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How to Make Money Selling Apple Accessories: 5 Ideas



The demand for Apple accessories is massive. According to Business of Apps, the revenue of the Wearable, Home, and Accessories part of the Apple business grew from $9.8 billion (2015) to $38.3 billion (2021) yearly revenue.

A big chunk of this growth has to do with accessories. For example, Apple watches skyrocketed from around 8 million sales in 2015 to around 46 million in 2019. AirPods have impressive numbers as well—15 million in 2017 and 114 million in 2020.

The trend is obvious—Apple products are increasing in popularity, so it is natural that the company is taking advantage of it and introducing more products that they can sell. Smartwatch bands, phone cases, chargers, adapters, etc., are usually necessary for users to make the most out of their Apple devices.

This demand is also something one can take advantage of if they want to make money on the internet. There are numerous methods to work online, and selling various products is one of the most popular ideas.

However, since many markets are saturated, the odds of your success depend on the approach, i.e., the product choice as far as the merch ideas go and the platform you wish to monetize.

To help you with that, here are 5 suggestions on how you can make money promoting Apple accessories.

Collaborate With Manufacturers Directly

Let’s start with collaboration with manufacturers directly. Do not think of this as working with Apple because they are unlikely to start a partnership with a nobody who is just starting out.

No, in this case, manufacturers mean print-on-demand companies that let you sell personalised Apple watch bands pretty much hassle-free.

You pick an accessory, create a design for it, and add it to your store while letting the POD company do all the logistics stuff, which allows you to focus on customer service.

Custom merchandise is quite popular these days because consumers want something that feels unique, and even a phone case or a watch band can offer that.

Promote Accessories via Your Blog


If you have a blog or plan to start one covering Apple-related news, smartphone and other gadget reviews, or other content that would make sense together with Apple accessories as a means of monetization, then go for it.

Note, though, that the niche is competitive, and you will need to come up with a unique twist for your blog while also focusing on content quality and promotion to drive traffic.

Apple users use the internet to search for various guides and other information to solve technical problems. Some also look for accessory suggestions for their devices, and that offers an opportunity to monetize this demographic.

Start an Online Store

Unlike a blog, a traditional online store is all about offering shoppers the option to buy the goods directly.

If the plan is to sell Apple accessories, you will likely go with the dropshipping option since the idea of manufacturing the accessories yourself is out of the question. And not because of the copyright but also the hassle of investing in the necessary equipment.

It is much easier to pick a dropshipping supplier and focus on customer service. You can hire a designer and create custom accessories—an approach mentioned in the first idea—or find a supplier that has accessories ready for shipping and collaborate with them.

Utilise Social Media Channels


Social media platforms can be a great source to sell Apple accessories by themselves. For example, Facebook has a dedicated marketplace that lets users buy and sell items locally or shipped.

Again, your first order of business is to figure out where you are going to get the accessories to sell. Next, you want to focus on the following:

  • Compare the prices of your competitors and set a competitive price
  • Make sure the accessory photos are of the highest quality you can produce
  • Add relevant search tags so that shoppers have an easier time finding your listings
  • Collaborate with delivery services to offer local delivery
  • Renew your listings on a regular basis

Flip Used Accessories on eBay

Despite the fact that eBay has been around for many years, it remains to be one of the most popular ecommerce platforms online. Roughly 160 million users are active on eBay, together with almost 20 million seller accounts (eDesk, eBay statistics: Q1 2022).

It takes a while to figure out how the platform works, but if you have a knack for selling and want to improve, the process should not take too long.

Just like with other niches, Apple accessory flipping requires knowledge of the product because you need to identify which accessories are worth buying and selling for profit and which are a waste of time.

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