30 Things To Sell To Make Money Right Now

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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

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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.

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2. 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.

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.

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!

Read Next: How to start a dog treat bakery from home

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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7. Textbooks and other books

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 look for hidden treasures online or at local 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.

Read Next: Flea Market Flipping – Make money flipping stuff for profit

9. Resell stuff on Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA program can be a great platform to resell items online. You can buy stuff for a discount and resell these items on Amazon for a profit.

Jessica from The Selling Family started her business on eBay making $1,000 per month. When she switched to fulfillment by Amazon, she was up to scale her business to over $5,000 per month while working part-time.

If you’re interested in selling on Amazon, check out Jessica’s free workshop. In her free workshop, you’ll learn why Amazon is the best reseller marketplace, how to set up your Amazon seller account, and easy ways to find profitable inventory. You can click here to sign up.

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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. 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.

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.

Read Next: How to make money selling stuff on Amazon FBA

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, this is one of the best things to sell to make quick 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.

Read Next: How to flip thrift store items for profit

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!

How to make money reselling shoes – FREE WORKSHOP

If you’re interested in learning how to buy and resell shoes for profit, consider checking out this free Shoe Flipping Workshop.

Hosted by my friend Rob, a six-figure flipper, he’ll show you how to find awesome deals on shoes, which brands have the best resell value, and how to make maximize your profit.

Sign up for the free workshop

16. Subscription boxes

Subscription boxes have blown up in recent years. From meal kit delivery services like Chef’s Plate to boxes filled with dog toy products like Bark Box, this trend is growing and here to stay.

Start by brainstorming ideas for a subscription box you can create. Think about your target customers such as stay-at-home moms, pet parents, toddlers, makeup or skincare addicts, fitness enthusiasts, and so on.

Sites like Cratejoy provide a convenient and easy platform to sell your subscription box. This is an online marketplace specifically designed for subscription box owners.

17. Design and sell t-shirts

Websites like Spreadshirt make it easy to make money selling your designs. This is an online marketplace that allows you to customize and design products and sell them through free user-created shops.

How to start selling on Spreadshirt:

  1. Create and Upload a Design: Upload any image to Spreadshirt. It’s free and easy.
  2. Spreadshirt Sells Your Design on Products: Spreadshirt will instantly create a collection from your image and their catalog of awesome products. There’s no shop management necessary – they will market your products for you.
  3. Get Paid: You can get paid by check or PayPal. This can be a great way to make $100 a day.

18. Digital products

If you have some basic graphic design skills, one of the best things to sell online is digital prodcuts such as printables.

Ideas include kid’s coloring sheets, wedding invitations, home management printables, planners, budgeting worksheets, homeschool worksheets, printable party games, kid’s wall art, and so on. You can use a website, such as Canva to easily create your digital designs.

Then you can sell your printables through your website, Shopify store or Etsy. You don’t have to worry about physical inventory. You create the digital product once and sell it over and over again. This can be a great way to make passive income if you promote your products the right way.

19. Sell your deisnger handbags and accessories

If you have some gently used designer handbags that you’re no longer using, you can sell them online to make fast money. Below are two of my favorite sites that will pay you for your designer goods.

Fashionphile is a fashion resell site where consumer’s can buy and sell women’s luxury designer handbags, jewelry, and accessories. If you’re looking to declutter or make space for new items, this is one of the best sites to sell your designer goods.

Rebag is a popular website where consumers can buy and sell luxury handbags. If you have a gently used handbag that you’re no longer using, you can sell it to Rebag for cash!

20. Sell pet supplies and accessories

With more people making their pets a part of their families, it’s no surprise that the pet product industry is thriving.

To get started, brainstorm some unique ideas you can bring to the table. Here are a few examples to get you inspired:

• High fashion dog clothes
• Dog clothing for cold weather environments
• Clothing made specifically for certain breeds of dogs (Greyhounds, Dachshunds, and so on)
• Costumes for dogs (Halloween, holidays, weddings, birthday parties, and so on)/
• Food bowls, dog leashes, cat toys, pet beds, and so on

You can use an online platform, such as Shopify, to make it easy to sell your pet supplies. Shopify is an all-in-one commerce platform that makes it easy to start or grow a business.

Then use a third-party retailer, such as Oberlo to stock your store. With Oberlo, you can dropship pet supplies and easily add products to your online store. This means you can sell products for dachshund lovers without having to buy or deal with inventory.

21. Your Photos

If you enjoy taking photos, whether professionally or as a hobby, you can make money by selling your photos online. Shutterstock, Getty Images and 99 Designs are popular sites to sell 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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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!

22. Deliver food with DoorDash

Walk, drive or bike ride to make local deliveries with DoorDash. You can earn between $15-$25 per hour.

This suggestion involves leaving the house, but you just need your smartphone and a mode of transportation to get started.

23. Pet sitting with Rover

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.

24. 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.

25. Babysitting

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.

26. Proofreader

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.

27. 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. The amount of money you make will depend on your experience, skills, education, and so on.

When my friend, Kayla first started working as a virtual assistant 7 years ago, she was earning $15 per hour. This was about twice as much as she made from her minimum wage job in retail at the time.

Once she started learning new skills and tools, this allowed her to raise her rates significantly. Now she consistently earns over $10,000 a month from her virtual assistant business.

If you’re interested in becoming a virtual assistant, consider checking out this free workshop from Kayla, the mastermind behind $10K VA.

28. Cleaning homes

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.

29. Handy work and odd jobs

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.

30. Your knowledge

Did you know that there is a YouTube called “How to unzip a compressed file folder”?

It has nearly 800,000 views!

If you’re knowledgeable about a particular topic or area, consider sharing your expertise in an online course and selling it.

Go ahead and create your course. Somebody wants to buy it. Creating a selling a course can be a great way to make money online.

Thinkific and Udemy are the most popular platforms to sell courses.


What can I sell to make money fast?

There are many ideas mentioned in this post that you can sell to make money fast. My favorite thing to sell is old stuff you don’t use anymore.

If you took a look around your home, I’m sure you’ll find items that you don’t need or no longer use. Why not sell them to make some extra money?

Read Next: 18 best items to buy and resell online

What handmade items sell the best?

If you’re interested in selling handmade items, this can be a great way to make money. You can sell your handmade items using online platforms such as Shopify, Etsy, your blog, Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist.

Handmade items that sell the best include dog treats, clothing, jewelry, artwork (paintings or sculptures), accessories (hats or scarves), dolls, hair accessories, scented candles, subscription boxes, and bath bombs.

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