Selling products from home. There are lots of products you can sell from your own place and using your computer to do so is a way to go. Many use sites such as Ebay and Amazon to earn quite a tidy sum either part time or full time. Etsy is another site which is popular, especially amongst women who sell craft and art supplies and objects. You can incorporate a hobby so that if you are very much into books, magazines, soldiers, dolls houses or whatever you can learn and find out and keep some bits and pieces for yourself as you go along.
Where most go wrong though is in spending hours on these sites and forgetting that those hours have not been paid for. Then if someone buys one of their items and they take it down to the post box and send it off to them they think they have made a good profit. Yet the total time taken from start to finish might have been about six or more hours and the payment less than most earn in an hour. Then you must allow for expenses too because there may be extra gas, electricity, wear and tear, book keeping to account for. If you buy a computer especially that might be a huge expense but it is a one off payment which should cover you for years and you can use it for other things too. If you are using the phone and ringing people you do not usually call then your phone bill may shoot up. You could insist that they call you or they email you instead.
IF you are less adventurous and prefer to use a tried and tested formula then you can go for those franchise type opportunities such as Avon, tupperware, kleeneze, herballife and similar firms which are always seeking someone to sell in their area but find out first if someone is already active in your area as there would not be enough for two. You would need to be prepared to make appointments to go to customers to show them your goods and you would need to be sure this is safe. If a woman turns up at a guy's place she should not just walk in and leave things to change. Never ever make an appointment and turn up early or late. If you cannot stick to the time and day arranged then ring or email to cancel it and try to re arrange it, do not just turn up on another day or time. It could be very inconvenient for them then. Most of these charge a small amount for you to buy a kit and sign on with them but you get what you pay for, this is not the same as paying to just sign up. They are hardly going to hand products to people for free. You usually sign up under some sort of area manager and then if you aspire and rise up the ladder you might become a manager yourself with your own team working under you.
Arranging some sort of group thing or a party often turns out to be better for you because you can gain several customers and get more orders in the same time but they will usually expect you to go to them and this is usually expected in an evening or at the weekend. Things like a birthday party or engagement party or hen do might require it. These parties can get rowdy. There may be a lot of alcohol so if you are the shy retiring wall flower type this is not for you! You would need to be able to relax and have fun with the others whilst also staying in control and actually doing what you went there for - earn some money!.
One thing to watch out for is the friendly and nice customer who has no money. Quick to order things and then when it comes to you delivering them they want to take the product and pay you later. It is best to say no to giving credit as you will probably find they never pay or it takes you hours and hours of asking to eventually get what they owe. Selling products from home.