This fifth part of the 88 Ways for making money online at home free Part V concerns (buying and) selling:
- second-hand course books
- old CDs and games and movies
- your knowledge
- domain names
- stories and videos
- digital photos
- vintage items or widgets on Etsy.com
- stuffs on eBay
- out your closet
- services at Fiverr, and
- books from Thrift stores using Bookscouter
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27. Make Money Online at Home Free Through Selling Second-Hand Course Books
The first real ways to make money from home concerns buying other students’ textbooks at the end of the academic year. They will be cheap since many will be happy to get rid of them.
You could then sell these to the new intake of students just after fresher’s week. This is when they will be ready to pay well for them.
But one of the easiest ways to earn money online by far is to use Amazon.
The trick is to advertise on campus, host a garage sale or sell them on eBay or Craigslist. You could also list the books on Amazon.co.uk Books Trade-In.
There, you can trade in your used textbooks, plus other items, like electronics, in exchange for an Amazon gift card.
Just enter the item’s information on Amazon’s Trade-In page to see how much you could pocket. Shipping is free.
Need more tips to make even more money from home online?
Then click here.
Does this have to do only with textbooks?
Even regular books can earn you money.
Stores like Half Priced Books and others will give you cents to dollars for them.
But if you want to sell books online for extra cash, then sell them through BookScouter.
Here are the 4 simple steps:
- Enter the ISBN of your book into BookScouter
- BookScouter searches their database for the highest paying book company over 40 buyback ones.
- Choose the one offering you the most money for your books and fill out some information
- Ship off your book, and get paid! Most companies even offer pre-paid shipping labels. These save you money and time from having to print shipping or go to the post office.
Eager to make this a cool side job?
This is how to go about it:
- One: Install BookScouter’s free app
- Two: Visit your local thrift stores
- Three: Scan books with the free app to see how much you can get for them
- Four: Buy the books for pennies and sell them on BookScouter
- Five: Collect the money
See these other sites where you can sell your books.
But what if you could create your own website to sell books and more?
28. Sell Your Notes to Make Money Online for Free
Are those notes you took at last year’s lectures still intact?
They may no longer serve your needs but one person’s useless objects is another person’s useful ones. So why don’t you pass them on to students who will be prepared to pay for them?
You don’t really have to deal in person. Sites have been created for that purpose.
All you have to do is upload your notes on to them and fix your price.
Another student pays to download them and you get paid.
You may have to scan your handwritten notes to be able to upload them in PDF. But you just have to convert the typed ones into PDFs. These may make you more money.
Notesale is one of the sites where you can upload your notes in return for a cut of your profit.
But you can have your own website to sell notes. It’s FREE and EASY to start. Find out here.
29. Sell Your Old CDs, Games and Movie to Earn Free Money Online
The CDs, games and movies you loved so much collecting may be cluttering up your room now.
Why leave them take up so much useful space instead of making money online without paying anything by selling them?
You love some of them, I understand. Fortunately modern technology allows you to eat your cake and have it.
Download the songs and films onto your laptop or external hard drive before disposing of them.
The earning per item is not so great, but they can really add up if your collection is huge. If not, why not add those of your parents? Old people usually have a lot of clutter lying about that they would be happy to see gone for some money.
For more tips and places to sell for cash, check out this guide on selling DVDs, CDs and games.
You can sell valued older games, newer video games or retro classics on Decluttr at a sizable profit.
You can also sell your digital items for real currency on SecondLife.
But why not sell on your own site? See how you can create one FREE and in minutes.
30. Sell Your Knowledge to Earn Money Online at Home without Paying Anything
Are you at university level? You certainly have the knowledge to tutor students preparing for their GCSE or A-level certificates or High School diplomas.
One, you’ve cleared the hurdle not long ago where your students are right now.
Two, some students learn better being taught by people in their age brackets.
Three, there is nothing to make you a better student than teaching, especially in your field of study.
Four, this is a professional experience you can mention on your CV later.
Once gain confidence teaching locally, you can go global. Online tutor sites would make you do it without too much hassle.
For example, with Udemy you can create an online course on any subject and get paid any time a user takes it up.
Get started with this guide to making money as a private tutor.
N.B.: While the money from tutoring can save a situation, know that your future lies in your education. So, reduce tutoring, or even stop it altogether, around your exams.
