If you are creative or you enjoy making things with your hands then creating handmade crafts or customised items is a great way to earn an extra income from it or even a full time business. Making handmade items allows you to be more creative and sell one of a kind customization products at a higher price than ones which are mass produced. There is some initial cost required to purchase any equipment and materials used. Then you will have to spend some time making each item. You can sell them on a wide range of online platforms including your social media pages, on Amazon Handmade or Etsy.
The range of items available to you to make is only really limited by your imagination, but if you are struggling here are some ideas of the types of items you can make, all of which you can offer with or without customised:
- Clothing and accessories
- Greeting Cards
- Pet supplies
- Beauty Products
Make sure that when you are pricing in your items you are factoring the equipment and materials that you have purchased as well as how much of your time you have spent creating the item. You will find that if you produce good quality unique items at a fair price then you will always have plenty of demand if you market on the correct sites (mentioned below) and often people will recommend you to their friends.
Sites to use
Amazon Handmade – Sell handmade on the largest retail store online.
Etsy – Sell handmade items.