While most people have a desire to start an online business, the one thing that stops them is figuring out what they could sell online. In reality it doesn’t really matter what you sell. With over a billion people getting online every month there is sure to be an audience for just about anything.
To help you get your creative juices flowing we have put together a list of 10 physical products you can sell on your website or blog.
1 – Jewelry
Jewelry is something that is very popular and will never go out of style. Because of this it is a really great physical product to sell online. When you look at sites such as Etsy you see jewelry is by far one of the most popular items being sold in that marketplace.
If you are the creative type you can make your own homemade jewelry and sell it on your website. If creativity is not your expertise you can simply find a jewelry supplier, purchase in bulk, and resell it online for a profit.
2 – Books
According to Statista.com, revenue from the book publishing industry in the United States is expected to reach $44 billion by 2020. That means there is a lot of money to be made by selling books on your website.
The best way to do this is to sign up as an affiliate for Amazon.com. As you very well know, they have millions of books available for sell on the website. You can simply review books that your target audience would be interested in and then link to them from your website or blog.
If someone clicks the link and purchases the book you will make money. Even better is the fact you can make money off of pretty much anything they buy on Amazon within a certain period of time.
3 – Clothing
In the third quarter of 2017 e-commerce sales in the United States were well over $100 billion. The largest items that were sold included clothing, clothing accessories and shoes.
These days the average consumer would prefer to get all of their clothing online. Not only is it convenient, but in many cases its more affordable than going into a brick and mortar store.
One of the best clothing items to sell on your website would be t-shirts. As long as you can come up with a creative logo or catchy phrase, you could easily sell thousands of t-shirts over the course of a few months. For a little inspiration check out how Benny Hsu made $100,000 in 5 months selling t-shirts.
4 – Soap and Candles
It may sound crazy, but the candle manufacturing industry in the United States is worth over $2 billion. Add in soap sales and you can only imagine how much money is being made in this space.
The great thing about soap and candles is they are relatively inexpensive to make. You can either make them yourself or purchase them from a supplier. If you choose to make them yourself you will have more flexibility as far as what type of scents and ingredients you want to include in the product.
Once you have your first product done you can immediately start selling it on your website. As your audience grows you can introduce new scents every month which will help you increase the lifetime value of each customer.
5 – Toys, Puzzles and Games
At the end of 2016 the toy market in the United States was estimated to be worth around $26 billion. By the first half of 2017 it had already grown by 3 percent. Needless to say, it doesn’t look like sales in this industry will be slowing down anytime soon.
This of course means there is a huge opportunity for bloggers and website owners who have any audience that would be interested in purchasing toys, puzzles and games. You can either source these items from a supplier or you can make them yourself.
6 – Pillows
Chances are you’ve never thought about selling pillows online. But once you see how big the market is you may just change your mind. According to Forbes.com, the sleep industry is making billions by helping people sleep better at night.
Once you start researching this industry you will see that there are literally hundreds of different types of pillows that you can review on your blog. Some of the companies may have affiliate programs that allow you to earn a commission from each sale. If they don’t have an affiliate program you can always sign up to be an Amazon affiliate and make commissions that way.
7 – Pet Supplies
Do you love animals? If so you could be making a decent income by helping other animal lovers find great products for their furry little friends.
According to the American Pet Products Association, an estimated $69 billion was spent on various pet products in the United States in 2017. This is a huge industry and there are several different niches you can get into.
For example you can focus on pet toys, pet food, training for specific dog breeds, and a host of other things.
8 – Smartphone Accessories
The average smartphone costs $600. Because of this people are willing to spend a ton of money to keep it safe. Smartphone accessories such as cases are really easy to sell because the demand is so high. If you can come up with a unique logo or case design you will have no problem making sales.
9 – Gardening Supplies
Gardening is probably the most popular hobby for homeowners. In Spring 2017 over 100 million Americans did some sort of gardening over a 12 month span.
When done right gardening requires a great deal of tools and supplies. From shovels, to pots, to plants, to soil, these are all supplies that gardening enthusiasts spend a lot of money on every single year.
10 – Quilts
Quilts are interesting because they usually have some sort of sentimental value attached to them. Because of this people are usually willing to spend big bucks on personalized quilts. Finding a good supplier for this type of product will take a bit of research and time.
However, once you find one that can meet demand you should be able to make a decent income every year.
Ready to start selling products on your website or blog? If so check out our affordable hosting packages and you can be up and running within a matter of minutes.