On the other hand, are you a professional teacher? You can sell your lesson plans, especially to new teachers or first-year teachers.
Teachers Pay Teachers, a market of educators, enables you to sell and share your teaching resources.
You can also have your own website to sell knowledge. See how this teenager did it.
31. Sell Your Photos to Make Money Fast Online
Do you consider some of the photos you’ve snapped as a good shot and a genius of creativity?
Instead of posting to Instagram, why not sell them on a stock photography marketplace like Foap?
To start, download the Foap app and upload your photos. When they are purchased, you split the profit 50-50 with the platform.
You want to earn more money? Then take classes and learn photoshop to polish off your skills.
Post your pictures to your social network and check out these two apps to make money from your phone with pictures.
You can upload your high-quality images for free to stock photo websites.
There’s even a great resource to find this out here.
However, if you are looking to earn extra cash, then selling photo subjects in high demand is a good option.
Test your photos out in print before proposing them for sale. For this, get free photo prints here.
Your income potential is:
- $700 – $3,500+ for wedding photography
- $100-$300 per session for senior portrait photography
- $25 – $200 per image for small local businesses
Another thing to consider to make fast money online is to enter ‘missions’. These are sponsored competitions for the best picture in a given category.
Missions are more lucrative, because they oftentimes carry cash prizes of several hundred dollars.
To get started:
- Download the app (available on iPhone and Android)
- Start uploading and categorizing your photos
- Explore missions
- Take purchases
However, if you are a professional photographer, you might consider selling your images on other sites. Learn to sell from your own photography site too as it can help showcase your work to your own audience.
Penny Hoarder has a great guide to selling stock photography, in which it breaks down step by step how to sell on iStockPhoto.
Two good sites to consider:
Your income potential: $500 per month.
As you’ve submitted enough photos for sale, over time your art will start bringing you passive income.
Now, where are the best places to sell your photos online?
Professional photographers can sell their photos to any of the online marketplaces listed below.
You earn with them on three levels: You get 50% of each image sold, 15% of your referral’s subscription or purchase, and 10% of every image sold by a photographer you refer.
You get paid in the range of $0.30 to $3 for every image of yours sold.
Here, you sell photos and video vectors in standard formats. You get paid royalties for files purchased via on-demand downloads. Royalty is calculated based on the actual amount paid by a customer.
They give you 50 to 80% from each image sold.
50% for each picture downloaded.
You get 20% of the total price for images between $1 to $20 and 40% if you sell your images.
A good alternative to Shutterstock to earn money by selling illustrations and videos.
A part of Envato marketplace, you can use it to sell and buy royalty free stock photos and images among over 700k stock photos and royalty free images.
One of the highest paying stock sites because you get to keep 85% of the profit.
One of the famous online marketplaces where artists and creators sell stock photos, footage, vectors, illustrations and royalty free images. You are paid 25 cents for every image of yours downloaded. Refer another photographer and earn 3 cents per photo sold by them.
Shutterstock has already paid over $500 million to their contributors.
Other sites that accept mobile photos are:
- Microstock Photography
But, is taking pictures not your thing? But you’re good at creating digital images?
3docean is where you sell 3d print files and computer graphics textures starting from $2. You need to have an Envato account to make money on 3docean.
Graphicriver is also a part of Envato market primarily for buying and selling fonts, logos, and icons.
Videohive is one of the biggest video effects marketplace part of Envato market. You should
register an account in the Envato market to sell stock videos and effects on Videohive.
Click this link to see how easy it is to create your own website to sell photos, video stock photos, footage, vectors, illustrations, 3d print files, computer graphics, fonts, logos, and icons.
32. Sell Domain Names to Make Money Online for Free
A domain name is what you find beyond the https://www.
This website’s domain name is secureyourfuturewithus.com
Following the very popular .com extension is the .net. Others such as .org or .edu are linked to not-for-profits and educational institutions. Country-specific extensions also exist, such as .tg for my country Togo, .co.uk for the United Kingdom, .au for Australia, .br for Brazil, .ws for West Samoa and .in for India.
A domain costs very little to register or renew. Mine cost $10.87 to register with NameCheap for a whole year.
But sometimes people forget to renew their subscription or leave their domain name registration to expire for another reason. This is where you come in.
I think you have come across URLs to interesting content that you clicked and all you saw was “This domain is parked for sale”. And you cussed and clicked yourself away. All because you didn’t know that you can make money buying and selling domain names.
