How to Sell Your Homemade Crafts
Are you crafty? That is, do you like to craft? You’re not the only one — people all over the country enjoy making crafts in their spare time. From jewelry to clothing to furniture, what people are making in their own homes are becoming more elaborate and high quality — and people are looking to sell them.
Are you one of these ambitious artists or craftspeople? You’re in luck — with new technology available today, turning yourself from a hobbyist to a professional craftsperson is easier than ever. If you make high quality goods, the market is out there waiting for you. You just have to make your entrance.
Read on for tips on setting your crafts and other homemade goods.
Technology is one of your biggest assets when it comes to selling your crafts. A few decades ago, craftspeople were dependent on in-person transactions making up the bulk of their sales. Not so today; the internet offers a user-friendly tool for efficiently selling your crafts.
There are many sites to sell your work. To ensure you get paid for the work you sell, it’s good to go through reputable vendors such as Etsy. While many of these sites take a small cut of your profit, it’s worth it for the exposure to your customer base. Establish a PayPal account so you’re not bound to any of these sites; you can sell your work without their help through PayPal.
Go to Craft Fairs
No matter where you live, there is going to be at least one craft fair a year within driving distance. To establish yourself as a craftsperson in your community and make some sales, you should attend as many craft fairs as you can manage. Of course, scope out fairs before signing up. You have to make sure your work is as good as the other work in the fair, and that it fits the scene. It’s a bad idea to invest money into making it to a fair where nobody is going to be interested in what you’re selling.
It’s easier now than even to get paid for your work at craft fairs. With technological advancements, you can now easily process credit cards through your smartphone. No need to rely on checks or cash — you can sell your crafts to passersby who weren’t even prepared for a craft fair that day!
Get Your Crafts in Stores
Local stores may be interested in selling your goods. Pick stores where your work would fit in well, with the theme or with its homemade sensibility. Decide on an appropriate price for your pieces, and be prepared to negotiate. You’re a professional now.
Selling your crafts is a great way to explore your artistic side and make some money while doing it. With new technologies available today, it’s easier than ever to make a profit on your work. Get crafting!