Since times are hard for me right now with the recession, I have been brainstorming on ways to make some money to help pay my bills. (believe I have already sold almost everything that I could think of that I didn’t need or wantso far – I might have to start selling things I don’t really want to sell!)
As some of you may know from my posts, I am really into hair and natural beauty things and I used to be a cosmetologist. One of my ‘hobbies’ is making new things for my hair and hair nutrition.
I thought it might be a good side to make some of these things myself and sell them probably on Ebay (or maybe craigslist too). I noticed that many people sell homemade beauty products on Ebay.
These would be things like rinses for the hair (natural and mostly raw and some of the ingredients would be wild too) and tonics and maybe some natural raw skin products too (like lotions) and oil blends maybe. They would be made to order so they would be fresh. I also thought I could write a little e-book on natural raw beauty care. It would small – tips, nutrition, information etc.
How to do you think a thing like this would go over? I am not expecting to make a fortune or anything but just to help me through this tough time.
I have sold stuff on Ebay before but mostly stuff I already own like clothes etc so I know how to do it. But I am not sure about how to get the materials at cheap so I make a profit. Like bottles (would have to be plastic I guess with spout tops) and jars.
I am in technology so I am great on the computer. I’ll probably start up a website soon and maybe I could have some stuff on there.
My other idea was that there is a great farmers market near my apt and it is pretty popular and I thought maybe I could sell there too. I thought about making some of my dehydrated raw things to sell there too (like my bacon) and see how that went over – have to see about getting a booth place I guess. I think omshanti did something similiar and she said it worked out great.
Suggestions? Comments? Do you think I would end up losing money on the supplies? Should I not bother? How do I price things fairly so I can make a profit?