I know I’ve posted in the past about different websites that I currently use, and I wanted to bring you another today. 🙂
This website is called Listia.
What is Listia? Think ‘ebay’….but a whole lot more fun! 😉
Basically, what you do is post an ‘auction’ using something you no longer want, and are willing to get rid of. other Listia users who want that item will bid on it using Listia credits until the days for the auction are up. Highest bidder wins. Then you send them the item and you receive the credits from that bidder and from there, you can use those credits to bid on something else on Listia that you do want!
How else can you earn credits? Well, besides listing auctions, you also earn a ton of credits when you first sign up.
And I also earn credits just by being on Listia! That’s right — I’ll just be searching around and it’ll let me know that I’ve earned a few credits just for being active. So easy!! Also, about once a day I can earn anywhere between 10-50 credits if I post about a auction on either Facebook or Twitter.
“I signed up. What should I do first?”
The first step you should take is to do a little bit of decluttering. 🙂 I went through my room when I first signed up and have a big pile of stuff I plan to list over the next several months. The prospect of earning points aside, Listia really is a great way to get rid of stuff you don’t use. I always love the feeling of freeing up space of unnecessary items!
So when you’ve found some stuff you’d like to get rid of, you then list them on Listia as an auction. You can pick how many days the auction should run and where you are willing to ship to. It’s all in your hands! Of course, the more perks you offer (such as free shipping), the higher people will bid and therefore the more credits you will earn. But it’s all up to you!
Once you’ve listed your auction, you just have to sit back and wait for people to bid. It isn’t hard, really — I have been auctioning off a lot of beauty-related products that I no longer use and they go for a good ‘price’, even though I am a totally newbie with very few followers on Listia. When your auction has ended, you just ship out the product and when the winner verifies that they received the item, you get your credits.
This is the fun part — with those credits, you can now bid on your whatever you want on Listia. And there is a LOT to choose from!! I mainly shop the ‘Health and Beauty’ section and I plan to use my credits to snag some high-end makeup. 😉
When you think about it — getting rid of unwanted stuff to replace it with something you do want — it really is an exciting perspective!! With how quickly you can add up points, I am looking forward to securing a high-end product for a fraction of the cost it would be if I purchased it in stores!!
I know this post is getting pretty lengthy, so I’ll wrap it up now. 🙂 I hope you’ll at least give Listia a peek. And if you’ve got stuff you’ve been wanting to get rid of, give it a try. There’s no cost to sign up and you can deactivate your account whenever you want. So there’s nothing to loose, really, in giving Listia a try. 🙂
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below. I’m no expert at Listia — I’m still kind of a newbie — but I’ll answer it if I can. Or direct you to their support team. They’re AWESOME at getting back to your questions quickly!!
So, what do you think? Are you going to sign up? If you do, let me know below! I LOVE hearing from my readers!!
Please Note: There are affiliate links within this post. But, since you also get a bonus for using my links, I can’t think of a reason not to include them. It’s a win-win! 🙂