How to make money on antiques
Take courses in antiques. For example, in Moscow there are several institutions and training centers that provide such an opportunity. Budget seats, of course, not, training is only paid, but by and large this is not a waste, but investments, the same as in any other business.
During the training you will learn to distinguish valuable things from fakes. And also "get to know" with really interesting antiques, you will understand that not every object of antiquity is an exclusive, etc.
Find an appraiser's work in an antique store or art gallery. On a serious income at this stage of your career is better not to count. But over time, you will gain two priceless 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. An intelligent businessman should plan his development.
Private assessors, as a rule, have two fields of activity: proper valuation and mediation. Some collectors know what kind of thing they want to buy, but do not know where. They come to the aid of an antique dealer, who finds this thing and organizes a deal for a reward (10-25% of the transaction). This is decent money, which is enough for both life and savings.
Open your own online store. Thanks to the savings you will be able to deal with the resale of rare and popular items. The site needs to be made available to the entire world, so it is necessary to initially make versions in English, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.