100+ Places to Make Money Creating & Selling Your Own Products
There are sites out there designed to help people sell their products (books, art work, bodycare products, clothes, online courses, music, games, etc.) online.
The Game Crafter
This is a Limited Edition
Design By Humans
Just Between Friends
Recycle Your Fashions
The Early Years Boutique
Trove Marketplace (USA)
The Internet Antique Shop
Sell My Wedding Dress
Sell Back Your Book
Everything but the House
How Do I Start?
Do market research
Finalize products to sell
Identify your customer base & segment your audiences
Begin research on what platform you’d like to sell on
Create high-quality product content
Create a strategy to market to your potential customers.
What makes a good product to sell online?
Whether you looking to make extra money or you are simply trying to declutter your home, selling stuff online is a way to turn your stuff into cash.
There are 5 keys:
Size / weight
Before you begin to brainstorm the design and experience of an online store, or even your company’s name, you’ll need to choose what products to sell.
This decision is a strategy:
Loyalty programs, and
Shipping and fulfillment.
Your product or service doesn’t necessarily need to be a huge, complicated endeavor — it can be simple, yet exceptionally effective.
Product opportunities exist :
Improved product features
A new market unrealized by your competitors
Unique product positioning and marketing.
How To Choose What To Sell
1. Identify/create products that solve a problem
2. Find products you & others are passionate about
3. Find products with branding potential
4. Hop on trends early
5. Find products that fulfill guilty pleasures
6. Identify & serve niche segments.
Accepting payments: PayPal alternatives for online small businesses
Direct Bank Transfer
Categories of items you can sell online:
Arts and crafts
Cars and trucks
Baby and kids
Beauty and health
CDs and DVDs
Laptops & tablets
Clothing and shoes
Games and toys
CDs and DVDs
Apple products such as iPods, iPads and iPhones
Journal notebooks and personal planners
On-the-go, health-conscious foods
The world is full of con artists and other unsavory people, and it’s important to make sure you’re ahead of the game when it comes to online scammers in the selling and buying marketplace. Selling stuff online can be daunting, intimidating and sometimes frustrating.
There are many scam artists out there who offer to give you “this” if you’ll do “that” when you’re doing online selling and buying. They’ll arrange for third-party payment, or send you over what you want and ask you to give them back the difference, or other odd requests.
If Something Seems “Off”, Go With Your Gut
When you’re selling or buying something online and something seems off, it’s probably best to pull out of the deal. If someone is trying to finagle some weird payment arrangements other than what is typical, I’d bail on the deal.
Don’t Deviate From Normal Payment Options
Most sites have you pay one of a couple of different ways: you can meet in person and accept cash or a cashier’s check, or you can accept a PayPal payment if you’re shipping an item.
Have a First Come, First Served Rule
Don’t offer to hold items for people that may never show up unless you have a good and valid reason to do so. Holding items puts you at risk for losing out on selling your item.
Always Tell Somebody When You’re Meeting Up with a Potential Buyer
Always leave information about where you’re going, who you’re meeting (leave the contact info you’ve been using to communicate with them), what you’re doing and when you expect to be back.
Never Meet Up with Buyers Alone
Always bring somebody along if you’re meeting up with potential buyers too. I don’t recommend ever going alone, simply for safety reasons.
How To Find Products To Sell:
Research ideas in Google Trends
Find market data to see if the industry sales is growing
Find low competition niches within growing industries
Collect data such as Amazon Sales, Search Volume, keyword difficulty, etc.
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