Join a Facebook selling group
Thousands of buying and selling groups have emerged in the UK, and although it can sometimes be best to go with a local group, branching out to nearby or national areas you can deliver or post to will provide greater money making opportunities.
Click Sell Something
To list your item for sale, select the “sell something” option. It's free to post an ad so there's no need to worry about extra costs.
Write about what you're selling
Most selling groups will have a simple ‘for sale’ form to fill out, where you'll need to write up a description of what you're selling, the price, category and a photo.
Once you’ve provided all the relevant information a potential buyer would want to know, all you have to do is post your ad and wait for the replies to come in. It’s that simple!
You can sell almost anything on Facebook, from niche products, to secondhand items, clothes, cars and more. These are some of the most popular things people sell:
- Unwanted items - Your old DVDs and paperback books can easily find a second home.
- Tech and gadgets - If you have gaming consoles, spare televisions or speakers, these are always a good choice.
- Children’s stuff - Your child might be too big for that old cot bed, but there are many parents-to-be waiting to grab a bargain.
- Bulky items - Bigger furniture items like sofas and cabinets can be sold through local Facebook selling groups so that you can find a buyer who will collect.
Simply search for your postcode or area in the main Facebook search box and include words such as ‘selling’ or ‘sale’. It’s worth joining as many groups as you can find, but take the time to see what goods are being sold in each to make sure it’s the right place for your items.
There are also specialist national selling groups which cover everything from musical instruments to cars. Simply search for an interest related to the items you are selling, including words such as ‘selling’ or sale’, and see what groups are out there.
One you’ve decided on a group, click ‘Join Group’ and wait for your request to be approved. There are other groups which allow selling too, such as parent groups or ones themed around particular interests. A little investigation is vital, and make sure you follow each group’s rules.
Posting your selling ad on Facebook is just as easy as posting a picture of you and your friends. Simply post directly on the group’s page with information about the item, including price, category and a photo. Relevant details such as size, dimensions, any damage and delivery or collection options are also worth including. If you’re selling an item on more than one group, unless the rules of a group explicitly ban this, mention this in your post.