Do you find yourself artsy or are you always making things and people WANT them? Then you will want to read this post! It is filled with Tips On How To Sell Your Crafts. This is a great way to earn extra money for the holiday season that is QUICKLY approaching us!
Many crafts can also double as business opportunities. If you create a product that people love, chances are, people just might pay for you for that product. If your crafts are made well and they are a hot, trending product, people will almost always pay for them. People WANT trending things. You know like farm decor signs, or rustic-looking signs, scented candles, a knitted scarf or hat, etc. You get the picture!
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There has never been an easier time to become an entrepreneur, and with your creativity, and all the people you know (in real life and online), you should be able to make some decent money from making crafts! I know SO many women who do this (including myself).
Many, many businesses begin by people turning their hobbies into money-making opportunities. If this sounds like something that you would love to do, but you just aren’t sure where to begin, check out these Tips On How To Sell Your Crafts and turn your hobby into cash!
Tips On How To Sell Your Crafts
What Do You Want To Sell?
The first step and Tip On How To Sell Your Crafts, is deciding WHAT you want to sell. I would search Pinterest and find out what handmade products are popular right now and find out how to make them, by adding your personal touch, of course! NEVER copy someone else’s work, that is a no-go! But, you can certainly be INSPIRED by others, no shame in that!
Ask Friends And Family
Once you find out what it is you want to make, RESEARCH the heck out of it. Ask others their thoughts on it. This is where friends and family members come in handy! Message them and ask them if they would purchase it. Getting advice before you start any venture is certainly helpful. Let your friends and family give you tips on how to sell your crafts. The more, the better!
Now you know what you want to make and sell and you have received feedback from your friends and family and it has all been positive. You are on the right track, yay!
Now is the time to buy the supplies. I really like Michaels Craft Store for my art projects and for all my crafts. I tend to spend WAY too long at that store. So make sure you are prepared when you shop. Whether it is online or at a brick-and-mortar store, make sure you bring a LIST with you! Nothing is worse than going into a store without a list!!
Save Your Receipts!
Buy your supplies and make sure you keep the receipt so that when you price your crafts to sell, you are at least making some sort of income and you are not selling yourself short! This is for fun but also to make some extra money, so be sure to keep that in mind!
Create Your Crafts
This is obviously the FUN part! This is where you get to create the products that you will be selling. Don’t rush through it. Take your time, and make sure each craft you make is throughout and carefully crafted. No one wants a craft that looks like someone made it quickly or with their eyes closed. People buy crafts because they are made well and fit their lifestyle or that fits them!
After you have made a few of the crafts you are going to be selling, set them out and take pictures of them. Use either natural lighting (bring them outside!) or make sure the light inside where you will be taking the pictures, has good lighting!
That is SO important. I will not buy anything that I can’t see properly. I need to be able to see all the details on a product if I am going to purchase it! I use this lightbox and love how it makes my pictures PERFECT.
Placement is also a big thing! Don’t just throw your crafts on a counter and snap pictures. Put some decor around them! Add a fun background (Amazon sells awesome backgrounds!) or something engaging.
Spread The Word!
This is another super fun part! Once your crafts are made and you have taken some really good pictures of them, now is the time to show them off and advertise them to anyone and everyone!
I would post online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram and send out some emails! I would also (if you are really serious about selling your crafts) post on Etsy and Amazon too! Get the word out everywhere!
Also, with the holidays coming up, some places will have a craft bazaar. My kids’ school does it every year! This is a great place to reserve a table and nicely display your crafts for people to check out, in person!
My sister, Tamra, makes and sells signs. She is extremely talented and makes signs and sells them. In this post, you will see her signs! If you like them and want one made, feel free to reach out to her on Instagram. Her business name is @sagebrush.and.sawdust. See what I did there? I just advertised for my sissy! Word of mouth is EVERYTHING! 😉
The Packaging Is Important Too!
Once people start buying your crafts, it is very important to package them nicely. No one would want to receive a craft packaged in an old tattered Amazon box, with no fun packaging included. Make sure you have new, packaging supplies and package your crafts with thought and care. Send it out with a personal thank you note too! People remember these sorts of things and appreciate them, trust me, they do!
These Tips On How To Sell Your Crafts and turn your hobbies into money should help make creating and selling your homemade products easier! The holidays are approaching, so if you are thinking about doing this, NOW is the time! Good luck!