(DailyThrive.com) – Have you been scouring every ad and website looking for a way to pull in some extra money? If you love second-hand shopping, thrifting cool items may be your golden ticket.
Check out exactly how to look for the right items to bring in a big return.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Brand Names
The first thing you’ll want to keep an eye out for are brand name items. These are the hot labels that you know are trending and people will want to buy. Sites like whowhatwear.com is a good starting point for what’s in demand.
Researching hot-selling items on eBay and using the Mercari app can also be helpful tools.
Look at Quality and Condition
Next, observe the condition of the item. For shoes, Ralli Roots suggests looking at the tread on the soles. Make sure there are no holes and that zippers work properly on clothing items. Do the sniff test. Make sure everything smells fresh and is stain free.
Consider Cost Return
It’s important to be able to determine the cost return. Before venturing to Goodwill or any other resale outlet, buy items you know will turn a profit.
Now is the time to set up your eBay or other online merchant account and create your selling platform. Don’t forget about local selling opportunities, too, like flea markets or Facebook marketplace.
The bottom line is to buy cheap and sell higher to keep overhead costs down. Once you find the perfect niche, everything will come together more seamlessly. Remember to keep it fun, like a scavenger hunt. You’ll quickly get to know return customers, and before you know it, you’ll have a profitable side gig.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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