If you have chosen to make a particular craft or get
involved in a certain hobby and have pretty much got it down pat, you
might want to consider the next step. This may be the desire to sell
your wares for profit.
Once you have uncovered what you love, found your passion, and set up
a routine, you may be feeling quite successful. You may also find that
you are ready to take the next step and share your craft with the rest
of the world.
There are several ways and places to share your craft with others.
The first place to look into is in the craft fair market. There you
will meet other vendors who sell goods that are completely different
from yours and others who have similar items for sale.
This is an excellent way to network, but more importantly, this is an
excellent way to check out the competition and to see where you may
need to improve your craft or even to step up your game.
While craft fairs are obvious, do not forget about hosting your own
home parties. Many crafters do not think of selling their goods from
home because they are not a nationally known brand and do not have any
tiers for selling, prizes to be won, or incentives.
However, this may be exactly the thing that your friends, family
members, and co-workers are looking for you to come to your home and pick
up some much-needed holiday or birthday gifts without having to go any
further than that.
If you are an expert at something like baking, playing piano, or
painting, one of the best and most lucrative ways to make money and have
fun doing what you love is to teach classes. Look into your local Y and
see if they can offer you some space.
If not, consider hosting these classes from home. This can be quite
lucrative as you are offering your services without much (if any)
overhead. This is an excellent way to make money with your craft or
If you have a craft that you love to make, think about teaching a
group of seniors how to create this craft for themselves. Not only will
you make extra money, but also you will be offering some much-needed
recreation to a needy market.
Joining a club or community activity is a great way to introduce
yourself and your craft to a completely new set of individuals. Taking
classes is another great way to network.
Don't forget about fundraisers, especially if you put your label on your wares.
These are just a few of the many ways that you can successfully make money with your craft.