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40 Things To Sell To Make Money Right Now

40 Things To Sell To Make Money Right Now
Jennifer Leach Nov 17, 2019
Want to Earn Some Extra Money?

Are you looking for the best things to sell to make money right now?

If you are wanting to raise some cash, regardless of what your situation might be, you have landed in the right place!

We put together this expansive list of 40 things to sell right now for money.

  • Need to make the rent this month?
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You will want to make sure you bookmark this post so you can come back to it later.

You will surely find one or more things on this list that you can sell.

Lets dive in!

40 Things to Sell Right Now to Make Money

This roundup will be split into individual sections to navigate this article a little easier.

Head to the category you are interested in and review the items in that section to uncover things you can sell now to raise some cash fast.

  • Household goods
  • E-commerce
  • Online Side Hustles
  • Online Services
  • Driver Jobs

Household Goods

These household goods are things around the house.

Easy enough, right?

These hidden treasures are right under your nose, valuable, and ready to be sold right now to help you make some money.

Take a look!

1. Your clothes


Yes, it starts with your clothes.

These are off-season, seasonal, or extra clothes you have that you don’t wear.

If you’re like me, you may even have one or two items brand new with the tag still attached, that you haven’t worn.

If you haven’t worn it by now, let it go and sell it for some quick cash.

Head to your closet and dresser, thumbing through every article of clothing you own:

  • Footwear
  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses
  • Suits
  • Special occasion outfits
  • Costumes

And, don’t miss out on accessories like leather gloves, scarves, and more.

There are so many places that you can sell clothes for money.

First, in person, you can sell to local consignment stores.

They have stores in my area like Plato’s Closet that take used, good condition clothes.

You might even be able to sell to a pawn shop if it’s something like a leather jacket, leather gloves, designer handbag or related luxury good.

Online is where you’re going to have a ton of flexibility.

Online marketplaces are great for selling used stuff, especially used clothes:

2. Kids Clothes

Next, move onto your kids clothes and do the same routine.

Go through dresser drawers and closets, then make a pile of all the outgrown and/or unworn clothes, shoes, and accessories that you can sell for money.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of because, what are you doing with all those outgrown kids clothes?

Sell it!

  • Mercari
  • Ebay
  • Local consignment stores
  • Online consignment stores

3. Kids Shoes

Same deal with your kids shoes.

Take those outgrown or too small shoes and sell them.

In our household, we usually buy our child a few pairs of shoes at a time.

We usually favorites 2 out of the 3 and we end up with a new pair of shoes that we realize he hasn’t worn and is now too small for him to wear.

Sell it!

You can sell in the same places as you do your own apparel, shoes, and accessories.

4. Small Appliances/Kitchen Goods

These are going to be items in your kitchen and maybe even items you have been gifted but never used, like unopened wedding gifts, holiday gifts that you never opened, etc.

In my home, I have a brand new soft serve ice cream maker in box that I can easily sell.

I have a hand full of other in box items that are available for selling.

You might be in the same boat.

Appliances that aren’t on your counter and you don’t use often are next, like:

  • Coffee maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Hand mixer
  • Stand bowl mixer
  • Air Fryer
  • Deep Fryer

If you use it, hold on it but, if you don’t, get rid of it and sell it!

You will love how this process declutters your kitchen and your entire home while allowing you to make some money on the side.

5. Household Appliances

Any appliances and equipment around the house you don’t use?

Sell it!

Some examples:

  • Lawn and fertilizer equipment
  • Gardening tools
  • Hobby equipment like laminator, Cricut, etc.
  • Vacuum
  • Mop
  • Steam Cleaner
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Car Vacuum

Go through every inch of your home including attic, garage, and outdoors to uncover any household items that you could sell.

6. Kids Toys

Then comes the kids toys.

Just like clothes, your kids are going to outgrow toys.

Or maybe they have an abundance of toys and you have a few items that are still in box and never opened.

One year we spent the holidays with my Dad in another city.

We traveled from our home to my Dad’s house (about a 3.5 hour car drive) and stayed there for around a week.

That year I decided just to grab a handful of gifts from under our Christmas tree to bring to my Dad’s so my son could still have the gift opening experience and open more than one gift.

I brought around 5 of his gifts with us.

When it was time to open gifts, he got through ALL of his presents in under 5 minutes and watched while we all slowly opened our gifts.

He wanted to continue to participate so we let him open all our gifts, which he really enjoyed but was still a little saddened that he didn’t have as many presents there.

I felt bad so the next year I brought substantially more gifts with us.

The result?

He was so delighted but he had so many gifts he actually grew tired of opening them.

A funny outcome I didn’t expect.

More than half of the gifts he didn’t even open to play with and today, almost a year later, there are at least half a dozen toys that are still in box in our house!

So, in our situation, we can sell those extra gifts for money.

