Making Money From Your Craft Skills

Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Do you have a craft that you think can make money for you? If so you can create a potential income stream for yourself as customers will spend money for unique crafts that they see value in. The following contributed post is entitled, Making Money From Your Craft Skills.

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If you have a creative skill that you do not make the best use out of, why not find a way of starting a small business that you can run in your spare time in order to make some money from your skills? There is no need to hide your talents when there are lots of opportunities to take these items out to a wide range of people who may be interested in buying them for gifts or for their own homes.

It has never been easier to make money off the creative skills that you possess, and not only will you hopefully find a nice extra source of revenue, but you will also enjoy the experience of creating and find that it makes you feel great.

Set Up A Stall In A Craft Fair Or Christmas Market

An excellent opportunity to sell your items would be to set up a stall in a craft fair or a Christmas market. There are plenty of openings for stalls in these types of events and it is worth doing some research online to find out what is available in your local area.

Once you have found a market that you can join, you will need to create a stall. Buy a hop-up display if you would like to create a more professional look. Use the signage to highlight your products and services as well as including your name and any brand that you would like to create associated with your crafts. Make sure it is eye catching and professionally designed.

Christmas markets have boomed in popularity in recent years and you will find that there are a lot of people who will be looking for gifts for their loved ones. This is a great opportunity for you to make some real sales. Start looking for a stall as early as possible as these events can be very popular.

Make sure that when you run your stall that you are focused on providing great customer service. Often, the thing that seals the deal when it comes to selling craft products is the service that you deliver. People like to know a bit about who made the item as it adds to the product that you have made.

Set Up An Etsy Store

Online marketplaces such as Etsy are a great place for you to sell your crafting goods. Stores are very easy to create and you can upload descriptions and photos of your products in order to attract customers in.

Getting your items onto your store is only half of the work though. You will need to market your Etsy store through the use of social media. This can be a lot of work and you will need to build up followings on major sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest in order to attract some interest in your items.

Sales will take some time to rise on your Etsy store so have a long term strategy and keep working at it. The important aspect of doing this is that you enjoy the work that you are creating though, so ensure you retain that passion.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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