Cutting Beer Bottles for Fun and Profit

Well….not really.

There hasn’t been much profit to be made and it isn’t that fun either. It’s more frustrating than anything.

The Synopsis:

I first came across Bottle Cutting Inc. through Facebook when I saw that a friend of mine who usually likes interesting things liked their page. I thought it would be a great addition to my list of side hustles for a couple of reasons:

  • I like beer. Other people like beer.
  • I like upcycling things when possible but more importantly, people like buying upcycled things.
  • It seemed pretty simple to do.
  • It seemed pretty lucrative once I came across this Etsy store and saw the prices.
  • Drinking beer would be the first step to getting my product. Oh darn…

The Good:

The Bottle Cutting Inc. had a great video that showed how easy it is (or could be) to cut glass bottles. It took the guy about 5 minutes to cut a bottle which means I could cut up to 12 bottles an hour once I got really good. That means I’d have over $100 worth of product for sale in an hour according to the prices that I came across during my research.

Do that a couple of hours a day, and I’d have a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff ready to sell. Easy!

I was still a little skeptical because this seemed like a really lucrative business idea so I checked out all the product reviews. There were lots that were very good so those doubts were now gone.

There wasn’t much competition on Etsy so I would be a big fish in a big sea. By checking out that other Etsy store, it seemed like they would make great groomsman.gif"text-align:center;">* * *

There are no affiliate links in the above article. I sell old books using BookScouter. I sell stuff on Etsy and eBay. I use Shopify to run my online business. I make some money by taking pictures of my grocery receipts with Ibotta. I’m Marc the Shark , this is the Self Employed Movement, and yes, these are affiliate links.