Being able to craft and make things of your own is one of the best things that you can do with your time. After all, in a modern era where most of us spend our lives sitting in front of screens with our brains turned off, being able to make something with your own two hands that you can actually be proud of is a wonderful alternative.
That being said, what if you want to take things a little further with your crafts and actually start to earn some extra cash from it? More and more people are trying this out as an option but it’s not always easy. With that in mind, here are some things that you need to do in order to start making money from your crafts.
How to Start Selling Your Crafts
Make sure the quality is high
The first thing that you’re going to want to make sure of if you’re going to start selling your crafts is that the quality of them is high enough that they’re actually worth selling. After all, if you’re making things that you love but that aren’t really all that high quality, you’re going to have some trouble convincing people to pay for them.
Make sure that you’re using the right materials like high-quality fabric and card, shimmer paint and quality pens. Your materials need to be high quality but you also need to be sure that you, quite literally, have the skills to pay the bills. With that in mind, you may want to avoid trying to do everything freehand where possible. Often, a better approach is to get some equipment that will help you be more accurate, improving the overall quality of your crafts. Let’s say you’re sewing something together, you’re better off using things like midarm quilting machines over your own freehand sewing. The same applies to all other crafts you’re making – if there’s an option to use technology or machinery to help out, do it!
Know where to sell them
Once you’ve got some crafted products that you want to sell, you have to figure out where to put them. Etsy is often the best place to start since setting up an Etsy store isn’t going to cost you and it gives you access to a huge potential customer base. But it’s also a good idea to set up things like a Facebook page and Twitter account that you can also use to promote and sell your crafts to as many different people as possible.
Figure out if people want them
The sad thing is, it won’t matter how well made your crafts are if people don’t actually want them. Look at the things that you’re making and try to do your research to figure out which ones are actually going to sell. The best research that you can do is to just talk to the people in your life and find out which ones they prefer. That knowledge can help you avoid wasting time trying to sell crafts that no one wants.
Of course, there’s no reason why you have to try and turn your crafting into a money-making scheme. If you want to keep it as a hobby that you do for fun and to make gifts for the people in your life, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. And even if you do decide that you want to make some money from it, there’s nothing wrong with keeping it as a little side hustle rather than trying to turn it into a full business.
Are you Thinking about Selling your Crafts?
Check out my Pinterest for more Artsy Stuff! If you have any tips let me know how you are selling your crafts! If you have any more crafty ideas for me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we can collaborate on a project together!