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As I muddle through the details that differentiates a "hobby" from a "business" I've been selling a small amount of worms to friends, associates, and the occasional person that finds one of my Craigslist ads or E-Bay Classified postings.
Until recently I've been measuring out 1/2 lb or 1 lb of worms on a scale and selling them locally for $17 and $26, respectively. This week I decided to change it up. Instead of advertising 1/2 lb and 1 lb, I've decided to switch to selling them by rough count.
Last night I sold 400 worms or a few more (including quite a few pods and quite a bit of material from by bins) for $17. My customer could have cared less about the weight and seemed equally satisfied with 400 worms versus a little less than 1/2 lb of worms. Perhaps best of all...it was easier for me to prep the order. It was much quicker to count the worms like this than weigh them.
I got this idea from Bentley at RedWormComposting.com and it works.
If I switch from "hobby" to "business" at some point I may change back to the traditional "weight" method, but for now I prefer rough counting.