Here are 2 FREE RESOURCES FOR STARTING A HANDMADE BUSINESS!
6 Steps to Starting a Home Business: https://bit.ly/2HJrnxY
6 ways to market your Handmade Products: https://bit.ly/3l4pY3d
I have been a home-based business owner for 16 years, and a handmade business owner for over 10 years. In this video, I am sharing with you my handmade, home-based business story! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below click the links above for my totally FREE step-by-step resources for starting your own handmade business. Starting a home business is a great option right now, and it’s even better if you have a good handmade product to market. Hopefully, this video will encourage you on your journey!
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6 steps to Starting a Handmade Business:
1 Pray Psalm 90:17 on a regular basis. Seeking the Lord’s blessing and direction upfront is paramount.
2 Decide what kind of item (goods) or service you are going to sell.
3 Find a place to sell your goods or services.
4 Decide what kind of payment options you are going to accept (cash, check, credit card, etc).
5 Decide on a name for your business.
6 Set up a bank account in your name.
That’s it… seriously! Starting a business is not hard.
Once you complete these 6 steps, you can dive into branding, marketing, accounting, goal-setting and so on! I think most people get overwhelmed thinking they have to do everything at one time when, really, you only need to do one thing at a time. When you make this mindset shift, the process becomes simple and enjoyable!
The IRS defines a business as: “any activity carried on for the production of income from selling goods or performing services.” Crazy simple, even by expert definition
6 ways to Market your Handmade Products:
1 Find a good market (online or in-person) with lots of traffic. At Gracious May, we have an online MARKET that you can apply to join!
2 Keep all of your customer emails (with proper permission) and send out a newsletter when you have a new product available.
3 Create your own website and begin pointing people there!
4 Create new items regularly and in a variety of different colors and styles.
5 Email online stores and ask them if they will carry your product on a drop shipping basis.
6 Contact bloggers and instagrammers with a large following and ask if they will share about your brand in exchange for one of your handmade products!
Consistency is key!
Proverbs 10:4 says: “the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” The dictionary defines diligence as: “Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken”. Don’t give up if you don’t see immediate results… KEEP GOING
“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish you the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish it.” Psalm 90:17