How To Get The Most Out Of Your Craigslist Post & Garage Sale
Posted 9 months ago by Amanda Raye
‘Tis the season for spring cleaning and garage sales; it’s time to part with what’s getting in the way (i.e. your unused snowboard or record collection) so you can buy what you really want (i.e. a pair of Warby Parker’s or a Marc Jacobs bag).
Here’s how to get the most out of your Craigslist post and your weekend garage sale:
1. Write a clear headline
Most people on Craigslist are looking for something specific. Write a detailed headline for what you’re offering, and don’t YELL AT YOUR AUDIENCE or use annoying characters (*#$$+@&*&*).
2. Balance creativity with clarity in your post
Write a clear, descriptive post about what you are selling. Include all item details and dimensions.
3. Use lists
When posting a garage sale, list all of the items for sale in the post. Lists are also good for including details about one particular item for sale.
4. Include images
Use your own pictures instead of linking to similar items on websites. People prefer seeing photos of the exact item for sale.
5. Price your item(s) right
Do a bit of research to see what the market rate is for each item you are selling, and be open to negotiation and bartering.
6. Have your garage sale outdoors with family & friends
Don’t invite strangers over when you’re alone, or invite anyone into your home. Keep your doors locked as you will likely be distracted during the sale.
7. Accept cash only
Don’t use a cash box; keep the cash on you.
8. Be open to meeting new friends.
We have heard countless stories about people meeting friends and significant others while buying/selling items via craigslist. Be friendly!
*It’s very important to take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. Read all of the Craigslist safety tips and familiarize yourself with common online scams.
10 Mood Boosters Under $10.00
Posted 10 months ago by Amanda Raye
1. Paint Your Nails
♥ Kick back, play some music, and paint your nails a fun trendy color!
2. Wear a Bright Colored Lipstick
♥ You’ll instantly feel sexy!
3. Make a Cup of Tea or Hot Chocolate
♥ Summer or Winter, it’s comforting anytime.
4. Re-Organize Your Bedroom
♥ For some reason it’s always refreshing to add a little change to your space.
5. Sell Old Clothes to a Buy/Sell/Trade Store and Buy More with the Credit
♥ Free new wardrobe!
6. Wear a Pair of your Favorite High Heels
♥ Even if it’s just for a morning coffee run.
7. Put your Bedding in the Dryer for 10 Minuets
♥ It feels so amazing to fall asleep in a nice warm bed.
8. Go for a 30 Minute Walk in the Morning
♥ It’ll get you nice and energized for the long day ahead.
9. Buy the Latest Issue of your Favorite Magazine
♥ Nylon anyone?
10. Call an old Friend
♥ It’s always nice to have a nice long chat with an old friend.
14 Ways to Ace That Interview
Posted 2 years ago by Amanda Raye
Job interviews are tough. Whether you’re applying to be a sales associate at your favorite store or a lawyer at a top law firm, the whole process is nerve racking. The best way to to ace that interview and get a call back is to not only be confident, but prepared. Here’s how!
1. Be on time. No one wants an employee who can’t even show up for the interview on time.
2. Have a firm hand shake. It shows confidence, drive and dominance. Let them know you mean business — no one likes a weak flimsy fish hand.
3. Have freshly manicured nails in a basic color…no chips.
4. Have clean, polished hair.
5. Go light on the makeup. Unless you’r applying for a job that involves cosmetics…stay simple.
6. Dress appropriately: no jeans, short skirts, low-cut shirts, tank tops, or shorts! Those items are too casual for the work force. Also, dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
7. Leave your cell phone in the car. Don’t even be seen with it. It’s unprofessional to be on your phone while waiting for an interview. It shows what type of employee you’ll be, and what if it goes off during the interview?
8. Speak clearly and confidently. Don’t say umm, uhh, hmm, or hold on. Be ready when asked any sort of question.
Practice: Talking for a minute straight without pausing can be tough. Here is a little game that will help you prepare. Pick a topic (example: chocolate, sports, music) and talk about it for a whole minute without a pause or a hmm, uhh, or umm. Keep doing it until it’s perfect! This is a trick used by many actors to amp up their stage presence.
9. Bring an extra copy of your resume. You never know…
10 Bring a pen. Just in case you’re asked to fill out an in-house application.
11. No gum chewing, but make sure you have fresh breath.
12. Smile. Show them you have an amazing personality.
13. Be yourself. If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen. If it doesn’t…something better is just around the corner!
14. Follow-up. Show you want it. Call or e-mail a few days after the interview if you haven’t heard anything yet. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the response you want. Like I said, if it’s meant to be, it’ll happen!