The American Picker Style Website [how to make money with a american pickers website]

How do the American Pickers sell all that stuff they find on TV? Probably on their own website, they are based out of Tennessee, and not everyone can visit the showroom, so how do they sell all that stuff? It may surprise you how easy it is! Let me show you!

All you need is:

    • a WordPress blog. – FREE
    • a PayPal account. – FREE
    • HOSTING for the WordPress blog – not free 🙁 but less than $5 bucks to have an online business!

And one simple Paypal shopping cart WordPress plugin and your in business, for less than one hundred dollars. You can start listing anything and everything for sale on your own. No eBay fees, you will be making your own money online. Open 7 days a week 24 hour a day just like a online garage sale.


Example of stuff you can sell on your WordPress blog:

This is a Skull box, I painted on a old cigar box that I purchased for just $2.00 from the cigar store around the corner from me, I love painting boxes! Now this is the important part> If you notice directly under this is picture is a buy it now button. You can sell anything!

[wp_cart:skull box:price:100.00:end] <- you can buy this box.

So if you click on this and goto the right hand side of my blog, you will see the product in the shopping cart.

I made the price $100.00 dollars so people will stop buying it! 🙂 But in the admin setting on the WordPress blog you can add shipping and handling. *With little short codes, no programming required.

How do people find it on the web?

That part is easy too!

You can also see my Storage Auction blog: here

Wanna start your online business? I make money with a WordPress blog, read my other post and see how.



DIY American Pickers Guide – Part II

For those interested in making money by finding and selling antiques and collectibles, I set out a basic premier in my article Do It Yourself American Pickers Guide.  This article will go into some advanced “picking” techniques.  Frankly, what I’m about to share with you makes those two American Picker guys look like a couple of amateurs.  I mean, they sometimes seem more interested in their tv show than picking cheap items for resale.  So you want to make some money, get your work gloves out because this is not a sit around type of job–it’s down and dirty.

1.  You need some starting cash.  Do whatever you have to do to put a thousand bucks, cash in your pocket.  Can you do it with less?  Yes but you’ll be sorry, I promise you.  Trust me on this, the biggest bankroll wins in this game.

2.  Find a storage auction.  Rather than drive around the country side, trying to swindle old people out of their dusty possessions, go somewhere that there are mountains of possessions up for auction.  In storage unit facilities around the country, people are defaulting on their rent.  After a few months of non-payment, there’s an announcement of a storage lien sale in the newspaper.  The storage facility throws open the door, you get a look inside and the bidding begins.  Now let me tell you, there are many pitfalls in this game and you won’t always find a perfect storage unit – and the secret’s been out on this for awhile so expect a bunch of people there as well–with cash in their pocket.  But you can get mountains of great merchandise to resell from storage unit auctions.  I have personally found treasures and profited from this money making process.

3.  The thing the American Picker guys don’t really explain is how hard it can be to sell this shit.  The program shows “tin can picked – $5, valued $20, profit $15 or whatever.  The really difficult and time consuming part of picking for profit is selling the merchandise.  I don’t care whether it’s antiques, collectibles or toasters, you have to have a market for re-selling or you just end up with a garage full of stuff and cursing my name.  Get ready for this, your best tool for selling this stuff is a garage sale.  a) you should have gotten a bunch of stuff really cheap b) everyone is allowed to have a couple garage sales a year and c) you don’t need a license or pay taxes on it or any of that.  Garage sale + Storage Auction = Pure Profit!

4.  Get some education on what things are worth.  Get some price guides, learn to check closed auctions on eBay–you have to become a worthologist.  Yeah, I made that up but whatever, you get what I’m saying.  You don’t want to be the jackass that sells a painting by a famous artist for five bucks at a garage sale that sells at Christies for 100k, do you?  If you’re going to do any kind of picking, you’ve got to learn how various markets value things.  I could go on and on about this important topic.

This is not an exhaustive article on how to make money in picking but some advanced techniques.  I explained this concept to a friend and he and his wife really ran with it, buying up Las Vegas storage auctions at a frantic pace, becoming powersellers on ebay and having the cops come to shut down their running garage sale.  He wrote a book about it, From Garage Sale to Financial Freedom in Five Steps which I highly recommend you get and when you see the reference to Morpheus, that’s me!.

