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.
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
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
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.