Okay, so I HATE reading blog posts and seeing “sell your stuff on Ebay” as a method to make money. Of course you can sell your stuff on Ebay to make extra money, and you already know it! I don’t consider that helpful advice at all.
What I DO find helpful though is learning HOW to sell things to make the MOST MONEY possible – without working your tail off for just an extra $5 or $10. That’s what I’m going to share with you here.
Crazy Craigslist Cash
Lots of people have figured out how to turn Craigslist into their own small business, and you can as well. Whether you pick up free things and resell them, or you buy low and sell high, don’t even think about bypassing Craigslist when you’re coming up with ways to make money.
How to Make a Living on Craigslist: ReCraigslist is must-read to learn how to earn a bundle on the site.
The Cash Cow Couple: Great info about making money on Craigslist.
REALLY Make Money on Ebay
A Little Slice of The Pie: I’m such a huge fan of Daniel’s. He was delivering pizzas until he began to figure out ecommerce and how to make money selling stuff online. Don’t worry about slick internet ad copy here. Daniel is a genuine guy who genuinely wants to help you be successful.
Scavenger Life: This is such a great source of invaluable info about finding things to sell on Ebay, and making a really great living. I’ve been a fan of this husband/wife team for quite awhile because they so offer so much genuinely good advice on sourcing & selling on Ebay. If you’re someone who can’t pass a garage sale or Goodwill (raises hand), you can learn to turn your passion into extra money – or even a long term career. (You can visit their Ebay store here.)
Skip McGrath: I’ve found his free newsletters to be invaluable and just jam-packed with rock solid resources.
Sell Stuff on Amazon
Sell your stuff to Amazon: Amazon has a pretty sweet trade-in program wherein you can sell them some of the stuff you don’t want or need anymore. Things like cell phones, electronics, books, video games, and more.
Amazon FBA: If you’re really ready to create some AMAZING money, you owe it to yourself to explore becoming an Amazon FBA Seller. The short & sweet explanation is that you buy things priced low and then sell them at a profit on Amazon.
The absolute BEST training for learning how to sell on Amazon (and you really do need at least some training in order to make some serious cash) comes from The Selling Family. While there is plenty of free info there, Jessica & Cliff have paid training courses that I have personally taken and I can tell you they were worth every single penny.
Other Stuff You Can Sell
First of all, you’ve gotta know there is stuff all around you that may seem so ordinary & simple to you that you can’t imagine anyone else would want it. That’s not always true! Maybe there is an abundance of something in your part of the country that is hard to come by in other parts.
Here are some super common things you can sell that you might not have considered:
BookScouter: This site compares more than 50 websites to help find the absolute best price for your used books.
Decluttr: Download their app to turn your phone into a barcode scanner and start scanning all your unwanted CDs, Blurays, DVDs, & games. Decluttr will buy most, if not all, of them from you. The price is often really tiny, but hey – it’s money for something you didn’t want anyway.
PayLoadz: Sell all sorts of downloads you create, like PDFs, documents, photos, ebooks. You’ll be surprised at the things you can make & sell here.
Spreadsheet Marketplace: If you’re an Excel wiz, sell your spreadsheets to those of us who aren’t.
Teachers Pay Teachers: This site is a wonderful marketplace for educational resources where you can buy & sell things like lesson plans, task cards, printables, classroom decor and organizational materials, worksheets, teacher planning calendars, audio and video recordings used for teaching, hard educational goods, products that aid in the creation of resources, including fonts, clip art, and other graphics.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.