(Closed) Money making/saving ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you have any clothing, shoes, stuff from this previous wedding, etc that you can list on ebay.  It always amazes me the amount of money you can make in those small transactions if you have stuff around that you want to sell (plus do buy it now and no haggling).  It takes some time, but no more than a yard sale, and you can set your price.

Post # 4
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


Post # 6
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that while yard sales ARE so much work, you still do make some money (depending on what you have to sell). I also agree that selling the things you have at your house that you don’t use (reading books, text books, jackets, dresses, furniture, etc.) on eBay requires fairly little effort and you can make some money that could add up nicely.

Post # 7
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

maybe try craigslist, since it is free and you deal locally. I have sold some stuff on there and was able to meet them in the town i live. I had my Fiance go with me, of course, because you never know what kind of weirdos you might meet! I sold stuff that I didn’t use anymore or clothes I never wear that were practically like new. You shouldn’t sell all of your stuff, but if you don’t use it, why not try and get money out of it! good luck!

Post # 8
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I feel your pain!  Weddings are very expensive, and the rest of life doesn’t stop just because you are getting married.  There are still other expenses to worry about!

We had a small yard sale this weekend and made a little under $500.  It didn’t take much time, and the haggling was not that bad.  We did have 3 big ticket items to sell, which helped, but since we are combining households, this is a great way to clean out and make a little money at the same time. 

Also, we have a few larger items that we plan to sell on Craig’s List.  The things that we have sold previously have been pretty easy to sell there also.

Good Luck!

Post # 9
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe an ad on craiglist to be a day of coordinator (or a helper) for another bride? It might give you ideas too for your own wedding!

Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you take on some DIY projects so you can cut costs of your own wedding?

Post # 12
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I’m sure you may not have the time, but have you thought about putting your crafting abilities to use?  I wish I had thought of it sooner myself, but didn’t realize the earning potential until after our wedding when I actually had time to create for other brides. 

Post # 13
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can sell recently used textbooks back to Amazon.com. Craigslist and Ebay are fantastic ways to make money. You could also get a part time job (obvious, I know)

Post # 14
2701 posts
Sugar bee

I know this sounds elementary, but a bake sale. People go crazy over yummy baked goods and just price out your items so that you’re making a good profit. You could do several bake sales or even have a yard/bake sale on the same day. People can come buy the stuff you don’t want and pick up a brownie or two while they’re at it.

Post # 15
4824 posts
Honey bee

Do you have time for a part time job? Maybe at a location that you can get a discount on some things you need to buy for the wedding?  Even if you work one or two shifts a week.

Check your local craigslist listing for focus groups and test groups. Often you can get paid %50 for two hours of your time to talk about something as mundane as a cookie…

Look at your “fixed expenses”. Can you get a better auto insurance rate. That might save you a few hundred this year, or cell phone plan? or play with your finances. Do you have a car loan that is less than one year to be paid off? Maybe pay it off with a new 0% interest credit card and then save the interest on the loan and pay it off with even payments for the first year giving yourself a lower monthly payment.


Post # 16
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i totally know where you are coming from- we have had to DIY soooooo much of our wedding, but in a way i think that’s better, it makes it so much more personal and you get to take a much more active role in the whole day than if you just bought stuff.

good luck!

p.s. i also think ebay is a good idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

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