Have you ever wondered how to sell things on Facebook to make some extra cash?
Over the last few years, Facebook selling groups have been popping up left, right and centre and as far as I’m concerned, they’ve completely overtaken eBay as my favourite way to sell unwanted things. While Facebook was mainly created for social networking, the impact it has created to internet users is undeniably overwhelming. It even penetrated business industry and became a new form of advertising channel.”
It’s super easy to list items for sale, there’s no charges and no faffing about with postage – what more could you ask?
You might already be a member of one or more selling groups from your local are but if not, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to understand how to sell things on Facebook to make some extra cash.
To find some selling groups, just type your town into the search box followed by the one of the words ‘selling’, ‘sale’ or ‘buy’. When you find a group, just click on join group and an admin of the group should approve you quite quickly.
Once you’re in, have a quick look at how other sellers are using the group to get a guide as to what you can do. There’s often a rules section which new members are asked to read before you post your first ad so check it out and then you’re ready to get started with your first ad.
Some groups have an option to ‘sell something’ at the top of the page where you have the option to ‘write post’ or ‘post post’ which is an easy way to get started.
Most groups have a rule where you can’t ask for offers on items so when you’re writing your listing, you’ll need to specify your price and location along with the details of whatever it is you’re selling and whether or not it’s collection only or if you can deliver. A good photo or two is also more or less essential as it’s unlikely something is going to sell without a photo, I know that I just scroll down past posts without a photo.
I tend to keep my prices quite low on Facebook as it’s usually things that I just want rid of and I just want them gone so I price things to sell and it’s not very often that something I have on there doesn’t sell. On Sunday morning I listed a butchers block kitchen unit, a set of tables, a computer chair, a bookshelf and a desk and as of now I only have the desk left- everything else has been collected. I listed everything at £10 and someone actually offered £20 for the chair which was a bonus!
Once you’ve posted, your ad may not be live immediately as some groups have a policy where an admin will need to approve it first which is supposed to cut down on spam posts although it doesn’t seem to in the groups I’m in.
Also, it’s worth noting that I also list on several different pages which is OK to do as long as the rules of each group don’t state differently. I have the Facebook groups app on my phone so all of my groups are in one place and I just literally copy and paste the wording into each group and add my photos.
When your ad is live, people will either comment on your photo or private message you so be sure to keep an eye on your others folder in Messenger. They’ll often ask for more info or whereabouts you are for collection – I keep my location very generic until someone has said they definitely want something.
I just find it so much easier than ebay and would much rather sell things on for a low price than see them sitting in the garage gathering dust. If I don’t sell them then I’ll drop them off at the local charity shop after a few days.
Go on, no you know how to sell things on Facebook to make some extra cash you just need to get dive in and give it a go!
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