Saturday, June 20, 2009

Are you crafty?

Times are tough. So that means it's time to get creative. A lot of people love things that are handmade. So, why not consider selling your craft projects, art, handmade jewelry, or pottery for cash?

There are a lot of opportunities to sell your homemade goods online. Here are a few I found after a simple google search.

1. Etsy.com - Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. Their primary mission is to allow people to make a living selling their handmade goods. They have buyers and sellers from all over the world. You open you're own customizable store

2. Ebay - An online auction site. They have a handmade category for artists to sell their goods.

3. ShopHandmade.com - A site that allows you to list and sell your products. You keep all of the profits and operate an independent store.

4. RenegadeHandMade.com - Allows you to put your handmade goods on consignment for a 50/50 split

You can also consider selling your goods offline. A good place to start would be at craft fairs and art festivals. Sell your homemade items to friends, relatives, and co-workers. If you're having a garage sale set up a table to display your work.Just be creative, creative in what you make and your approach to selling it.