Selling Crafts: How to Make Easy Extra Income

For many people, making crafts is a fun hobby. But you might be surprised that it can also produce a healthy part-time or full-time income.

 

If you love crafting, then you likely already have what it takes to turn your passion into a well-paying side gig. Here’s how to make easy extra cash by selling crafts:

Choose a Low-Cost Craft to Make

The basic rule of profitability is to buy low and sell high. Think about the crafts you can make for a relatively low cost. Some ideas to consider are: 

  • Specialty soaps or candles
  • Hair bows and ribbons
  • Crocheted clothing or accessories
  • Plush toys
  • Items made from recycled wood pallets
  • Jewelry
  • Baby blankets

 When pricing your crafts, you’ll want to take into account the cost of your raw materials, marketing expenses, the quality of your product, and your time, as well as what buyers are most likely to pay for crafts like yours. You can do some research on fellow crafters to see how they price their items.

Create an Etsy Store

To sell your crafts, consider using a marketplace like Etsy where people already shop for handmade items. There are some fees involved in owning an Etsy store, so take those into account when pricing your products.

Set Up at Craft Fairs

If you want to make sales face to face, check out local craft fairs in your area. You may have to pay a small fee to set up a booth, but you’ll have plenty of foot traffic to make up your investment.

Promote on Social Media

Make yourself a Facebook page or Instagram account for your crafting business (it’s free!). Tell everyone you know about your crafts so they can follow along and share your wares with their own audiences. You can connect with buyers on social media and ship your products to them directly, all while gaining attention for your new venture.

 As you’re exploring high-quality craft options, make Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue part of your raw materials. Made specifically for crafting, our precision glue dries clear and makes your crafts look professionally made. Explore our lineup today and enjoy earning some extra money by doing something you love!