When you’re starting an online business, it’s essential to think carefully about the product you’ll offer to your customers.
Many people dream of quitting the 9-5 and turning their hobby into sustainable income or career.
But it often feels like there’s too much of a learning curve and too many barriers in the way.
They often don’t know much about running or marketing a business, they’re not sure their ideas would ever work, and they’re worried that they just couldn’t earn enough money to make ends meet.
However, this needn’t be the case. With some focus and dedication, you can start making money from doing what you love and become like the one in six small businesses in the UK that are hobbies turned into successful businesses.
Here are some tips on how you can do the same, plus some encouraging success stories along the way.
Dream of chucking it all in so you can follow your passion and start your own online craft business?
You’re not alone.
Many of us wish we could turn our creativity and skills into a money maker, instead of just something we do on the weekend.
But when you first get started, it’s hard to know how to make enough money online so that it doesn’t just provide you with handy extra cash but replaces your regular income, pays the bills and gives you enough to live the life you dream of.
So here I go with my first guest blog post! Who am I? My name is Chris Lynn and I’ve been a professional photographer since 2010. My focus (pun entirely intended) varies at different times during the year, from weddings during summer months, to studio portraits leading up to Christmas, to location shoots and commercial work throughout the year.
How to Start a Craft Business
Making the leap to self-employment and starting a craft business is always an exciting and daunting prospect.
You would get to do exactly what you love, use your creativity to produce beautiful things, become your own boss and make money at the same time. What could be better?
But it all seems like too much work to get started, especially if you’re not a business-minded person and you’re far from being clued up when it comes to technology.
Let’s change all that today. Let’s break down exactly what you need to do to start a craft business in easy-to-understand steps so you can start making that dream a reality.
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