Do you inspire a deep passion for crafting and want to turn your creations into an online business? Are you searching for a way to be financially successful and be a stay at home mom? Good news ladies, (and stay at home gents) there are thousands of crafts that make money today. You’ve got the talent, let me help you with your marketing. Want to jump ahead to the craft ideas before starting your business? It’s my pleasure to provide a table of contents for easy navigation, enjoy!
But before we begin, if you’re looking for a way to make a few extra dollars, have you considered blogging? I have a free course that shows you how the strategies I’ve used to make over $1Million dollars with my blog (as a stay at home mom of three kids). Interested? You can get the free course here.
How to Start Your Online Craft Business
Starting an online business parallels the brick and mortar model with an emphasis for success being on location. Many scenes have real estate for sale. So the question is, where are you going to set up shop? Let’s venture three avenues to determine your route.
Create Your Website
Starting your blog is the most profitable venue for marketing your products and establishing yourself as a reputable business owner. It’s simple to set up and gives you complete control of your business.
After you’ve selected your self-hosted plan, enable your website to sell your crafts online by installing the free WooCommerce plugin. Activating the plugin prompts you to set up your account. Follow the cues for easy set-up to upload product images, compose product descriptions, and establish product prices.
Create Printables Online
If you’re into digital crafts and printables (no inventory, huge profit margins, easy to make, etc) then boy, do I have good news for you!
My students are crushing it with their pretty printables. Some making as much as $1,000+ per day!
“I have had an amazing first few months of selling printables online! My sales increase each month and I finally work from home full-time selling printables!” – Tam (makes $4,000+ per month with printables)
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your Printables by Number course. Today I sold my first printable coloring book (well actually this is the first thing I have ever sold). So far I have made $300 off of a $3 coloring book!” – Leslie
🧡💌 If you’d like to learn how to create digital crafts and sell them online, checkout the Printables by Number course here. 🧡💌
Or if you sell physical crafts.. keep reading the post below.
Start a Shopify Site
Shopify is a paid online platform that is already established and enabled for selling crafts that make money and other online goods. They offer a 14-day-free-trial and are trusted by over 800,000 businesses worldwide. A Shopify site may serve its purpose, but it’s limiting for future endeavors and doesn’t allow for you to earn revenue with other monetization methods implemented when operating your own blog.
Set-up Your Etsy Shop
Etsy is an affordable eCommerce platform where people sell handmade items. Many bloggers prefer this route instead of operating their own WooCommerce and instead link their Etsy Store to their blog later.
Crafts That Make Money
Great! Now that you have established how to set up your online business, let’s dive into this super-amazing list of crafts that make money so you can start creating today!
Skin Care Crafts That Make Money
Are you an essential oils mama and looking to expand your business by making smell goods? Tons of products exist in the realm of skincare and many have exploded onto the craft scene with promises of profitable returns.
Bath Bombs have become all the rave these last couple of years. Created to clean, deodorize, and repair skin. As an added bonus they effervesce when wet, creating a tickling, fun-fizzy experience. Here are a few of my favorite recipes.
Body scrubs are used to exfoliate, removing dry-dead skin from your body. Leaving it revitalized and youthful. Additionally, body scrubs reduce clogged pores, acne, and other skin issues. Here are a handful of fabulous recipes to get you started.
Handmade natural soaps are a magnificent alternative to standard store-bought brands. Free from harmful chemicals and known allergens, handmade soaps are created by all-natural ingredients and proves to be a craft that makes money for many.
Like the body scrubs and soaps, homemade lip balms are becoming increasingly popular because of their all-natural ingredients. Visit these sites for tips, recipes, and free printable labels to get you started on your lip balm journey.
Eco-Friendly Crafts That Make Money
Many crafts have come forth to aid in combatting economical issues like single-use plastics that pollute our oceans and kill our wildlife. Check out these ideas for pioneering in the art of eco-friendly crafts that make money while also advocating for our planet’s health.
Reusable Grocery Bags
Reusable grocery bags are practical and are the way of the future. Many retailers in the United States have eliminated plastic bags and encourage you to bring your own or purchase one of their branded bags. Check out these amazing patterns.
Reusable Produce Bags
Another fantastic way to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics is with reusable produce bags. Here are my favorite renditions of this valuable asset on shopping excursions.
Fabric Gift Bags
Fabric gifts bags are the Eco-friendly solution to wasteful wrapping paper and gift boxes. And they come with the extra incentive of a thoughtful personal touch.
Home Decor Crafts That Make Money
Thousands of ideas are circulating online for crafts that make money while jazzing up interiors around the world. If you have an eye for interior design, check out these home decor craft options.
