Easiest Way To Make Money
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When I think about the Easiest Way to Make Money I suppose that winning the Lottery probably be about the easiest. Lets face it, all you would have to do is buy the Winning Ticket and Collect the Money. Of course your chances of winning are slim to none.

Lets take a look at THREE of the Easiest ways I know of to Make Money that have worked for many thousands of people and will work for you too once you learn how.

Of course I am going to narrow the definition to include only what is Legal, Ethical, and Moral

Sell Items on CraigsList

Selling items on CraigsList would rate close to the top as one of the Easiest ways to Make Money.

Almost everyone has items laying around the house or stashed in the attic or basement they don’t want that you can sell on CraigsList.

If you are not sure what CraigsList is it is a Free Classified Ad Website with a huge nationwide audience.

You can literally create an ad in minutes and potentially have thousands of people view your ad almost immediately.

I have personally sold everything from old golf clubs to automobiles and even a camper trailer on CraigsList.org.

How do I Sell Something on CraigsList?

Simply go to CraigsList.org and set up an account.

Take a dozen good quality photos of the item you want to sell. Now sort out the very best 4 (4 is the Max C/L will allow). Always always always post 4 good photos of the item you are going to list for sale. Photos that show the item from every angle and show any damage or features. Without photos people will pass over your ad. They want to see what you have for sale.

Write out a good Honest description of the item. Be creative or even clever. List any damage or any issues and then of course the price.

The best way to get an idea of how much your item should sell for is to log on to eBay. Now at the Right of the Search Field next to the Green Button you will see the blue word “Advanced”. Click on that and then enter you’re the word/s that describe your item such as Smith Corona Typewriter.

Then in the field under the heading that says Search Including where it says “Completed Auctions”, check that box and hit Search. That will bring up a list of items that have the same keywords as your item and the price it sold at. Look at each ended auction for the description to get a feel for how that item compared to yours, condition, age, and price.

Now, set your price in your CraigsList ad accordingly. The lower you price it the faster it will sell. If your item is in high demand and limited supply put a higher price on it and see what happens.

Set up a new eMail account with Google called Gmail so you don’t have to deal with the spam you will almost usually get in your regular email account.

In your ad write: “To contact me write to soandso@gmail.com” or put your phone number or both. I always used my own phone number and never had a problem.

Use common sense when meeting with a prospect.

Accept CASH ONLY and state so in the ad. People expect that!

When you run out of items of your own to sell start going to garage sales. You would be amazed what you can find for close to nothing and sell them on CraigsList.

What about eBay?

Selling on eBay is also an Easy Way to Make Money Online! Many people make a fulltime selling on eBay.

Sell on eBay is more difficult to get started but has more potential than selling on craigslist. Once you set up a Buyer and Seller account and a PayPal account the rest is fairly easy.

Here again you can use the same strategies for finding products to sell as you would use on CraigsList plus some others. Also, you can buy items on CraigsList and turn around and sell them on eBay for a profit.

How do I sell on eBay?

Go to eBay.com and set up a Seller and Buyer Account. Just follow the prompts!

Set up a PayPal Account next.

Now, buy some items on eBay. That’s right! Buy some things you need obviously but they don’t have to be expensive items. Even two or three dollar items are just fine. Pay for the items immediately from your PayPal account. Why? Because your success at selling on eBay is very dependent on you having POSITIVE FEEDBACK. Buying items and paying immediately will get you a 100% feedback score (Very few people will look to see that it is from buying.)

Just like on CraigsList, take plenty of good quality photos and pick out twelve (12). PHOTOS SELL!

Write up a good detailed description listing all features, model numbers, serial numbers and of course list any defects or issues. You want to be very honest here or you could get some negative feedback that could ruin your business.

Use the same method to determine the price as I explained for CraigsList but also you want to pay attention to (1) how many days was the auction (2) what day did it end on (3) was there a Buy Now option.

Now, set up your listing. I recommend setting a low Reserve to lower your fees and also set a Buy Now price about 10% higher than the price you are looking to sell for to create value. Who knows, if someone wants what you are selling bad enough they might pay it.

I have sold a lot of items on eBay and shall continue to do so. You can find companies who will dropship products for you or you can fine products wholesale. Just do some searches.

Affiliate Marketing

I believe Affiliate Marketing is the Easiest Way to Make Money once you learn how to do it because once you learn Affiliate Marketing and get your business set up you can pretty much let it run on AutoPilot.

That fits my definition of “Easy”!

Just What is Affiliate Marketing?

Very simply Affiliate Marketing is the Selling of product/s that belong to someone else for a commission. To put a much finer point on it, products that belong to a company known as an Affiliate Merchant or Affiliate Network who will pay you up to 75% of the gross sale amount just for promoting their products.

Can you imagine having your own Landing Page or Website and getting paid 25, 50, or 75% each time someone visits your site and purchases one of the products your are pormoting?

There are literally tens of thousands of physical and digital products you can choose to promote or market. Preferably something you know about and are passionate about.

Many Affiliate Marketers make Five Figure Monthly Incomes once the learn how to do it and get their campaign up and running.

What are the Advantages of Affiliate Marketing?

  • Very Low Start-Up Cost. About $75 per year for a domain name and website.
  • Work at Home.
  • No products to buy.
  • Market an Unlimited number of products!
  • No Products to ship.
  • No Customers to deal with.
  • No Feedback to worry about.
  • Get Paid Automatically.

How Do I Do Affiliate Marketing?

There are actually a number of ways to “Do Affiliate Marketing” including Classified Ads, eMail, Article Marketing, Blogging, Pay Per Click (PPC), Comparisons, Reviews, etc.

Each one of these methods or strategies does require some training which is readily available online. Also, the many Affiliate Merchants are very supportive but I would still recommend you find some quality training from a reliable source.

Each one of the above methods would require tutorials or crash courses to actually learn to do correctly.

There are online Affiliate Marketing Academies that will guide you each step of the way and not only teach you how to do Affiliate Marketing but also provide you with all the tools and services you will need to run your business.


We have looked at three tried and proven Easy Ways to Make Money. Each one offers unique benefits the others don’t have.

Personally, I use all three but without a doubt Affiliate Marketing is the Easiest once you learn how and get the ball rolling. There is unlimited income potential with Affiliate Marketing and far less headaches in my experience.

I try to provide all of the Guidance and Free Resources necessary for someone who wants to get started making money with Affiliate Marketing.

Selling on CraigsList is by far the easiest way to make a few bucks but it doesn’t have the potential of selling on eBay.

eBay is great but does have a lot of negatives and can take up a lot of your time. There are countless resources to learn how to sell on eBay.

Best of luck to you no matter what you choose,

K. Les Baker

Street Talk


I can see the progression in that article you have to walk before you can run and after reading your profile I can understand where you are coming from Les. To your success!

  about 1 decade ago
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