When we were kids most of us were collecting stamps, calendars, candy wrappers from the chewing gum and many other things. Over time, it seemed that all this things are just a garbage that nobody wants. Children grew up and became respectable businessmen, they began to invest in real estate, jewelry, buying equipments for the cafe instead of buying stamps, buying apartments instead of buying calendars. But collecting can also be profitable.
The first way to make money - to offer the collectors something, that they need. The second way - to create your own collection, which will be interesting for the others, so they may wish to actually buy it. Remember one thing: both of these options mean that you have to be "up to date" in everything that is related to the objects of your collection. So you have to understand, that just to collect all the cards in the house - is a clear waste of time. Your advantage is that most of collectors are obsessed with the desire for a particular brand or object, so they agree to pay any money for those.
It is important to decide at once what is this you are going to collect. It may be old cars or just a common magazines. For the novice collector it will be better to choose something less conspicuous, such as greeting cards. The main thing here is your starting founds. If you decided to start building your collection, you will need some money at least for the first few copies. It is possible, by the way, to look for those first items at home. For example, you may find there some old postcards of your grandmother or your grandfather who served in the aviation during the war.
Of course, you can immediately sell your items to the collectors, but the income will be small. It is better to assemble a collection, because just a few cards are cheaper than a whole set of cards, that were issued, for example, during the Second World War. By the way, please note that the genuine collection has always to be combined by the general idea. You can not have five cards dedicated to the architecture, five - to aviation, five - to the life of animals. It would be perfect if all your items will be combined by the common idea, for example, they all refer to any period of time or to a certain person.
And keep in mind that collecting is a long-term process, you will probably have to be collecting some certain things for many years. So forget about the idea of gathering some few cards in a couple of months and selling them for a lot of money. Be ready to give it some time, until it will be possible to sell your collection for a significant amount of cash. Also you have to remember, that during this time collecting may easily become your favorite hobby.