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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tips to Start Selling Your Crafts Online

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Crafting can be a fun hobby, but if you do it a lot, the cost of materials can get pretty expensive. A good way to recoup some of the costs of yarn or paint or pottery clay, and potentially even start your own business, is to sell your crafts online.

If you would like to start selling your handicrafts online, but you don’t know where to start, here are some top tips to help you do just that.

Get good at it

If you want to sell your crafts online, though they don't have to be perfect, they do need to be of a decent standard. If you have been crafting for years, you will no doubt have your technique down, but if you are quite new to it, practice, practice, practice and don’t start selling until your crafts are reliably good.

Get crafting

It’s a good idea to have a lot of products ready to go when you are starting out. That way, you can fulfill orders more efficiently and build up positive feedback, rather than having customers wait a long time for you to finish their order. So, get down to doing what you love the most - crafting.

Ensure you have working tech in place

Once you know that you can reliably create quality items, it’s time to ensure that you have working technology that you can use to start selling your good online, check that you have a reliable internet connection, that your Macbook sound is in good working order, and that you have a camera that will take high-quality photos and videos. You need to do this so you can show off your handicrafts in the best possible light, and check that your listings are working well online.

Create your brand

If you are to catch the attention of customers, creating a unique brand is a must. Put your creative hat on and work at designing a logo that is as simple and beautiful as possible but which also conveys who you are and what you do. You can then use this to attract customers to your storefront.

Choose a marketplace

Now, it’s time to choose a marketplace to sell your creations on. Right now, Etsy is probably the biggest online market for handmade goods, but it is not the only one - eBay and Folksy are two popular alternatives.

Spend some time looking at what each site has to offer and choose the one that is least saturated with the kinds of handicrafts you produce because that will give you the best chance of finding customers.

Once you have done that, upload images and descriptions and start selling.

Post on social media

Once you have done all that, all that remains is to start promoting your crafts. Social media is the best place to do this. Post videos of you crocheting, painting, or whatever, song with images of your finished products, and include a link to your storefront. It shouldn't be long until you have your first customer.

As you can see, getting started with selling your crafts online is pretty simple and it can be really rewarding to see that people love your crafts just as much as you do. So, what are you waiting for?

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