How to Start Earning from Your Crafts

As millennials are taking over the world, it’s no surprise that arts and crafts are becoming more popular. And we’re sure that you’ve all had a go at something. Maybe you tried making your kids some toys or using that old T-shirt as a pillowcase.

As people are looking for more eco – friendly ways to use old things and ideas to save money, crafts and DIYs are taking a new place in society. But can you make a living out of it? Let’s find out.

Pick a Theme

Do you like making things out of yarn? Or does making your own soap get you excited? Once you know what you want to do, it will be much easier to start building your plan. Try to make it something that will draw attention and make others curious. If you are still stuck for an idea, here are a  couple of suggestions to help you decide.

The reality is, when you pick a theme and stick to it, your customers will like the consistency of it. Meaning, if they bought a unicorn-shaped coffee mug once, it is likely they will come back for more of the same thing.

Social Media

Everything we do is online now, and we are constantly on our phones. What better way to advertise your product than on social media? Somewhere in your followers is a person that gets more likes than any. Talk to them, and see if they are willing to help you build your business.

Of course, a few free samples wouldn’t hurt to get their attention. Get them to like your product first. When they’re happy with your craft, it will show in their posts as well. And you would be surprised at what a few likes and tags can do for you.

Heads up!

Before you get anything going, make sure to know all of the legal facts you might face. One vital part to be aware of is taxes. Even as a self – employed person, there are dues to be paid to the government. There are differences between taxes in Canada and the U.S. So if you don’t want to be behind at the end of the tax year, this is research you can’t miss.

But if you still feel uncomfortable tackling all of that yourself, you could get help. And we mean professional advice. For tax residents in Canada, there are many places online that offer a great deal of help in dealing with legal situations. Just look around and find the right person for you.


Whether you are new to the business world, or already have the experience, stay up to date with new laws and rules. When it comes to crafts, anything you can imagine can be done. That is why it’s had one of the most significant expansions in the past three years.

People want homemade pieces and are ready to pay. Learn more about your chosen business, and you’ll be able to make a decent living of what used to be just a hobby.