Once you start to figure out what you want to use for your child’s homeschool curriculum for the year and then you start to add things up, it may shock you a bit. How can you afford to homeschool your child? If you’re dedicated to using that awesome but pricey homeschool curriculum then you’ll need to see if you can purchase it used. This will save you tons and once you’re done with it, you can probably turn around and sell it to someone else.
How to Buy and Sell Used Homeschool Curriculum
If you’re looking for places to search for used homeschool curriculum, read Where to Buy Used Homeschool Books.
Set up a Paypal Account
When you are looking to purchase curriculum online then you need to set up a Paypal account. It’s super easy to do and you can withdrawal it into your bank account. Paypal also protects buyers, so if there are any issues with not receiving your purchases you can easily file a claim. As a seller you want to ensure that your shipment is tracked so that you can see that is delivered to the correct address.
Check out the competition
Are there a lot of sellers selling the same curriculum, those items will have a lower resell value, this will also give you a hint as what you should charge or buy so that you know what to expect.
What Condition is your book in?
Books that are in a rough state or not as crisp will fetch a lower price, some are ok with this and some want a like new book so be sure to list what state your books are in or be sure to ask what books they are in before you make a purchase.
How much is shipping?
Calculate shipping before you list your items for sale so that you can easily respond to questions, does the price include shipping or is it on top the sellers price, make sure you’ve stated if the price includes shipping or not.
What else does the curriculum need?
You may get questions pertaining to the curriculum, ie does it include the teacher’s manual, do you need a student workbook, it’s nice if you haven’t used the curriculum in awhile to keep track of what is needed for it. This will help you answer any questions you may get. As a buyer, you’ll want to ask those questions, does it include the teacher’s manual, can the curriculum be used without it or is there any writing in the workbook.
I created a printable to keep track of the curriculum that you’d like to sell.
Follow along in my 31 Days to a Better Planned Homeschool series.