Earn Extra Income – 6 Creative Crafting Ideas

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to earn extra income during your free time? If you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, creating your own crafts is an excellent way to cushion your present income. Most people are likely to have one or more talents that they can turn into cash! It’s a great way to have more money to pay off bills or save for long overdue vacations!

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The first thing you’ll need to decide on is what you can create. Some popular choices are homemade candles, home decorations, and all sorts of baked goods! (Including dog or cat treats). After you’ve figured out what you can sell, you’ll need to build up some inventory.

Next you’ll need to investigate flea malls, antique stores, or other venues to set up a display. If you’re selling jewelry or other small crafts, you’ll need a glass display case to show them off! You can rent out a booth or an open space in a store or attend craft fairs. Of course, there’s also a wide assortment of dot coms where you can set up shop too!

Here are some unique crafts you might want to master to earn extra income.

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Earn Extra Income Crafting

  • As more and more people are trying to get healthy by walking, why not give them something to walk with by creating your own walking sticks! This idea really resonates with me because I’ve been walking with some friends lately on a local nature trail through the national forest and everyone uses them!

    They don’t cost much to make as long as you have your own supply of wood or you know where you can get some. You can adorn walking sticks with stones, mirrors, or leather straps that will help you fetch a bigger price. Walking sticks can sell anywhere from $10 - $100, depending on how fancy and detailed you make them! That’s not too shabby eh?

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  • Are you good handling small items? If so, you may have a talent for making your own necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. Jewelry designers make all sorts of amazing products that sell very well if you’re any good at it.

    To get started, you’ll need to figure out what material you’ll work with, be it metals, stones, beads, or whatever! You will need to consider the initial cost of materials and fees when pricing your items. Additionally, you should invest some time researching products before you begin to make sure there’s a market for them. In some cases, the more unique they are, the faster you’ll earn extra income!

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  • If you have a natural knack for growing things, you may want to investigate selling plants! If you can propagate them from existing plants, you’ll make a lot more. Starting plants from seedlings will cut out a lot of growing time, as opposed to starting from seeds. If you are patient, you could make topiaries from herbs from rosemary or lavender, or other specialized plants.

    The fancier your plants are, the higher price they’ll sell for! Set up plant sales at roadside stands after obtaining city permits or sell your plants yard-sale style. Once word gets out about your unique plants, more and more people are likely to buy from you!

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  • Do you know how to draw? If so, you’ll be amazed at how much art is selling for these days! If you’re really good at it, local galleries might display your work too! If you can replicate something from a photo, that’s another option to offer folks that pays well!

    Art supplies can get costly though so if you can’t even draw a stick man, you’re better off trying something else. Sell your paintings at a minimum until people know your name. After that, your earnings could sky rocket!

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  • Taking photographs is another way to earn extra income that pays well! If you already own a camera, it will help keep your starting costs down. However, if you don’t, you can always pick up a good used camera on Ebay or Amazon.

    Once you get into the photography groove, you can offer to take pictures at weddings, social get-togethers, or other celebrations! Otherwise, take pictures of nature, (wild flowers, animals, mountains, sunsets, rolling hills, etc.) local fairs, or famous landmarks! Advertise your business on Craigslist for free or run an ad in the local paper.

    You can also sell stock photo’s online at sites like Shutterstock.com and iStockphoto.com. People are always looking for pictures to dress up their own sites, brochures, and magazines. Keeping your prices reasonable will help you build up your business.

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  • If you have an eye for finding vintage collectibles, you are a diamond in the rough! If you already have a plethora of antiques on hand, you might want to consider parting with some of them too!

    If you don’t already have your own inventory to sell, you can find items to sell at local yard sales on Saturday mornings. Of course, the trick to turning a profit is to buy low and sell high! Then turn your investments into cash at local flea malls or open an online shop!

    If you have a sewing machine, you can earn extra income making clothes, handbags, or even personalized socks. You can also pad your bank account by knitting, crocheting, or quilting! If you can't think of anything you'd like to make, get some fantastic ideas here. When it comes to handmade, you are only limited by your imagination!

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