Are you struggling to find interesting and exciting things to buy that will make you money?
So, you want to make some extra money? Who doesn’t, right?
I mean there are tons of opportunities to make money, and equally, there are many things to sell, but finding something that’s right for you can be hard. It needs to match your budget, your time, your skillset and, let’s face it, you’ve got to be interested in it (at least a little).
Don’t worry, I went through the exact same problem. It took me a long time to discover what works for me.
That’s why I’ve brainstormed a list of weird and wonderful things that you can buy to start making money.
Some of the ideas in this list require a significant amount of money upfront, some need more effort and time. Some of the ideas are quick & easy flips, others can produce long-term passive income.
None the less, I believe there’s something for everyone in this list.
In fact, some of the ideas I’ve actually do myself!
Here Are 9 Interesting Things To Buy That Will Make You Money
What Can I Buy And Resell To Make Me Money?
This is method is also referred to as ‘flipping.’ It’s probably the most commonly known way of making money.
In fact, all retail stores are essentially flipping.
They buy products from a wholesaler or manufacturer, and they make a profit when they re-sell the products to us (the consumer) at a marked-up price.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a colossal retailer to flip products. There a lot’s of things you can buy and re-sell from home. Here are some interesting things to buy that will make you money.
This isn’t a get rich quick idea. It requires knowledge, time and possibly a significant amount of capital to invest upfront. None the less I’ve decided to include this on the list because I know that artwork can be an extremely lucrative flipping option.
Collectors and other investors are prepared to spend A LOT of money to get hold of original and rare artwork.
In 2010, a Pablo Picasso painting was sold at auction for $106.5 million. And one day, it will be sold will most likely be re-auctioned and sold for even more.
That’s because, the rarer famous artwork becomes, the more the value of it will also grow. The personal story and historical events of the artist will also have a significant impact on the value of the artwork.
Now, buying a rare Picasso artwork, may not be a realistic option for the majority of us. But, if you’re into art, you’ll be able to discover new up-and-coming artists, with tremendous potential.
As their popularity grows as an artist, so will the value of their work; leaving an enormous money-making opportunity for early investors.
Yes, people buy and sell websites. There are thousands of already built sites that the owner just doesn’t want anymore.
The idea is to give the site a makeover, add more up-to-date content, and try to get more traffic onto the site. If you can do that, you’ll be able to sell that website for a lot more than what you purchased it for.
If you’re good with computers, SEO and HTML; or, you’re willing to invest some time to learn, flipping websites could be a highly profitable option for you.
Check out Flippa.com; a platform where you can buy & sell online business and websites.
Flipping Domain Names
If you’ve ever tried to buy a domain name before, there’s a good chance the name you wanted was unavailable. That’s because most of the good names are already taken!
If you’re lucky enough to own a golden domain name (for example dogtraining.com), the chances are someone is prepared to pay a lot of money to buy it from you. Hence why I call it a ‘golden domain.’
Tactic #1 I call this the ‘buy and hold’ method. This is where you buy brand new domains, that you think could be valuable or will become valuable one day.
For example, iphone21.com – This domain name is most probably already taken, but you get the point.
iphone21.com could be a golden domain, assuming the iPhone makes it to version 21. That’s the gamble.
Tactic #2 Many people who own a golden domain don’t realize the real value of what they have. Better yet, a lot of people will be happy for you to take the domain of their hands.
If you manage to find those individuals, you could end up buying a golden domain for an extremely reasonable price. You can then auction the domain and make a healthy profit.
Selling Instagram Accounts
You can make a lot of money buying and selling Instagram accounts and here’s why…
Would you like 50,000 followers on one of the worlds largest social platforms? Just imagine how valuable that could be for a business or individual.
Most companies have no clue how to grow an Instagram following, and some are willing to pay generously for accounts that do.
Tactic #1 Do you know how to grow an Instagram account? Or, are you at least willing to learn how to?
If so, you could build new Instagram profiles into accounts with 30,000+ followers. Then find a buyer, sell it, and repeat the process.
Tactic #2 Buy Instagram accounts that already have a decent following. Remember to negotiate the best price possible. Then, sell it on to someone who is willing to pay more.
