Use your talent to start your own crochet business Here are some tips to get your business started.
The first step is determining how much money you wish to earn from your craft If your goal is to earn a minimum of $200 per week, divided by five days (for a work week), then you need to earn at least $40 each day. How many pieces will you need to create to earn $40? Can you realistically create this many in a 6-8 hour work day?
Step Two: Define & Target Your Market: You should maintain customers within your own community, although most crocheting skills can be marketed through the internet. Keep an eye open for local events in which you might purchase booth space. Quilt shows, bake sales, flea markets and yard sales.
Step Three: Price the Product: Set your prices reasonably, according to what you think your crafts are truly worth.
Putting a price tag on your creations can be a challenging part of this process. Maintaining a record of time spent working as well as keeping all receipts.
Step Four: Follow Through: Obtaining new customers is important, but remember to keep your current customers happy. Stay in contact with them, always asking what you can do to accommodate their needs.
The internet has many sites that offer handmade items. Some are auctions or best offer, and some have fixed prices. You can sell both ways.
Buy or sell unique handmade and vintage items directly from independent sellers around the world. To sell on Etsy, you’ll need to register. Setting up shop on Etsy is free and easy and takes only a few minutes. You can customize your shop with a banner, profile, shop policies and more. The selling fees are very reasonable.
Bonanza has many categories that offer handmade items. Unique handcrafted crochet sell very well on Bonanza. It’s easy to set up shop, just register, name your booth, add your items and start selling. The selling fees are very reasonable here also. Be sure to take into consideration, the cost of materials, your time and the cost of shipping, when you price your items. The best way is to have the buyer pay for the shipping.
Spend a little time marketing your business, get business cards, offer them to your friends, at church, your hairdresser, any one you see often.
You can get business cards free or fairly priced online from VistaPrint.com. You can design your own cards, there are many templates for your use to help your business look professional.
Starting your home business selling your handcrafted crochet items will be an exciting adventure.