I’ll be honest with you- I don’t know the first thing about crafting.
But I DO know how to sell stuff online.
And I personally show complete beginners (including folks within the craft business) how to sell products online successfully.
So if you’re looking for highly profitable craft ideas, and how to actually sell your crafts online, then you are going to want to read this article in full.
5 Craft Ideas You Can Profit From in 2018
Before you can go about selling crafts profitably within the online world, you need to know what’s selling now and what’s not.
Makes sense, right?
There are literally 1000’s of different crafts you can sell too. So narrowing this down is no easy task. Which is why, rather than confine your creativity, I’ve decided to write about the most popular categories of crafts.
This way, you can see what types of crafts are selling very well which gives you a good gauge on what people want. But there’s still plenty of room to choose a specific craft you love.
Sound good? Ok. Let’s dive in…
1) Home Décor
From handcrafted pots for plants to home decor of all kinds, many online craft sellers are having huge success selling home décor related crafts.
Some of the top ideas within the home décor category include:
- Handmade candles and candle holders
- Wall and door décor (such as hanging lights, wreaths and plants)
- Picture Frames
- Handmade pillows
If you’re good at crafting home décor items or interior design type products, this may be the perfect category for you to explore.
2) Craft Jewelry
Jewelry is one of the best selling categories of all when it comes to crafts. Online or offline for that matter. Without a doubt.
People love this stuff. And they love variety, creativity and personalized jewelry.
Here’s a few ideas to get you thinking:
- Handmade brooches, clips and pins
- Body jewelry such as arm bands, toe, nipple, lip and ear rings
- Bracelets, anklets, necklaces and rings of any kind
Remember, there’s plenty of men interested in this type of jewelry too. So this can make for a great gift idea and there are many avenues to explore.
3) Artistic Crafts
This category includes anything from paintings and sculptures, to drawings and fibre arts such as quilts and macrame.
There’s virtually no limit to the amount of artistic pieces you can create and sell. Which is why it pays to give some thought about what specific type of art you want to sell.
That way you’re not competing against ‘art sellers’. You are competing against a much smaller number of sellers so you can position yourself as the ‘go to’ for this type of product.
Here’s some of the top ideas:
- Macrame wall hangings
- Crochet pieces
- Wood, glass, clay and wire sculptures
- Dolls, miniatures and dioramas
- Paintings, drawings and prints
Finding your specific ‘niche’ within the overall art category of crafts can set you up for a very profitable business. People have been buying creative works like this for many years, and will continue to do so for many years to come.
4) Kids and Baby Crafts
This category has come to be extremely popular because people love hand crafted items for their child or infant. There’s also a wide variety of crafts you can sell within this space so there’s plenty of opportunity here.
Here some ideas:
- Kids clothing, diaper covers, blankets and boots
- Games, puzzles and toys
- Stuffed animals, dolls and action figures
- Child and infant furniture such as cribs, stools and baby gyms
- Children’s books and learning materials
We’re really only scratching the surface here, there are tons of unique crafts ideas that parents love purchasing for their kids.
5) Vintage Crafts
This category includes many of the products we’ve already discussed, but with a ‘vintage’ twist.
- Vintage home décor of any type
- Vintage games, toys and puzzles
- Vintage art and collectibles
- Vintage clothing and accessories
So anything from bags and purses, sunglass cases and cell phone covers, keychains to jewelry, clothing and picture frames. Many people love this kind of thing, so given how expansive this category can be, there’s a big market here.
THREE Simple Steps to Selling Your Crafts Online
Now that we’ve looked at some great money making craft ideas, it’s time to learn how you can actually sell this stuff online.
After all, you can have the best crafts on the planet. But if you don’t know how or where to sell them- you won’t make a dime.
So it’s important to know how to get started selling your crafts if you want to make money. Since you’re here reading this I’m assuming this is your primary goal.
The good news is, there are only THREE main steps you need to sell your crafts online.
And I’m going to walk you through each of these steps now.
Step 1: Give Your Art a Home (A Website)
The first thing you need is a website or a blog.
This is not just for your craft, this is to allow you to engage with your potential customers and will act like the most interactive “shop” in the world. This allows you to engage people in your craft to talk about your crafts and the craft industry in general (whatever your interests may be), and build yourself as an authority online.
And of course, sell your craft. You can actually get some really awesome websites for completely FREE these days through services like SiteRubix.com. Literally 10 minutes from now you can have a website that looks like the following, up and running and ready to sell your crafts.
Got an idea for your initial website? You can get started with your website as soon as… NOW, and get it up and running for free. This is a fully functional website and gives you access to Wealthy Affiliate, a community that will train you and help you with your art promotions online.
Start building your website right now using the little tool below that will tell you if your free domain name is available.
Or you can go directly to the SiteRubix.com website and start building your AWESOME craft site!
Step 2: Getting Your Craft Exposed (Getting Traffic)
You could have the best crafts in the world, but without getting real people to see it, you have no chance of selling your pieces.
In other words, without traffic (people), you have no business. You are in no better position than you are now and that is why the very first thing you should do after you have your website is get yourself training on how to get traffic within the online world.
Statistic Alert: There are close to 4 BILLION people online.
That is a lot of people and that is the sort of potential you have online. Your crafts can get amazing exposure online and get exposure in a way that no studio could ever offer you. Your website is going to be your foundation for selling, your traffic is going to be the audience that buys your crafts.
So where do you get this training?
If you set-up a website already from Step 1, this will have granted you access to the Wealthy Affiliate community which is THE PLACE that you are going to get this training (included with your website).
If you already have a website for your business and you just want the training on how to get traffic (again this is totally free to get going), you can sign-up directly to the WealthyAffiliate.com website.
Step 3: Keeping Your Online Craft Business Progressing (Getting Help When You Need it)
Imagine having 1,000’s of experts within the online world you could rely on if you ever had any quesitons about promoting your art or getting more exposure to your art.
Close your eyes and picture this. OK. Open them.
This is a reality and getting help from ME PERSONALLY is ALSO a reality.
Here’s a sneak peak of how real people are getting real help from me to grow their business:
This is my profile within Wealthy Affiliate where I help people on a daily basis. At anytime if you ever need a hand with anything, you simply pop by with your questions about your online biz and I will hep you out. 🙂
If you have help 24/7/365 with your online business, everything from getting traffic to your website, to building your actual site, if you need help there will be someone there within the community to lend you a hand.
Got Questions About Selling Your Crafts?
Then please promise me one thing….you won’t hesitate to ask me questions in the comment area below.
I am here to help you out and I would love nothing more than to help you get up and running with the online world and help you create a successful (and profitable) campaign for selling your art online. Hit me up if you need anything and I will be sure to get back within “hours” most of the time.
I look forward to helping you create a profitable craft selling business online!