If you are interested in starting your own business, or simply making extra money on the side, you can sell home and interior decorations. Products within this category may include, but aren’t limited to, picture frames, artwork, baskets and other types of home and interior decorations. While selling these products may not provide a full-time income, when done correctly you may be able to enjoy extra money.
Select the type of products you wish to sell. Will you be selling products made by another person or manufacturer? If you are, then you need to gain resell rights by contacting the maker of the product. If you are selling items you personally created, you can simply create and sell.
Create a website showcasing your products. Divide the products into categories based on their type and purpose. This will let potential customers easily browse your inventory without having to search through pages of unwanted items. An example of such breakdown is a main category of “Bathroom” and “Toilet Covers”, “Toothbrush Holders” and “Wall Decorations” as subheads.
Add a description about each item, including the materials it is made out of as well as dimensions. If you are able to provide more than one picture for each product, do so. Also include the price and number of items available. Update the number of items available every time someone purchases the item.
Place a shopping cart within the website so customers can immediately purchase items they desire. Adding a shopping cart within a website can be done through services such as PayPal, which has an entire industry dedicated to online merchants.
Market the website after its creation by mailing flyers or posting flyers in local coffee shops and home decorating stores, if allowed. Possibly create online advertisements to be placed on popular home decorating websites and blogs.
Purchase a booth at a local flea market. While every flea market features different requirements for setting up shop, most require a deposit and you are required to pay for the electricity within your booth.
Bring your most popular home and interior decoration products to the flea market, and set them up to showcase their size and features. If you have a large inventory of products only bring a select few and have a catalogue of your other products that are for sale.
Print business cards with your name, contact information and website, if any, and give one to every customer or potential customer who visits your booth.
Sell your products online as well as through local stores or flea markets to increase your chances of making a sale.
Do not sell items that you do not have resell rights to, as this could cause the manufacturer to file a lawsuit.
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