How To Make Your First $200 Flipping Part 2


Thank you so much for spending your time with us! We would be so grateful if you could take a minute and leave us a review.

Today we’re going to dive into the second part of a six-part series on how to make your first $200 from flipping items.

Part 1 was all about finding those three to five items in your home. If you missed it, jump back and listen to the podcast. That’s the first step that you need to take before you can get into part 2. 

Get Your Items Ready To Sell

Once you have your three to five items, it’s time to get them ready to sell so you can make the most money.

Now, how do you get the most money for them?

These items are probably things you haven’t used in the last six to twelve months, so they might be a little dusty from sitting in the closet, the attic, or the garage. The first step is to clean those items. You want to make sure that you’re getting them wiped down and making them look appealing.

Sell it in the condition you’d want to buy the item in. Not everyone will take this step, and having clean items will help your item stand out in the photos and when the person goes to leave a review.

Our goal is to make money on these items and to get the most amount of money out of them that you can.

Take Good Pictures

The second step is getting some pictures so you can get your items listed. Pictures are very important, but they don’t have to be overwhelmingly difficult either. They can be simple, but they need to have a clean background. Don’t throw it on a bench in the garage with a cluttered background. Pick a clean background, maybe against a wall or a clean countertop.

You want to find a nice clean area where you can actually take a good picture, so it looks presentable to the person who’s thinking about buying it. A blank garage door can be another good background for a picture.

Make sure you have good lighting. You can brighten your pictures on your phone, but if you do that, make sure you’re not changing the color of the image.

The best lighting is natural lighting if you can find an area close to a window. If not, it’s not super crucial. 

You don’t need a fancy camera or other fancy equipment. We use our phones to take all of our pictures. Just take a little bit of extra time to make sure you just have a nice clean area and a well-lit area. And then your pictures will stand out compared to other pictures that are cluttered.

Take pictures of any imperfections too because you don’t want the buyer to think they’re getting a brand new item, then meet up with you, see an imperfection, and decide not to buy it. It’s a waste of your time and the buyer’s time. Make sure you show a picture of the imperfection and note it in the listing.


Get those items cleaned up and take pictures. Take three to seven good pictures of each item.

Show Notes

How To Make Your First $200 Flipping – Part 1

Check out our FREE Workshop:

You can find us at:

Download These 47 Household Items To Resell TODAY!


FREE Workshop How To Turn Your Passion of Flipping Items Into A Profitable Reselling Business

Flipper University


What We Flipped In March To Make $9,600

5 Ways To Boost Your Slow Sales

How To Save Money When There Isn’t Any W/Budget Girl

Ship it2

How To Ship On Mercari

So, you have decluttered your home and although you no longer need those items, you determine that they still hold...
Feedback matters

How To Change Feedback On eBay

Do you know how to change feedback on eBay? Sellers on eBay count on good feedback to build their eBay...
lots of  shoes on sale. Diverse shoes

How To Start Reselling Shoes For A Profit

We all need shoes, right? From every single walk of life and every different profession, no matter how young or...
White clock with words Time to Sell on its face

Mercari vs. eBay: What’s The Best Selling Platform For You?

In the reselling business, sales are what keep the sellers going. We are going to dig into Mercari vs. eBay....
A road turning into an arrow rising upward symbolizing a good opportunity

Promoted Listings On eBay: Is It Worth The Money?

All resellers want to make sales right? Sales mean money, and the goal of a reselling business is to increase...
combined shipping 2

How To Combine Shipping On eBay And Save Money

Did you know that if a buyer purchases more than one thing from you at the same time, that you...
Income tax cut scissors as a concept

How To Get A Reseller Certificate For Selling On Ebay

We are not CPA's and this is not legal tax advice. Please check with your CPA for your own reselling...

Robert Stephenson

I grew up in Central Florida and have lived here my whole life. I first got into buying and selling items when I was 16 years old, and have been hooked ever since. It has mostly been a hobby that makes some extra cash, but sometimes it serves as my main income as well. I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I find too many fun toys for my family (or myself), and just love the whole process.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.