In today’s world, things are tough. Unemployment is high and jobs can be hard to find for many people. If you’re one of those people trying to make ends meet, it might seem like there’s no way out. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! There are so many easy things to make and sell from home that can give you extra income or even become something that you can do full-time.
Here is hope for you! Over 2.14 billion people are shopping online now. That means you can make and sell your things from home without ever leaving your house. And this report shows that shopper’s search inquiries are new every month, that means people want new and exciting things to buy – a great opportunity for your talents to shine and no need to feel that the market is oversaturated.
Many of these things don’t involve a 9-5 job or spending your whole day on social media looking for work. If you’re ready to get out of the rat race, it’s time to peek at some super simple ways that you can start to find easy things to sell.
I’m also sharing with you my top tip to find success when selling things at home so make certain to read to the bottom of the post to get that gem!
Most of you know that my story to success is one that I love to share because I fully believe that all of you have the ability to make that same path for yourselves as well. If you’re ready to think outside the box and get some extra money in the process, it’s time to be creative and get ready to sell!
Easy Things To Make And Sell From Home
I can’t tell you how many hours I used to spend just daydreaming about things to make and sell for profit. I knew that once the kids were born, I wanted to find a way to use my talents and creativity to provide for our family.
Thanks to the support of my fantastic hubby, my daydreaming transitioned into reality really, really fast.
One thing that I want to make clear is that the journey to making money independently is going to have some bumps. I like to think of these as hills that can easily be climbed but there are days when you’re just going to need to step back and rest.
Be kind to yourself during those times. But most of all – don’t give up.
If it was crazy easy to just find things to make and sell from home, then there wouldn’t be anyone out there in the workforce going to an office, right?
I can assure you though that if you stick with it and roll with a few of those hills, you’ll find success that you’ll be able to duplicate over and over again.
Easy Crafts To Sell
A lot of people have hobbies they can turn into items to sell, like sewing or painting, or knitting! There are tutorials online on how to start making things if you don’t know where to get started.
Crafts are super popular and will always be popular because people genuinely love to be creative. And while I have a creative brain for design, I don’t have a creative brain for knitting or crotching which is why I’ll always look at places like Etsy to buy those handmade items.
I know my limit for things I can make and sell and I’m happy to support another fellow entrepreneur for those beautiful handcrafted items that are out of my wheelhouse.
Gloves, hats, scarves, and anything else that provides warmth during the winter months will always sell like hotcakes.
Factor in different colored yarn and different patterns to make them unique. Make certain that you branch out and offer adult and kid sizes as well.
This is because NO ONE likes to have frozen body parts when there is a simple and fashionable way to prevent it.
A simple search on Etsy will show you that there is a market for this.
Most people love the idea of creating with a Cricut machine but few people actually purchase one and do it. This leaves a big market for creating so many fun Cricut projects.
The great thing about crafting with vinyl is that it literally can stick to most surfaces. Some simple DIY things to sell can include:
- Personalized mugs
- Shirts and sweatshirts
- Wall sayings and quotes
- And so much more!
When you figure out how to use your Cricut, don’t forget that seasonal content is ALWAYS a huge seller. You can easily create items for Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, and more.
The options are endless in designs and color schemes that you can use with your Cricut.
Go online and look around for some inspiration as well. Never copy ideas but use them to branch off and see how you can make something different and more unique.
DIY Projects To Sell From Home
You might also have things you can make from things around the house, like wreaths made out of CDs and odds and ends such as that. There are some easy DIY projects that a lot of people will be willing to buy but you just need to have the gusto to create them.
Sure you can go and buy a wreath from the local craft or hobby store but where is the fun in that?
If you can make wreaths, make them! List them on swap shops, Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, or even your own store on your online shop.
Holiday wreaths are great but don’t forget about sports wreaths, too. People are crazy about their favorite sports teams and aren’t afraid to show it!
If you have a creative side, paint away. Advertise that you can paint a portrait from a picture and watch the inquiries roll in.
Custom paintings really do have a huge market in them because people are always wanting to showcase something unique in their home.
You can really offer great paintings for your clients such as painted family portraits, custom painted animal portraits, and more. Paintings are crafts that sell well because people have an emotional bond and tie to them.
Things to Sell From Home
If you’re not crafty or don’t want to create, see what you have in your house that you can list for sale. Once you start breaking down your home room by room, you’ll be amazed at all the “stuff” that you really don’t need.
And just because you don’t need them doesn’t mean that it isn’t stuff that people aren’t willing to pay for. Most of us have a ton of items in our house that can bring in some good extra cash.
