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Starting a side hustle: 4 steps to earn extra money while doing what you love

Okay, so you’ve all heard the mantra: “Do what you love for a living.” But what they don’t tell you is just how impossible it is, right? Not everyone is a Steve Jobs or Ellen DeGeneres. According to a Gallup poll conducted in 2015, only less than 31% of people...

Staff pick: Snack basket

Here's a typical conversation at our office desks: “Can you put that away?” “It’s not mine! It’s hers!” “Aya whatever just put it on the table.” “UGH! Our table is a mess!” Yes, it is. A mess caused by an overload of snacks which could keep about 30 people alive should we ever be trapped in the office. We have our own 120 x 60 cm tables, along with drawers. But why would we put Pocky,...

Everyone wins when we all pitch in

Carousell is where it is today because of all of you - enterprising sellers with unique and rare items, sharp-eyed buyers who enjoy going off the beaten track, and more. In times like these, it’s important we do not lose sight of how we can help one another as a...

A new year, a new home and a new blog

We’ve just spent the last few days moving into our new office here in Tanjong Pagar - just a week before we welcome the year of the Rooster. It’s really been quite exciting because while this isn’t our first office move, it’s honestly our biggest and most significant because we’ve been at Blk71 since Carousell first started in 2012.
6 ways to ride COVID-19 out, even turn it into an advantage with Carousell

6 ways to ride COVID-19 out and even turn it into an advantage

There’s no doubt about it - COVID-19 hit us hard. Some of us struggled to make the switch to working from home. Others were put on no-pay leave, or worse, lost their jobs. Businesses had to figure out ways to pay rent, and some had to close down. Even...

Preparing our biggest bazaar ever!

While it always involves a lot of hard work, one of our favourite things to do at Carousell is to throw events that bring our community of Carousellers together. It is always so nice to be able to get everyone together, make new friends, and of course, see all...

The Ultimate Pay Day Guide to stretching your dollar

Have you ever felt like your salary was limitless? LOL, me neither.  So why do we sometimes spend like it is? Here’s a secret: you don’t have to go through Pay Day pain every single month. For real. As a middle-income Singaporean plebeian who struggled to balance having fun, saving and being able...

Staff pick: Triwa watch

Chinese New Year is here and I always like to buy a watch for myself as a reward for all the ups and downs I have been through the past year.
smart shopping tips on Carousell

#ShopSmart: 4 best smart shopping tips for great electronic deals in Singapore

Ever went on your search for a desired air fryer, but later found yourself voucher-hunting, searching for “cheap” add-ons and having 10 more things in your cart?  Yup, you may just realise that the time you spent was way more precious than saving 5%, or that you bought more than...

Carouselland reminded us why we started all this

Last weekend was Carouselland 2017. Taking up 3 halls at Singapore’s Suntec City Convention Center, it was easily the biggest bazaar we’ve ever organised. We’ve always loved events like this, because it’s a great chance for us to meet our community and mingle. We spent most of the two days...