How To Profit From “Junk”

carpet-1054566_960_720Did you know that there is a relatively stress-free job that nearly anyone can get that allows you to be your own boss, requires minimal equipment and education and can give one a flexible schedule? If this sounds too good to be true, then keep reading because you’re about to see just how real this can be.

The job I’m referring to isn’t a traditional job, but rather it is becoming a “picker”. A picker is someone who finds items and goods at thrift and secondhand stores, garage sales and even in a pawn shop in Davie, and then resells these items online for a profit. It may seem like a risky business to get into, but it is possible to make over $1,000 a week doing this.

All you need to start off is a little bit of cash (to use to buy your first inventory), a car (with which to visit places in your area to get your merchandise), a smartphone (that you will use to check the value of items you see) and that’s pretty much it.

How it works is that you go to any place where you can typically find cheap items, and as you browse, you’ll be checking the value of these items online. When you see something that sells well for more than you need to pay for it, you have yourself a winner. You purchase the item, put it on a listing, and wait for it to sell. Nothing to it.

This type of job does require that you gain a knowledge of what kinds of items sell well, and that will come with experience. There are also guides that you can find online that will give you a head start. But once you get the hang of it, this can be a viable source of income that will only require a couple of hours of work per day.