If you are just getting restarted selling, I don’t want you to run out and buy a bunch of equipment.  There is only ONE thing that is really necessary – only one item you need to get started making money from reselling.  Read on to find out!

Why You Don’t Need To Spend Money To Make Money

This is one of the biggest myths out there:  “You have to spend money to make money.”  But it’s just not true.

You do not have to spend a boatload in order to get started.  And you shouldn’t.

Why?  Because believe it or not, it’s possible to start making money without spending hardly anything! I know because I’ve done it!

What You Don’t Need

There’s a long list of items you COULD buy to get started, but you don’t REALLY need them.

Yes, it’s easy to look at other resellers.  Maybe you see their cute backgrounds, photo props, mannequins, lighting kits, etc.  Maybe they have fancy setups and expensive cameras.  Maybe you think you NEED to have those things to get started.  Maybe other resellers claim you NEED them.

But none of these are necessary!  There’s just ONE item you need to get started.

The One Item You Need

Ok.  I’m going to assume you already have a smart phone.  I think most of us do by now.  But no, a phone is not the one item I’m talking about.

The one item you need, that would be hard to get by without, is a scale.  Of course if you have a scale (not the kind you weight yourself on!), use what you have.  I’m still using a kitchen scale I received as a wedding gift!  But if you need to buy one, Amazon has plenty to pick from that are reasonably priced with great reviews.

This is a popular one with very high reviews. Isn’t the color pretty? If this isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other to choose from with great ratings.


Now, if you really can’t afford to buy a scale, I’ve got a free option for you.  You are probably guessing it – going to the post office (or a shipping store such as a UPS Store) to have your item weighed.


Flipping For Profit

Did you know there are countless “resellers” who make a living (even full-time income) from reselling pre-owned, used items?

While I’m not a full-time seller (I am a stay-at-home mom), I have been able to make a steady, reliable income from reselling (mostly) clothes. Just last year I was able to make almost $20,000 from flipping thrift store items for profit during naptime!

Reseller Bootcamp

If reselling online sounds like something you would be interested in, you’re in luck! I’ve put together a FREE 5-Day Course called “Reseller Bootcamp.”

You can sign up and get the course delivered straight to your inbox. In it you’ll learn:

  1. What kinds of items you can flip.
  2. The best places to sell to maximize your profits.
  3. 6 keys to taking professional looking photos.
  4. The 5 components to get your items sold.
  5. How to turn flipping into a steady and reliable income.

Conclusion To The One Item You Need To Start Reselling

I hope that after reading this article, you are inspired to get started reselling. It is really has one of the lowest start-up costs out there.

Once you have made your first few sales, you will want to look at a few small investments to up your reselling game and make you stand out from the crowd.

You can start planning and budgeting now for what you will need. Here are a few articles that will help in doing that:

And If You’re Wondering What You Can Resell Online…

If you’d like to see what kinds of things you can resell online, here are some other posts featuring some of my sales: 

Where You Can Sell Online, How To Ship, And How Much Can You Make Reselling

I’ve have an in-depth page geared to helping you get started on your reselling journey. It covers everything you want to know including:

  • The best places to sell your things online
  • How to ship when selling online
  • How much you can make reselling

It includes links to tons of helpful articles to get you started making money from home through reselling.

P.S. Wondering how much you can make?  Check out my latest actual Revenue & Expense Report here!

Wondering why I resell?  Read about my crazy goal here.  Find out how I’m currently doing on meeting that goal.