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Home craft business

posted Mar 11, 2016 09:28:24 by RedSeol
I received a knitted pouch from my friend for birthday gift a while ago. She said she made it herself. She has made various crafts for years, for example pouches, small bags, and phone straps. Mostly they are gifts for her friends and colleagues. I told her she could probably turn this hobby into business because it seems like a promising field and her designs are creative. After doing small research, she decided against it because she had to be very unique to compete with existing designs. She said she was content to let it stay as hobby like it is now.

What do you think of home craft business? Is there any tips on how to make this kind of business successful?
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Jenny Vance said Mar 11, 2016 11:48:58
I have thought about this very same thing for years. I crochet and have looked into selling my wares, so to speak. However, the market seems to be flooded where I am and Ebay and etsy have more crocheted items than I can count. Like your friend, I will keep my craft as a hobby.
RyanScotts said Mar 11, 2016 17:17:04
Could she somehow glue laminated pictures onto the finished product per the customers' request? That would show a new level of ingenuity, personalization and detail.
Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.

~Lao Tzu
RedSeol said Mar 13, 2016 06:25:14
Jenny, I can understand your situation. Here it is a popular field; many are small business, creating online channels on LINE or Twitter and spreading mostly from mouth-to-mouth recommendations. It requires so much thinking to make profits.

RyanScotts, thank you for the recommendation! Do you mean to make it as a photo holder or something like that? She mostly create knitted products. I remember she once made a small bag with additional knitted object on top of it. It is one of her most complicated projects. It does not mean impossible, though. It is true that we are usually hesitant to put laminated pictures because it may look ugly. I will pass your idea to her.
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