1,000 Ways to Make Money

Do it yourself American Pickers guide.

Looking for a job? Need money like a Mother-&^$(“er? Don’t know where to turn? Have I got a job for you!

Leave it to your Uncle Scotty to show you the way. By the time you are done reading this article you should have all

the information you need to make a very modest salary with very little problem. You can start this afternoon.

Have you ever watched the show the American Pickers? I am about to show you how to become a working amateur picker. Anyone can make money with just the walking around money in their pocket. With this information, you could start your own picking business or just make some quick cash buying used goods and selling them for profit.

It is truly limitless what can be sold on the internet. I currently have the number of a lady in Wyoming that sells tumble weeds to Hollywood for movie sets, and the number of a dude, that owns 3 houses on his block from selling dirty panties, to sick perverts from his website. These are the extremes of something so simple. How to make money from almost anything.

*Not to get off topic, but here is a link to a girl patties vending machine in Japan. I don’t even know how I found this. What is more shocking, is that something like this exist in this world.

The second hand business is all about the mantra, “buy low sell high.” You always buy for the right price, which is less than what someone else is willing to pay. Over paying for any item loses money so you don’t want to do that. The kind of seller you want to buy from is desperate – they need the money and will take a hit for a quick sale. The other type of seller is someone professional in the second hand market and they will over charge you because they’re in it for profit.

Bread and butter items, these are the items you will lean towards when making buys. A bread and butter item is something you are familiar with. You understand the demand for this item and you know what is being paid for these items. Start by finding desperate sellers of your bread and butter items and resell them for profit.

Some of my go to items – little girls pants, steel cars, used doc martens, used Nikes, Golf equipment, Star Wars, Disney, R/C airplanes, jeans, and name brand clothes, large size woman’s clothes! These are things that I know the value of and can always find someone selling under market.

Want to know how to get nice name brand designer closes for nearly free? As a picker, you’ll naturally be going to garage sales. Once in a while you will pull up to a garage sale, and they will be selling all these nice name brand clothes all of them not my size, but she is willing to almost give them away. no-problem-eo, buy them all! That’s right! One time I went to a garage-sale and got about 70 pieces of name brand clothes for 25 bucks, I just stuffed them in the car and took them to Plato Coset, they turned around and gave me 400 bucks credit in the store, that’s right, all for 25 bucks! You can’t tell me that didn’t just get the wheels turning!!!! OMG

Quick hint- buy a PDA and look up items on ebay while you are right on the spot for a pricing guide you can use for buying items.

I happen to have a cool story – my brother, the one that originally got me started on ebay almost 10 years ago now. he would go to the junk yard and fetch parts off of cars that would bring big dollars. I also know people are making great money on ebay selling Mexican jumping beans.

Places to find inventory – Garage Sales, Flee Markets, Craigslist, Storage Auctions. All of these places will bring you mountains of quality second hand merchandise that you can turn and sell.

Where to sell – You should consider having your own garage sale. You can make a very nice profit from a well planned garage sale besides you’re going to need to clear out space to hold your new inventory. One weekend, I took a truck load of merchandise to the swap meet and my wife held a garage sale at our house. We had a $4,000 cash weekend. I turned that cash into the purchase of an entire household at storage unit auction and made over $20,000 on eBay. I’m not kidding when I say you can make serious cash with this gig.

How much money do I need? Well this is really a trick question, because some of my most profitable finds have been with just the pocket change in my pocket. I can’t even count how many times I have turned 5 bucks into a hundred. You can get started for free by driving by garage sales on Sunday afternoon and picking up what they leave by the curb. I’ve picked up truck loads of free merchandise that people simply do not want. This is a disposable society we live in after all. Haven’t you seen furniture, tv’s, computers, and all kinds of stuff left to the curb at trash time. I’m not telling you to dumpster dive – I’m just saying that there’s money to be made in this market with very little start up. Go find some stuff to sell and get your share.

1,000 Ways to Make Money