Sometimes you’re in a pinch, and you need to make some quick cash. Luckily, you don’t have to sell your kidney on the black market to earn a buck. There are tons of easy ways to make money online that can not only put some extra money in your pocket until payday but could help you start a lucrative side hustle.
The Penny Horder recently rounded up 12 websites anyone can use to sell their stuff online.
No surprise here, Amazon is a massive online platform where sellers are actively reaching new customers every day. You can sign up as an individual seller, which has a selling limit and a fee deduction of 99 centers per sale, or you can sign up as a professional seller, which requires a $39.99 monthly subscription, but there’s no selling limit or sales fee. However, both accounts are subject to additional selling fees that could be anywhere from 3% to 45% of your product price.
While it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme by any means, Amazon is a platform that a lot of people use to sell their products.
If you’re looking to sell literally anything you own, eBay is the place to go. People use it to thrift items they’ve found at flea markets or sell collectibles they’ve owned for years.
You have to start an eBay Stores account to join, and there are multiple tiers you can choose from: starter, basic, premium, anchor, and enterprise. Each one has a monthly fee, with the start tier beginning at just $4.95. The free account allows you to list up to 50 items a month.
If you have a knack for creating or want a place to flex your artistic muscles, Etsy is where it’s at.
It’s free to set up a shop, and you can list practically any item you want, as long as it’s handmade or vintage. Etsy does charge a 20 cent fee for every listing and a 5% fee per sale. You can also upgrade to Etsy Plus, which includes some promotional features, for $10 a month.
If you’re looking to sell your stuff on a more local basis, Craiglist provides the perfect place to connect with buyers in your area.
While it’s essentially online classified ads, it does have over a billion monthly visitors. Job ads and service listings will cost a fee, but selling off items is free. You don’t need to register an account to list an item, so it’s one of the easiest sites to use.
5. Facebook Marketplace
You don’t even have to log off of your favorite social media site to sell your stuff. Facebook debuted Facebook Marketplace in 2016 to browse local listings and get a better idea of the person you’ll be buying from.
It’s free to create a listing for homes, vehicles, or items. You cannot create listings for guns or animals.
If you want to get hyper-local with your selling, then you’ll want to check out Nextdoor, a platform that connects you not just to your city but your actual neighbors.
All you need to join is to verify your street address and use your full legal name. Once your account is verified, you can join various groups based on trending topics and post free listings to sell your items.
OfferUp has been operating as a secondhand online marketplace mobile app since 2011. It’s easy to create a listing, and it only costs money if you want to promote it, which keeps your listing in the top 50 results for whatever category you list it under. Those fees run between $3.99 and $19.99.
The only requirement OfferUp has is that you upload a photo of the item you’re selling.
Similar to OfferUp, Letgo is another mobile app designed to help you sell your stuff locally. It’s free to download and post a listing, which only takes a few minutes to do. You can promote your post with fees starting at $1.99.
Like Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp, Letgo also offers a feature that allows users to rate buyers and sellers alike.
If you’ve got some old DVDs, cellphones, or laptops lying around, Decluttr is a great place to offload them for a quick buck. Unlike some of the other platforms on this list, Decluttr doesn’t require you to post listings and find buyers. Instead, the website buys them from you and then resells them. They also handle all shipping costs, including the label.
You can get a quote for any high-tech items you want to sell by entering the model number and its condition.
Another great place to part with your old video games is Gameflip. You do need to register an account and link a credit or debit card to start listing. From there, Gameflip will charge an 8% fee for every sale and an additional 2% fee for any digital items sold. There’s also a membership fee that ranges between $1 to $15 a month.
In addition to games, you can also sell services like tutoring or graphic design.
Before you decide to throw away that iPhone you haven’t used since 2011, check out how much you can get for it on Gazelle. While the website primarily pays for smartphones, they’ll also buy tablets, laptops, desktops, MP3 players, and other gadgets.
All you have to do is enter the make and model of your product on the website, answer a couple of questions about it, and receive a quote. If you accept it, Gazelle will send you packing and shipping items for free.
Poshmark is the place to go to sell your old clothes and fashion accessories. While creating an account and posting a listing is free, it does require a little work to make some real cash on this app. High-quality photos and engaging with your customers will help you sell more frequently.
There’s a $2.95 fee for every sale under $15, and for items sold for a higher price, Poshmark gets 20% of the sale price.
No matter where you decide to sell your stuff online—and what you choose to list—there’s a place on the internet to sell anything and everything.