Sell whatcha got
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.
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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