Starting A Crafts Business Made Easy!
Starting a crafts business can be quite simple, and it can also be as complicated as you make it.
A home based craft projects business is the best and easiest way to start because you have no overhead expenses except for supplies for your projects.
If you want to learn how to start a business making crafts from home here are some important tips:
Time: how much time are you able to spend starting a crafts business? Because if you can't spend the time to get projects created and then take them to market, you should not start a crafts business.
Money: how much money are you able to spend on your supplies and starting a crafts business? Create a budget and then stick with it. After you make sell your crafts then you can re-invest those profits into more craft supplies.
Projects: what projects do you want to work on and do people want to fork over their hard earned cash for them? The only real way to find this out is to make them and then take them to crafts shows, tradeshows, flee markets, and farmers markets and see if they sell. Another way to find out what will sell is to simply go to these flea markets and farmers markets and see what crafts are selling. Then you can model their strategy, make the crafts better, and then you have a sure fire winner.
Business Plan: Starting a crafts business should include a simple business plan. "Those who fail to plan to fail". You don't have to go overboard here. Just sit down and do a one page business plan. After a few months or a year revise it.
Side Bar: Some would say to skip getting a business name and license and just get your hands dirty making crafts and selling them, and then if you are making a profit go forward on getting a business license. That's up to you. And I'll leave it at that.
Don't pound the pavement month after month. Sell you crafts online. Get a simple crafts website built and sell your crafts online. But don't have your nephew or some guy you know build it for you. Do it the right way. Read this article on how to sell crafts online.
You don't even have to leave your home if you spend time selling crafts online. It can be very lucrative. The key is to take good pictures, and write good or decent ad copy for your crafts.
I hope this article helped in your efforts in starting a crafts projects business from home.