I try to sell a few things online every month. I don’t make a lot of money doing this, but I do make a little bit, and I am a firm believer that EVERY little cent matters. I’m sure if I spent more time doing it I could easily make even more money.
I’m convinced EVERYONE can find at least a few items to sell. Clean out your closets, look under the bed, search through your garage. Try to find something that hasn’t been used in years (or even months?). There is no use in hoarding something if it’s not getting much use.
I love clearing and the clutter AND getting to make a little extra cash on the side. Being able to do it ALL online makes it EVEN better (hello, not leaving your house and getting to stay in PJs!)!!!
Here are a few of my favorite places to sell online:
Sell on Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is my very VERY favorite place to sell. If I price my items right, they will sell immediately! I love to post large items on Facebook Marketplace; such as furniture, baby items, lawn care, etc. I have the most success with these.
Sell on ThredUP
Thredup is where I sell a lot of my clothes and my kids clothes. All you do is request a free bag to be sent to you, fill it full of clothes, and send it back. Thredup will do all the sorting, picture taking, selling and shipping your items for you. I really like selling with them because it requires VERY little effort on my part. I have found that they are a little picky about what they accept (which is really nice as a buyer). But, if you have clothes in good condition that you want to get rid of anyway, send them to thredup! You can sign up through this link for a free $10 credit to shop. It’s a great way to get a feel of the website before you start selling.
Sell on Poshmark
Poshmark is very similar to thredup. It’s a great place to sell and buy used clothing. I have found they aren’t quite as picky as thredup, making it easier to sell through them. I am still a little new to poshmark and learning the tricks, but so far I have been very pleased. Poshmark will give you a $5 shopping credit if you use my code sweetfrugallife when you sign up.
Sell on Ebay
I have had quite a bit of success selling on ebay. I don’t sell with them as much as I use to (thredup and poshmark are just MUCH less work), but they are a great resource. I’ve sold clothes and little trinkets and electronics stuff on ebay. Sometimes it takes a little adjusting with the price to find the right fit, but more often than not I have been able to make a sell. If you want to have a little more control over how your items are sold and for what price, ebay is a really good option for you.
Sell on Amazon
I have never personally tried selling anything on Amazon , but I do know others who have. The fees are a little more than ebay’s fees, but EVERYONE shops amazon now, so I’m betting it is a really great market. You will need to set up a free business account to start selling, but it is fairly straightforward from there.
Remember NOT to give up if an item doesn’t sell immediately. Usually that means you will need to make some changes; such as adjust the price, take different pictures or try a new selling website. Try a few different changes BEFORE giving up. Different websites tap into different markets. Be patient with it. Selling items online is a learning process. The more you do it however, the easier it becomes.
Where have you had success selling household items? Share in the comments your favorite place to sell!