One way that moms can make a living from home is by selling arts and crafts. I am a mom that loves to be creative and I have used my love of art to be able to make items that I sell to help support my family. For beginners, it can be confusing to consider where to begin, what to do and how to actually be able to make money by creating arts and crafts. Below is a small guide to get you started with your own business, selling your homemade crafts from your home.
Choose Your Product
To get started, you need to choose the product you will be offering. Initials are really popular right now and a great way to get started. I know a few moms who create custom letters for bedrooms, party favors, etc. You have to choose a niche to start with and then create several products. Once you have a few in stock, you can begin to sell to family and friends.
Take Orders/Quick Turnaround Time
When you have chosen your product, you will need to start taking orders. Take only a few orders if it will take time and money for you to complete each product. You want to have a quick turnaround time so you will continue to see repeat customers. If your idea can be tweaked a bit, you can continue to sell products to the same customers on a regular basis.
Attracting customers does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Most people think they will not have the money for advertising, but you actually have a resource that can provide you with free advertising. Sign up for a Facebook or Instagram social media account for your business. This is absolutely free and a great way to advertise your business.
You can keep the page updated each day with photos of your recent projects, new deals and more. Make new friends and gain followers who will share your work as well as share your page. This will get your business out in the local, regional even world-wide area.
Sites such as Etsy can help you sell your crafts to a larger audience. Consider creating an Etsy store to be able to sell items you have created to individuals located around the world. The process is easy to do and you will have a store to advertise on Facebook as well as Instagram, which can only help your business to grow even further.