Craft and Product Selling

Craft and Product SellingYou can make money off of crafts.  You can make a large amount of a craft, then rent a vendor booth at an event and sell your work.  You can also sell your work online on Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon, and other retail sites, or you can sell straight off of your own website.

On Zazzle and Cafepress you can put designs on shirts and many other products like mugs and tote bags.  You set your own price above the websites minimum.  The website keeps the cost of production and a piece of the profit.  You get a percentage of profit as well. Everyone wins!  You can also profit as an affiliate for both of these sites. If you want to produce the product yourself invest in a cricut or silhouette and iron t-shirts designs on yourself.  Or you can purchase screen printing or iron on photo paper. Or you can embroider the designs. Some craft ideas:

  • Cards and stationary
  • Diaper Cakes
  • Food based cakes
  • Other non-food type cakes – Car cleaning kits, housewarming, kitchen
  • Gift Baskets
  • Care Packages for dorm rooms or hospitals
  • Purses – You can make purses out of all kinds of things – knitted walmart bags, pull tabs, capri sun pouches
  • Straight Hair Bows and Corker Ribbon Bows
  • Make and sell Corker Ribbon
  • Belts
  • Monogramming
  • Decorated Flip Flops
  • Crosses
  • Wreaths
  • Ornaments
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Candles
  • Rolled Paper Images
  • Collages
  • Pottery
  • Signs
  • Metal Work
  • Jewelry
  • Soap
  • Magnets
  • Bottle Caps
  • Nature – Acorns, Beans, Twigs, Pine Cones, Rocks
  • Knitting
  • Knotted – Not Sewn Blankets

Warning: Some companies, like Disciple’s Cross, have crafts they pay you to hand make.  They will often want you to buy a kit and will then say they will purchase the items from you that you have created using the kit.  The downside to this is that the items you create must meet certain “high quality standards.”  The work can be labor intensive for low pay and your items may never meet the “quality standards.”  Ripoff Report and several other sites post complaints against Disciple’s Cross.

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