Bottled water sales are massive. Total sales were $11.8 billion in 2013! You can find bottled water in vending machines, at connivence stores, just about everywhere. But at summer time events like fireworks shows, festivals, fairs etc there is still an opportunity to make money selling bottled water. Try it yourself and get a small piece of that $12B pie.
How Much Can You Make Selling Bottled Water?
It’s actually pretty easy to make money selling bottled water. If you’re in a high traffic area you could move anywhere from 20-50 bottles an hour. You can usually charge between $1-$2 per bottle. Depending on the price you want to charge and the profit you want to make per bottle you could be making up to $75/hr selling bottled water. Not too bad right!?!
What Do You Need To Make Money Selling Bottled Water?
- Cooler: You’ll need a good cooler to store your cold bottles of water. People buying your product will want it ice cold so its important to have a good sized cooler. If you have one with wheels that’s awesome. Once it’s loaded with water and ice it’s going to be pretty heavy. So the easier your cooler is to move the better.
- Water Bottles: The type of water bottle doesn’t really matter. No-name or brand name, as long as it’s cold it will sell quickly.
- Ice: You’ll need plenty of ice to keep your product cold. It also looks appealing to passers by to see a cooler full of ice. The cool refreshing image of all those icy water bottles sitting in your cooler will help you sell your product even faster.
- Extras/Nice To Have: A sign with prices is great, it’ll help advertise your product. If you have an old white T-shirt you can turn it inside out and write on it with a black sharpie, this will help advertise too. (See more on advertising below)
Where Do You Make Money Selling Bottled Water?
- Summer Events – 4th of July Fireworks etc
- Fairs & Festivals
- Outside Concerts
- Sporting Events
- Community Parties
- Almost any summertime event!
Make Sure To Advertise:
Of course its going to be hard to make money selling bottled water if you don’t advertise what you’re selling. But you don’t need a big budget for this or fancy signs. The best advertising will be on the spot. You want to encourage passers by to make that impulse purchase…
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