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6 Stay at Home Job Ideas

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Looking for an extra source of income? A quick search can turn up hundreds of options promising to make money fast. However, what about side hustles for those who’d like to work from the comfort of home? No matter where you live, the internet has created a variety of stay at home jobs for people of all ages and skill sets. You just need to know where to find them. From making a few bucks to creating a new career, […]

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Reselling Tips from the BULQ Community

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In times like these, making sure life goes “according to plan” can be a bit of a challenge. Things are changing at a moment’s notice, which may leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed. Fortunately, a little advice can go a long way.  We asked BULQ’s Instagram community to share their top reselling tips for making the most of the situation around COVID-19. Check out a few of their inspiring words.  “How can resellers make the most of this situation?” My […]

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Marketing Strategies to Boost Business During COVID-19

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When it comes to making the sale, having great inventory is just one piece of the puzzle. Especially in the current economy, customers are on the hunt for high-quality products at reasonable prices. It’s up to you to convince them your store has the best of both. That’s where marketing comes in. If done correctly, marketing can both expand your buyer base and entice your previous customers to make another purchase. Though some strategies require an investment, the increase in […]

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Sourcing Inventory for COVID-19: Top Items to Sell Right Now

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If you’ve had to shift your inventory sourcing strategy in the past few weeks due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. Americans are watching what they spend, leading many to shy away from those “nice-to-have” purchases. However, with people still spending most time at home, what’s deemed “essential” for these customers can go beyond the usual necessities. So, what product categories are resellers sourcing in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Sourcing Inventory to Meet the COVID-19 Demand We surveyed more than […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Reselling Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As COVID-19 continues to impact everyday life, business owners are feeling the consequences. Each industry is experiencing unique challenges that threaten the livelihood of once-stable businesses.  Reselling is among them. With more Americans staying home and watching what they spend, the typical demand for certain products is shifting. And with COVID-19’s closure of retail stores, thrift shops, and flea markets, those who relied on in-person sourcing are turning to other options.  We surveyed more than 400 BULQ customers about their […]

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3 Low (or No) Cost Ways to Source Inventory at Home

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With COVID-19 keeping everyone at home, sourcing inventory for online reselling might be a little trickier. Brick-and-mortar retailers, flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores are all shutting their doors, making those awesome finds harder to come by. And with 82% of resellers reporting slower sales since the outbreak, you might be working with a limited budget, too.  But, did you know there are ways to source high-quality reselling inventory without leaving home? These methods can save both time and […]

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Unemployed? Here’s Why You Should Become an Online Reseller

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If you’re unemployed due to COVID-19, you are most certainly not alone. A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment at the end of March, underscoring the immense impact the outbreak has had on the country’s workforce.  So, you’re likely thinking, what are my options? With many states under stay-at-home orders, it’s difficult to find a job or source of income that doesn’t require leaving the house. You may also be the caretaker of children or elderly parents, so you […]

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Selling Online During COVID-19: Business Tips from Reselling Experts

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The situation around COVID-19 has flipped the business world upside down, and reselling has not been spared. Inventory sources are shutting down, sales are fluctuating, and safely shipping packages is harder than ever.  We recognize this uncertainty can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re focused on not just providing reliable inventory, but supporting the reselling community with resources tailored to selling online during COVID-19. And who better to help us do that than reselling experts themselves? Last week, BULQ hosted its […]

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How to Get Your Family Involved in Reselling

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Looking for meaningful ways to keep your family occupied as they’re spending time at home? Interested in making some extra income during this time of uncertainty? Starting a family reselling business could be a great solution. From children to parents to spouses, there’s a part of the process that everyone can help with. If your family is ready to get involved, but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few easy ways to make the business a family affair. […]

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Online Reselling 101: The Basics

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Are you looking to bring in extra income during the uncertainty of COVID-19? Whether you’re looking for a temporary side hustle or a new full-time career, online reselling could be a great opportunity. What is online reselling? The process of reselling is simple: You find desirable items for a great price, buy them, then sell them to someone else. When you buy low and sell high, that’s called arbitrage. “Retail arbitrage” is when you purchase items from a retail store — like hitting a big sale at Walmart — and sell it to your own customers for more. “Online arbitrage” is […]

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