Are you ready to turn your arts and crafts into an income opportunity?
We’ll show you several ways to get your product out there, making money, while you focus on the part you love; creating the arts and crafts!
Setting prices for your crafts should take into consideration the time and effort involved in making it. If you can’t be objective, go to a local craft store, flea market, or retail store and see how much they charge for similar items. To make sure your crafts go quickly, markdown about 10%.
One great way to get your arts and crafts business going is to set up booths at local shows, fairs, and flea markets. You can usually find out about these by checking your local newspaper or looking at a directory in a library. When you get to the show, make sure you have enough change in your money drawer and enough of your product to show off!
You can also go to small gift stores and sell your wares on consignment. If they do well, the store owner may buy them outright and resell them next time.
Another way to make money off arts and crafts is by mail order. Put together a product brochure and price list, and advertise a free catalog in local newspapers and magazines. When you design your catalog or brochure make sure you emphasize that it cannot be found in stores. If you can make the item personalized, so much the better!
Make sure you keep a record of your customers’ names and addresses. Mail all your customers with a friendly letter reminding them that they once bought from you and encourage them to buy again. October is a good month to mail if you want them to think about Christmas gifts. This gives them plenty of time to decide and time for you to fulfill the orders.
You can let the world know about your products by having a web page. Once you have a lot of products ready to sell, see what is out there and available! Also, see what online auctions might be right for your product.
Why not have craft parties where you can invite friends and neighbors to come along for a coffee while you display your crafts? Make sure you have food, music, and fun!Why not have craft parties