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#1 posted 12-03-2012 03:24 AM

Have you considered online sites such as Etsy? Retail isn’t quite dead yet, but I get the feeling that many folks shopping in consignment stores / flea markets walk in with the preconceived notion that everything should be cheap. This is problematic when you are trying to sell stuff at a rate that will let you make a profit and pay to keep the lights on.

A lot of my friends do niche stuff and are selling on Etsy. If you have a few products then it is not hard at all to sign up and get your stuff online where people can find it. One of my friends cuts the tops off of wine and liquor bottles and turns them into hanging lamps which he sells on Etsy. He hasn’t quit his day job, but then again he has no overhead either so any sales he makes are all profit.

Not quite the same for you since you’re doing this as a full time job, but it couldn’t hurt to at least supplement physical retail with online and see where it goes.

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