How to Sell Your Fishing Worms

How to Sell Your Fishing Worms
Your worm farming has paid off, and you have a bumper crop of fishing worms ready for sale. But how do you sell the worms? There are several possibilities for the sale of fishing worms, although as the popularity of soft plastic worms continues to grow, it might become necessary to be more creative in your sales approach. But with planning, you can sell your worms, make a profit and grow your worm farming empire.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing worms
  • Small plastic containers
Step 1
Package your fishing worms in small containers that are easily sold and transported. Fill the containers with earthworm soil and punch holes in the lid, so that the worms will not die.
Step 2
Ask local fishing and sporting goods stores about selling your worms. Look for a retail outlet that needs a good supply of fishing worms year round, or at least during three seasons. Talk to the retailer about how many worms you can supply, and try to work out a deal.
Step 3
Visit local marinas, piers or fishing access points, and park offices or stores. Often stores and check stations at marinas or piers stock worms for sale. See if you can reach an agreement to be a worm supplier.
Step 4
Contact convenience stores and gas stations that are located near lakes, streams or rivers. Fisherman often stop for gas, snacks and drinks on their way to a favorite fishing spot, so these places often sell worms.
Step 5
Approach local youth fishing clubs, scout troops, summer camps and other youth groups that sponsor fishing activities. Often leaders of these programs are looking for suppliers who can help their events run more smoothly.

Tips & Warnings

Conduct some research to determine other suppliers in your area. Find out what they are charging, how many worms are sold in a container and other information to help set a fair price. Remember that worms are a perishable commodity, so price them to sell.
Place labels with your name and contact information on the lid or side of the worm container, so that people can contact you directly.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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