You won’t make as much profit as the first tactic, but the flip is a lot faster and requires a lot less work.
Best Things To Sell On eBay To Make Quick Money
The internet provides us with so many opportunities to make money; instantly connecting us with both buyers and sellers.
Not only can you find great deals to buy, and can easily sell items – which is perfect for a quick flip.
With online platforms such as eBay, you can list products and make a sale easier and faster than ever before.
The question is, what are the best things to sell on eBay that will make you money?
Clothes come in and out of fashion all the time.
Plus, after a few special occasion appearances, barbeques, and family parties, your favorite outfit will soon become that outfit you wear too often. Not to mention the repeat Instagram-photo dilemma!
So much so, you decide to stop wearing that outfit all together.
Here’s the thing. Just because you no longer wish to wear it, that doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t love to! So, instead of pushing your overseen clothes to the back of your wardrobe, why not sell them on eBay?
This is a great way to make back some of the money you spent on purchasing on the clothes in the beginning.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. How can you make money from selling old clothes?
Well, a lot of people don’t know or care about selling their old clothes.
In fact, most people just want to get rid of their old wardrobe collection, to make space for their new collection.
So, what do they do? They take their old clothes to the local thrift store.
Thrift stores are a golden opportunity to pick up dresses, jackets, pants and fashion accessories for a remarkably low price.
Sometimes you’ll even come across designer branded clothing. All because the original owner didn’t know, or care enough to list it themselves on eBay.
Visit your local thrift store and find some items you know will sell for a higher price online. You can use your phone to check the prices of similar items that are currently listed.
Then, go home and list the items on eBay. You’ll be shocked by the profit margins you can generate from this method.
Sell Shoes and Sneakers
Like clothes, shoes and sneakers sell exceptionally well online. You can pick up shoes for crazy low prices at thrift stores too.
Also, when stores have discount sales, you may find unbelievable deals. At this point, you can resell on eBay for a higher price then what you paid.
Other Sites To Buy And Sell Things
I’ve mentioned eBay a lot because it’s one of the biggest and well-known platforms to buy and sell things.
But, that doesn’t mean it’s the only site available. Here are a few eBay alternatives you should check out if you want to buy & sell things to make money online:
Buying Things That Make Passive Income
Passive income can produce regular, steady, automatic cash flow. Whether you’re sleeping, on vacation or working, the passive income will continue to pay you.
In my opinion, creating streams of passive income is the best investment you can make.
It may require a lot of time and patience, as well as effort; but it will eventually be worth it.
Here are a few things you can buy that will make you money, passively:
Stocks & shares aren’t for everyone. It can require focus, in-depth knowledge, and of course, a decent amount of money.
That being said; if you know what you’re doing, it can become an excellent source of passive income over the years.
Now, you’ve probably heard that to make money from stocks & shares you need to know how to pick the right stock, how to trade quickly and know when to buy and sell. Although all this may be true, there is a better way…
The real way to make money from stocks is buying and holding reliable dividend-paying stocks and bonds.
This way you can earn interest, in the form of a dividend, while your stock value slowly increases over time.
Buy Real Estate & Become a Landlord
If you can raise the required amount of capital, real estate could be one of the best things to buy to make you money.
Everyone needs a place to live, right? Plus, with mortgage prices forever rising, more people are renting than ever before. That’s what makes real estate one of the best investment opportunities around.
If done correctly, renting can provide an excellent source of monthly passive income. Not to mention the fact that the value of the property is most likely to rise over the years. Which means, if you decide to sell one day, you’ll make a nice profit their also.
You can use sites such as Zillow.com and Realtor.com to find real estate investment opportunities in your local area. You can even buy homes with tenants already living in the property. This means you can be cashflow positive from day one.
Buy a High-Quality Camera
Now, I know what you’re thinking… How can you make money from a camera?
The camera itself may not make you money directly, but what you can do with that camera sure can!
Sell Your Photography
Do you know how to take a decent photo? If so, you can end up making a nice income from selling your photographs online
Take some high-quality photos with your camera, publish your pictures onto the mentioned platforms, and you’ll start earning money every time someone wants to use your photo.
