Published On: 11-15-2011 11:12pm
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The state of the economy is always in the news. But why let it dictate who you are and what you want to do in the future? Take action now and make those idle dreams come true.
If you are good at making a craft and would like to sell it for profit, you need to do some easy research to get started.
You need to see if your craft is in demand. Look for articles about your craft to see if it is marketable. Also look at your competition and the prices that are charged for the items.
Is your product unique enough to be sought out by others despite your competition? You need an edge in your market. For instance, in my card making enterprise, there is much competition but each crafter has his/her own style. Some specialize in stamping their cards, others use humor on them, still others use retro drawings or hand painting, many use photography, or some use bold colors that grab attention, etc. Find your niche in your craft market by being different and hopefully unique.
See if your products will sell by showing them to your friends who may have a need for your items. Ask their opinion on the usefulness, design, and price. Ask them to give you an honest critique of your craft. If you have sold several pieces of your line to friends and they are eager to buy more, you have put your foot in the door and are ready for online sales.
Please remember that online sales do not necessarily flourish in the beginning. It takes time and patience. You must learn the internet marketing principles to be successful. The venue I sell my crafts on, Artfire, gives you thorough marketing guides and tutoring to help you become a successful small business owner with your craft.