The last thing on your mind while you’re on vacation is your side hustle.
But a little bit of forward thinking on your next trip abroad can pay you back in dividends once you get home. That’s because the Internet goes wild for collectibles purchased from faraway places and re-sold domestically.
All you have to do is brush up on what people want. Pick up a few of the following five collectibles, and you’ve got a surefire way to make a little bit of money back after your next international getaway.
If you’re traveling to a country known for its unique, handmade or otherwise spectacular tapestries, head to the local market and start shopping for throw pillowcases.
They’re usually pretty cheap, and local merchants will probably be open to giving you a bundle deal if you’re making a big purchase. Plus, you can buy the pillowcases without inserts, meaning a big stack won’t take up too much space in your luggage.
Once you’re home, you can expect the colorful, unique, handmade pieces to go quickly once you put them up for sale. Rather than choosing the same old fabrics everyone else has, these pillowcases will stand out. Online buyers will love something different and one-of-a-kind for their homes.