If you are an extremely and colourful creative person who loves to do craft and enjoys being creative, you might want to consider starting a small side business that you can work on during your free time and during your weekends. Most people dream of starting their own business but will not do so until they are one day able to quit their full time job and work on it full time which is either something that will never happen or it is something that will not happen for a very long time. If you want to start a business of your own, the best time for you to do it is the present even if this means that you will be starting on a much smaller scale that you dream of.
Make a list of potential markets
As a crafter, there are many potential business opportunities out there that you can tap in to. Make a list of all the things that you can make including greeting cards, promotional corporate gifts, gift boxes and even jewelry and then make another list of ways you can market these products to the end consumer.
Some of the most obvious are birthday and birthday gifts where you can market some of your gorgeous handmade gifts along with a handmade greeting card to go with it. Of course, you can also target companies and business who buy business gifts for their clients in order to guarantee a bulk order in one go. It would be a great idea for you to speak to companies and ask them about their individual requirements so that you can personalize the gift to suit each company.
Some ideas for corporate gifts include branded handmade pen holders, diaries, organizers and other things that working people use together with greeting cards that are personalized with the company logo.
You can also target individuals looking to buy gifts for people for birthdays, anniversaries or just to say thank you. You will need to advertise your products in a way that you encourage people to buy gifts even if they were not intending on doing so. You can do this by having advertisements along the lines of “do you appreciate someone in your life? Why not gift them a gorgeous card or gift pack to let them know they are loved and appreciated” in order to give ideas to people because everyone has someone in their lives that they appreciate and love but rarely ever have the opportunity to express their feelings to.