This week I’m excited to share a unique side hustle that’s turning hobbies into profits, through what I’m calling “local” e-commerce.
This is a story of building a following for homemade or handmade products without shipping anything, without advertising, and without relying on 3rd party marketplaces like Amazon or Etsy for exposure.
We’re going to explore this through the lens of So Here’s the Dough — it’s a local cottage kitchen cookie operation run by a friend of mine here in Livermore, Jenn Fei.
Thinking about taking an offline business online to reach a wider audience?
That’s what today’s guest Dustin Riechmann did. He used his digital marketing skills to take a local business’s product online and generated $500k in sales in year one.
Dustin is a long-time listener of the show. He has a blog called EngagedMarriage.com, and a couple of years ago he started a new consulting business to help other businesses build their online presence.
What are the best products to flip for a profit?
Buying low and selling high is a mega-popular business for side hustlers and big corporations alike. (Think Walmart and Amazon!)
With product flipping, you can turn bargain-hunting prowess into profits. In this post, you’ll learn how turn your love of online classifieds, flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores into an extra income stream.
Do you enjoy hunting for bargains that you can buy low and sell high?
Charlie William does, and his book flipping business is proof that this business model still works.
He’s become a master deal-hunter, selling more than $9,000 worth of used books last month on Amazon.
The best part? Anyone with access to thrift stores, yard sales, and local charity shops can get started with this side hustle for just a few bucks a month.
Etsy is no longer just the marketplace of handmade crafts! Yes, you can sell digital products like printables and even drop ship physical goods without ever touching your inventory.
We haven’t really discussed Etsy in detail for a while. But I thought it was time to take a closer look at this platform again, as it’s seen tremendous growth in recent years.
How do you make money on eBay?
Buy low, sell high, repeat.
The formula is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy!
To help me learn more about selling items for a profit on eBay, I turned to serial side hustler Daniella Flores. With the help of several part-time businesses, she and her wife have been able to pay off $31,000 in debt in the last two years.