Today, I have a great post about how to make money selling at flea markets. Shannon Rooney is a reader of Making Sense of Cents and has paid off more than $60,000 in debt through hard work and budgeting. She runs a booth at a local flea market with her mom. Today, she is going to tell you why selling at flea markets is a good (and fairly easy) source of extra income; offer advice on getting set up and selling at flea markets; and offer tips on what to sell and how to source inventory to make the most out of your booth. Below is her blog post:
A yard sale is a quick way to make some cash.
I’ve definitely hosted my share. But, when you live in a northern climate like I do, yard sale season is short. Thanks to a shared hobby with my mom and some elbow grease, I’ve stumbled upon a side hustle that takes “yard sale” to the next level.
Selling at flea markets.
A flea market booth stays open all year round, which means you have the opportunity to make money on used or vintage items whatever the weather.
About a year ago, my mom and I were shopping at a local flea market. There is a long strip of them in my area, one right after the other, mixed in with a few thrift stores and antique shops. My mom and I would spend hours at these places, checking out all the cool vintage items, and sometimes critiquing the booths.
“I’d group those vases together on a tall display.” “They need to put those Pez dispensers in a basket.” [Read more…]