Did you know that nowadays many are earning six-figure income just by selling their homemade crafts items?
The most surprising fact is they are not making these income from their local markets, they are actually making big profits from international market and from their own home!
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If somebody as far as from Malaysia can do it. You can too!
From handmade to digital to vintage to supplies, you can find tons of craft-related and creative enterprises on the Internet. I personally have sold everything from leather goods my friends made to (digital) invitation designs, jewelry supplies to artwork.
Here is the secret: Sell them on Etsy.
There are four very broad categories of things that sell on Etsy:
Handmade items — do you make jewelry, sew clothes or good at making decorpage, hobby craft, paper craft, quilling, and sequins? Or perhaps your a talented painter or photographer? Are you skilled and artistic? Surely, your friends praised you always and highly recommend you to their friends? Things like doll clothes, artwork, toys, quilts, jewelry, knitted shawls, soaps, and even edibles like candy.
Vintage items — clothing, shoes, toys, accessories, and small items like buttons and jewelry. If crafting isn’t your thing, but you frequent car boot sales or garage sales, and have an eye for vintage treasures, you can sell those too!
Digital products — invitations, photo collages, custom posters, scrapbook layouts, and printable planners
Supplies — yarn, fabric, wooden rings, rhinestones, sequins, candy molds, beads, twine, patterns and stencils, scrapbooking paper, etc.
Whatever your crafty or artsy skills are, there is a way to market it easily to international market.
Check out what others are selling: Click here to view items at Etsy.
Etsy.com is an online marketplace for all things handmade. Etsy has lots of traffic. Etsy’s Alexa world rank is 136 (41 in the US), which is pretty awesome.
What Others from Your Region Are Selling
Gift items like personalized pillow cases are hot items in Etsy too. If you are good with hands andoriginal with your crafted ideas, surely you can do good with it.
Downloadable pattern PDF for sewing, knitting and crochet can also be sell at Etsy. There are lots of people who buy these kind of stuffs for their hobby, home decorations, and business.
Patters for toys and doll makings are also in demand. DIY tutorials and printable pdf guides are hot items right now.
More Reasons to Sell on Etsy
You will not get the same targeted audience for your products at eBay.co.uk, Amazon or any local online marketplace. You can also set higher prices for your items because buyers on Etsy appreciates crafts and arts, and price tag is not their main concern. The possibilities really are endless.
Remember: in addition to handmade, you can sell vintage items and supplies for arts & crafts too.
Start today with those vintage items collecting dust that you have at home.