How to make money on antiques
Take courses in antique business. For example, in Moscow there are several institutes and training centers that provide such an opportunity. Naturally, there are no budget places, the training is exclusively paid, but by and large it is not a waste, but an investment, the same as in any other business.
During training, you will learn to distinguish valuables from fakes. As well as “get acquainted” with really interesting antiques, you will understand that not every piece of antiquity is exclusive, etc.
Find a job appraiser in an antique store or art gallery. Do not count on a serious income at this stage of your career. But over time, you will gain two invaluable things: experience and reputation. As soon as your name becomes known in a professional environment, it will be possible to become a private appraiser.
Save money. A smart businessman should plan their development.
Private appraisers, as a rule, have two spheres of activity: assessment itself and mediation. Some collectors know what item they want to buy, but they don’t know where. They come to the aid of an antiquary who finds this thing and organizes a transaction for a fee (10-25% of the transaction). This is decent money, which is enough for life and for savings.
Open your own online store. Thanks to the savings you will be able to resell rare and sought-after items. The site must be made accessible to the whole world, so it is necessary to make versions in English, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese initially.