This is the eighth installment in the series and explains how you can monetize a hobby if you are talented at Arts and Crafts. Feel free to share the contents of the post if you found it useful and take the time to leave a comment as it's always a joy to hear from my readers.
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Using your creative mind to make products is a fantastic way to supplement you income. Arts and crafts are always in demand as consumers seek a personal touch with the items they purchase. Consumers are also willing to pay a premium for these items as the quality is always better.
If it does interest you to explore your creative side you should visit an arts and crafts site called Etsy.com. Etsy is a marketplace which connects people all over the world. You can buy hand made items that are crafted with care from all over the world.
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Start by opening an account at Etsy and then research the site to see where the demand is. What you will find is that there is incredible demand for Art, Home and Living, Handmade Jewelry, Cloths, Scented Candles, Essential oils and much more.
Once you've found an item that sells well you need to consider the costs and time to create the item. If you're interested in creating candles that are scented with essential oils you need to know how to make candles, how to mix with essential oils, how to package and then how to send them abroad.
Once you've set up the system all you have to do is make the items whenever an order comes in. Etsy is a great way to supplement your income especially if you're a creative person. If you can produce high quality items then demand will rise and it could turn into a full time earner where you're creating income from your hobby.
Depending on the demand and your output speed you could make a lot of money. If you can sell hand made scented candles for $10 and it costs $1 to make you have a margin of $9. If you can sell 100 of these scented candles per month you could earn up to $900. This is a incredibly quick and easy way to make money because there's high demand for crafted goods.
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