Thinking about selling handmade signs and things. Help!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ChellFish22:  They all look great! You definitely are crafty. I have to tell you, I totally love that tree skirt and would definitely buy one if you had them for sale!

Post # 6
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771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ChellFish22:  I love the tree skirt! I think u could definitely make some money opening an etsy shop!

Post # 10
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ChellFish22:  I do have an Etsy shop, but don’t make enough to quit my job. I do mostly custom order stuff, but I’m trying to stock up since last year nearing Christmas it got very stressful.

Your items are adorable–I think they’d do well on Etsy! 🙂

Post # 12
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3223 posts
Sugar bee

@ChellFish22:  I think like all business owners you need to do a bit of feasability work. 

How long does it take you to make one?  What would it sell for?  What is your time worth?  Typically craft sales don’t make enough to replace a job.

They look great though I am not sure how large the market is for hand painted signs. 

Good luck.

Post # 13
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3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@ChellFish22:  The tree skirt is very cute! How much would you have to ask for it?

I am not a burlap fan and don’t like rustic. So, it’s the red and white candy stripe that is appealing.

Just a note of caution: your freinds, relatives, and coworkers will tell you all of your life that “you should sell that/go into that trade/etc” but IRL there is little money to be made in crafts. Can you make more than you make at one of your pt jobs? Depends on how much you make at that job.

The skirt is adorable, though, and should be easy to ship.

 

Post # 14
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@ChellFish22:  What other kind of stuff? Wedding related? 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@ChellFish22:  Oh and I love all three! Especially the garland! 

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