It is so easy to sell things online in 2021 and make an extra few hundred dollars here and there. Why? There are platforms such as Etsy, which make it easy to connect your product with potential buyers.
Are you into quilting? Do you make jewelry? Do you like building surfboards? Sell your goods online by opening your own Esty shop!
Pro Tip: A big new trend is selling printables, or digital downloads, in your Etsy shop. What I love about digital downloads is you only make the design once, but sell it hundreds of times over. Plus, there’s no shipping or fulfillment costs.
Even if it’s only a few dollars at the start, your earnings can add up to good money over time for no additional work.
Got old DVDs, a tablet, or a cell phone lying around? Trade your phone in for hundreds of dollars. You’ll even get a 10% trade-in bonus (up to $50) at Decluttr with code SELLMYCELL10. And they buy a lot more than cell phones.
If you’re looking for a more local approach, Craigslist-one of the original online marketplaces-works whether you’re selling a prom dress, a used car, or a set of cookware.
If you arrange a meet-up, insist on a location that’s well-lit and well-populated. More and more police stations now have safe zones in their parking lots with live camera feeds to deter theft.
Facebook Marketplace is becoming more and more popular, and what’s great about it is users are verified through the Facebook platform. It makes it a little more trustworthy when selling your items and accepting cash from people.
22. Sell Items on Consignment
Consignment shops can sell your stuff for you. They’ll take a percentage of your profits but they’ll also keep your clothes, electronics, jewelry, musical instruments, or even your car, in front of buyers without you having to take an active role.
Just search online for consignment stores in your area, or check out our post on all the best online consignment shops.
Another option is for you to act like a consignment store for your friends. If your friends have old junk lying around and are too lazy to sell it, you can ask them if you can start selling items for them-and take a cut of the profits. It’s a win/win for your friends, and you’ll make fast cash without having to sell your own stuff.
23. Have a Garage or Yard Sale
There are a couple ways garage sales can earn you quick money. The first is to turn your garage or front lawn into a store with your unwanted items as the inventory. You’ll need price tags, signs to put up around the neighborhood, and some social media posts to advertise your garage sale. I check Facebook regularly for sales in my area and love walking there on Saturday mornings. Estate sales are also very popular!
The next way is to attend other people’s garage sales or estate sales to find undervalued items to re-sell at your own sale. Estate sales typically have higher-end items at steep discounts, especially when the sale is nearing the end. You can pick up some bargains and re-sell them online or at your own yard sale. A nearby flea market might be worth checking out too.
To make quick and easy money, you’ll need a good head for haggling with buyers and sellers. Part of hosting a garage sale is trying to get the best price possible for your stuff. So this idea isn’t great if you’re the type of person that gives everything away for free ??