superior to behind-the-times corporations. In that sense, it’s yet another nail in the coffin for the traditional one-way consumer arena.

A few examples:

If you’re growing fruits and vegetables in the backyard, you can sell them on VeggieTrader.

If you have some garage space you aren’t using, you can sell it at Homstie.com or Storeatmyhouse.

Parking spaces – Parkingspots.com and Parkatmyhouse.

Sell your jewerly at Redswan.com.

Homemade items? Etsy.com.

If I was Swedish, I could put my blog on Metrobloggen.
Best I can figure it, bloggers get 20 bucks for every 5,000 page views.

Twitter people, make money by embedding ads into your Tweets — be-a-magpie.com.

Oh, and get paid for spotting trends at Springspotters.

Got any other ideas?

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