See. Premium domain names can fetch $1,000s and even millions.
But what I am talking about here are ordinary domain names which have some commercial value.
Search for them online and then list them for sale on a site like DomainLore and
Also, check GoDaddy, one of the easiest and cheapest places to buy domain names
Many people, including those who work online, wonder if domain flipping is a good way to earn money online.
And it is a cool business to do too.
All you do is buy a domain name that you think will interest someone. You promote and someone looking to own such a domain will contact you. You sell and that’s money in your pocket!
You can also look for domains whose names are similar to already popular ones. Then you propose them to owners of those sites.
Some website owners also buy parked domains in their niche that are getting some traffic. Then they point them to their actual domain. This way the traffic is directed to their site.
Is domain flipping a profitable way to make money online?
Yes it is. But domain flipping is a long-term type of business. You can’t expect to see make money fast off of it.
But let me show you how to earn money cool buying and selling domain names.
- Join Wealthy Affiliate
- Create your website for selling your domains (Free members can create 2 websites FREE. Premium members can build up to 50 websites: 25 on their own domains and 25 FREE. You can have a functional WordPress website in less than a minute.)
- Decide a niche you want to focus on. E.g.: sell domain names
- Go to Jaaxy keyword research platform (included free with your Wealthy Affiliate membership. Free Wealthy Affiliate members get 30 searches. Premium members get unlimited number of searches) and type in your keyword (See image above)
- Buy available domain names Jaaxy automatically reveals with whatever keyword search you carry out. Research how much you can sell your domain for on Namebio
- Use Wealthy Affiliate training to start promoting on your website
Domains have been sold for millions of dollars. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m! But more commonly, you can sell a domain for several hundred to a thousand dollars.
Flippa is a marketplace for selling and buying an online business, especially websites and domains. The best way to earn money with them is by selling websites that are already earning some good money.
Alternatively, you can buy premium, branded, or attractive domains and resell them through Flippa.
The site recently introduced an option to sell Shopify stores.
Your income potential with selling domain names: $250 to $1000.
Check this resource: Best Domain Registrars
33. Sell Your Stories and Videos to Make Instant Extra Income
Interesting stories keep people reading. That’s why the papers don’t hesitate to buy them.
So if you have anything as great as how you escaped from that white shark during an underwater harpoon fishing expedition or, if you’re somebody like 19-year old Mormon missionary Mason Wells, how you survived three times from terrorist attacks in three different places (Boston, Paris and Brussels!)
Watch the video on YouTube Man Survives THREE Terrorist Attacks in Boston, Paris, & Brussels
Images keep people spellbound. What about that wilderness expedition you filmed, your stay with an unspoilt African group deep in the equatorial forest, or the time you spent with Budhist monks in a monastery in Thailand?
Send these videos into You’ve Been Framed to make money online at home for free. Then bask in a few seconds of public esteem!
Your income potential: Story £50 and You’ve Been Framed £250.
34. Sell Digital Photos Online for Money
Over the last decade, it has become really easy to make money online at home selling digital photos.
Not only the use but also the price of digital cameras is now within the reach of many amateur photographers. And lots of sites out there are actively looking for your digital photos. Some of them are:
As with any human activity, the more your exercise, the better you become. And the more professional you are, the more money you will make online at home for free!
35. Make Money Selling Vintage Items or Widgets on Etsy.com or Shopify
Do you create any kind of arts or crafts or widgets of any sort?
Etsy.com is where you could be selling them. It is the largest online marketplace for handmade goods.
On the platform you could set up a sales page with designed, genuine homemade and vintage goods for sale. Thus you can find anything from apparel and accessories to groomsmen gifts and voodoo dolls on Etsy.
Need to know more about it?
How much can you make online from home selling on Etsy?
According to Slate the average income of Etsy sellers doing well is $44,900. This boils down to a bit over $3700 a month.
But what if Etsy is not your type of platform?
Then try Shopify.
Shopify is not a marketplace like Etsy. It’s a great platform which gives you complete control over your business to execute it.
You set up your store, customize, organize, and advertise it.
How to get started:
- Decide what you’re going to sell (physical or digital product)
- Choose a selling platform according to your needs
- Upload your products/services and set the prices
- Advertise your page on a blog or social media sites
36. How to Make Money from Home Selling Articles
Are you a wordsmith?
