If you have an eye for design or you’re the crafty type, consider upcycling and selling goods on Etsy or eBay or through local boutiques or consignment shops. Sometimes, a little sanding and a fresh coat of paint are enough to turn old, abandoned furniture into someone else’s treasure.
Get the hang of selling online by cleaning out your home and listing the goods you’re ready to part with. Many communities have online “garage sales” run through Facebook. If you develop a knack for photographing and selling your own items, offer to manage the listings for other people in your community — for a commission, of course.
Don’t hesitate to think outside the box and sell unconventional goods, too. Jeff Neal, for example, says he takes home $800 per month in profits, on top of the salary from his full-time job, by running his online store, The Critter Depot. His product? Feeder crickets.