Selling Crafts:

Home Crafts Opportunities for Creative Folks

Do you fit the stereotype of a "starving artist"? Begin selling crafts or art as a home business!

Are you a crafter, or an artist? Tell us about it!

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The Internet has now made it possible for all kinds of artists to have a real home business selling crafts.

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The web has created a platform for artists to share and display their creative efforts around the globe.

There's never been a better time for the artistic community to take advantage of the technology...

Going through a creative block? Needing some inspiration? Wanting to generate new ideas? Check out this Craft Ideas Blessing!

...and explore the different home craft business opportunities available.

Here's a great example:

All About Cupcakes is a website dedicated to cupcakes. It includes step-by-step instructions on baking and decorating the perfect cupcake for every occasion. The website also explores the world of cupcake-inspired products--crafts, pinatas, party games and more.

Or does this picture sound familiar? If you're a painter, maybe you had to locate a gallery or showroom, trying to convince a curator to display your work. If you've done arts or crafts, you've probably even tried setting up shop in a fair booth.

The Fairs and Festivals Vendor Calendar is a really great resource for crafters who do shows, or want to.

It's a craft fairs calendar for the United States - membership gives you access to vendor information for craft shows, art fairs, and music festivals. If you're looking to do fairs and increase your profits, check it out!.

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If you're a writer, chances are you've searched for an editor to hire you to do magazine articles...

...or publish your books.

Now, because of the Internet, there are tons of new home craft business opportunities are waiting for artists.

For example, you can create your own personal web site, which can also operate as your own digital art gallery.

If you write, you can also do a web magazine...

...that can showcase your articles. You can self-publish your books.

Whenever you create a new work, you can easily add a new page or image to your site. You can add a online store to your site...

...selling crafts and cutting out the "middle man".

If you already have a loyal following for your niche... can easily leverage that into more home crafting opportunities. Simply refer your mailing list to your site.

You might try selling crafts or your art on some of the online auction sites. If you have prints or multiple copies of your creations... may choose to offer an affiliate program of your own and recruit people to sell these works for you.

Also consider the possibility of selling art-related products for others as an affiliate marketer.

Set up your own web site that sells items such as posters...

...various art prints...

...stationery items...

...and art supplies.

Writers can also sell other writers' stuff,

and crafters--well, you get the picture!

You can publish a blog or online newsletter...

...and write reviews on artists, writers... & craft shows,

and different products related to your particular field of art or craft.

Dare to try something different! Home craft business opportunities for artistic types are unlimited.

You can support your artistic endeavors!

You really CAN experience the joy of pursuing your true passions in the comfort of home.

What's Your Art or Craft?

Are you a crafter or an artist? Do you have, or want to begin a craft business? What successes or challenges have you experienced? Show off your stuff! See what other crafters & artists have posted!

Make sure to include the web address of your store or site, if you have one.

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What Other Crafters & Artists Have Said

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Artshushus by Violet 
I am an Australian Decorative Artist and have just begun selling my 'Artshu' line of paintings and cards on Etsy (early days). I use the best quality …

More Pillows by Lenora - "Clown" 
I have been making theme pillows and selling them on ebay for a few years. I make my pillows up after the order is placed. This way the customer knows …

More Pillows by Lenora - "Phillies" 
I have been making theme pillows and selling them on ebay for a few years. I make my pillows up after the order is placed. This way the customer knows …

Designer Pens By Randy 
Handcrafted designer pens, created one at a time right here in Colorado Springs from a variety of exotic woods and acrylics. These are virtual works …

Pillows by Lenora 
I have been making theme pillows and sellng them on ebay for a few years. My most popular pillows are sports and tv and movie character themes. I am …

Valerie's Art Studio 
Well.... here goes. I've been drawing and painting ever sense I could pick up a pencil and a paintbrush...(wow I'm starting to get up there!) I love …

Fleece Homemade-by-Hand Blankets 
I just LOVE crafts, especially ones that have to do with color and imagination and these blankets have all that and more! When I work on these blankets, …

In Love with Needlework 
I love to knit and crochet sweaters, scarves, and afghans. I learn to do both as a child, and just fell in love with it. I hope to expand my repetoire. …

Photo frames for all occasions!!!  Not rated yet
Themed photo frames for any and all occasions. I do custom photo frames for sports teams, cheerleading squads, dance teams and more. Check out a few …

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