One of the hundred ways to make money online is by selling handmade crafts. This online money making method is particularly apt for you if you’re an artistic person who is really good at making hand crafted products. I know a person in my place that actually makes a living on the internet with this method alone. His product is mostly concentrated on wedding decorations and other related stuff.
Now, if you’re looking for ways to make money fast, one good option is to sell your hand crafted wares on a site called Etsy. If you have not heard about this site, it’s actually a place where artisans and handcrafters can sell various homemade products in a very broad and vast online marketplace.
Before you go crazy on Etzy, here are some important things to note:
- everything you sell must be something unique and you made yourself;
- it costs 20 cents to list an item for 4 months
- each sale will incur a 3.5% transaction fee
Your success on this site can be dependent on the popularity of the product you intend to sell. As far as Etsy is concerned hot selling and highly in-demand products include pieces of art, bags and purses, candles, toys for children, crocheted items, holiday decorations, quilts, vintage pieces, and wedding decorations just to mention few.
It is also important to note the “dos and don’ts” of selling on Etsy. For a basic overview, you should view the guide they’ve placed online here: http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php.
While there are certainly a lot of ways to make money online selling your crafts on Etsy, the guy I know recommends that building items around a single theme and specializing is one of the best ways to get noticed and become successful in selling items online. Specializing on a certain theme is usually a better option than creating diverse disparate items in different categories.
In conclusion, Etsy offers a very good opportunity to earn an income online at the same time doing something you already enjoy. However, if you are not particularly artistic or simply do not the interest in creating handmade products and other crafts then this online money making method may not be a good option for you.