Start a YouTube Channel
Most decent cameras can also capture video, which leaves you with the perfect opportunity to start creating YouTube videos.
But why make YouTube videos, I hear you ask…
Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. That’s an insane amount; and an excellent opportunity.
Providing you can find a good niche to theme your channel around, you have a good chance of generating video views.
A decent amount of video views will lead to advertising opportunities, and advertising equals revenue!
If you want to learn more about how to make money from YouTube, check out this post I wrote.
Become an Affiliate Marketer
With affiliate marketing, you don’t have to worry about stock, customer service and pretty much anything else every business has to take care of. That’s because affiliate marketers sell someone else’s products.
Invest your money in the tools you need to start affiliate marketing, and you could be making passive income (in the form of commission) every month for selling a company’s products or services.
This is something I do, and it’s what’s allowed me to make money while living the life I want. In fact, many well-known websites and entrepreneurs are also making money from affiliate marketing. Here are a few affiliate marketing examples.
If you want to learn more about how to make money with affiliate marketing, check out this blog post I wrote.
Start a Blog
Did you know that a staggering 3.5 billion Google searches are made every day? That’s an insane amount of traffic!
If you invest your cash and time into starting a blog, over time, you could be generating traffic. Probably nowhere near as much traffic as Google, but enough for you to start making money.
There are tons of ways to monetize your traffic. The hard part is getting the traffic in the first place.
Creating blog posts that will generate traffic is critical to the success of your blog.
The impressive part about blogging is, once you’ve created some content, it can continue to bring traffic to your site for an incredibly long time; which as a result, can earn you a regular stream of passive income.
Blogging has changed my life in so many ways. I love writing blog posts and connecting with my readers.
Being able to earn passive-income gives me the freedom to spend more time with my family, friends and explore the world.
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Best Things To Learn To Make Money
My greatest investment that has returned the most money to me over the years is my knowledge. Investing in your own self-learning can provide you with the tools, mindset, and know-how to make more money than you ever imagined.
Here are a few ways you can invest in your learning to make money:
Read Books on Money, Wealth and Business
Reading is an inexpensive way to gain the knowledge that could lead to you making a lot of money. It’s no wonder why many of the worlds greatest leaders and wealthiest people read every day.
Of course, you can’t read any old book. If you aim to make money, it makes sense to read books on making money. Here are a few recommendations:
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- Money by Tony Robbins
- Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
- The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
Listen to Audio Books on Audible
Sometimes, reading a book just isn’t possible.
Luckily, most popular books will have an audiobook version; which allows me to continue to invest in myself when I’m driving, washing the dishes, or in the shower.
I use Amazon’s Audible to download and listen to audiobooks on my phone.
Listen to Podcasts
If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, you’ll love listening to podcast shows.
Here you’ll find the most up-to-date advice, tips, and tactics from some of the world’s top business leaders, authors and experts.
And, the best thing about listening to podcast shows is the fact its free!!
Here are a few of my favorite money and business podcast shows:
Take Online Courses
If you’re serious about making money, and you want to take your learning to the next level; I’d highly recommend investing an online course.
The course(s) that is right for you all depends on how you want to make money and where you need the most advice.
For example, if you’d like to make money from designing websites, a course on web design may be better suited than an accounting course.
There’s a right course for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in; you just have to find it.
Below are a few course & sites that I have invested in and would recommend:
- Lynda.com – Hundreds of courses available on many different topics.
- Udemy.com – similar to Lynda.com
- Cardone University – Awesome training for sales, motivation, and money.
- Tai Lopez – Great courses on how to make money; especially online.
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So I hope you found these ideas useful. Like I said before, not every idea in this list will necessarily be suitable for you.
But, hopeful at least one idea is suitable. And that’s all you need to start making money, just one idea.
The next step is taking action. Buy the items, tools, and resources you need, and start implementing; so that you can start earning extra money.
Whether you’re flipping items, investing, or creating a passive-income stream, I wish you the best of luck, and I thank you for spending the time reading this post.
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