Bottom line.

You got extra toys?

Sell them!

7. Furniture

Got furniture you can sell?

An extra bed or mattress?

A desk?

Extra end tables or lamps?

Survey all your household furniture and if you can sell it, do it!

The perfect place to sell furniture are through local groups like garage sale groups, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and related communities.

8. Electronics

Electronics can be a real gold mine.

You can sell the third or fourth edition of a tablet or cell phone and still make up to hundreds of dollars.

Electronics are a great way to raise a lot of money quickly.

Here are some examples of items you might have available that you can sell:

  • Tablet
  • Cell phone
  • Stereo equipment
  • Video and film equipment
  • Photography equipment
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Music equipment

These are great to sell online on places like Ebay.

You can also sell to used electronics stores locally and places like Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, BuyBackPros, and similar buy back programs.


This next section is dedicated to the world of e-commerce.

E-commerce is about online selling.

You have an online store where you sell products and services.

It’s a great opportunity to make money in your sleep.

I have a ton of experience with e-commerce and have run multiple stores reaching up to $30,000 per month in revenue.

Keep reading while I share these e-commerce opportunities to make money.

9. Sell Apparel

Apparel is a natural choice.

Many people think about selling in a women’s, men’s or kids clothing store.

You can source products really easily and entirely online.

You can even do drop shipping where the fulfillment process is all hands off for you.

This is actually the niche I sold in when I ran my stores.

I operated multiple clothing boutiques online.

It was fruitful, rewarding, and fun.

10. Sell Flea Market/Thrift Store Goods

You visit flea markets, buy products at discount and resell at a profit.

It’s called flea market flipping and you can actually make a full-time income doing this.

Read more about flea market flipping.

11. Sell Your Creative Services

Are you a creative?

Why not sell your services?

Graphic design, logo design, social media graphics..these are all examples of how you can monetize your skills.

You can even open a shop in a creative marketplace like Etsy or Creative Market and make money passively.

12. Sell Bookkeeping/Accounting Services

I knew an accountant who ran his business during tax season only and he made enough to support his family for the entire year.

Can you believe it?

With a background in bookkeeping or accounting, you can offer your services year round and this kind of job will be in demand for years to come.

13. Selling Web Services

Are you a tech genius?

You know programming, software development or web design?

Get on a freelance job bank like Upwork and sell your services, making thousands extra every single month.

14. Sell Home Decor Goods

For those of you crazy about interior design, sell home decor goods.

This will be well suited under your own website shop, using a tool like Shopify.

Source your products, list in your store, and then sell to make money!

15. Sell Baby/Kids Goods

A passionate market, parents are crazy about their kids and selling baby and/or kids goods is an excellent way to make extra money.

Source products online from places like these:

You can also visit a buyer event where you can meet wholesalers and manufacturers one on one, test out and feel the products you are interested in buying and place orders on the spot!

Online Side Hustles

These are online side hustles.

They are easy to do jobs and side gigs that can make you up to an extra few hundred dollars per week.

16. Take Surveys with Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie offers higher paying surveys that you can take from the comfort of home.

Just sign up and get notified when offers are available.

Accept, take your survey and get paid.

Super easy.

17. Take Surveys with Swagbucks

Swagbucks offers more than surveys.

You can get paid to:

  • Watch videos
  • Play games
  • Share your opinion
  • Discover stuff online
  • Shop online
  • And, more!

So you will never get bored with Swagbucks.

This is a create-your-own-schedule kind of gig, where you login to Swagbucks whenever you want, to take your paid offers.

Join Swagbucks and claim your FREE $10 bonus just for registering.

18. Take Surveys with Survey Savvy

Survey Savvy is a favorite because they offer panels in addition to surveys.

Soon after I signed up with Survey Savvy, I was getting offers up to $80 to participate in panels!

I got several offers actually ranging from $40 to $80.

And, they have Savvy Connect too, where you can earn $5 every month passively, just for installing their app on your phone!

Head to Survey Savvy to learn more

19. Take Survey Offers with Opinion Outpost

Another favorite is Opinion Outpost.

You get paid to play games, take surveys, watch videos, and more.

Each offer shares how much you can earn so, you’ll see an opportunity to take a 15 minute survey for $4, for example.

By the way, that’s equivalent to earning around $16/hour!

This is great for pick-and-choose offers that you can take 24/7 in your spare time.

Join Opinion Outpost here

Best Practices of Survey Offers and Panels

If you love the idea of getting paid to share your opinion then surveys and panels are definitely for you.

Advantages of Surveys

  • Quick and easy
  • Free to join
  • Abundant offers
  • Get paid in money, rewards, and gift cards
  • Take when you want, 24/7 in your spare time

Disadvantages of Surveys

  • Low paying, compared to panels

Advantages of Panels

  • Higher paying than surveys
  • Get paid in money or gift cards

Disadvantages of Panels

  • Less availability
  • Must commit to time to take the panel, if chosen

You can see there are pros and cons to both.

