ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Ways to Make Money From Scratch

Updated on July 31, 2013

Have a Garage/Lawn Sale

Deep cleaning provides ample items to sell in a garage/lawn sale. Clearing out clutter, rummaging through storage boxes and the basement, as well as sifting through unwanted clothes are ways to come up with items to sell. Websites such as a local free cycle group can offer additional items for free. Some post locations for curbside items that are free to pick-up; these are generally first come first serve. Sort through the collected sale items and price them accordingly, or hold a “make an offer” sale. Post signs on block corners to attract buyers. Additionally, post the location of the garage/lawn sale on a few phone apps specifically designed for garage sale locators. Top off the garage/lawn sale with a refreshment and baked goods sale next to the cash box.

Write Online

Writing online is another effective way to make money. Many people possess the talent to write, but few dabble in the field as it may seem like a foreign talent for some. Posting blogs for sites that are AdSense based is a slow way to earn extra funds. However, applying to a few bid-free freelance writing jobs and content writing sites is definitely achievable. One must invest a little research time on the chosen topic, and compile an article based on the conducted research and client instructions. Some writing sites that pay are, Writer Access, Article Teller, and Quality Gal.

Sell Items Online

Selling items online can easily make extra money with little effort. Certain websites allow selling personal items online such as electronics, antiques, used books, and collectible items. Depending on the site used, one can make a substantial amount selling to the highest bidder. On the other hand, if homemade crafts are the items to be sold, there are separate websites for those as well. Amazon, EBay, and Etsy are great places to sell items online.

Provide a Neighborhood Service

Providing a neighborhood service is not only providing a community service, but also is self-rewarding. Watching neighborhood children can help working/student parents out tremendously. Extend babysitting for a few hours into the night. This allows the parents to go on a date night, and can earn the sitter a few more dollars. Offering lawn care can alleviate one extra chore off someone’s list. It also aids in the neighborhood beautification. Furthermore, walking dogs frees up the owners time, and is a terrific way to spend time outdoors with a little exercise. These are but a few neighborhood services that can be accomplished for a set fee.

Be the Assistant

Becoming the perfect affordable assistant is easy, especially with time consuming tasks. If there is someone on the block that works from home or is self-employed, offer to run errands for them, and pick up the dry cleaning. Offer to file paperwork, or offer to help with cold calling. Help the elderly couple down the road by grocery shopping for them, and driving to doctor appointments or pharmacies. They would more than be happy for the company.

These are but a few ways someone can make money without investing a dime. A lot of sites and resources used are available in anyone’s home. Who knows, perhaps one of these ideas can turn out to be a lucrative business.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)