Things You Can Sell to Make Money

by Jason Butler on April 28, 2017 · 3 comments

Things You Can Sell to Make MoneyGood Morning Dinks. Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t have an emergency fund. Sometimes people need to find a quick way to make extra money. In life, emergencies do happen that may be out of your budget. How will you legally get the money that you need? In today’s post, I go over ten things that you can sell to make money.

Old Cell Phones

People like to buy old cell phones. Some people use them while others buy them for their parts. Depending on the phone brand and model you could get over $100 for it. A good place to sell your old phone is on eBay.


Books are another item that you can sell. Depending on the title, they can be sold for pretty good amounts. I’ve noticed that you make more money by selling books in groups or in sets. Making money by selling books does take a little bit of research, though. You need to know what books are popular at the moment.


Selling shoes can make you some decent money. Dress shoes and tennis shoes are two types that you can sell for decent prices. Brands that sell pretty good are Nike, Reebok, and New Balance. Before you sell them, I would check eBay. They have a sold listings feature where you can see how much similar types of shoes have sold for.


Clothes are the next item on the list. Certain name brands sell for a higher amount than others. Pants, jackets and certain brands of shirts sell pretty well too. When selling, make sure that you list the correct sizes and measurements.


Furniture is the next thing that you can sell to make money. People are always looking for different pieces, so the market is always there. Some people go to thrift stores and purchase old furniture. They then fix it up and sell it on Craigslist and Facebook.


You can make money by selling your skills. Writing, coaching and photographing things are a few examples of skills that you can use to make a profit.

Video games

Selling old video games is the next thing on the list. People love their video games. I’m sure there is someone that will buy them from you. You can sell them on eBay or in Facebook groups.


Jewelry is another thing that you can sell to make money. Gold necklaces, chains, and rings will always sell for a decent amount. Besides selling your jewelry online, you can also pawn it.

Extra Room

If you have an extra room at your house, you can rent it out to a friend or a stranger. You can advertise your room on social media sites. You can also post it on sites like Airbnb and HomeAway.


The final thing that you can sell for money is your services. Do you have a lawn care company? Are you great with Photoshop? If the answer to those questions is yes, then you can be on your way to be getting paid. Those are just two examples of potential services that you can profit off of.

What have you sold in the past to make money?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ramona from PFtoday April 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Services and some old stuff. Most baby stuff we donate, since there are many families who can really use some clothing or toys.

2 SB@OCAAT May 10, 2017 at 8:15 am

You can sell your household furniture for one single time, but your skills and services can be sold for a living. You may sell your products and skills as many times you wish, only that you ought to keep them upgraded.

3 Adriana @MoneyJourney May 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

I actually avoid buying stuff in the first place, to avoid having to sell it later on :D

However, if I needed to, I’d sell pretty much anything, except for books and ‘stuff’ with emotional value!
Ever since childhood I was taught books have an immense value, so I could never bring myself to sell any.
Also, the stuff with emotional value is usually stuff we got as a gift from people we care about. So nope, would rather starve rather than sell those :D

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