10 Things We Are Still Buying In A Recession - Great Money-Making Ideas (from Forbes.com)

by Tom E
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This is a very useful article from Forbes.com, which lists 10 things consumers are still buying, as if there was no recession. Now all you gotta do is pick your poison from the list, find an affiliate program for it and off you go:

Top 10 things people are still buying despite the recession, according to Forbes
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  • Profile picture of the author shinmenx
    Holy crap that website was annoying. I hate tiny ass articles where you have to click to a new page for each paragraph.

    Here's the items, and there were only 5:

    personal care items
    smart phones
    video games
    gym memberships
    building toys (legos)
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    • Profile picture of the author emjayce
      Nice list. I would also say that a lot more newbie "make money online" guides are being sold right now too. People are losing their jobs left right and center and there isn't enough new ones to go around. They have no choice but to turn to the internet and get a little creative.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom E
        Originally Posted by emjayce View Post

        Nice list. I would also say that a lot more newbie "make money online" guides are being sold right now too. People are losing their jobs left right and center and there isn't enough new ones to go around. They have no choice but to turn to the internet and get a little creative.
        You're absolutely right - great point.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
      Originally Posted by shinmenx View Post

      Holy crap that website was annoying. I hate tiny ass articles where you have to click to a new page for each paragraph.

      Here's the items, and there were only 5:

      personal care items
      smart phones
      video games
      gym memberships
      building toys (legos)
      Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too.
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    • Profile picture of the author THK
      Originally Posted by shinmenx View Post

      Holy crap that website was annoying. I hate tiny ass articles where you have to click to a new page for each paragraph.

      Here's the items, and there were only 5:

      personal care items
      smart phones
      video games
      gym memberships
      building toys (legos)
      Thanks for that. I didn't waste my time visiting the site. The item I was thinking about is not there. Maybe they overlooked it or I am wrong in thinking that it is still in demand. Got to check out the market myself.

      Thaniks for the post.

      Tanvir
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    • Profile picture of the author nick1123
      Originally Posted by shinmenx View Post

      Holy crap that website was annoying. I hate tiny ass articles where you have to click to a new page for each paragraph.

      Here's the items, and there were only 5:

      personal care items
      smart phones
      video games
      gym memberships
      building toys (legos)
      Thanks for saving me from having to click through all those pages.

      Diet products, fitness products, and anything that helps feel better usually sell well.
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  • Profile picture of the author NashRyker
    Recessions are great for those in the "make money online" niche. People that are losing their jobs, or think they are going to, are definitely more open to creative business opportunities. They realize that there is no such thing as "job security". That term is an oxymoron from my personal experience. I realized that after being laid off 3 times in 3 years. It forced me to look elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author shinmenx
    Originally Posted by majidmaskat View Post

    can you guys really feel the effect of the recession...becasue i don't i juts see the news this bank that bank going bust...i mean it only apllies for the multimilllion $ business right?
    anyone with a long term or retirement investment portfolio right now is DEFINITELY feeling the effects.

    My retirement account is about 50% of what it was a year ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author TCmarketer
    I'm really starting to feel the effect of the recession. I'm a truck driver and am probably one of the few people here that likes their day job. But as the recession has been going, there's been fewer and fewer deliveries to do. I used to average a 10-15 hour workday and the past month it's now dwindled down to 6hrs a day average and that's with the days i'm working. There's been days i havn't worked at all as my employer is doing his best to keep everyone on hand making at least some income. My last paycheck was where i really felt it though. I was less then half of what it would normally be.
    One of our bigger customers we do deliveries for told us that she used to get 30 orders a day across Canada. Last couple weeks she's only gotten 5 orders each week.
    Yeah, it can hurt.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Land
    I wonder how you could promote gym memberships

    Maybe selling gym equipment would be good
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    • Profile picture of the author gerardhevey
      How about picking up unwanted used exercise equipment making it pretty sell and deliver. Would need a good size vehicle.

      I might try this myself.

      Thank you

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Lin
    I know one market is the best selling of all time regardless of the recession. It spell 'p-o-r-n'. Sorry not trying to offence.
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  • Profile picture of the author lburrell
    I have seen (and experienced) as more ppl get laid off, alot of them are going back to school and need affordable preparation skills for higher ed standardized tests. Hmmm seems like that works for my company

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  • Profile picture of the author rjj418
    For what it's worth: three clicks in I found the other 5:

    car maintenance
    casual shoes
    going to restaurants
    movie tickets
    netbooks

    LINK: In Depth: 10 Things We're Still Buying - Forbes.com
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristineCobb
    Looks to me like internet marketers are still paying to get personal advice through seminars, private forums and mentoring.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Great advise thaks alot for sharing.

    Simon
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  • Profile picture of the author RichOnlineCEO
    I'm not sure if I like this website or its ideas of which products will work

    I agree with those that have said that people are going to start looking for new ways to make money so products that help them to do that online will sell the best
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  • Profile picture of the author eknefelt
    Thanks, nice list!
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