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It’s the first instinct that when you need to find ways to make extra money during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to cut back on your spending. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be content with what you already have.
Do you still need those clothes from five years ago? They probably don’t match anymore. How about that game console you bought out of boredom during the pandemic, are you still using it? Maybe it’s time to let go of the past and make room for what matters most!
We have found some simple ways to help you increase your household income during a pandemic, and of course from the comfort of your own home.
In the words of Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo, only keep the things that bring joy into your life. If you feel like you are no longer attached to the things around you, it might be time to let go.
Sentimental comments aside, decluttering will give you a sense of relief, trust us. You might even be able to free up that extra space you wanted. We will be waiting for you to thank us later!
Once you’ve decided what to get rid of, you can sell your favorite items on Carousell or Facebook Marketplace. Be careful, however, of false buyers. Make sure they’re credible users, don’t have rough names, and have a decent profile picture.
Consider selling your craft on Instagram
The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned new hobbies that will keep you busy. Whether it’s sewing pouches or a dress, baking your favorite pastry, or even brewing your coffee, you can always sell your products on Instagram.
Instagram allows a buyer or even your friends to know more about your product. It’s about marketing your product as visually as possible. You can be that little extra by maximizing all the functions of the app.
In addition to posting photos, be more engaged with your followers through stories! It is easier for them to see your transactions or even when your customers identify you in their stories, it gives you more credibility as a salesperson. Users can see that people are interested in your product and may also want to buy.
Go for Shopee and Lazada
Already a seller? Shopee and Lazada are already credible and reliable platforms that make selling fairly straightforward. With pages upon pages of items to choose from, whether it’s fashion, beauty, gadgets, housewares and groceries, these apps are considered holistic and will always have a place for everything. type of product.
Have you decided to import clothes and accessories to start a business? Or even sell K-Pop merchandise? Sign up for Shopee and Lazada for a smoother shopping experience!
Slip into something more user-friendly
After going through all of this, you can see that these platforms serve the same purpose of getting your product across, but have some distinct characteristics that make them unique. What if we told you that you can have the ultimate user experience with just one app?
Slip Communities is perfect if you are a newbie seller because all the features you want are in one app! Is it practical?
Connect and build communities by buying and selling in the Slip Marketplace. You don’t have to worry about cash on delivery as the app promotes cashless credit card transactions, real-time withdrawal through any bank account of your choice or its built-in wallet function.
Its payment methods are more secure than Marketplace, Carousell and Instagram selling with its security PIN function upon login, ensuring that only registered users and verified sellers can enter the system.
You can discover different communities to which you belong. Whether you sell clothes, food, cosmetics, medical supplies, or something as simple as stationery, you will be in your niche.
If you are the type of person who enjoys being in front of the camera, maybe their Live Selling feature is perfect for you! Selling is made easy with the simplicity of a “buy” and “mine” button to easily identify which user will purchase your product.
You see? Learning how to increase your income during a pandemic should not be a barrier. You can always think of fun, practical, and different ways to get that extra cash, but most of all, from the comfort of your own home.
Aimee Lontok is a writer who obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is passionate about discovering the secret gems of fashion, travel, food, art and culture, in the hope that sharing these stories will provide any reader with an escape from reality.