Ways to Earn Money Selling Handmade Items

Introduction:Quilters, crafters and artists can earn money selling their handmade items. Here are five ways to earn money by selling your homemade items.

  • 01

    Etsy

    Etsy is a site that showcases an artists' handmade items. It is easy to open a shop and sell your handmade goods to the public. Anything you can imagine that is handmade is sold on Etsy.

  • 02

    Personal Website

    If you have your own handmade creations to sell, a website to promote and sell your items is a necessity. You can have your own website and also continue to sell your products on other sites such as Etsy.

  • 03

    Facebook

    Having a site for your home business that sells your handmade goods is great for advertising and spreading the word about your products for sale.

  • 04

    Ebay

    Ebay is an auction site but you can also sell your handmade goods as "buy it now" items. On eBay you can also have your own store that showcases all your available products.

  • 05

    Local Craft Shows

    Doing local craft shows, church bazaars and street fairs are a way to get more business for your homemade items. It is great advertising especially if you have business cards (with your website) to hand out to potential buyers.




Final Thoughts

Earning money selling your homemade goods can be a good second income that may even turn into full time work.


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Comments

  • snowfence 5/30/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great tips on making items to sell. H5

  • tracyann 4/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list, thank you for sharing. I love all your lists, keep up the good work! H5!

  • Miri 1/12/2011 Flag This Comment

    Nice list for selling handmade items.

  • ListMaker 1/4/2011 Flag This Comment

    I shop Etsy every time I get as I love the handmade items on that site. Items feel more personal this way.

  • clewand550 1/4/2011 Flag This Comment

    Nice list of ways to sell your handmade items. I will have to look into some of these to possibly sell some of my items that I make. Thanks for the list. h5

  • workhomeunion 1/4/2011 Flag This Comment

    I checked out Etsy the other day, registered but didn't put any effort into it, I was hoping to add it as a selling point on some of my Lens (squidoo) but I started seeing info about some type of "payment" and quickly lost interest .. if it ain't free, it ain't for me ... I just made that up by the way ... nice list, Hi5

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