Many of us find ourselves in a position where the money we bring home isn’t quite enough. After all is said and done, the 9-5 grind doesn’t supply us with all of our financial needs. Getting another job isn’t typically an option as that allows for very little time for anything else (family, recreation, etc.). But there is a creative and not very time-consuming way that one can earn a little bit of extra cash each week.
This method is by becoming what is called a “picker”. A picker is someone who goes out and buys items for a little, and then sells them for more. For example, let’s say you go to a thrift store and find a good vacuum cleaner for like $20. With a little research, you discover that this particular vacuum sells online for about $70. You list it and sell it making a profit of $50. While not everything you find will necessarily sell quickly and for such a wide profit margin, you get the point.
Pickers get their wares from places like a Hollywood pawn shop, garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets and anywhere else where things can be found for cheap. Selling items usually takes place online.
This type of job can be done all during just one day a week. Suppose you get up on a Saturday morning and go hit up a few local thrift stores. You find a few items that can give you anywhere from $100 to $200 profit. You get them home, clean them up, take the photos and list them. This could all be done during the morning which means that you still have your weekend to enjoy. And adding a few hundred dollars to your income each month is nothing to sneeze at. Who knows, you may even find that this can earn you more than your regular job and decide to become a picker full time!