Here are 25 Dream Jobs for Thrifters. Each one will require hard work, but they are entirely attainable!
Reselling: Resell thrifted items for a higher price.
1. Online Reseller: You resell your thrifted items online via sites like eBay and etsy.
2. Antique Show Vendor: Travel the country and resell at antique markets and events.
3. Flea Market Vendor: Rent space at local flea markets to resell your thrifed finds.
4. Antique Store Vendor: Rent space in a antique store/mall to sell your finds.
5. Reselling Consultant: Consult with clients on how to resell their goods.
6. Resell for Others: Resell items for your clients.
7. Estate Sale Biz: Hold estate sales for your clients.
Pro Picker: Get paid to thrift items for your clients.
8. Set Designer: Use second-hand items to design sets for plays and movies.
9. Movie Prop Scout: Hunt down specific items from a list for your clients.
10. Antique Scout: Hunt down specific items from a list to help stage restaurants and boutiques with a unique look, like Cracker Barrel and Anthropologie.
Writer: Write about the thing you love most, thrifting!
11. Blogger: Run a thrift-related blog. For an example, look here! Yay!
12. Author: Write thrift-related books.
13. Magazine Owner: Create a thrift-related online or print magazine.
14. Columnist: Write a thrift column on a website, blog, or in a magazine.
Artist: Thrifted items are your muse and materials.
15. Cartoonist: Draw a thrift related comic, online or in print.
16. Mixed Media Artist: Or "Junk Artist." Make art from thrifted items. (Ex: Junk Culture)
17. Painter: Paint still lives of thrifted items, or thrift-inspired art. (Ex: Old Skool Junk)
18. Upcycling:Paint and re-work thrifted items into new ones for sale.
19. Interior Designer: Redesign interiors with thrifted items.
Styling: Use the Thrifts to Make People Stylish!
20. Seamstress: Sew thrifted clothes.
21. Alterations: Modernize vintage clothing.
22. Wardrobe Stylist: Create wardrobes from thrifting. (Ex: Thrift Store Shopping with Sammy Davis.)
23. Costume Designer:Find authentic period pieces or make new ones with thrifted items.
24. Clothing/Accessory Designer: Create new clothes and accessories from thrifted clothes and materials.
Shop Owner: The Ultimate Dream for Many!
25. Consignment Shop: Sell people's vintage wares on consignment.
26. Antique Store: Own a shop, or rent space within one.
27. Vintage Boutique:A carefully curated version of an antique store.
28. Pawn Shop Owner: People pawn their wares off on you, then you resell 'em.
29. Junk Retrieval Business: Scoop up client's"junk" which you can then resell.
30. Vintage Clothing or Furniture Shop: Reselling vintage clothing or furniture.
31. Record Shop: Reselling records and vintage music players.
32. Prop Shop: Selling props or providing props for clients by appointment.
33. Thrift Store: An obvious choice :) Don't forget Flea Market ownership!
Event Coordinator: Plan events and parties for clients.
34. Antique Rentals: Rent antiques for people to use for fancy events.
35. Murder Mystery Party Planner: Use thrifted props to host fun themed parties.
36. Wedding Planner/Designer: Use thrifted finds to design/plan weddings.
37. Event Planner: Use your collection of vintage as a selling point to plan events.
38. Vintage Party Planner: Specialize in vintage-style party planning.
39. Party Prop Creator: Use thrifted items to create special props for parties.
Technology: Pioneer Thrift-Related Technology!
40. Ap Designer: Create phone or web aps that help people. (Ex: Mogasa)
41. Thrift Website Webmaster: Create thrift-related websites. (Ex: The Thrift Shopper, Krrb)
42. Thrift Gadgets: Create or invest in the creation of gadgets that help people thrift.
Antiques: Capitalize on your antique knowledge.
43. Antique Appraiser: Appraise antiques for a fee.
44. Antique Sale Curator: Create antique bazaars and markets.
45. Auction House Owner: Rent a space and host auctions.
Media: Entertain the masses!
46. Television Show Writer: Write and/or sell scripts for hit thrift TV shows.
47. Television Show Director: Direct a thrift TV show of your own.
48. Webshow Director: Direct a thrift-related web show.
49. Play Director: Direct a play with thrifted supplies or thrift-related plays.
50. Television Show Personality: Star in or host a thrift TV show.
Remember: the thrift craze is growing exponentially. More people than ever are thrifting and there have never been so many shows in the media dedicated to vintage and reselling. Many thrift jobs are low start-up operations that require ingenuity more than capital.
If you want it, get it! There's unlimited potential in "Thrift Jobs!" Get out there and find the niche for you.
Can you think of any thrift jobs I left off the list? What's your dream thrift job?