Have you heard of Listia? It is a very reputable company that is an online auction similar to eBay yet no money is exchanged (unless the winning bindder pays for shipping). Instead, credits are used to win auctions and are received when your auctions have â€œsoldâ€.
How does it work?
If you have something youâ€™d like to list, you would take a photo of it and list it using their auction platform. Youâ€™ll choose a category, write a description, and select how long you would like the auction to run (ten days is the max).
Thereâ€™s no cost to list an item and youâ€™ll receive free credits for doing so. You can also receive free credits for offering free shipping, earning badges, and more. If your item ends with a winning bid, youâ€™ll receive the credits for that auction.
Once youâ€™ve accumulated a decent amount of credits, you can bid on auctions youâ€™re interested in. The Amazon cards are very popular so I try to find some with a low GIN (Get It Now) price. Iâ€™ve won a $5 Amazon card for 2500 credits, but now that Listia is getting more popular I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll find one for that low again.
How much time does it take?
It take about 10-15 minutes to list an auction â€” basically however long it takes you to photograph your item, upload the picture, and create your listing.
How much can I earn?
The key to listing items on Listia is offering items that cost little or nothing to ship. Youâ€™ll want to offer small, lightweight items that can ship with just the cost of a stamp or two, such as CDâ€™s or necklaces.
You can also earn credits by referring your friends. When they successfully list their first auction, youâ€™ll get 500 credits! And theyâ€™ll get 100 credits simply by joining.
Youâ€™re not going to get rich, but Listia is a great way to earn Amazon cards from things you no longer need or canâ€™t use. Then, you can use your Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas gifts or other things your family needs!