The easiest way to get rid of the clutter in your house is to go room by room and take an empty box with you. Start simple because if you don’t, you’ll always find an excuse to never start.
Tips For Selling Home Items For a Profit
Since you’re not rounding up DIY projects to sell, you have to find ways to look at a room and realize that you no longer want to line the walls with stuff.
Filling a small box first is the perfect way to start. All you need to do is find 3-4 items in a room that you no longer need that you know you can sell for cash.
Once you do those steps throughout your entire house, you can then do it again with a bigger box and start round 2.
And trust me on this – once you start gathering up items and earning that money, you just might find your house to be bare quite soon!
Easy Things To Sell
If none of those things work out and you still need some quick cash, there are plenty of things that you can sell online as well.
You know that I had to work in the online ways to make extra money, right?
With complete confidence, I can tell you that selling things online not only works, but it works REALLY, REALLY well.
I’m not talking about items from your house or crafts that you can make…What I’m referring to when I say that you can sell things online is digital items like printers, planners, and more.
Everyone loves printables. And I mean everyone. This is because the term “printable” is a HUGE open market.
It basically encompasses anything that you can print online. This means that the options are endless.
Some of my favorite printables that you can easily create and sell for money are:
- Homeschool pages
- Coloring pages
- Digital planners
- 11 more printable ideas you can create in a day
And those are just a few. I’ve found that once the creative juices start flowing, the ideas for even more printables will just keep coming and coming.
Creating digital products is a passion of mine and one that I teach thousands of people yearly how to do. This is because I believe that once you create a beautiful printable, you’ve truly created a customer for life.
Make certain to check out my Printables by Numbers course for a breakdown of the exact process that I use to create my printables.
This might not go under the “easy” category because blogging is a TON of work. However, if you can create a successful blog, you can sell it for a pretty penny.
Some people have sold their blogs for 6 figures or more!
Fair warning though – blogging is addictive! This is why many people that I know tend to buy blogs and keep buying blogs because it’s a fun way to be creative while earning money at the same time.
Flipping blogs can be a great way to earn money at home but if you have a successful blog, you’ll also be able to earn passive income as well.
This means that while you’re sleeping, people visiting your blog and reading your posts will be putting money in your pocket. Sounds about perfect, right?
I do think that creating a blog for profit is more of a long-term game so if you’re looking for money fast, this isn’t the route to go. However – you can add printables to your blog or other services that you can sell to supplement until your blog starts earning more money.
Things To Make And Sell From Home
Since I went over a few of my favorite things to create and sell from home, here is a list of a few more ideas that you can do as well.
You’d be amazed at how well homemade candles sell! The more unique the smell, the better. (Just make certain it’s a smell people will like!)
Dolls need clothing, too. Make up some unique clothing items for dolls and list them online. They’ll sell quickly and are super popular around the holidays.
Animal clothes/dog leashes
Don’t forget that for some people, their animals are their “kids”. This means that they’ll buy anything and everything to spoil them.
Reusable grocery bags
Now that the world is cutting down on plastic bags, give them something to carry all their groceries in.
Unique handmade jewelry is SUPER popular. People will pay good money to have earrings like no one else.
Don’t forget the power of staying clean. Now that all the celebrities are coming out and saying they hardly shower their kids, people are going to be scooping up all the homemade soaps to show that they do keep their kids clean!
The biggest thing about selling items from your home is that you need to make certain that you’re selling things that are answering a need or a question for your potential buyers.
Anytime that I create a printable, I always try to have the printable be useful for as many people as possible.
If you can create a product that people will actually benefit from, you’ve just created a niche product for yourself and you can continue to build and branch off that for even more lucrative ideas.
The great thing about homemade products is that you get to combine what you love to make with making money – and that is the beauty of finding ways to earn your own money!
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Final Thoughts About Selling Things From Home
Earlier I mentioned that I’d spill the beans on my top tip for success so here it goes…(and thank you for sticking with this post and reading to this point – it means a lot!)
My top tip for earning money selling things at home is to allow yourself to pivot at any point in time.
Just like any idea or creation, if it’s not working the way that you thought it would, tweak it and try again. Even the best inventions out there are tweaked in a way that allows them to be even better.
Be kind to yourself and don’t stifle your creativity. Being able to earn your own money from creating your own items or earning money by decluttering your home is a wonderful way to find freedom.
Before long, you may find that your “extra cash” turns into an awesome side hustle that will then turn into a full-time gig! What a way to follow your heart and passion!