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I've been looking for ways to make a little spending money. I've looked up a few things, and I was disappointed with the "generic" ideas, like garage sales and stuff. 

One of my latest ideas is for a Ebay business. So my question is what should I sell? I know, I know, that's a big question. 

Some of my interest are...

Wood working ( Along with wood burning )

Outdoors ( Fishing, Hunting, Biking, Hiking )

Tinkering with mechanical objects

Building little doohickeys off Instructables

Any Ideas?

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Archemedes54
Archemedes54

9 years ago

Forgot to add...

Also, It should be somewhat small, so i can ship it easily.

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Thrasym
Thrasym

Reply 9 years ago

Well, tell us what you're good at? What are you fast at? What equipment and skills do you have? I mean, more specifically than your original post.

If you want to make money, you need to make something quickly and to a higher standard. Or at least make something original/different. What you need is something that will stand out from the other "things" being sold, so that it actually sells. The faster you can make this "thing" the better. So making something that takes you 50 hours of labour is probably not wise, since there aren't many people that can pay you a reasonable salary for that time PLUS materials PLUS shipping, etc.

Little wooden figures/heads/etc should sell well and I know some folks bang those out pretty quick, with the right tools, rotary tool, bandsaw, carving vise, etc. Nothing too detailed mind you. But things like sitting dogs/cats/bears, hearts near valentines, santa/elf/reindeer heads/whole figures/ornaments (ornaments = carving with a looped wire in the head) around Christmas, play to the market and you'll do well. And there are lots of tutorials to be found to help speed up the process. Of course, if you want more details or if you do it by hand, that might be too labour-intensive.

Cool head Lemonie. Is that one or two pieces of wood?

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FoolishSage
FoolishSage

9 years ago

I know a guy who buys stuff that is poorly listed with minimal descriptions and poor or no pictures then sells it again at a profit by making it more attractive to buyers by creating a well structured and informative listing. There was some risk involved but as a whole he did make a tidy profit.

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

You need to add value to something through your labour. For example decorating candles catching-fish for food or making something with the wood.
See picture (wood) - worth money, but labour-intensive.

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