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how do i start a buisiness at home

i have lots of items for sale and i want to sell them where do i start

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:32 AM on Nov. 19, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • maybe e bay or find a company that offers personal custom web sites.
    youngarmywife

    Answer by youngarmywife at 2:30 AM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • That depends on what kinds of items you have for sale (new, used, hand-made), who you want to sell them to and how you want to sell them.

    For instance, do you want to start up a small online shop or are you thinking about opening a local, brick-and-mortar store? You have to answer all these questions and come up with a business plan, even if you just want to sell your hand crafted items from a tiny online boutique (as I do). Having your own business is fun but it is much more work than you first realize.

    You should start by outlining (on paper) exactly what you want to accomplish, then find out what your local laws are (for tax purposes, etc) and go from there. Legalzoom.com is a very useful website for legal stuff.
    dujour

    Answer by dujour at 3:41 AM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • The only place you are going to make money selling is on eBay. Anyone tells you different they are lying to you.
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    Answer by Works4Mom.com at 10:53 AM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • It depends on what you are selling. If you have specialty items, you could try etsy.com

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    hugorose

    Answer by hugorose at 11:51 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • ive tried ebay fees are outrageous ive also tried craigslist i sell colectibles children clothes mens womns shoes boots toys all kinds of stuff
    pinky91

    Answer by pinky91 at 11:26 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

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