Here in the UK schools are still out and people are enjoying the summer holidays with many people going on holiday either here in the UK or travelling further afield and visiting some far flung counties around the globe.
Now I know you are on holiday, but why not use these times when you are away from your home turf to go and visit some of the Charity Shops, Car Boot Sales, Famers Markets, Gift Shops and Markets where you are staying.
And if you are not going away why not just go out for the day jump in the car or take a train or bus ride and visit a new town or city and go and do some sourcing.
It is really amazing that by visiting a new place can open up a treasure trove of sourcing potential. And who knows you might even make some new connections that will provide you with new stock and supplies for many years to come.
Now of course I am not talking about doing this everyday – I mean you are on holiday after all, but keep those eyes and ears open to what is out there. But also I do know people who will go on sourcing weekends or weeks. This is where they will take off for a weekend, drive to a new area and just hit all the Charity Shops, Discount Shops, Markets and Farmers Markets.
They will pile up the car with the new goodies and come back home and list and sell. This is a fun and flexible business and allows you to source products and ideas where ever you are and go.
Also by visiting new areas you are often met with different prices some more expensive and then the ones we like prices are cheaper. This is where you can make some good money and extra profits.
So why not give it a go – bring back a few items and gifts and list them on eBay or Amazon and see what happens, and let us know how you get on.
Andrew Milburn is an eBay and Amazon Consultant Based in the UK, helping people to grow
their businesses to the next level. Andrew is able to help you start an online
business through to helping manage an existing business.