Bucks Guide to Making Side Cash

This is the second installment of the “Bucks Guide” series, which consists of previous posts grouped into topical guides. When I read other blogs I like I’m sure there is older content I might want to read, but usually I don’t have the time to dig through the archives. This is my attempt at making subject matter easier to find here. To that end here is:

Bucks Guide to Making Side Cash

Survey and Reward Sites

Mystery Shopping

How I Sell on Craigslist

Selling Through a Consignment Shop

Selling Your Books

Selling on Zazzle

Make Money by Watching Commercials?

Selling on Cafepress

Sell, Trade or Cash In Those Gift Cards

Offer Your Services for Barter or Cash

Sell Your CDs and DVDs

10 Interesting Ways to Make Some Side Cash

10 Craft Selling Options

Sell Your Old Electronics to Harry Poster

Survey and Reward Sites Update

Sell Your Old Electronics on Gazelle

Sell Your Stuff Online – Some Other Options

Six Online Options to Sell Your Cameras and Gear

Five Alternative Sites to Sell Stuff Online

Can You Turn Your Hobby Into Income?

Best Sweepstakes Sites

How to Make Money with a Booth

Ten Ways I Have Made Money Since Loosing My Job

How to Pick Up Cans for Fun and Profit

How to Make Money from Vacant Houses

Make and Save Money with Scrap Lumber

Make Money Selling Vinyl Records

How to Make and Save Money with Pallets

Make Money Selling Exotic Fish

Make Money Selling Plants

Save and Make Money by Curbing

Make and Save Money House Sitting

The following sites and their descriptions appeared at other places on The Buck List:

Have some old electronics you need to recycle? Check out My Bone Yard

Spare Ground helps you to “make the most of your space.” Rent out everything from parking spaces to unused gardens to spare rooms.

Looking to sell some vintage or newer video games? Consider listing them on Chase The Chuckwagon.

Work in My Room offers money making ideas for high school and college students.

Buy and sell homemade food using Book of Cooks.

Looking for some alternative money making ideas? Check out Unusual Ways To Make Money for some great, and different, ideas.

Have you ever considered direct selling as a way to make money? Direct Selling 411 says that not only cosmetics can be purchased through direct selling “but add to that countless other product categories including kitchen products, jewelry, clothing, organic gardening supplies, spa products, scrapbooking supplies, rubber stamps and much, much more.”

Interested in starting a home based business? Begin your research with the huge database of resources and information found at Direct Sales Moms.

Internet Based Moms “is the leading community and knowledge center for work at home moms or anyone else who has or wants to have an Internet based business.” Check out the site for networking opportunities, marketing information and how to build a money making website.

I have reviewed my fair share of work from home sites, and I have to say Home with the Kids ranks among my favorites. Think it’s hype? Go see for yourself!

Check out Flipswap to find out how much your old cell phone is worth. If they want it they even pay for shipping.

Got an excess of golf balls lying around? Head over to We Buy Used Golf Balls and see what you can get for them.

Have extra produce from the garden, or are you looking for something a little different or out of season? Register for free with Veggie Trader to buy, sell or trade homegrown produce.

This might be the most obscure way yet that I have found to make money online: sell your Fruit Crate Labels. If you have any of these lying around, or come across some in the future, it looks like there is a market for them.

Looking to borrow or rent an item rather than buy? Look around your area on Borrow Me for what you need, or consider some things you could rent out to make a little side cash.

If you have any old electronics sitting around the house gathering dust why not take a couple of minutes to find out if they still have any value. Go visit You Renew to see what they are worth. Hey…free shipping!

Wouldn’t it be nice if all that time you spend on social networks could make you some money? Spiff Box might be what you are looking for. They have a points system that could earn you money by “responding to emails, chats, friend invites and sharing photos!”

cashURwheels is “the only marketplace that connects private vehicle owners with advertisers directly.” If you have ever thought about plastering your vehicle with ads to make some extra money visit this site to see how it works.

If you have something unusual to sell or are looking for an item that is a little off the beaten path, Bonanzle might turn out to be a helpful site. You can also import your items from both eBay and Craigslist to the site.

If you enjoy sweepstakes take a minute to check out HFMUS Sweepstakes. It’s a running feed of all sweepstakes offered by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.

Here is an interesting potential money maker for both photographers and online publishers. Fotoglif embeds ads in stock and editorial images that earns money for everyone involved. Check out the site to see how it works.

If you have some time on your hands and like to click around on the net you could try Bux3 to make a little extra money. By clicking on a link and viewing a website for 30 seconds you earn $0.01. They also offer a referral plan. The minimum payout is $10.00.

Check out Contest Bee for a large collection of free online contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. I have looked at dozens of these sites and I like how clean and streamlined this one is.

This one could be used by a serious angler to find a guide, as well as a possible money making opportunity for you if you are a fishing guide, charter or outfitter. Check out Hire a Fishing Guide for details.

Several stores have partnered with Gazelle to give gift cards in exchange for used electronics. Visit Sears, Costco and Walmart for details.

Related Reading:

Bucks Guide to Finding Work


  1. I started making SPA products to give as gifts. Now I sell them for a profit.

  2. I found your articles very helpful. I am in the process of finding the best way to start home based businesses. Thank your for writing about this informative post.


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