No Idea What to Sell? Here are 5!
Today, people are starting their own businesses, and for good reasons. On average, many can expect to have two, three or more jobs during their career lifetime. Those leaving one job often think about their second or third job move being nearer their own home. People who have been part of the 8-5 and are on the verge of retiring are thinking of what to do next. Starting a homebased business is possible for almost anyone who wants to take the risk and work hard. Having an online shop is also the way to go as you can make money 24/7 even while you sleep. Many brick-and-mortar businesses these days have moved toward an online platform using eCommerce Malaysia.
Clothes are no doubt the most popular and common thing to sell these days. Find a wholesaler to get your stock from and mark up the price from there. If you are a creative person and want to take this idea a little further, design and print your own clothing line!
Almost every house has some books stashed away at home somewhere. Make your shop known for a specific category (or two) of books, having some first editions for sale, all paperbacks for RM1 and all hardcovers RM2, or maybe start a book-swap program. Maps, magazines, and postcards are good sidelines to include in your shop.
There are several ways of starting an accessories business and different types of materials that you can work with. Metal will require the most in the way of specific tools. You need to be able to heat the metal to shape it, and you need metalworking tools to cut and engrave it. But there are other materials that you can also use – glass, plastic, beads, feathers, even wood, just to name a few.
People sometimes spend weekends rummaging through other people’s unwanted items, looking for a rare find. Why not do some spring cleaning and convert some of your old treasures into cash at the same time?
5. Handcrafted greeting cards
If you have an artistic flair and have a hobby in creating handicrafts, make your own greeting cards and sell them! Start crafting and selling them during festive seasons like Thanksgiving or Christmas and eventually expand from there.