One way to make some extra cash is to sell your stuff! If you're like a lot of people, the idea of this doesn't appeal to you because you don't want to bother with shipping things. Well, there is a website called Glyde that actually provides the shipping envelopes for you if your item sells 🙂 Glyde also has a lot of other things going for it. Here are some details:
How does it work?
Create an account and list your books, CDs, video games, DVDs, smartphones, iPads, and other media/electronics for sale. If you're not sure what to charge, Glyde will help you out by giving you a suggested price. If your item sells, Glyde will notify you and also send you a pre-paid mailer to ship your item in. This will save a lot of hassle on your part because you won't have to worry about running out for shipping supplies. Once the buyer gets the item from you, you'll receive payment into your Glyde account.
The Fine Print
It's not at all unusual for this site (and others like it) to take a bit of a cut of your earnings. After all, they have to make money too since they go to a lot of trouble to provide the service, so it's understandable. Glyde will take 10 percent of the sale price up to $100. If you sell something more than $100, they will take eight percent.
As convenient as the mailer is, it's not totally free. They charge anywhere from an additional $1 to $1.75 for providing you with the mailer. I for one don't mind this though because I don't exactly keep mailers on hand and if they didn't send it to me, I'd have to run out and buy it (using my gas), which just tacks more time onto my day. I'd also have to go to the trouble of going into the post office and paying for shipping if I did not have my own, prepaid mailer provided by Glyde.
I was contacted by Glyde the other day, and they wanted to let me know they are starting up a very cool ambassador program you can take advantage of. You'll get $5 for every user who signs up under your referral URL and makes a purchase or lists an item that sells on Glyde. There is additionally a $10 bonus after every 5th referral. However, after the first 100 active users you refer you get a brand new iPad and then every 200 users you refer you get a $500 bonus. So if you think about, it after referring 300 people you would make $2,600 plus a brand new iPad!
This ambassador program has not been released publicly on the Glyde site, but readers of Extra Cash & Rewards can go ahead and sign up by contacting Glyde. Just send an email to email@example.com and ask about the ambassador program.
Note: This post contains my referral link for Glyde. Read my disclosure here for more info.