There are a lot of ways to sell online to make money from the comfort of your own home. Let’s face it when it comes to searching for anything online; you come across ads all the time trying to sell you their products online, right? Including just scrolling through your social media channels.

It’s almost impossible to escape it all, and yes, most of us can get annoyed sometimes, but the truth is there are profits to be made. There are always going to be products, and there are always going to be buyers that want those products because there are so many online buying and selling sites, so why not hop on that wave and have your take on making money online, right?!

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Most of the time, all you need is a PayPal account. If you go through third-party selling platforms like Amazon or eBay, sellers are considered independent sellers who offer a variety of new, used, refurbished, and collectible merchandise. 

They do take a percentage from your sales, but it’s a small price to pay in comparison to first starting and trying to drive traffic to your products with a website or landing page unless you’re great at marketing.

Working from home while trying to be profitable doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Have you ever thought to yourself, “What can I sell online to make some extra income”?

Have you ever heard of Sophia Amoruso? Netflix rolled out an original show about her life called Girlboss in 2017. She started her own online business on eBay. She sold old pieces of clothing. She named her online store Nasty Gal Vintage. She went to her local second-hand stores and bought clothing to sell in her store.

Ten years down the line, the 32-year-old entrepreneur had an estimated net worth of $280 million. She later filed for bankruptcy, probably because of some business decisions, and BooHoo purchased her company. She later published the best-selling book called Girl Boss. Just goes to show you that sometimes you just gotta start somewhere, and I’m not even gonna lie; I watched that entire series!

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What to Sell Online to Make Money

You can sell gently used clothes, new clothes, shoes, accessories, phones, photos, and even electronics. You can really find endless possibilities trying to find ways to work from home.

Apps like OfferUp, LetGo, Depop, VarageSale, and Vinted are great for selling in your area. The closer they are, the better for you to connect and possibly save on shipping costs.

Facebook Groups are another great way to connect. Just look through the search bar and type in Facebook Market Place, and usually, if you have your location on, it will show you a bunch of things listed in your area.

threadUp, Poshmark, Mercari, are great for making money selling your clothes, including men’s clothes, baby, kid’s, handbags, shoes, and even maternity clothes. With your own online store. Speaking of the baby, You could rent out your baby gear with  BabyQuip. With your own small business, you could be making your own online money. Many mothers could be cashing in by renting out a stroller, a car seat, or even a crib. 

Although this isn’t a way to sell online to make money, I wanted to share a different approach that I did and correlates to your own area. When my kids grew out of their clothes, I often participated in a community sale through Just Between Friends where you essentially bring your kids outgrown things and let the community buy them.

Things that you would typically have a yard sale for. Usually, this runs through an entire week which saved me the time it took to set up every day, and I didn’t have to put signs everywhere in the hopes that people drove by and saw them. I made a few hundred dollars in a week doing this. 


Are you into selling vintage or collectibles? Sites like Ruby lane, The Internet Antique shop, and Grailed are all great places to look into kitchen collectibles, jewelry, dolls, toys, hobbies, and sports, including memorabilia, just to name a few.

Sell Photos Online

Cash in on your photo addiction by selling your photos on these websites. Got digital products, anyone? Each site has a different payment structure, but they offer a great way to turn some files that might be sitting on your hard drive into some extra cash.

You can do this without much extra effort once you’ve edited and uploaded them. Maybe you like taking photographs and consider yourself having a knack for it; you can crank in some serious cash.

These websites include:


You could make purchasing a brand new cell phone more affordable by selling your old one. By getting rid of old computers, laptops, kindles, smartwatches, fitness trackers, radios, and more, you could sweeten the deal with a nice payout. 

These websites include:


Tip: you can check websites like bookfinder, Addall, or abebooks to do a quick search on  ISBNs which are the 10 or 13-digit codes identifying specific editions of a book to compare the buyback prices.

Wedding Dresses

Maybe you have your old wedding dress lying around collecting dust. Why not see what you could get for it? You could also take a look at your local goodwill and pick a few up that would sell for a profit. It could be the start of a beautiful wedding dress side hustle relationship.

Websites like Sell my wedding dress, Borrowing Magnolia, The knot, and pre owned wedding dresses will help you to do that. These websites make it easier for you to get eyes on your wedding dress. 

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Lending/Borrowing to Make Money Online

Have you ever thought about how much money you could make from home by just borrowing or lending someone your car or various garage equipment? Well, it turns out people are making some hefty extra cash just by renting out things like an air compressor, a bike, or even some garage tools. It’s similar to Airbnb, only you are renting out gear instead of a room or house.

Places like Turo, Hyrecar,(this one states on their website to rent out for lyft and Uber drivers). And Getaround will help you rent out your car hourly or daily with insurance included. You can check out these sites to see if they have availability in your area. You can also check into other options and how you could benefit from renting out your vehicle.

To rent out your bike, electric scooter, tools, or garage equipment you don’t always need on hand; you can rent them out on the website Friend With A. You never know if you have a neighbor that could use your lawnmower or weed whacker every once in a while.

They provide instant property coverage and liability guarantee and verify everyone before they are allowed to borrow your gear, so you are good to go! It’s a fully vetted community, including an Id check and background check, with a $125,000 property coverage for any lost, stolen, or damaged equipment. You can signup and check out all they have to offer so you can start making some extra money.

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Start a Side Hustle Business With Baby Equipment Rentals

last but not least, Market Places, as I mentioned above, Amazon, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and finally, Etsy is the greatest marketplace for unique and homemade items to sell online to make money. I often find listings through Google for things I want to buy, and some of those listings lead me to Etsy. It is free to join, but there are three basic selling fees: a listing fee, a transaction fee, and a payment processing fee. It costs $0.20 to publish a listing to the marketplace.

I think if you have a product that others want, those prices are well worth it as the profit will outweigh your fees. There is always someone searching online to shop, no matter where you are in the world.


Selling things online to start making money has many people intrigued by their possibilities. You have far more reach than your annual rummage sale.

I also know people who have picked up an old side table or dresser and put in a little extra work to repaint or add a design to the front and placed a post on Facebook Marketplace. Facebook seems to have easy ways to selling online, especially in some groups. Those posts always seem to blow up with interested people wanting to buy.

I hope you find your own way of selling stuff online. As many have come up with great ways, let me know in the comments what are some of the ways you have tried. Which ones are you curious about?

7 Comments on 9 Best Ways to Sell Online to Make Money

  1. You did a really great job on this post. I really enjoyed it. The Market Places that you mentioned above are some real heavy hitters and carry their own traffic. Massive Traffic. So it is a great idea to get your products and services listed with them. I am so glad that you mentioned, that is possible to sell photos, book, and electronics. Plus you gave some good examples. In this day in age it is also possible to sell your voice. Some people do voice overs and make good money. You article has given me greater insight into the make money from home idea. Keep up the good work, I will revisit you website, you write good content.

  2. Karen Chen says:

    These are such smart ways – especially love the idea of selling stock photos, I’ve never heard that one before!

    • LeeAnn La Rosa says:

      awesome thank you!

  3. This was great! Selling online was never something I thought about before college, but Poshmark and SellBackYourBook in particular have definitely helped me out!

    • LeeAnn La Rosa says:

      That is really great to know! Thank You

  4. Mari Lara says:

    Love this post!! Informative!! I can think of a few things I could sell!! Thanx!!

    • LeeAnn La Rosa says:

      Thank You! That’s great

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