Well if you do what I'm doing, you could have multiple $20 payments being sent directly to your very own account every single day from now on. Plenty of people would happily hire someone to cut back their Manzanita forest or wade into a pond and break apart their water-lily thicket, meaning you can make money from both gathering and selling your product.
I found one for a genealogy site that wants someone to do research in their county and then write reports for their customers, one that wants a writer to read their book and just give an opinion, one blogging for a newspaper and more.
Bux sites are probably the first thing that comes into your mind when it comes to earning online. To make a little of $10, you would have to continue ad clicking for 20 days, which by then you would have paid for tenfold with your electricity bill and internet bill and your time and effort. Then I moved onto blogging associated with AdSense, which was legit enough, but involved a lot of work (I didn't know the reality back then). Online writing is one of the most trusted ways to get paid, and get paid a lot. I would be not doing much justice, if I did not mention HubPages at number one site to write online. If you don't want to do the online thing just have a yard or garage sale.
Times have also changed and you don't have to worry about being rejected by publishers anymore, you can now publish your own work though Barnes&Noble or Create Space (). There are other online publishing platforms that allow you to publish both in print and digitally.
There are tons of easy crafts that you can sell and make money with until you establish it into a full-fledged business. This will help you figure out what sells best on eBay, and accordingly, make your marketing strategy.