Do you like to make arts and crafts? Why not sell them online? There a number of websites where you can offer your art and crafts to customers all over the world — you never know who might buy it. Wikihow.com is also a good place to get started on this idea.
— Fun, creative work
— Labor intensive
— Uncertain payoff
How to Get Started:
NOTE: Before you start your business, you should read the page on this website entitled “things to think about before you get started.” After you have taken the preliminary steps for starting any business, you can take the specific steps outlined below.
There are many great websites that allow you to sell your arts and crafts. Here’s a list of a few of these sites:
- Etsy is probably the most popular site for selling arts and crafts online. Keep in mind they charge fees for listing items on their site.
- Artfire does not have a listing fee, but they do charge you a set monthly fee for your online store, which is usually about $20 a month.
How Much to Charge:
People charge a wide range of prices for selling their arts and crafts online. Keep these things in mind, when setting prices for your own creations.
- The costs for making and selling an item
- Pay yourself a fair hourly wage for your time it takes to make the item.
Taking it to the next level:
Ready to get more awesome results from selling arts and crafts online? Check out these tips:
- Share your craft site stores’ website links with family and friends. Share links to your products on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and any other social media sites you’re on.
- Blog about crafting. Allow advertisements to be featured on your crafting blog or post affiliate links to crafting products that you recommend. Sign up for Amazon Associates and earn commission on your favorite Amazon products.