If you’re the creative type, one of the best ways to make money from home is by starting your own home crafts business! With ever expanding opportunities to share your crafts on the Web (Pinterest, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook), you can now make an excellent income selling your homemade crafts online!
Before the Web, you’d have to rent space at a crafts fair, flea market, or crafts mall to get exposure for your creations. Now millions of eager buyers are just a mouse click away!
If you haven’t seen Amazon Handmade, you need to check it out! With Amazon’s customer base, it’s sure to be an excellent new venue for selling your handmade crafts online!
For those of you who enjoy crafting as a hobby or business, I found a great site with lots of how-to’s and a forum where people share information and pictures of their latest creations. It’s Craftster.
Craftster also has an “Opportunities for Crafters” Board, where stores seeking to purchase handmade goods, and magazines looking for craft projects can advertise. Perusing this board can give you an idea of what’s in demand!
My all-time favorite crafting site is Craftsy! You’ll find a community of crafters there who share your passion, and online classes in quilting, sewing, cake decorating, knitting, crochet, and more!
Also, Craftsy has an excellent affiliate program. Program Highlights:
- 30% commission on all course sales
- $1 for every new registered Craftsy account
- 30 day cookie
- $10 affiliate referrals: Invite your website-owning and blogging friends to join the Craftsy affiliate program and earn $10 for each friend who’s approved.
If you’d like to learn more about starting your own home crafts business shop on Etsy, I highly recommend The Complete Etsy Kit.
If you’d like to learn more about starting a successful online home crafts business, I highly recommend Craft Business Power: 15 Days to a Profitable Online Craft Business by Cinnamon and Jason G. Miles, which is available on Amazon.