What Should I Sell Online? Tips for Choosing your Niche

Do you want to sell stuff online, but can’t figure out what you want to sell? You are not alone. In fact, this is one of the first questions many people ask themselves when starting an online sales business, and this is a good thing! There is nothing wrong with an open mind at the start, but it can also be frustrating to take action without that known direction. Here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you in finding your sales niche.

Sell what you have

Look around and find those things that you want to part with. Anything you are not using and is still in good condition is likely sellable on some platform. Consider listing your clothing, shoes, and jewelry on Poshmark and non-fashion items on Mercari.

Start with your style

When you are first starting out, you may make some poor investments. If you start sourcing things that you like and fit you well, at the very least, you will have some things you can wear before donating.

Sell your hobby 

Are you into a certain type of hats, or jewelry? Focus on those items that make you happy. You are much more likely to stay motivated when you have a personal interest in what you sell.

I also think it is beneficial to spend some time browsing potential sourcing spots BEFORE you commit to buying anything. Do not rush into investing in products for the sake of excitement. You will make more money in the long run if you learn how to do research comparisons and market your listings early on.

 

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Just for Fun: Junk Drawer Listings on eBay

I wanted to share this interesting thing I found on eBay. It may spark ideas for you for items you can list in your own store. They are “Junk Drawer” listings.  These listings are a random mix of items that look just like someone dumped out grandma’s junk drawer. I love this idea for resellers who have inventory items that are small and difficult to list individually.

What I love most about these listings is that they are a bit of a grab bag. It can be more of a journey than your typical online shopping experience. Junk drawer listings can contain all sorts of unique vintage items from costume jewelry to fine finds from estate sales. Many sellers will list them by type, so you can easily find a junk drawer of just jewelry, or tools for example.

Sounds like a hoot, right? Click here to shop through some junk drawer listings on eBay!