Crafting For Profits

P3090293How To Make Money In The Craft Business

The Crafts Industry is a $14 Billion Business and growing, According to ASU Study.. Most start out in their homes… They estimate more than 126,000 people in the United States make their living from products they create. Many of the craft households fair better economically than the average American family, earning $50,000 annually versus $39,000 in terms of median income.

Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.

Selling Your Handmade Products

bullet Sell Online – selling online is a low cost way to  begin  selling your handmade products from the comfort of your home.

Sell your crafts at craft shows bullet– check with your local chamber of commerce or search your State’s website for listings of upcoming shows and fairs. Many local colleges hold annual craft fairs, some independent craft show promoters hold shows at local churches,and  some churches also host their own craft fair as a fundraiser.

bulletSell Your Crafts On Consignment
Selling on consignment is a practice frequently used by artists and craftspeople. It literally means that they give over their work to someone in the business of selling handmade products such as a craft shop , for display and sale. The retailer keeps a percentage of the sale price as a commission when the sale is made.

bulletSell Your Handmade Products To Tourist

The travel and tourism industry is the third largest employer in the United States, supporting over 5.85 million travel-related jobs.

There are many ways to make money with crafts besides actually making the craft item and selling it.

bulletSell other people’s crafts on consignment in online craft marketplaces , you can take 10 to 50 percent of the retail price as commission.

bulletSell Craft Supplies.
Craftsmen, both amateurs and professionals, need supplies to produce their products and supplies are hard to find in rural towns.

bulletTeach Craft Classes –  through a craft shop, some craft shops offer free class room space to promote their products in your craft project, at a college or university  through their community based adult enrichment programs.  Some retired people  want to make good use of their leisure time and enjoy learning new crafts. Teach crafts as a freelance craft teacher or recreation aide in a retirement home.  Some churches will allow you to teach a craft class to their members for a small commission of the money charged.

bulletStart a Niche Craft Blog –   Starting a crafting blog based on a particular niche market you have experience with is a great way to make money!

bulletPublish and sell downloadable craft e-books on your topic of expertise.

bulletSell Patterns – If you have a popular craft product then think about selling how to patterns online,  you can also develop patterns for publication in magazines and books.


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