When I first became a stay-at-home mom, we went from being a two-income family to a one-income family. And even though I had planned financially for this transition, I was surprised at how quickly my savings dwindled down.
To help pay for all of the activities that my daughter and I were enrolled in, I started selling various things online. I sold books, CDs, used baby gear, clothes, shoes, handbags, and furniture.
In fact, I still sell stuff online today. It’s quick, easy, and it gives me some extra spending cash.
If you’re looking to make extra money, declutter your home, or simplify your life, here are over 100 places where you can sell your stuff online for cash.
Antique and Vintage Items:
Do you have vintage items or antiques that you no longer want or need? Then sell them online. Set up an online account, list your items, and get paid minus a small user fee.
Arts, Crafts, and Handmade Items:
Do you make gorgeous jewelry or hand-knit scarves? Then sell your handmade goods on websites like Etsy. Each platform functions as an online marketplace or shop where visitors can purchase your wares. Listing fees and commission rates will vary depending on the platform.
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Do you have old books lying around the house? Then sell them on one of the many online bookselling platforms. Just type in your book’s ISBN, get a quote, send your books in using a prepaid postage label, and once your books are received, get paid by check or PayPal.
- Amazon Trade-In
- Barnes & Noble (textbooks)
- BookSellback (textbooks)
- Cash4Books.net (textbooks)
- Chegg (textbooks)
- SellBackBooks.com (textbooks)
- TextbookRush (textbooks)
- Ziffit.com (textbooks)
If you’re in the market for a new car, you have two options when it comes to selling your old one. You can trade it in to the dealership, or you can sell it on your own — which typically yields higher monetary returns. But don’t worry, you don’t have to take out an ad and hope for the best; instead, try out one of these online marketplaces or apps.
CDs, DVDs, and Video Games:
No longer listen to your CDs? Do you have old video games or DVDs overcrowding your precious storage space? Then sell them online for quick and easy cash. Just scan your CD, DVD, or video game barcode, get a quote and send your items in using a prepaid postage label. Once your items are received, you’ll get paid by check or PayPal.
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Cell Phones and Electronics:
Have old electronics that you no longer use? Then sell your old smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers online. Search for your device on the designated platform, get a quote, ship your order, and get paid via check or PayPal.
- Buyback Boss
- Buy BackTronics
Do you have outgrown children’s clothing or styles that you no longer wear? Then sell your clothes online. Each platform works differently — but makes it easy as pie to sell your used clothing items.
- Couture USA
- Material World
- The RealReal
- Yoogi’s Closet
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Designer Handbags, Purses, and Accessories:
Have a designer handbag or accessory that you’re no longer excited about? Then sell it online. Just submit your details along with a photo, get a quote, ship your item off using a free shipping label, then get cash when the company receives and authenticates your item.
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If you’re getting new furniture, or you’re moving in with your partner, and you have duplicate items, you can make good money selling your furniture online. I’ve sold sofas, dining room tables, dressers, even a mattress! Since furniture is on the larger side, you’ll want to make sure that you clearly state what the delivery options are available.
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Have you ever received a gift card for a store that you don’t shop at or that’s not near your home? Then sell those unwanted gift cards online. Enter the card’s unique barcode number, get a quote, send them in, and get paid via check, PayPal, or direct deposit.
While most people use a Realtor to buy or sell their home, there’s a new wave of online sites that will help DIYers sell their homes with or without guidance.
Do you have jewelry from an old boyfriend? Have you gone through a divorce? If so, get rid of those old memories and sell your old jewelry online for cash!
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Knowledge and Expertise:
Are you looking to make money from home but have no idea what to do? Then consider selling your expertise online; musicians, cooks, life coaches, teachers, doctors, nurses, electricians, and crafters can all sell their know-how. Today there’s a multitude of online platforms that allow you to set up shop and instruct via phone, email, and video chat. Some platforms allow you to set up shop for free, accept payments, and even market yourself.
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Are you a web designer, writer, tech guru, marketing major, or administrative professional? Then make some money by selling your services on micro job sites.
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Do you love to take pictures? Then sell your images online. Register to be a contributor, upload your photos and earn money whenever a buyer downloads your content.
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Random New and Used Items:
Sell your random new and used items online. Each site varies in nature but makes it easy to reach a worldwide audience.
If you have sports equipment or camping gear that you no longer use, consider selling it on these online selling platforms.
Do you have killer design skills? Then use your talent to design and sell t-shirts online. Most platforms allow you to set up shop for free, name your prices, and then you earn a percentage of each sale.
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Have you ever purchased makeup, only to find it’s the wrong shade? Don’t throw those items away — you can sell and trade them online.
Wedding, Bridesmaid, Flower Girl, and Prom Dresses:
Is the big event over? Then sell your lightly used formal wear, shoes, and accessories online. Submit your listing (some sites do require a listing fee), let them promote it, and get paid minus a small commission fee.
Selling stuff online has never been easier! If you need to make money fast, look around for items you’re no longer using and sell them on one of these websites or apps.
If you’re willing to venture out, you can also easily sell your used stuff locally at stores like:
- Buffalo Exchange – clothing, shoes, and jewelry
- GameStop – games, hardware, consoles, controllers, headsets, and phones
- Half Price Books – books, CDs, DVDs, games, and comics
- Music Go Round – music instruments, gear, and equipment
- Plato’s Closet – clothing, shoes, and accessories
- Play It Again Sports – sporting goods
- Once Upon a Child – kids clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear
- Style Encore – clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories
Besides these well-known franchises, you can also sell stuff at local consignment stores and pawn shops. I’ve personally found that I make the most money selling through sites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. They don’t take a percentage of the sale, so you earn more, but you’re required to take photos, write the description, and meet to exchange the goods.
Did we miss an online selling platform? Please drop us a note below, and maybe your suggestion will end up on our list. What items do you sell online?
Originally published on October 10, 2014. Content updated August 2021.