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3 Tips for Setting Up Your Crafting Side Hustle

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Turning your hobby into a side hustle is a great way to bring in a little extra money each month.

If you’re retired, you might find that you have more time on your hands than you know what to do with. Therefore not only will crafting give you a hobby, but when you master your new skill, you can also sell your products.

Whether you’re a keen knitter, a brilliant baker, or a pro with the pottery wheel, selling crafts has never been easier. So, if you’re looking to make a little extra cash doing something you love, then here are three tips for turning your hobby into your own business.

Practice Makes Perfect

Ensuring that you can create high quality crafts will allow you to make more profit from your products.

Practise until you can regularly achieve a level of quality that people will be eager to purchase.

Design products that you can easily reproduce. Not only will that make it easier for you to make more, but it will also reduce the time it takes for you to list products on your website. The beauty of handmade products is that even if you have an easy-to-reproduce pattern, every product will be unique. This is a fantastic selling point, as studies indicate that 81% of surveyed customers indicated that they chose handmade products because they could get unique items.

Decide How to Sell

Where you decide to sell your products will impact how much you can sell. For example, if you choose to sell on a local market stall, you’ll be dependent on the frequency of the market, and the weather driving customers away.

However, if you set up an online shop, you can sell your crafted products from the comfort of your own home. With a platform like Shopify, a website is just a few simple steps away. In fact, with millions of businesses now using this platform all over the world, it’s becoming one of the biggest ecommerce set-ups around.

And, if you aren’t ready to commit to a website of your own, consider using a service such as Etsy. Here you can set up a profile on this online marketplace and sell your goods – though it is important to note that selling on marketplaces such as this does come with seller fees, so you should factor that into your pricing.

Make Time to Market

Marketing your crafting business is essential for drawing in customers, and with people spending more time online than ever before, digital marketing is the way forward.

It can be a tricky task to get your head around the intricacies of SEO and keywords, so asking for help can get you on the right track. Maratopia is proud to be seen as a leading London digital marketing agency, and they can assist you in all of your digital marketing needs.


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