5 Reasons you Should Start Bartering Today

So you made it to my blog and you’re wondering if all this trading up this is even possible.  Well, I’ll be the first person to tell you that not only is it possible, it’s actually pretty easy.  The only thing that is holding you back from starting is yourself! I’m going to list 5 reasons why you need to start bartering today.

1.  It’s easy.

Let’s think about it for a second.  All you need to do is pick out an item you are willing to trade, have a craigslist account and watch my video on how to list an item in the barter section of craigslist.   Then, if you want to go this route, you can sit back and let the offers come into you.  THAT’S IT.  Of course there is a little more to it than that, but that’s the basics.

2.  It doesn’t much time

I know everyone is super busy nowadays, but we could always use a few extra bucks.  Bartering is the answer.  If you have one item you are trying to barter you can plan on a couple hours a week MAX.  I’d say that’s on the high end of things too.   What takes the most amount of time is meeting in person to make the trade.  Of course, it depends how far you have to drive to make the deal.  That’s going to be your biggest time commitment.  Think about it this way, would you drive 30 minutes each way for $200?  I know I would.

3.  Do you like free stuff?

I know this is a question and not a reason, but you get the point.  Bartering basically allows you to get things for free or VERY little cost.  Think about it, you are trading something that you bought a long time ago (most of the time) that you aren’t using anyways.  The only costs are going to be gas and maybe a can of spray paint to touch up your items.  I NEVER spend very much at all while trading.  I would rather trade it “as is” then put the money into fixing it.

4.  You can make very good money 

Really the amount of money you make bartering is going to be dependent on how much time and effort you put into it.  However, I suggest starting with 1 traded string (which I highly suggest) just to get one cash out under your belt.  After that you can scale it and have 5 or 10 trade strings going.  At that point you are going to be very busy, but you could/should be making some really good money.  That’s the cool thing about bartering, it really doesn’t make a difference if you have 1 item or 20 items it just comes down to the amount of time you are willing to put into it.

5.  You can get started today (literally) 

Most ALL other businesses you need to do a good amount of research in order to start.  Bartering is not like most other businesses. You can literally finish reading this post, open craigslist and list an item.  Try to name another business that allows you to start that fast.

Well, there are 5 reasons why you should get started bartering today.  If you want to see if this trading up thing is possible, try it.  It doesn’t cost you a penny and you aren’t committed to anything.   As always if you have an questions feel free to ask me!

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"Sean helped me get started and make my first trade. He really went above and beyond to make sure I understood every step of the process. Thanks again, Sean!" -Tyler L Orlando, FL

"I honestly didn't think trading up was possible. Sean said to email him if I had any questions so I figured I might as well. He not only convinced me how possible it is he walked me through step by step until I made my first trade up. I am so happy I found this blog and emailed Sean." -Dave R. Raleigh, NC