One of the easiest ways to earn money online that just about anyone can manage is selling your stuff. We all have things we no longer want or need laying around our homes. And there is a great chance that our trash is someone else's treasure. So why not sell some of it off on reputable online sites to make a quick buck or two?
And if you don't have your own stuff to sell, it's pretty easy to visit thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, and more to find things on the cheap that you know you could sell for a little (or a lot) more to make a quick profit.
So with that being said, below I've come up with a list of ten places you could consider using to start selling your stuff online. Many of these you've probably heard of, but hopefully some will be new and interesting.
10 Places To Sell Your Stuff Online
1 – SellBackBooks
If you have some textbooks lying around that you no longer want or need, you can unload them through SellBackBooks and make some money.
The way it works is pretty simple. Let eCampus know what you have and get a fast online quote. Then, if you agree to the quoted buyback price, you can ship your books to them (on their dime) with a pre-paid printed shipping label.
Once SellBackBooks receives your books and verifies their condition, you get paid!
Go here to learn more about selling textbooks on SellBackBooks.
2 – BuyBackWorld
BuyBackWorld is an option to consider if you have a lot of used — or broken — electronics taking up space in your home.
This company accepts cell phones, video game systems, laptops, desktops, tablets, and pretty much any type of device that you no longer want or need.
It's pretty simple. You fill out the information on their website letting them know what you have, they give you a quote, and then if you agree to the price they've offered, you print out a shipping label. They pay for the shipping!
Then, just ship your item to them. They send payment if what you sent is in the condition you said.
Go here to learn more about selling stuff on BuyBackWorld.
3 – Ebay
Ebay has been around since 1995, so if you haven't heard of it, I'd be shocked! You already know you can sell pretty much anything here. It's possible to list things at auction so people can bid, or you can list things as “Buy It Now” for faster sales at set prices.
The main complaint most sellers have with Ebay are the fees. They're pretty high and seem to go up frequently. But the trade-off is that it's a hugely popular site with millions of users every single day. So the odds of making sales are pretty good.
Go here to sign up as an Ebay seller. You can also check out this list we made of some of the best things to sell on Ebay that are probably lying around your house.
4 – Amazon
Amazon is another site that has been around forever, and it's another place you can use to sell stuff — either your own stuff in good condition or things you've found at a discount — and make some quick money.
To be a seller on Amazon, you do have to pay $39.99 a month, plus there are seller fees. So like Ebay, not cheap, but the amount of eyes on your items due to the traffic Amazon gets is incredible.
Go here to sign up as an Amazon seller.
5 – Etsy
While you can make things to sell on Etsy if you're crafty, you can also sell things you already have. Etsy is a fantastic marketplace for vintage items, craft supplies, and more.
Like Ebay and Amazon, Etsy does come with some hefty fees. It's currently twenty cents to list each item for four months. But it's such a popular site, you have a good chance of getting some sales on your items.
Go here to sign up as an Etsy seller.
6 – Mercari
Mercari is a great site — I've bought some things on there myself. But it's not as popular as some of the sites we've listed above. This means that if you list items here, it may take longer for them to sell.
On the upside, Mercari has lower fees than most (just ten percent of the listing price).
You can sell just about anything here – clothes, vintage items, stuff for the home, and more.
Go here to set up a seller account and being selling on Mercari.
7 – Poshmark
If you have clothes you need to get rid of, Poshmark is going to be one of your best options. It's a very popular app for used clothing, shoes, and accessories. And as a seller on Poshmark, you don't even have to have a computer. You can upload your items directly to Poshmark via the app, complete with pictures.
If you sell over $15, Poshmark does take a 20 percent commission off your earnings. This is quite a lot. Still, Poshmark is a great way to quickly unload some of your used clothing.
Go here to sign up as a Poshmark seller.
8 – Decluttr
Decluttr is a great platform to use if you have used books, video games, DVDs, CDs, or various tech devices lying around your house that you no longer want or need.
Unlike the sites I've listed above, you are not selling your items to individuals. You're selling them directly to Decluttr. You share with them what items you want to sell, and they'll give you an instant price quote. If you're happy with the quote, they'll pay shipping for you to send the items to them. Then you get paid!
Go here to see how much you could get for your items on Decluttr.
9 – Glambot
Do you have any makeup or skincare items taking up space in your bathroom drawers that you no longer want or need? It's understandable you'd think that stuff was fit for the trash. But you'd be wrong.
Glambot is a site that will actually buy your gently used or new-but-never-used makeup from you. You just let them know what you have, they'll give you an estimate, and then they will send you a shipping label to get the items to them. If your items are what you say they are and in the condition you described, you get paid!
Note Glambot will not accept false lashes, skincare, makeup bags or items with reusable applicators (ie. lipgloss, liquid lipstick, mascara, liquid eyeliner pens, etc.) unless you work in the Beauty Industry.
Go here to learn more about shipping your items to Glambot.
10 – Listia
Listia makes it possible for you to sell your unwanted items and get free stuff in exchange for those items.
How it works is pretty simple. You just list your used items (all kinds of things are accepted). When other people buy your items, you receive a virtual currency called “Ink.” Then, you can use the Ink to shop on Listia for yourself, purchasing items other people have listed.
Go here to learn more about how Listia works.
So that wraps up our list! Hopefully this post has given you some ideas on making money online by selling your stuff — and clearing out much needed space in your home.