You would be making money online at home free by going to these sites where you can sell the articles you have been crafting with so much love:
On the contrary, are you a website owner looking for articles for your website or blog?
The same sites above could satisfy your demand.
37. How to Make a Living Selling Stuff on eBay
Are you wondering how to sell items and make money on eBay?
Check this link How I made $2,145 a Month Decluttering.
It tells how a blogger made money online at home selling stuff from around the house on Ebay and Craigslist.
You can do it too, selling not only your own items but also stuff belonging to your friends.
Don’t neglect family members, neighbors, or even colleagues or mates. I’m sure they will gladly give you their items if you offer to split the profits with them.
38. Make Money Online at Home Free through Selling out your Closet
The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” finds full expression here.
In effect, you can sell your junk for profit.
Do you have a lot of old clothes that you don’t wear anymore?
You can get rid of them on every platform from eBay to Craigslist.
So why let these clothes continue to clutter your closet while you can easily sell them on a site like ThredUp?
They will pay something like $2-$25 for items from Gap, Banana Republic, J. Crew, etc.
All you have to do is pack up your clothes in a box and then send it to them, shipping paid!
The image below says it all.
Now, take some time and watch the video thredup.com/p/cleanout
On a similar note, do you still have a prom outfit from last year, for example?
A marketplace app you can use to sell it is Letgo. It is not only free but also it doesn’t charge a commission.
Just snap a photo of your item, list it in less than a minute, set your price and abracadabra.
Now, have you ever thought of a garage sale?
If you would take stock, you would maybe realize that you have much more stuff than you need.
Are you overwhelmed with it?
Check out the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
It would make you learn to change your perceptions of your things. This way you can keep what you really need and get rid of the superfluous.
We are recommending throwing away the clutter in your house. It could be desired by someone else and bring you some money.
So, why not clean the dust, sort out your storage closet, and put up a garage sale?
When should you do a garage sale?
A garage sale is especially called for if your items would be too expensive to ship if you sold them online. It is also necessary if the items you have for sale are too numerous to list online for sale or auction.
Items like furniture, heavy clothing and jewelry could be sold right in your driveway or yard.
39. Sell Cars for Pleasure and Profit
Do you love driving lots of different types of cars and making money too selling them?
Then this business is for you.
Scour the classified listings for deals, and when you land a good one, drive the car around while trying to sell it.
This business is exceptionally good for those who are good at haggling. Buying and selling the car could involve that art.
The second thing to note is that a car may take you more or less time to sell it. But if you love driving around while making a nice side income to boot, then you are welcome aboard.
Here is an online resource to give you a boost, including a free report “5 Ways to Make Money Buying and Selling Cars for Profit.”
40. Sell Your Service at Fiverr and Earn Online
In Part IV, N° 20, we saw how to make money at home on fiverr with gigs.
However you can also propose all manner of crazy things on fiverr and get paid for them.
For example, you can take a picture hanging upside-down on a tree, record a funny Charlie Chaplin type video, and even playing pranks on your friends.
So, if you have a little creativity, use some fun ways to make some money online at home using Fiverr!
41. Make Money Selling Books from Thrift stores Using Bookscouter
Let’s end this post with yet another free but legit instant extra income: make money reselling books for huge profits.
Now, where can you find used books to resell?
Go download the BookScouter app on your phone or simply head over to BookScouter.com.
Look for garage sales or thrift shops. Then search for books in the used book sections that you can sell for higher prices.
This should not be a difficult business.
Many thrift stores sell their books for 50 cents or less while they are worth much more than that.
What you do is scan the barcode with your phone (or enter the ISBN #) and then the app provides the prices that a bunch of book buyback sites are willing to pay for it.
Some sites may be ready to buy a book for $3.60 that you bought for 50 cents, which is quite a huge profit.
As icing on the cake, most of the sites offer free shipping.
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Editor’s note: This post was updated on September 02, 2019 with the addition of more information to reflect the actual state of things
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Introduction (What is it, What to Avoid, etc.)
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part I, Through Writing
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part II, Through Marketing
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part III, Through “Get Paid To” sites
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part IV, Using Your Talents
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part VI, Through Renting Stuffs
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part VII, Through Using Your Skills
- 88 Ways to Make Money Online at Home Free, Part VIII, Through Miscellaneous Means
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