You can definitely take advantage of both options.

I have!

Surveys are great for a quick money opportunity.

There are usually dozens of offers available on each survey site and the amount of money you can make is unlimited.

Panels are higher paying.

Think $140 instead of $4 but, you won’t get the chance to take a panel every week.

You might not even be able to take one every month.

In general, take these best practices into consideration:

  • Use a separate email address for surveys/panels to stay organized
  • Make sure you have a PayPal account (common way to be paid)
  • Create a schedule for yourself (the more organized you are, the more money you can potentially make)

Recommended Reading: 10 Surveys Sites That Can Make You $300/Month or More

Online Services

The service industry is huge.

With the growing internet space, a lot of services can be done right online.

So, if you have skills and a desire to work from home, this next set of jobs will let you sell your skills to make money.

There are a lot of perks to some of these positions like:

  • Creating your dream schedule
  • Unlimited income potential
  • Weekly and/or on-demand pay
  • Entrepreneurial lifestyle
  • And, more!

20. Upwork

Upwork is an online job bank where clients and freelancers come together to work on projects.

As a client, they may be looking for a freelancer to perform a number of tasks, from illustrating a book cover, writing a blog post, editing or proofreading, translation, transcription, redesigning their web page, designing a logo, and more.

You join for free and then you can start applying to jobs.

The application process is pretty simple.

Browse available jobs and if interested, submit a proposal, which is your cover letter that you write to the client sharing more about yourself, skills, education, background, experience and other related things that may help you get the job.

If the client is interested, they will send you a message and then you two can hash out the details, talking more in depth about the project, timeline, compensation, etc.

To join Upwork and learn more click this link.

21. Fiverr

Fiverr is a well known marketplace where you can buy and sell Fiverr gigs starting at $5.

You can get a ton of different tasks done on this site like Upwork except, if you are selling services on Fiverr, there’s no bidding on projects or submitting proposals.

Instead, you post your skills in a job, along with the rate and if a client wants to buy your services, you’ll get an order, which you can fulfill in exchange for compensation.

For example, as a copywriter, you might have job posts under your profile like:

  • Book writing
  • Blog post writing
  • Short article
  • Long form article
  • Product descriptions
  • Sales page copywriting

It’s like you have your own little store on the Fiverr marketplace and you can make sales, selling your service as a product.

Make sense?

Learn more about Fiverr

22. Freelancer

This is a similar setup to Upwork.

First, join for free.

Then, build your profile.

Lastly, search for jobs and post to one when you find a job you’d like to do.

If you’ve got the job or the client is interested in you, you will her back from them in a message.

Check out more on

23. Guru

Guru is home to over 3 million service professionals just like you.

They have paid out over $250,000,000 to freelancers.

  • Programming
  • Developers
  • Design and art
  • Writing and translation

These are just a few of the job categories available on Guru.

Currently there are over 3,200 freelance jobs online.

When you look at the job listings you will find:

  • The name of the job (like Email marketing specialist or high quality ghostwriter)
  • The pay range
  • Fixed price or hourly pay
  • And other details

You click the Send Quote button and go through the steps to submit your proposal.

Check out Guru

Face-to-Face Services

The next category are for face-to-face or in-person service jobs.

These are not online-based.

If you enjoy working in the outdoors or being active in your work, you will enjoy selling your skills doing these gigs.

24. Tutoring

You can tutor kids.

It’s relatively easy to get up and going with this.

First, determine the subject or subjects you will be tutoring then, find clients.

I am a member of several local community groups and I’m always seeing a parent posting a message looking for a tutor for their child.

Some places to get started:

  • Craigslist
  • Nextdoor
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Facebook community groups (like HOA groups, neighborhood, citywide, etc.)

25. Lawn Mowing and Maintenance

Lawn mowing is something that virtually every homeowner needs.

And, depending on where you live, your community will require a well kept and mowed lawn.

You can do the lawn mowing yourself or you could hire someone.

A lot of people choose to hire someone.

It’s a task that want to outsource to make life a little easier and it’s usually not too expensive.

I’ve had several lawn mowing companies over the past decade or so and typically they charge $30 to $40 per week or biweekly, depending on how often they mow.

Offering this service means just 5 clients a month would bank you $300/month if you charged biweekly.

I’ve seen other businesses like this easily earn $10,000 to $15,000 per month as a full-time business.

Plus, if you add landscaping services, you can earn even more.

26. Dog Walking

Dog walking is another chore a lot of pet owners outsource to others.

There are even dog walking companies you can work for like Rover or Wag.

27. Babysitting

Work as a babysitter and get paid to watch other people’s kids.

