Are you looking for things to sell to make money? Perhaps you want to make quick cash to build an emergency fund, pay off credit card debt or save up for a house.
While starting a blog or your own side hustle business can be a great way to earn extra money, sometimes we don’t have time to start a business. If you need to make money fast, then you’ve come to the right place.
One of the best ways to make money quickly is to start with what you already have. Chances are, there are many things you can sell from home. This can be a great way to get rid of clutter and turn it into cash. It’s a win-win!
In the past, many people sold items at pawn shops or local garage sales. But with today’s technology, it’s never been easier to make money online. Whether you’re looking for things to sell to start a business or things to buy and sell to make money, then this post is for you!
Here are some easy things to sell online to make money!
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1. Your opinion
Did you know that you could earn cash from home by completing paid surveys? It’s free and easy to do. You can fill out surveys in your spare time, such as in the morning while eating breakfast or watching TV. Online survey websites will pay you to get your honest opinion about brands, products or activities.
Each survey takes around 5-15 minutes to complete. You’ll earn virtual points for each survey you complete, which can be redeemed for PayPal cash payments or free gift cards. Some of the highest-paying survey sites include:
Branded Surveys – This is a popular survey site that will pay you cash. When companies want to launch a new product or collect market research, they turn to the Branded Surveys Community for feedback.
Branded Surveys currently has a TrustScore rating of 4.4/5 on Trust Pilot, which makes them one of the highest rated survey sites. Plus, you’ll get a $1 welcome bonus when you sign up today!
Survey Junkie – This is the largest survey site in the world that actually pays you cash. It’s available in the United States and Canada. They are an online community with over 10 million members dedicated to making their voice heard.
Survey Junkie currently has a TrustScore rating of 4.5/5 on Trust Pilot, which makes them one of the highest rated survey sites.
Toluna Influencers – Toluna Influencers are everyday people (just like you) who help transform the products and services that matter most to you. Most of the time, their surveys last between 15 and 20 minutes. For each survey you complete, you’ll be rewarded points that can be exchanged for cash or rewards.
2. Your electronics
If you have some old electronics laying around at home, why not sell them for cash? This is a great way to clear up space and make money in the process.
You can sell old phones, tablets, computers, and iPods on Gazelle. This website gives you an instant offer for your old device. It takes less than a minute to see how much your item is worth. If you like the offer, Gazelle will ship your item for free and you’ll get paid fast.
3. Gift cards
Gift cards are popular gift ideas, especially when people are not sure what else to buy. Sometimes though, we receive gift cards to stores we don’t visit or like. Instead of letting it go to waste, why not sell it online for cash?
Websites such as Card Cash and Raise resells unwanted gift cards or you can trade your gift card for a brand new gift card from available brands. It’s free to list a card, and you’ll get paid via check in the mail, ACH deposit or PayPal.
4. Rent out your space
If you have an extra room or space available, you can make money by renting it out on Airbnb. With Airbnb, you can list your space for free and host guests.
If you’re curious, head to Airbnb’s calculator to see how much money you could be making as an Airbnb host.
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5. Sell homemade dog treats
If you love dogs and enjoy baking, you may want to consider selling homemade dog treats. This is one of the best DIY things to sell to make money.
Never made dog treats before? No problem! My friend Kristin from Diva Dog Bakery can teach you how to make healthy treats that dogs love!
Are homemade dog treats profitable? Yes! Many pet treats are really bad for dogs and are often filled with unhealthy fillers. This is why the demand for healthy and delicious homemade dog treats is HIGH and continues to grow.
As a beginner, you can make $500-$1,000+ per month selling dog treats. Then once your side hustle grows, you can scale your business to earn more money.
If this sounds like a fun opportunity for you, consider checking out Kristin’s free workshop here. She’ll teach you how to start your own dog bakery business from home. And don’t worry — there’s no baking experience required!
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6. Advertising space on your blog or website
If you have a blog or website, you may want to consider selling advertising space on it. Companies will pay you to share banners or display ads on your site. It can be a great way to make money from home and provides a passive source of income too.
