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Most people could do with having a little extra cash in their bank balance. Happily, the opportunity to do so might be more within reach than you might expect, especially if you’re a go-getter. By making and selling products online, you can tap into the lucrative homemade goods market, which is currently worth a pretty staggering $790 billion and is expected to grow even further in the coming years.

If you’re interested in supplementing your income but don’t know where to start, then this page is for you. We’ll run through some of the most popular home goods you can sell online. 

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Food Items

Are you a whizz in the kitchen? Do friends and family always rave about the quality of your creations? Then you might find that the rest of the population is interested in having your food items in their homes — and that they’re more than happy to pay for it. There’s no shortage of food products that you could sell, including hot sauce, jams, nuts, and pastries. Find the option that’s right for you, work on perfecting your recipe until it’s out-and-out delicious, and get selling. Note that sometimes you’ll need to sell online and deliver the same day (in the case of freshly made products such as bread). As well as online, you can look at selling at local markets. 


The fashion world is huge — and fashionistas are always on the lookout for one-of-a-kind, well-made clothes that can set their style apart from the crowd. If you’re a creative person, then look at making unique clothing to sell online. You can hand-make full items, such as skirts, or you can buy blank t-shirts and add your own designs. Note that it’ll be best to invest in branded clothing labels, which will help to elevate the perception of your products. If people like your clothes, then who knows what it could lead to; don’t forget that some of the biggest brands in the world started out as home projects. 


The art industry is pretty darn large; in 2023, it was worth more than $520 billion across the globe. And here’s the thing: not all art sales are due to mainstream artists selling the goods to private collectors. In fact, most aren’t. People are eager to have quality artwork at affordable prices, so if you can produce good work, then it’s very much a possibility that you could generate cash from your talent. This website outlines a bunch of websites where you can sell your art online. 

Homemade Candles

People are always interested in having home products that elevate the ambiance of their homes! Candles are pretty easy to make, so if you have some time and space you can probably get started with a few tutorials, even if you don’t have any prior experience. Plus, this is one of the few items where you’ll most definitely have an advantage over bigger brands — homemade candles always smell better than ones that have been made in a factory!

Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at [email protected].

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