Build a Successful Side Hustle Flipping Used Items with the Remaining 72 Hours of Your Work Week

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“I don’t have time to make money flipping.”  Have you ever heard that excuse? I have! So, I am going to give you tips on how to build a successful side hustle flipping used items with the remaining 72 hours of your work week.

All of us are busy with jobs and family obligations. We are tired, stressed out, and overworked and I get it. 

I’m the first one to tell you, I don’t like schedules and I definitely don’t like being forced to punch a time clock. 

With that said, this can be good and bad for me. 

It’s good in that I get to set my own schedule, but It’s bad in that I can waste time and not work my flipping business to its potential. 

It can feel hard to find time

Let’s be clear – we all have 24 hours in a day and it’s up to us how we use our extra time 

When we think about it, if you work full-time, 40 hours a week are used up working your day job. And don’t forget about sleeping! We sleep another 56 hours of our week. 

So what does that leave us? Just 72 hours! 

But I have great news. You can take those remaining 72 hours to build a successful flipping business and I’m going to show you how!

Sourcing 15 Minutes Twice a Day

You have to have items to sell and you have to be consistent sourcing.

Sourcing is a huge part of building a successful flipping business. And it doesn’t matter whether you are doing it as a side hustle or a full-time job. 

I have built hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory because of sourcing on local apps 15 minutes a couple of times per day. 

So any day of the week, I can snag some amazing deals that can potentially bring in thousands of dollars for my family. And all I’ve done was just be consistent each day sourcing on all the apps 15 minutes twice a day.

The deals are out there and if you invest the 3.5 hours a week sourcing, you can make some killer money!

Listing an Hour Per Day 

If it were up to me, I would spend all of my time sourcing because I love it! Sourcing totally gets me fired up to search and find amazing deals. 

But then there is the listing part.

Honestly, listing is not my strong suit! And in fact, I have thousands of dollars worth of items I haven’t even gotten listed yet. 

I will let you in on a secret

If you don’t list it, you won’t sell it! 

So being consistent with getting your items listed an hour a day will definitely help you sell your items. 

There are two reasons for that. Listing often will increase the algorithms and more people will be shown your items on the selling apps. 

More activity with views equals more sales! If you spend 7 hours of your remaining 72 hours a week, you can start to make some really great money flipping. 

Cleaning/Fixing Items to List

So I will admit it, I can get some killer deals on items that I source. And, I can get items for thousands below what they are worth. 

But sometimes with the low price comes a few minor repairs. It may be a part the item needs or just a tune up. Either way, it can take time to get those things done. 

Cleaning your items goes a long way

So, If I would commit to 5 hours of my week fixing the items I sourced that need work, my selling inventory could increase by thousands. 

If you are handy, and you can get some good deals by putting in a little bit of work in them, set yourself a schedule adding in those 5 hours per week getting your inventory fixed and ready to list. 

I guarantee it when the money starts coming in on sales, you will be glad you used those hours wisely. 

Shipping and Packaging 

So, now you’ve done all of the above and you’ve sold some items!  Awesome, that’s what it’s all about. 

One important thing in the business is keeping a good reputation. If your reputation is great on eBay or other apps that you sell on, then you will be able to get top dollar for your items and you will consistently sell. 

Box it up and ship it out!

If you consistently package and ship your items late, it will hurt your business. 

The great thing about packaging and shipping is you can go out in the garage once the kids are in bed and package your items and get them ready to ship. You can even print your shipping labels from home. 

Either way, you will want to take 5 hours a week to be able to get your items packaged and shipped in a timely manner so you can keep selling for years to come!

Get Some Exercise

You can make thousands of dollars flipping items if you want to. And you could be the most amazing flipper in the world. 

But if you don’t take care of yourself and your health, you will not have the longevity to keep up with it. 

Melissa and I love getting out for our morning runs because It’s great to get our bodies moving and when we do, the ideas flow, and we get new motivation to crush our flipping goals. 

Exercise is motivating

Just 30 minutes a day can change your health and your mind!

If you invest just 3.5 hours a week out of your remaining 72 hours to do some light exercise, it will be worth the investment. You will work better than you ever thought at your flipping business when you take care of your body. 

Take Some Time Alone

Since Melissa and I started full-time flipping 5 years ago, we have been together 24/7. 

I have no complaints. We love being together. But sometimes we just have to reboot by spending a little time by ourselves. 

Melissa likes to take one of her devotional books and spend a little time by herself in the morning. I take off and go to my warehouse and have a little uninterrupted time with no one around. 

Spending a couple hours a week by ourselves can really help us refocus on our goals both personally and with our flipping business. 

This habit helps us focus on areas in our life that we’d like to change and things we can do to improve with productivity in our flipping business. 

Take 2 hours a week to be by yourself. You will be amazed at what you will find out about yourself when you spend time alone!

Have Quality Family Time 

I’ll admit it. I wouldn’t love working 40 hours a week at a full-time job and being away from my family. 

I totally enjoy being around and watching them grow up. And I’ve been really blessed to work a job where I can spend that time with Melissa and the kids. 

Family Time is Priceless!

If you work a 40 hour a week job, don’t beat yourself up. It’s pretty much the norm!

All that means is it will take a lot more focus for you to have that quality time with your family since so much of your time is eaten up at your day job. 

But it can be done!

You can build a flipping business with the remaining 72 hours of your week.

Maybe schedule a day to get away with your wife and kids. Take them on a hike or have a cookout. 

Try to take 2 hours a day in the evening to spend quality time with your family. It will definitely be a great way to use your extra time. 

So there you have it. It’s just 40 hours of the 72 to help you to build an amazing flipping business. You still have 32 hours left over to fill in the holes with whatever else you find you want to get done during the week. 

Flipping is an amazing business and you can totally build an amazing business with the remaining 72 hours of your work week! 

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Robert Stephenson

I grew up in Central Florida and have lived here my whole life. I first got into buying and selling items when I was 16 years old, and have been hooked ever since. It has mostly been a hobby that makes some extra cash, but sometimes it serves as my main income as well. I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I find too many fun toys for my family (or myself), and just love the whole process.

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