What: Galora facilitates selling, sharing or trading homemade and homegrown products, ranging from crafts and cookies to fruit and veggies.

Expected pay: NA

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Nationwide, however, existing communities are strongest in California, Honolulu and Austin

Requirements: Homemade or homegrown items to sell or trade

Review:

Galora, found at gogalora.com, is a site that facilitates the selling, sharing or trading of homemade and homegrown products, ranging from crafts, jams, and jellies to fruit and vegetables. The site charges nothing to list or communicate with other members.

That said, at least for the moment, the profit-making potential is pretty limited too. A few people may sell their homemade products here. But Galora, it’s mostly a site that can help you save money by trading something you have for something you want, than it is a place to make money.

By the same token, if you have a backyard full of fruit trees or berry bushes, you’re likely to have far more than you need when the fruit is ripe. Galora gives you a nice opportunity to swap your excess with neighbors, who might have something else you want and would otherwise have to pay for. You can also help build your local community by sending sign-up links to your friends and neighbors.

In a recent visit to the site, we found people offering everything from exotic fruits to sewing services.

Recommendations

We like this site and see no negatives for users. It is very young, founded in 2020, however. That means it has a much more limited stable of buyers than sites like Etsy or EBay

On the other hand, at least for the moment, there are no fees to sell or trade here. If you’re contemplating a side hustle making bread, cookies or selling homemade jams, it’s worth a try. 

If, on the other hand, you’re looking for work in landscaping or gardening, check out JiffyOnDemand or GreenPal.

*1/14/2021