If you are interested in antiques and period collectibles, this business is for you. Many people have earned income from scouring around neighborhood flea markets and yard sales for valuable finds, and reselling them for a handsome profit.
You need to be able to learn how to distinguish which items are a steal (and which are not worth it), and how to price the bargains that you find. Your start-up phase will be devoted to scouting for more merchandise to resell. As your inventory grows, you can spend time marketing your finds. You can rent a small booth at the mall or flea market on weekends.
The Internet has expanded the market for antiques and collectibles business. You can open an online store or sell your finds on eBay.