1. Michelle Wagner

    Thank you! I am headed into an entire new part of my life. I “need” to become independent after 37 years of marriage. I am unable to have a regular job due to chronic pain. I have read and researched everything lead I came across. “Work from Home ” is where my search began. LOL So many scams! I continued to search for “unconventional” work. I believe I have found that, in you! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I am going to continue reading all that you have to offer. Learning and working towards my goals, one step at a time.

    • The Thrifty Issue

      Thank you, Michelle! I am glad you have found it useful. I have loads on here and on another site I own http://www.kylietravers.com.au. Completely understand the chronic pain and trying to live with that too. It is not easy! Good luck with it all.

  2. Katherine

    I’m on the Disability pension, so I certainly need more money to do any more than just barely survive (and that’s with help from my parents!)- but with flipping, is that income I need to declare? I’m also probably not going to be able to get into it anytime soon, as I’m completely housebound- but I’m definitely looking forward to giving it a go!

    With the rockabilly clothes (which I also have extensive experience with ), do you find that the rockabilly clothing sale sites on Facebook are any good? They’d be too expensive to buy from, but would it be worth trying to sell through them, rather than eBay?

    • The Thrifty Issue

      Hi Katherine, for Centrelink, all income should be declared. For tax, declaring as income would depend on the circumstances, how much you make etc. Generally, people do it as a hobby and if you earn under a certain amount it does not need to be classed as a business nor included for tax. Make sure you accurately track all your expenses and income for it. If you end up making consistent income or large amounts, it should be declared.

      What I would probably do in your case is start it as a hobby, see how you go and declare when consistent, but take into account when declaring the income you have already made as well.

      For clothing, I have sold mostly on eBay rather than Facebook, but this week I sold exclusively on Facebook, so it depends which you want to do.

      I do know of people who buy things online from discount sites, closing down sales and even eBay that they know they can resell in groups for more, so it’s possible to do reselling that way without needing to leave your home. Depending on your postage needs and what you are selling Australia Post, other couriers and Sendle all pick up as well if needed.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Great post, thank you. We have been having a clean out at our house and sold over $1,000 worth of stuff in the past two weeks. We use our local and regional buy swap sell on Facebook as a first port of call and eBay after that or for very high value/niche items.
    I’m sharing this post over on the Retiring not Shy! Facebook page.

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