If you don’t have a blog yet, but are interested in learning how to start one, you can check out this in-depth tutorial here. It’ll show you how to start a blog from scratch and make money online.
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If you have old textbooks or used books laying around at home, why not sell them online? Sites, such as Bookscouter compares offers from more than 30 book-buying vendors to help you make the most money.
Simply head to their website, search for the book you want to sell using the ISBN, compare prices to decide where you want to sell your book, then ship your book free and get paid via PayPal or a mailed check.
8. Used furniture
If you have used or antique furniture, you can make money by selling your items online. Even if you don’t have used furniture to sell right now, this is one of the best things to buy to make money.
Sites, such as Facebook Marketplace or eBay are good places to list your used furniture for sale. This is how to make quick money in one day. We recently listed our dining table online and in less than 24 hours — it was sold!
My friends Rob and Melissa from Flea Market Flipper make a full-time living by selling used furniture and other items online. They like searching for hidden treasures online or at thrift stores to buy and resell for profit. This can be a great way to find easy things to resell.
Does this sound like a fun side hustle opportunity for you? If so, consider checking out Rob’s FREE workshop. In this free training, he’ll teach you how to find the best things to buy and sell for profit online.
To make sure your items sell, you’ll want to be thorough and complete in your online listing. Adding high-quality photos of the item can also help you sell stuff faster.
9. Your Photos
Photos in high demand right now include images of people (kids, adults), people working, travel, food, cities, nature, and photos of things (tools, books, laptops).
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10. Rent out your car
Make a dent in your monthly car payments by listing your car on Turo. Hosts can cover their payments by sharing their car just 9 days per month (on average).
Turo is a car sharing marketplace that allows private car owners (such as yourself) to rent out their vehicles via an online or mobile interface. This can be a great way to make money without a job.
How to rent out your car with Turo:
✓ List Your Car: It’s free and takes only 10 minutes to create a listing for your car.
✓ Determine Price: Turo will determine your car’s price based on market value, location, time of year, and other data to help you maximize your income. If you prefer, you can also manually set your own daily price.
✓ Get paid: Turo will pay you via PayPal within 5 days. You’ll earn 65% to 85% of the trip price.
11. Jewelry & Accessories
If you love fashion and jewelry, you may want to consider becoming a Stella & Dot ambassador. As an ambassador, you can earn up to 40% commission selling Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories online or in-person. This can be a fun opportunity to make money from home and there’s no experience required!
To get started, you’ll need to invest in one of their starter kits, which costs $199. Each starter kick includes your choice of over $400 in their bestselling products, a personal online store, and all the tools and training you need to become profitable.
12. Sell websites
You may have heard of buying and flipping real estate. Another great way to make money online is to buy and flip websites. Yes, it’s such a thing and it can one of the most profitable items to sell.
Flippa is the most well-known online marketplaces where you can buy and flip websites. It currently has a TrustScore rating of 4/5 on TrustPilot, making it one of the highest-rated sites to buy and sell businesses for profit.
Over 1.5 million people have used Flippa to buy websites, mobile apps or online businesses. You can click here to learn more about making money on Flippa.
13. Your handmade crafts
If you enjoy making handmade goods, such as jewelry, ceramics, hair scrunchies, or wall hangings, you can make money selling your items online. Etsy and Facebook Marketplace are the most popular platforms to sell your handmade items. Take a few quality photos of your product, create your free listing, set your price and post it online.
14. Toys & Games
Many people are wondering — What can I sell to make money from home?
If you have old kid’s toys at home, you can turn your clutter into cash! You can sell toys, video games, puzzles, dolls, and board games on sites such as Facebook Marketplace, eBay or Craigslist.
Another idea is to pick up gently used toys at local thrift stores or flea markets, clean them up and resell them for a profit online. If you’re looking for things to sell to make money as a teenager, this can be a good option.
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15. Clothes & Shoes
If you have gently used clothing or shoes that you no longer need, you can make money by selling them on apps such as Poshmark.
I used to work at a popular thrift store company as a side-job during college. Many of the donated clothes were thrown out or taken to landfill. Now, when I want to get rid of gently used clothes, I like to sell them online or take them directly to charity centers.
