Sell Used Phones Online for Cash

sell used phonesHey there, I know it’s been awhile, but real world concerns have stopped me from writing up regular posts for my blog. Now, however, I’m back to write about a topic that has intrigued me for awhile. In recent years, a growing trend on the internet is to buy and sell used phones online. Often, prices are better online compared to dealing directly with a cell carrier. Because of how quickly phone technology advances, the option to upgrade from an old to new device often presents itself at least once a year. Naturally, the cost of constantly changing phones can become prohibitive, so there are sites out there that specialize in buying and selling used phones. It ultimately saves you money and prevents your previous phone from going to waste.

So how exactly does the process to sell your old phone work? I made short list of steps that need to be taken so that you can earn cash for your device as soon as possible:

Know where you’re going to sell your phone in the first place. There are plenty of options out there. As an example, one option you might want to look into is a company called GoodCellas, where you learn how to sell old cell phones for cash.

Whichever outlet you choose, follow their steps as closely as possible. Typically, the process isn’t too complicated, but if you miss something it might hurt your ability to sell your old cell phone. It’s obvious, but at the very least the phone you’re selling should be fully functional.

Typically, the process for trading in your phone goes something like this:

  1. At the reseller’s site, you’ll have options in front of you to designate the kind of phone you’re looking to sell: it’s manufacturer and model and whatnot.
  2. Before sending it in, make sure the phone you’re selling meets the criteria designated on the site.
  3. You’ll be able to see an estimate of the cash return based on the condition of the phone you’re selling.
  4. Then, you’ll probably see instructions on how exactly to send in your phone. There, the phone will be evaluated for its functionality and condition, and you’ll get a final offer for your phone.
  5. Accepting the offer yields the payment in the form best for you. If you reject the offer, they’ll send your phone back.

That’s the general process to sell used phones. It might seem daunting at first, but once you know how to do it, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars.

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DIY Web Design: My first day of school

I’m starting to get the hang of designer language, now it’s time for me to figure out exactly what I need to be successful.

Typically, with a DIY project I  turn to Pinterest, but for web design I thought it would be good to broaden my horizons (and my Google search skills). So I sat down with my coffee and my laptop and thankfully, I didn’t have to search too far to find websites made for people like me, on the hunt for some helpful information about DIY web design.

I know what people say “It takes money to make money” but frankly right now I don’t have the extra money to spend. So thanks to the web design gods,  I found an article that was particularly helpful in the blog of a Long Island Website Design Agency called Huemor.

The article breaks down the free resources into categories of basically everything I need to get started with for my web design project. It’s pretty easy to find whatever you’re looking for. I know that I’ll find myself going back to this article throughout my time as a “web designer in training” to take full advantage of this long list of free resources.

If you’re as excited as I am about free things here’s the link to 111 Free Online Design Resources.

Taking a break from learning about different fonts and Photoshop, I thought it would be interesting to look up other things about web design. I found this great article 20 Graphic Designers You Should Know.

There’s some pretty interesting stories on here about successful designers and if you’re looking for inspiration I suggest you start here.

Another article I think would be helpful for up-and-coming web designers is an older article by Smashing Magazine, known for it’s creative web design tidbits. This one fits that bill: Fun Approach to Creating More Successful Websites. Although it is a few years old this article shows how to add some fun into your websites. Who doesn’t like to have a little more fun?

With the help of only a few articles I already know way more than I did yesterday. Every day that I do more research about web design I feel more and more confident to start an internship. Now I need to begin my search.

One last thing before I go! My apartment is pretty small and I’m looking for some good ideas about how to turn my little space into a workspace without breaking the bank, or my neck. I’d love any ideas you might have.

Check out this video about making home offices!





I’m walking the walk, but the talk?

I know that at some point I will need to intern but first I need to really learn what the world of web design is like. And while I have a handful of designer friends who seem to live on coffee and geeky references to comics (I’ve got that part covered!), sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about. It’s like there is a whole language they have of their own that makes no sense to me. It can be intimidating.

I imagined my first day as an intern sitting in an office full of people speaking to me in an alien tongue and me just staring at them blankly.

To avoid that I did a little digging to find out some of the designer slang and what it means.

  • Here is a link to a pretty comprehensive article from Smash Magazine. It’s a little old, 2009, but it was still helpful.
  • Here is another, more up-to-date from, check out the Trendy Jargon section.

Ultimately I settled on the most basic of the basic, essentially Web Design terms 101. This article 6 Key Terms Every Graphic Designer Should Know is recent, and explains things to novices like me. It is a good foundation for learning designer-speak.

And now for some fun

One of the links I found was mostly tongue-in-cheek, and while I don’t get all of these I’m sure some of you will, and laugh!

Urban Dictionary of Designer Slang