Make Money From Home Crafting
If you’re an avid crafter, you probably spend a lot of time crafting. It’s no surprise that Etsy is taking the world by storm, because people love the authenticity of a great handcrafted product! If you spend a lot of time crafting, you may have also considered turning your hobby into a business. There are many successful crafting businesses and by following these tips, you can make money from home crafting too!
Make something you like to make!
You definitely don’t want to get burnt out on crafting because that would be detrimental to your business. Find 1-5 things you enjoy making and focus your business on those things so you can enjoy yourself while you craft as well! After all, it was a hobby first, and you want to still enjoy yourself!
Choose reasonable prices.
While it’s important to make sure you don’t overvalue your products and make them easily accessible to the public, you also don’t want to undervalue your work! It’s very easy in a competitive market to undervalue your products. This can also contribute to burn out if you’re not making what you should be. Think about the time it takes, the cost of materials, and how much the product would normally be worth. Then, decide what your prices will be and great ready to make money crafting!
Be consistent with your quality.
Like any good business, your product should speak for itself! Making sure that all products to leave your hands to go to a customer are in tip-top shape is very important to the success of your business. Be consistent with sending out high quality items, and you’ll attract customers like crazy!
Advertising and marketing.
While paid advertising can be of great help to a business, there are a lot of resources to market your products without paying a cent! Word of mouth advertising is huge, especially for handcrafted businesses. Consider sending out a couple samples to friends, family, or even bloggers to review! Good reviews will help your business tremendously – but make sure they’re honest! If you must pay for advertising, make sure you’re tapping into creative marketing and create things that will catch the eye of people scrolling by, passing by, or reading!
Stand apart from everyone else.
Like any business, crafting businesses are pretty saturated. You’ll find a lot of similar products on the market – so be sure to stand out! If you offer a product that a lot of other Etsy or Amazon sellers offer, find a way to put a unique twist on it. Consider sending something like a lollipop with purchase orders or a small memorable thank you note! Just make sure that whatever you’re doing is unique and sets you apart.
Want to more tips on how you can make money from home crafting? Here are just a few books I found on Amazon that you may want to check out.
To make money from home crafting, you have to really love what you do! Tell me about a crafting project you love to do in the comments below!