“Local” E-Commerce: Building a Following for Homemade Products

Jenn Fei

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.

Taking Local Businesses Online: $500k in Sales in Year 1

dustin riechmann

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.

The 22 Best Items to Flip for a Profit: $50-5000 a Month Part-Time

used treadmill

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.

Flipping Books for Profit: How to Make $4000 a Month Selling Used Books

flipping books

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.

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