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How to Make Money by Flipping Creative Items for Profit

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How to make money by flipping creative items for profit

Working from home takes on a whole new meaning when talking to Melissa. She, along with her husband Rob, make a living and support their family by flipping creative items  for profit that they find at the flea market or thrift stores. 

They are able to have the freedom to be home with their family and are setting out on a new adventure of traveling the country in their RV.  All because their side hustle has turned into a full time job that can be done from anywhere.  It's a pleasure to welcome Melissa to the kitchen table. 

Do you like visiting flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales, or auctions? Do you love finding great deals on brand name items?

What if I said you could turn this hobby into something VERY profitable? Something that could make you a great side income to fill the gaps in your finances – or even a full time income if you decide you love it? 

Flipping creative items for profit has turned into our main income source over the last couple of years and I want to show how you can do the same for your family!

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If you would have told me 11 years ago that you could sell used items online for an income, I probably would have laughed at you.

As a kid, my family visited second hand stores sometimes to find furniture or decorations for our house, but we had never thought to make money with some of our discounted items.

Then in 2006 I met my husband Rob. He was a different kind of guy in that he thought outside the box. He didn’t have a traditional job – he told me he bought and sold used items on eBay.

I thought it was a little strange, but I couldn’t really say anything because I worked as a horse rider at a dinner show at the time. He actually made WAY MORE money than I did per month – and just by selling and flipping creative items for profit from the flea market and thrift store.  

How was that even possible?

Fast forward to present day. We are married with 3 little kids, and this is our PRIMARY source of income at the moment.

Again, if you would have told me this before, I would have probably laughed, but it can seriously be a money maker if you let it.

Maybe you aren’t looking for a career change, but you might be in the market for something that could be adding to your savings account and/or vacation fund. Or maybe you are wanting to pay ALL the bills each month- not just some of them.

Photo credit by Flea Market Flipper. Used with permission. 

Buying flea market, thrift store, and yard sale items at a low cost, and flipping them for a profit is something that we have been doing for years now.

It has always been something to fill the gaps in our finances, and recently it has turned into our full time income.

You may be asking if it’s hard to get started flipping items from the flea market

Well, it’s really not tough at all.

You need access to a good flea market or good thrift stores, or have a good “offer up” network or even have a lot of great yard sales in your area. If you have any one of the above you could do awesome with this side hustle of flipping creative items for profit. 

Robbie’s favorite resource is the flea market, while mine is yard sales or offer up. You have to find what works best for you and run with it.

Let’s get going with everything you need (and it’s not much) to make money flipping creative items for profit from the flea market. Click the Read More button…

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About the Author

Melissa Stephenson has been flipping items for a profit for the past 10 years since marrying Rob Stephenson. He has been buying and selling items on eBay for over 20 years now. Together they own, write and manage the website/blog Flea Market Flipper , where they help others make money selling used items on eBay (and other sites and apps). Check out their free download of some of the BEST places to get items to flip! .