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How to make money from household clutter

Want to turn your clutter into cash? If so, join the more than 100 million people around the globe who sell their stuff on eBay, the online auction community where almost anything in the world is available. Microsoft teaches you how to Sell your stuff on eBay. Unload unwanted goods and make a little dough, but be warned-whether you're selling or buying, eBay may be addictive.

Irene Nolan started auctioning items on eBay in 1998 and got hooked on the rush that comes from discovering that your trash may well be another person's treasure. "I once bought four plates at a yard sale for $10 and sold them on eBay for $500. The extra income is great, and I love the thrill of the hunt."

Getting set up to sell on eBay is quick and registration is free. But before you start auctioning off your unwanted goods, be sure you're aware of the fees for selling and of the potential risks involved in any e-commerce transaction.

Want more evidence that eBay might just be your next best venture? Consider this: eBay vendor Colleen Corley heard Donald Trump mention on TV that the pet business in the United States is a $30 billion industry. She bought some dog doors at a liquidation sale for $12 each and sold each one on eBay for $110-a profit of more than 800 percent. Happy trading!

Ebay is also known for some Weird Ads. In another case, their Indian CEO was arrested for selling DPS MMS clips.