Are you looking to sell some of your handmade goods? Whether you are looking to make a living, pick up extra money for the holidays, or just want to see what you can get for the crafts you already love to make, selling handmade goods is certainly something to look into. Of course, not everyone knows where to start.
If you are feeling a little lost, not to worry. We know of plenty of places where you can sell your goods to bring in some money. Below are just 4 places to sell your handmade products, both online and in person.
Etsy is the first place any crafter should go to sell their goods. This marketplace is centered around handmade and vintage products, allowing you to sell your wares and for shoppers to find one-of-a-kind products for gifts or treats for themselves. However, because Etsy is so large, it can take some work to be noticed. Be sure to look into best practices before you open you store.
Craft fairs pop up all year round, but holiday bazars are usually just in December. So, if you want to make the most of these bazars, get to researching them in your area now and see if registration is still open. These events are usually used to promote schools or charities, so you might need to give a percentage of your proceeds away. However, they provide plenty of local exposure and allow you to really connect with your potential customer base in a way that is difficult online.
While this isn’t the best place to sell handmade items, you still should not neglect it. There are plenty of people who still adore eBay and have yet to move on to other platforms, such as Etsy. You want to make sure that these buyers still have access to you, and that means opening an eBay store and listing your products there as well.
Finally, list your items on local buy/sell groups. These groups are a great way to promote your products and business, and even get people to place orders for new products. However, you need to read the rules of each group before you start posting, a