Making and selling things?

United States
April 17, 2011 7:32pm CST
Do any of you make things and sell them? If so what do you make and where do you sell them? I'm not all that good at crafts, but I am thinking of focusing on one thing and become good at it and try selling it. But I'm not sure whats going to sell well or where I shoudl sell it at... Any advice?
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• United States
18 Apr 11
I do make and sell on Etsy. Check out my profile for more. Look on there and see what kind of items are made in your area and what looks like it is selling well. If there is something you are good at try to cash in on that. Photo cards and stationary can be sold if you are good at photography. Baking and selling seems to work well for many and in fact I am dipping my toes in that water with a friend. Good luck.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Thank you, yes I have heard of Etsy, but I don't know any one who buys things from there. I love photography, that is one of my hobbies, and would love to make some money off it. Maybe I shall give it a try.
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• United States
18 Apr 11
I do not make a load of money but enough to continue. A friend though makes blank note cards from her pictures and gift tags. She does really good on there and has expanded to note books, t-shirts and poster prints.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Wow, I would love to be able to do that. Perhaps I should look into it again. lol Even if it is just pocket money, its nice to know that someone likes your work.
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• United States
18 Apr 11
I've heard Etsy is a good place to sell your handicrafts. I made crochet things lat December but were all given as Christmas present for my family. I am making a website now and planning to make again for sale. I never did selling things online yet. I guess, I will make it a try. How about you? I like scrapbooking too, makin clips, etc...
• United States
18 Apr 11
I am yet to sell anything online that I have made. But a few years back my mum and I made xmas decorations and she sold them to people at her work. we made a little bit of money. I love scrapbooking too. And making photobooks.
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
18 Apr 11
Hi - it is possible to look really talented even if you feel you're not! A few years back I got really keen on glass painting and one Christmas made all my presents - normally I'd have spent around £20 a piece and yet my family went ape over what I gave them. I guess it cost around £10 in materials. When I looked at what the "pros" did I realised my amateurish attempt was actually quite good! But oh, those long and sleepless nights rubbing my mistakes away ...
• United States
18 Apr 11
Thats really good. The last few year I have made gifts for my husbands family. I feel that the home made gifts are always the best, they are from the heart. I would love to try glass painting, but no matter what I paint I always seam to smudge it.... no matter what!!! lol
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• United States
30 Jun 11
I am also looking into where I can sell my fudge online. I am also wondering if I am able to sell my fudge or if I have to get a business license. I have some other crafts I do such as soap making, painting ornaments and mosaic art. I am also looking into making candles, but I have heard that this can be kind of expensive. If anyone knows if I can sell candy and fudge at Esty or any site please let me know. Thanks
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
21 Apr 11
Well, I have made many things over the yrs and sold them. I have sold a lot of them to friends, coworkers, Swap Meets, Craft shows, Ebay and Etsy, etc. I think a lot of the time it just depends on what I am making at the time and what people are interested in that will sell. Lately my main thing has been Crocheting and selling items I have been making. During the winter months it was scarves, last summer and fall it was bigger purses, and now it is a travel size clutch, purse I have been working on. The joy of having people wanting to buy something is a plus for sure.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
well there are sites like zazzle and others. You can sell shirts, pins, buttons, cups and such.