How to Make Money Selling Fire Extinguishers

by Kelly Taylor; Updated September 26, 2017
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Fire extinguishers can be a profitable business investment as most people consider them to be a safety measure. There are numerous ways to make money selling fire extinguishers. With careful research and a solid business plan, you can earn extra money selling fire extinguishers.

Step 1

Research fire extinguishers. Learn about the different kinds of extinguishers such as Class A, B, C and D. There are also different types such as dry chemical, halon, water, and carbon dioxide. Determine how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Construct a business plan to include a marketing analysis, business statement and financial outlook. Secure financing. Apply for any licenses needed.

Step 2

Find a place for business. Ideal places to sell fire extinguishers include retail locations in high-traffic business areas. Find rentals by checking for advertisements online and in the newspaper. Contact a real estate agent for prime locations in your targeted area. Sell door to door. Pick neighborhoods in residential areas. Knock on doors, introduce yourself, and ask for permission to demonstrate your product. Sell at flea markets. Set up a table, post a catchy sign and sell for reasonable prices. Sell to local businesses.

Step 3

Contact wholesalers to establish business accounts. Determine the quality and prices of their products so you will choose the right company. Set a price to sell your product. Buy the best product for the lowest price. Purchase enough stock to last as your business progresses.

Step 4

Advertise in the newspaper and other publications. Post flyers on bulletin boards, fire departments and other areas around town. Sell to family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Print business cards and distribute promotional items throughout the community.

About the Author

Based in Dallas, Kelly Taylor has been writing freelance articles since 2000. Her articles have appeared in "Town Talk" magazine, "Advocate" newspaper, and "Stash Magazine." She holds a Master of Arts in English from Louisiana State University.

Photo Credits

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