Are you a teenager who wants to get some savings for your friend’s birthday or the new airpods without asking some from your parents. Or are you a housewife who desires to start a home business because you devote almost all the time for your beloved family rather than going out to work. Then, here are things to buy and sell to make money at home!
#1. Old stuff for cash
After tidying the room or before you move home, you might find yourself standing in tons of unwanted things from clothing to appliances or musical instruments. Although you have not used them for a long time, you still do not want to throw all away. There are many things that used to cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
My advice is that, if you can not reuse or recycle anything, give it away to others or sell them for cash. That way, you can not only get rid of messy spaces but people who do need those things can also buy them at a lower price.
So, how to make money from old stuff?
Open a garbage sales or yard sales; bring things to local stores or dealers; or sell them on online marketplaces.
A bunch of ways!
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Rather than old stuff, you can create new things for sale. You do not need to be very skillful, but a little time and concentrate will help.
#2. DIY Candles
You should always have several candles at home in case the power suddenly goes out or when you want to decorate for birthday or romantic parties.
More interestingly, you can make candles at home and sell them for cash.
What you need:
- Aromatic Beeswax
- Soy Wax
- Essential Oils
With some beads, glass pieces, jeweler’s wires, and creation, you can make unique accessories for your daily outfit, and for cash sales.
Vintage necklaces seem the most commonly on-demand.
#4. Fabric covered pots
Many of my friends are crazy for the covered cute pots that they can’t help but buying pots by pots every time they get into the garden shops.
You might do, as well or know people who also like gardening and growing small trees.
Now, you just need to prepare bare clay pots, unwanted fabric, and scissors to make one. If you can paint, you can even draw some colorful pics on the pots. You can sell them at even higher prices.
#5. Handmade postcards and gift cards
If it is near a special holiday, beautiful DIY postcards can sell like hot cakes.
There are bunches of places to get ideas for the cards. Or even better, visualize your own ideas or make special cards followed the requests of your customers.
#6. Tote bags
Tote bags, or you might call them clothing bags, are becoming more and more popular. They are reusable and environmentally-friendly. Moreover, many bags are unique and creative to show off the young’s personalities.
Thus, if you make and sell the tote bags, you can get lots of money.
In addition, the earth will thank you.
The potholders are useful to protect your hands from heat and dirt. Hence, every kitchen needs it. You can make potholders heat-resistant and beautiful at the same time. Then, sell them for your acquaintance or sell online.
#8. Cute Pillow
The handmade pillow adds style to your home decor. Therefore, I recommend creating your own cushions. What’s more, you can turn them into things to sell to make money.
They are super cost-effective to make, I promise.
#9. Small storage jars
Buy blank jars at the shop and decorate them with your creation, for example, painting on them, make the new lid and handle, etc.
You can turn a $5 jar into $50 storage jar!
#11. Mini zipper purses
Those litter zipper sewing purses are both unique and functional for small stuff like coins, lipsticks, phones, keys, etc.
For that reason, people can’t help enough of them and of course, you can make and buy the DIY purses for cash.
#12. Photo holders
Who can refuse such adorable items?
The mountain holders as above are a good idea for sellable picture holders to show off the paper goods. They are light and do not take up much spaces, so people will definitely love them.
Moreover, they are easy to create.
#13. Accessory holders
Truly, girls can’t help themselves from buying small beautiful items such as rings, ear rings, necklaces, etc. So is the fact that they look for holders to help them organize all those stuff.
And hilariously, it is your chance to make extra money.
#14. Kids’ toys
Not only do your kids will love the handmade toys, but other Moms will also love to buy them for their children.
Some easy-to-tailor ideas include the cloth avocado, paper flamingos, tubes, feed the dog, soft blocks, lego, board books, and so on.
#15. Decorative lighting balls
That the decorative yarn balls can be easily created at home does not mean people stop searching them online. Maybe they are too busy for the craft work, or they are not as skillful as you.
Whatever, spend a little time with online instructions, and you can make charming lighting balls for some money.
#16. Woolen things
Besides knitting scarves, gloves, sweeters, or toys, there are many other things you can do with wool. Steal some tips from the CBeebies Makes as follow.
Believe it or not, you can even sell such woolen things for others.
Try and get money!
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If you love cooking, you can even make foods from home for extra cash. Not to mention, you can give delicious recipes for people to enjoy!
#17. Cookies in DIY jars
Cookies are an easy way to start a home-based business from something you do enjoy and master.
The first thing to do is to research for target customers and create a plan. Make some preparations, for example, where to sell cookies, who will be involved with your business, and how to spread your name (a.k.a the marketing strategies.)
Then, whip up a chocolate batch and make the first cookies for sale.
#18. Snacks and other cakes
Other from cookies, you can also make other cakes to eat on the go, such as the cup cakes, snacks, grilled cheese bites, etc. – whatever that your known customers are ready to take out their purses.
But, remember to plan the storage to ensure the cakes and snacks are always fresh and delicious.
#19. Home fast food
Life becomes much busier that many people do not have time for a proper meal. Instead, they go for fast-food options.
Thus, starting a home-based restaurant is among the most profitable way. Simply put, offer people with some commonly on-demand food such as hamburgers, snacks, fish and chips, or fried chicken.
You can try to copy the tastes of famous brands or more excitingly, create your own recipes.
#20. Cocktails and other drinks
Serve your cookies and cakes with some drinks. Especially, in a hot summer or very cold winter, people are even going for cold/hot drinks more than other foods.
You can sell the two at a time!
There are thousands of recipes for cheap cocktails at home. You can search and try several at home. If those drinks are delicious, I bet others will also love it.
#21. Colorful candies
You do not need to make candies yourself. If you can, of course, it will be better and more profitable. But if not, you can buy lots of candies, store them in your homemade creative jars. Food-lovers will still be willing to buy.
#22. Start Dropshipping in Shopify
Even when you are selling out all the old stuff, or you are not skillful enough for craft or food selling, you can still buy and sell things to make money at home.
The business concept is, you need to create an online website and run marketing campaigns to seal deals. Then, you can search the sources of goods all over the world. The chosen providers will deliver the products to your customers. And, you only pay for what you successfully sell. Your profit is the difference between the provider’s price and your setting prices.
Hence, this kind of business is low-risk and also cost-effectively. You do not need to create things, manage the inventory, or maintaining the unsold products.
Nonetheless, it takes time to spread your business and research for potential customers.
With things to buy and sell to make money from home, I hope you can have some business ideas now. Do not afraid to try, all recommendations are low-risk and it will not cost you much time and effort to start.
Once you do all the right way, you can earn significantly.
I wish all success to your first home-based business. Best!