Poshmark is a free app that lets you list items for sale. Just sign up for a free account, take a photo of the item you want to sell with your phone, fill in the description, set the price, and you’re done!
Services you can sell to make extra money
If you prefer not to make or sell physical products, consider promoting and selling your services instead. There many services that people need and will pay money for today. Here’s a few of my favorite ideas to get you inspired!
16. Deliver goods with Postmates
Postmates is a free app that has quickly become the largest and most reliable on-demand delivery and pickup platform.
If you don’t mind delivering items to customers in your spare time, such as food and other goods, Postmates can be a great way to make extra money. You can make deliveries with your car, bike or scooter.
The best part is, there’s no fees or time commitments. You can make deliveries on your own schedule and take home 100% of your earnings. Sounds like a fun opportunity for you? Sign up and get started making money with Postmates here.
17. Dog walking
If you enjoy hanging out with dogs, you could get paid to pet-sit and play with dogs. Rover is an online network that connects dog walkers and sitter to pet owners in your area. All you need is your phone to get started.
As a dog walker or pet sitter with Rover, you can set your own rates to make sure you’re charging a fair price. It’s free to sign up. You can learn more and get started here.
Many people are looking for reliable babysitters during the holiday season to take care of their children while they are working or running errands. If you love children, this can be a great opportunity to make extra money.
To find paid babysitting and nanny jobs, I recommend starting your search on Sitter City. It’s the largest and fastest growing service for finding high-quality caregivers for child care, housekeeping, and more.
19. Teach English online
If you have…
✓ A computer with an internet connection
✓ A webcam & microphone
✓ A degree (in any field)
✓ Enjoy working with children
…then you may want to consider becoming an online English teacher. You can make up to $22 per hour teaching English from home.
VIPKID is currently looking for part-time online ESL teachers for young children who are based in China. All classes are one-on-one and taught online through the VIPKID portal. If you’re interested in learning more, you can apply to become a VIPKID teacher here.
If you find yourself catching typos or grammar mistakes when reading content online, then proofreading can be a great opportunity for you.
As an online proofreader, you can earn up to $40,000 a year working for yourself. If you have an eagle eye, this can be a great way to make extra money.
My friend Caitlin from Proofread Anywhere began proofreading online as a part-time side hustle. She was able to scale her business quickly and now teaches others how to make money from home as a proofreader.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to find paid work as a proofreader, consider checking out Caitlin’s free workshop. In this free training, you’ll learn how proofreading could be your ticket to lifestyle freedom and financial security. You’ll also learn how to attract clients and create a profitable freelance business as a proofreader, just like Caitlin did.
21. Virtual assistant
If you have…
✓ A computer with an internet connection
✓ Enjoy sharing content on social media
✓ Can read and respond to emails
… then you may want to consider becoming a virtual assistant.
A virtual assistant provides services to organizations, companies or individuals. It can be a great way to make extra money from home. As a virtual assistant (VA for short), there’s a wide range of services you can get paid to offer.
Depending on how many clients you decide to take on and your experience, you can make $100 a day (or more) as a VA.
Some popular virtual assistant services you can offer include:
One of the best parts about making money as a VA is that you can set your own hours and work from anywhere that has an internet connection. All you need is your computer or laptop to get started.
If you are a freelancer or small business owner that is looking to attract more customers, Thumbtack can be a great way to get more exposure.
Thumbtack is a free app used by over a million customers to find and hire pros like you. Whether it’s a housekeeper, landscaper, DJ, or anyone – Thumbtack connects people with local professionals for their projects. This can be a great way to make extra money and sell your services.
23. Handy work
If you’re good at fixing things or doing odd jobs around the house, such as painting, assembling furniture, mounting a TV on the wall, hanging a picture or installing lights – you could get paid for your services.
Websites like Handy.com can help you find work as a handyman in your neighborhood. You can earn up to $45/hour/job as a handyman. The top pros on Handy make over $1,000 a week! This can be a great way to make extra money by helping people with their everyday to-dos.