You can join babysitting companies too, like Sittercity or

28. Housecleaning

You can clean houses for extra money.

Start small by doing your neighbors homes or friends and then you can expand from there, if you choose to.

Investing a little to place an ad might be a good way to get your foot in the door.

You can also offer your services on group discount sites like Groupon or Living Social.

Driver Jobs

Want to work from the comfort of your car?

Get paid to drive people or deliver stuff?

Check out these driver jobs which is perfect for people who drive their own car and are looking for casual dress, flexible schedule, and working from their car.

29. UberEATS

UberEATS is a food delivery service company that connects hungry customers to restaurants who provide their food available for delivery.

As a driver, you will fulfill customer order by picking up food orders and delivering them to customers.


Check out UberEATS to learn more

30. Doordash

DoorDash is another food delivery service similar to UberEATS that works the same way.

You will find that all these companies are pretty similar.

The variety of restaurants may change based on the company, and other differing factors like your pay, hours, etc.

Doordash drivers are called dashers.

Read on how to become a Doordash driver.

31. Favor Delivery

Favor is a lesser known company that you may not have heard of.

I love it because they typically deliver to wider service areas.

For example, you may only be able to get food delivery from restaurants within a 5 mile radius of where you live with the other guys (UberEATS, etc.), whereas Favor may offer delivery within a 10 mile radius.

The longer distance will cost you but it’s still nice that it’s an option.

Favor delivery drivers work like those mentioned above.

They assign orders to themselves, pickup food orders and deliver to customers.

Favor drivers are called runners.

Get to know Favor more.

32. GrubHub

GrubHub is one of the first companies I discovered that delivered food in my area.

Want the inside scoop on the driver job?

Check out our GrubHub deliver driver review

33. Uber

Next is Uber, where you can work as a driver, shuttling people to their destination.

This is a job my brother in law had while attending school and he loved it.

His favorite thing about working as a driver was his flexible schedule.

He had a new baby and while his wife worked during the day, their family saved on daycare costs by having him watch baby during the day.

Then when mom returned home, she could take over and he would do a few hours of driving in the evening and some driving on weekends.

He did this for years and really loved it.

Look at our Uber driver review

34. Lyft

Lyft, like Uber is a company that connects passengers with drivers.

I have had a chance to take Uber and Lyft rides.

They are both great and pretty similar.

For a list of the pros and cons of working as a driver, pay, requirements, and more, read this to learn everything you need to know in becoming a Lyft driver.

35. Postmates

With Postmates, drivers deliver food, alcohol, small goods, groceries, and more.

Recommended reading: Postmates Driver Review: Pay Structure, Requirements, & More.

36. Instacart

This is grocery delivery.

For those who need their groceries delivered, Instacart has got you covered.

At Instacart there are two jobs you can pursue to aid in grocery delivery.

The first is the driver job.

You pick up groceries from the store and deliver to customers.

The second is in store shopper where you are in charge of fulfilling the grocery order.

So you will do the grocery shopping in the store, making it ready for the driver.

Check out Instacart to read more about these positions.

More Ways to Make Extra Money

37. Neighbor

You get paid to rent out your spare storage space.

Got extra room in the attic?

An empty garage?

An empty spare bedroom?

You can rent that space out, storing clothes, boxes, furniture, etc. in exchange for money.

Neighbor hosts can make up to $15,000/year, according to the website.

It’s like AirBNB but for storage space.

Check out Neighbor to learn more.

38. Monetize Your Hobbies

Sell your crafts online in places like Etsy.

You can also sell in person in a garage sale, Facebook Marketplace, flea markets, and more places.

39. Flip Products on Facebook Marketplace

There is so much opportunity for flipping!

Flip cell phones, flip tablets and other electronics, furniture, clothes, antiques, vintage items and more.

I flip websites and I’ve been doing it for the past 4 years.

It’s a fun side hustle and super rewarding.

How Do You Flip Products on Facebook Marketplace?

Source products cheap, then add a mark up and sell for a profit on Facebook Marketplace.

People are already doing this.

I see a lot of flippers in the cell phone space.

They buy a used cell phone in good condition or damaged, then resell.

It’s cheaper than you think to fix a cracked cell phone screen and there are tutorials online that show you how to do it, buying your supplies from Walmart or Amazon.

Give this a try.

40. Become a Digital Creator

Earn passive income by creating digital goods like:

  • Printables
  • Ebooks
  • Eguides
  • Courses
  • And, more!

I earned over $4,000 last year alone just from one e-course that I hardly ever marketed.

Do you have skills or knowledge that you can teach?

Bundle it into an ebook or course and sell online.

Final Thoughts

Whew, we made it!

40 things to sell to make money right now.

What do you think?

Did we miss anything?

Share your thoughts down below.

Jennifer Leach

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