If you have a garage full of junk you might think that entering into the professional flea market business is a good way to get rid of that junk. It could also be a unique approach to earning extra money on the weekend. While holding a garage sale in your own driveway could be a viable way of getting rid of that junk you run the risk of not having any customer come by your home. On the other hand, a professional flea market is a gathering where hundreds of sellers are all in one location. This acts as a real magnet for potential customers. Although it might seem like a simple process there are actually a few steps you need to take in order to become a professional flea market vendor.
Obviously you need to find out if there are flea markets sites within driving range of where you live in the Valley. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend hours on the road or one flea market especially if you have limited amount of goods you’re selling. You’re also going to need to obtain a sales tax ID number and any other business license that is applicable under California law. If you were to conduct a survey of flea market vendors you might find that a lot of them “bypass” these regulations but they are doing so at their own risk. If you’re serious about making this as a profession then you need to treat professionally!
You’ll then have to pay a booth rental fee in order to guarantee that you’ll have a space for your flea market goods. The granddaddy of all flea markets in the Southern California area is the Rose Bowl flea market. The waiting list to become a vendor there is several months long. You might have a better chance at smaller venues in the Valley then you would for the big show.
You’ll also need to have merchandise. This is what separates the professional vendors from the weekend yard sale vendors. Someone who is serious about becoming a flea market vendor will spend a lot of their week gathering merchandise to sell on the weekend. This can quickly turn into a full-time occupation. The same vendors who sell it flea markets probably also maintain an eBay auction site for some of their more valuable pieces. As with any other type of small business start up what you put in is what you’ll get back.
Naturally, if all you really wanted to do was clean out your garage there is a much easier way. That would be hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King LA Valley show up at your house to take away all your stuff. Yes it’s true that you won’t be making any money with this method but there’s no guarantee you’ll be making any money selling your stuff at a flea market either. One thing you can guarantee is that by hiring Junk King LA Valley’s pro team your garage will finally be clear of clutter.