8 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

Sell Your Old Stuff

Photo Credit: George W. Bailey / Shutterstock.com

Whether you have a full-time job or not, everyone could use a little extra side income occasionally. There are many ways to make money if you put the time and energy into looking.

Aside from clichéd moneymaking ideas like a yard sale, lemonade stand, or bake sale, we’ve come up with a few more creative ideas sure to generate you some dough.

1. Sell Your Old Stuff

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Your entire home can be mined for old things you may not want, but others may desire. Go through your things and look for gently used items in good condition. Like-new children’s items are especially sought after since kids grow out of clothes and toys so quickly.

Use sites like Amazon or Bookscouter to sell books online. Ebay or Craigslist is great for household items like furniture, electronics, and collectibles. Additionally, you can utilize your local auction houses for higher value items, or take a space at a flea market. There are also stores and websites specific to selling used name brand and designer clothing. If you have some serious fashion sense with a great wardrobe to boot, consider cashing in on unworn pieces or those you’re no longer in love with.