Yarn Wrapped Bottles
Okay, yarn wrapped bottles are officially one of my new favorite things. Embellishments can include buttons, crystals, ribbons, silk flowers, and bows.
Learn how to make decorative throw pillows and go into business. Many patterns are achievable for under ten bucks! I’ve included a DIY stars and stripes pattern made from dollar store bandanas to highlight frugal but fabulous crafts. And check out the re-purposed sweaters!
Decorative picture frames make wonderful additions to any home and are widely popular on Pinterest. Visit some of my Pinterest favs and let your creative mind unfold.
Ahh! I just love these and many of them are cheap and easy to make. Another dollar store craft that continues to dominate online businesses and Etsy shops.
Marbled Clay Ring Dishes
A beautiful addition to a vanity or nightstand, marbled clay ring dishes is a perfect fashion to add a splash of color to the environment while also a great way to store rings and other jewelry.
Chalkboard crafts are becoming increasingly popular around kitchens and homes all over the states. Explore these crafting fashions for ideas on how to market this niche.
Jewelry Crafts That Make Money
Jewelry is one of the largest denominations in the handmade crafting business and with good reason. Everybody knows that good things come in small packages! Explore the beauty and potential of this business with jewelry crafts that make money.
Beaded bracelets are a fun and popular way to jazz up an outfit. Visit these tutorials on how to make beaded bracelets and rev up your creative juices.
Crafting beautiful pendants for necklaces is another fantastic outlet of creativity that can prove lucrative with the right passion and marketing. I’ve included pendants that will wow, charm, and promote playfulness.
Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
Wire wrapped bead rings are one of the coolest and easiest crafts that make money. And the best part is that they don’t cost much to make. Seriously guys! You can find many of the required pieces at your local dollar store. Way cool.
The right pair of earrings can take you from ordinary to sexy and sassy. Here is a sampling of ideas to get you crafting.
Fashion Crafts That Make Money
Are you a fashionista on a mission to create and share your style? Consider sewing fashion crafts that make money. Let’s take a look at a few booming businesses.
I’m in love with the aprons on Pinterest and it’s become impossible to choose my top four! Tons of exciting patterns and styles are available.
Handmade purses are adorably fun and a one of a kind alternative to your mother’s handbag. Check out these fabulous Pinterest finds for ideas on creating your own line of handmade bags.
Scarves are worn for a number of reasons including fashion, warmth, and cleanliness! With multiple purposes and several types of scarves to craft, this business is perfect for multi-tasking mamas with fashion sense.
Smell Good Crafts That Make Money
Are you passionate about making the world a better-smelling place? Several smell good crafts that make money exist to help you monetize your dream. Read on for inspiration and delightful finds.
Homemade wax melts are another craft that makes money with the right passion and marketing. Here are a few of my favorite cubes to melt on a Sunday afternoon.
Pallet Crafts That Make Money
Pallet Crafts are super fun and versatile. It is so cool transforming dirty old pallets into magnificent works of art. I’ve included a patriotic sign in hopes I gave you time before the fourth of July to makeover your old pallets!
Digital Crafts That Make Money
Digital crafts are products you create and sell online such as Printables, eBooks, and Online Courses. These crafts aren’t limited to online marketers and bloggers. You can create and sell these products demonstrating knowledge on an endless amount of subjects.
Printables are a super easy way to start making immediate money once you’ve narrowed your niche. If you’re creative and want to learn how to make beautiful graphics, you can definitely create printables! It’s so simple and I created a video tutorial to ease you into it! You can dive into my in-depth course too if you want to turn this into a business.
Writing is a craft and a very profitable one if you have insight or expertise you can lend on a subject. Writing an eBook isn’t as daunting a task as it may seem. Find out how to write an eBook in one month as a blogger. Trust me, if I can do this with three kids, minimal sleep, and all while only being on my second cup of coffee, you got this girl!
Online courses are one of the most profitable digital crafts you can create if you’re skilled or knowledgeable in the field. What do you have to share with the world? Can you offer any guidance, insight, or a fresh perspective on common topics? I know you can. Visit how to create a free online course for a better understanding of how to craft them, or watch my video tutorial below.
Students who have gone through Course by Number have hit revenues as high as $20,000 per month!
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Ready to Start Your Online Business?
What do you think? Are you ready to start your online business so you can ditch your nine-to-five and stay at home with your kids? It’s achievable, trust me. You can do this and I want you to succeed in it. It takes less than five minutes to secure your website.
Don’t waste another day, dreaming about your passions instead of fulfilling them. Did I miss any major money-making crafts? Please add them to the comments and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get more tips!