Make MONEY - Work at CRAFTS
Hand craft work from home - arts and crafts to make money
Turn your favourite hobby or craft into a profitable part-time business
If you can create sellable crafts that are special or out of the ordinary, then you could soon find yourself in demand, such as supplying unique or customised Birthday, Christmas, Wedding or Anniversary gifts.
Making crafts at home to sell has become more popular - with the advent of eBay and similar sites, it's simpler than ever to show your home made crafts and sell them anywhere in the world.
So no matter how unusual your product is, you're likely to find someone somewhere who wants to buy it!
Doing hand craft work from home can be enjoyable and financially rewarding - especially if you find a gap in the market.
People are looking for a special or unique gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings and loads of other celebrations and festivals.
If you can produce something that cannot be easily bought from a shop or can supply something personal or unique then you could be on the way to making money from your craft or hobby!
If you're already experienced in a particular craft or hobby, and have creative things to make and sell you'll find it much easier to turn it into a money-making small business, plus you get paid for something that you're already doing for enjoyment and fun.
Think about how you are going to
sell your products - will they be best offered via friends and relatives?
Can you get a local retailer to stock them on a sale or return, or percentage
basis? Could you sell them at markets or car boot sales? Classified
ads? Online auctions like eBay? Or would a combination of everything
be the best approach? Getting noticed is the prime objective in the
retail market. Once you have attracted a good customer base, repeat
orders and referrals to friends and family can be a valuable way of
building your business and making more sales.
How much profit can I earn from working from home making hand crafts ?
With any part-time craft-based income, you're unlikely to make a fortune unless you are very lucky, or very talented. Your income will depend on a number of factors, such as the quality of your work and the demand for it.
Lots of people are willing to pay well for object d'art and collectible or 'designer' items, so there is an opportunity to get a reasonable return for your time for many craft items. Your income could be a good hourly rate, or you could regard it as a way to practice your hobby at minimal cost and with great satisfaction. Well crafted hand-made items can command a good price if they are unique and of a good quality.
Working from home producing hand craft items is more likely to produce a steady and useful extra income, rather than help you to get rich quick, but it can be a very interesting and satisfying way to earn a 2nd income. The thrill you get when you start to sell crafts you have made at home is a real buzz, and you're earning money doing something you enjoy!
Because you can work in your own time or around childcare comittments, making crafts at home is an ideal money-making way for stay-at-home mums and the retired or housebound to increase their income.
If you're looking at buying kits to assemble or thinking of doing craft work for someone else, please take a minute to read this item on scams first as there are some dubious people out there. Always be wary of anyone that wants money up front for working at home projects. Remember - if the promises of high wages for making simple craft items sound too good to be true, then they probably are!
Like this page? - please tell your friends!
Easy sellable Hand Craft ideas to make money from home
Appliqué and Embroidery
Appliqué covers a wide range of crafts, but basically means
applying pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other material onto fabric
to create a pattern, design or picture. Cushions, quilts, door stops
and draft excluders all lend themselves to decoration with appliqué.
Appliqué can be by hand sewing or by using a modern embroidery
machine. There are plenty of classes in this traditional craft, and
there are also lots of resources on the web, including videos on technique
Art and Craft Supplies
If you have knowledge of a particular field of craftwork, you could consider supplying materials. Many crafts require very specific and hard to source materials and you could look at sourcing and supplying these yourself, by manufacturing or purchasing from a wholesaler and re-packaging. You could also consider selling kits of parts for projects - either buy the kits wholesale or buy the parts and make into a kit yourself. Selling is easy via eBay and similiar online stores. Dropshipping is another option with sales of craft supplies. This is where you sell the goods, but the order is fulfilled by a wholesaler.
Batik and Tie Dyeing
This century old craft is basically a technique where you put wax on
fabric, silk, cotton, wool, linen, muslin, paper or even wood and ceramics
where you don't want the colour to go and then dye the item. Synthetic
fibres are not suitable as they cannot hold dye sufficiently. For more
elaborate designs this technique is repeated using different dyes. The
wax is then removed. It is a good idea to learn this craft technique
in classes or a craft workshop, and there is lots of help available
Tie string or cord around an item and dye it, and you will produce a retro 70s tie-dye look. Multi dipping allows complex patterns to be created and the finished items have a unique look to them. Tie-dye can be used for clothing (not just retro 70s T shirts), accessories, hangings, soft furnishings and artworks. how to tie dye
Even in the age of desktop publishing, there is a steady demand for the work of the calligrapher. Despite the ready availability of computer created graphics, there is a requirement for hand-drawn items, such as presentation and commemorative scrolls, certificates, awards, greetings cards, wedding, christening and party invitations, business cards and books. Advertise your skills locally with cards in shops, ads in local papers,etc.
Try creating home-made candles for special occasions, or simply creating a special ambience - filling your home with a beautiful fragrance. Scented candles have really caught on over the past few years, and people don't mind paying a little extra for quality hand-made items.
Aromatherapy candles containing essential oils are very popular and
can promote an improved feeling of wellbeing with calming, uplifting,
energising and relaxing scents using natural ingredients, such as: lavender,
rose, geranium, ylang ylang, cinnamon, patchouli and sandalwood. Essential
oils are more expensive than basic fragrance oil, but if you have decided
to make quality scented candles they will give you a good result and
will command a higher price.
Home-made cards say so much more personally than the manufactured variety. Offer customised cards with pictures, calligraphy, scents, sounds or a local interest. You could also make custom scrap books for birthdays, anniversaries and retirements etc - a well-presented scrap book makes a really special present. With the internet it is now much easier to get reasonably priced quality supplies for card making at home, such as unusual paper, stickers, beads, feathers, ribbons, decoupage, gems and other embellishments. cardmaking supplies
Caricatures, Cartoons, Drawing and Painting
If you have the artistic ability, then creating caricatures can be
a good earner. If you live near somewhere with a good footfall of potential
customers, you can set up shop and wait for the customers to arrive.
These days you can also work off photographs sent via email or post.
Don't forget to do some pics of famous people first so your potential
customers can see what they're getting.