By Holly Reisem Hanna
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 you some extra spending cash.
So if you’re looking to make some extra money, declutter your home, or simplify your life, here are over 100 online platforms where you can sell your stuff for money.
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.
- iCraft Gifts
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.
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 into 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 place an ad in the newspaper and hope for the best, instead use the online app, Blinker. To get started, download the app, snap a photo of your car, list it, and then wait for interested buyers.
Plus, right now when you use the Blinker app to sell your car, enter referral code HOLLYHANNA and Blinker will reward you with an extra $200 when your car sells — easy peasy!
CDs, DVDs, and Video Games:
No longer listen to your CDs? Have old video games or DVDs lying around? Then sell them online for quick and easy cash. Just scan your CD, DVD, or video game barcode, get a quote, send your items in using a prepaid postage label. Once your items are received, get paid by check or PayPal.
Cell Phones and Electronics:
Have old electronics lying around? 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.
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 Boutique
- Instagram using the hashtag #shopmycloset
- Material Wrld
- Recycle Your Fashions
- The RealReal
- Yoogi's Closet
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.
Do you make gourmet jellies and jams? Do you grow organic fruits and veggies? Then reach a larger audience by selling and promoting them online. These platforms allow you to connect with nearby consumers – making it easier to sell your food items.
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 cards unique barcode number, get a quote, send them in, and get paid via check, PayPal, or direct deposit.
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, 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.
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.
- 99 Designs
- People Per Hour
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.
For more places to sell your photos, check out this massive list!
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.
- Facebook Marketplace
Do you have killer design skills? Then use your talent to design and sell t-shirts online. Most platforms allow you to setup shop for free, name your prices, and then you earn a percentage of each sale.
For a big list of sites that allow you to sell t-shirts online — check out this post!
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.
For more ways to sell used makeup, check out this article!
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.
Did we miss an online selling platform? Drop us a note below and maybe your suggestion will end up on our list. What items do you sell online?
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Originally published on October 10, 2014. Content updated on July 17, 2017.
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