How to Turn Your Hand Made Goods into Cash

Do you love making your own unique ornaments? Do all your friends tell you that your home made pies are tasty enough to sell? Or perhaps you have an an affinity for designing your own clothes? Whatever your craft may be, you can turn it into a source of income. Not quite ready to commit to starting up your own business? Not to worry, there are still plenty of ways for you to turn your hobby into cash with relatively little commitment.

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Sell Your Goods Online

There are many online markets (like etsy) that will let you sell your goods for a small fee. Hosting and site design are taken care of by the parent company, and all you have to do is submit your items.

Sell Your Goods at Conventions or Tradeshows

Tradeshows are a great place to find like minded individuals who are into unique, crafty items. Consider hosting a trade show booth at an event that themed toward your items. For example, if you love to design unique clothes, a comic book or anime convention could be right up your alley. Just be aware that there will be tons of other vendors there as well, so it’s worth investing a bit in your booth design for a display that customers will really notice.

Promote Yourself at Parties or Events

Social networking certainly makes it easier for you to get the word out, but there is still something to be said for old fashioned networking. For example, if you make your own Christmas greeting cards, bring your best work to every Christmas party you attend to build up a clientele.

If you already love spending time on crafting, why not turn it into a little extra cash on the side? These venues take relatively little time and effort to set up, and can turn your hobby into a source of revenue.