Making Crafts

March 4th, 2013 by Shane Petersen Leave a reply »
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Here is another great idea I see a lot of ladies doing recently.  There are so many crafty and creative people out there creating interesting decorations and useful items.  They sell them at yard sales, flea markets, and online.

I’ve seen people make letter blocks for babies, make all kinds of decorative wreaths, pictures and picture frames, and more.  The idea is find the most efficient way of creating all these items.  If you can compartmentalize the labor and just do step one for all fifty of whatever you are making, and then do step two for all fifty, then that may be far quicker than making an entire unit and then making the next.  This way you can zone out, watch movies, and other things as you create these crafts.

Making Crafts – Yard Sales and Flea Market

If you are the master wreath maker, or decorative apothecary jar maker, then you should have these displayed somewhere where there is a lot of traffic.

An okay place is a yard sale, but you can’t really fetch a high price for your skills at a yard sale.  It can be a bust for the most part.

But a great place to sell your crafts is at a flea market, especially in a big city.  People go there just to look around and entertain themselves.  If they come across your beautiful crafts and have a decorative need at home, then some percentage of those people will be likely to purchase from you.  This is a great way to make some extra money on the weekend, but you have to sit there all weekend, which sucks.

Making Crafts – Etsy Store

A better option at this point is the website Etsy.  It is designed as a place to sell crafts.  The beauty of this site is you can create crafts and store them in your home and sell them to people anywhere on the planet.  If they buy one, you can just ship it out from your home without having to be anywhere.  You can have a large stock without having to transport it to a flea market constantly.

The best part of this site is that you can take pictures, upload them, and market as many different types of crafts as you’d like.  The more the better, really, because online its really a numbers game.  The more products you have and are pushing, the more likely you are to make a sale.  Consider making crafts as a weekend job.  Smash out as many crafts as you can on the weekend and sell them 24/7 online!

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Shane Petersen Shane Petersen is a programmer, an engineer, an entrepreneur, but above all, a great husband and father. It's Shane's goal to gain financial independence and it's his pleasure to share his ideas as he discovers, explores and invents so others can follow in his foot steps. You can find him on and , feel free to interact with him there.