Selling stuff is always a good way to earn extra money. You don’t have to be a business school graduate, you don’t need a big capital, and you don’t need to hire a lot of staff. All you need is high-quality goods, determination, basic accounting skills, and the patience to market your stuff behind a stall. If you’re planning to set up a stall to make extra money, here are some tips on where to sell your wares.
Fresh Produce and Health Food
Are you a local food gardener with extra fresh goods to sell? Or maybe you love to bake and you’re planning to sell a few batches of brownies and cookies for extra bucks? Check out your local market and inquire about setting up a stall. Depending on the type of food products you’re planning to sell (packaged or unpackaged), you might have to get a food business license. Check out the Brisbane City Council’s list of food items that require a license. Here are some ideal spots for a food/produce stall:
(Logan Central QL) Buyers here are looking for unique flavours and the cheapest fresh goods. This is the best spot for tropical fruits and veggies and Asian street food. Combined with the cheapest fresh fruit and flavours on offer is the global food village at the unique location of the train station in Woodridge! It can get busy so get there early as parking is limited.
Logan Central Markets
(Logan Central Shopping Plaza, Brisbane, QLD) Logan Central Markets attract plenty of buyers every Sunday. Stalls can cost at least $25/week, and you may have to book in advance to reserve a spot.
(252 Sherwood Rd, Rocklea, QLD) Its Saturday Fresh Markets attract plenty of buyers and sellers, making it a popular spot for those looking for fresh veggies, meats, fruits, flowers, and baked goods. With many options to sell such items as art, unique gifts this is an ideal market to sell – but spaces are limited. The organisers do however have a very good vehicle access for traders ensuring that you can easily drive your truck or ute to your site.
Handicrafts and Second-hand Items
If you’re good at handicrafts or you have lots of old stuff that other people can still use, why not sell your crafted goods and second-hand items? Prepare a price list for all your items, but be a bit flexible since buyers are known for their haggling skills. Sell your crafts and knick-knacks at these markets, and you’re sure to attract plenty of buyers:
(Corner Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD) Its Saturday Fresh Markets attract plenty of buyers and sellers, making it a popular spot for those looking for fresh veggies, meats, fruits, flowers, and baked goods. With many options to sell such items as art, unique gifts this is an ideal market to sell – but spaces are limited. The organisers do however have a very good vehicle access for traders ensuring that you can easily drive your truck or ute to your site.
Finders Keepers Markets
(Old Museum, 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, QLD) Handmade cards, jewellery, and even ceramic goods--the Finders Keepers Markets is the perfect place to sell those beautiful handicrafts. To apply, check out their deadlines for application forms.
(266 George St, Brisbane, QLD) Got an old suitcase and a handful of vintage stuff, artworks, old clothes, and other hand-me-downs? Turn them into cash by selling them at the Suitcase Rummage.
Once you’ve selected a spot for your stall, double check with the market if you need to submit paperwork or other requirements aside from the fee. Keep in mind that it’s mostly first-come first-serve, so be sure to call the markets days ahead to reserve a spot. To make carrying all your goods an easier task, you can hire a cheap UTE from Alpha Car Hire. For more money-making tips, check out the Alpha Finance blog.