Have you ever imagined what it would be like to earn money
doing something you love, like making beaded jewelry? A home based jewelry
business is a great way to bring in extra income, and you don't even need to
own a gallery or a shop to sell your handmade jewelry.
I can't speak for everyone, but I know that when I sell my
jewelry at craft shows and through galleries, I take great pride in knowing
that my jewelry-making skills are appreciated by my customers. I've worked hard
to perfect my craft, and so have you!
So you know that you want to start selling your jewelry or
you want to start a home based jewelry business, but you don't know where to
begin. You'll need jewelry display ideas and information about how to set up
and sell at jewelry craft shows. We've assembled a great collection of basic
how-to articles and blogs to get you started selling your handmade beaded
The first thing you need to do is pick a name
for your business so that customers can identify you and your handmade jewelry.
Michelle Mach had some great advice on naming your business, dealing with
customers and setting up at craft shows.
You can also market your work to local galleries
and shops with the suggestions and tips from Beadwork magazine's Jean Campbell. Seeing your work in-person is a
great way to reach customers and make sales! Learn how to approach a gallery or
shop owner with your handmade jewelry and how to protect your business
interests when you start up a relationship with a local business.
Of course, when the economy isn't as good as it
can be, you might notice a downtick in sales of handmade jewelry. Denise Peck
of Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine
knows how to make the best of any situation when it comes to selling handmade
jewelry at craft shows in tough times.
Just the thought of preparing for your first
craft show can be enough to send you running for cover. Never fear, we have
expert information from Vicki Lareau about what to bring and how to pack for
your first craft show from her fabulous book, How to Market and Sell Your Handmade Jewelry.
Also from Vicki's book are some useful ideas for
creating a great booth display for your craft show. Presentation is everything
when it comes to making sales at a craft show, and if you want to branch out
and expand into new shows and markets, you'll need to have professional-looking
jewelry displays to do it.
Last but not least, once you have established
yourself in the craft show world, you may want to expand your home based
jewelry business into the realm of selling online. Read my article about things
to think about when choosing your online marketplace before you sign up with an
Selling your handmade jewelry can earn you a little extra
income every month, or, with a little work and perseverance, it can turn into a
full-time home based jewelry business. I hope our collection of jewelry
business articles inspires you to chase your dreams of earning money doing
something you love. Download your copy of our free eBook, How to Sell Jewelry: Improve Your Home-Based Jewelry Business with Free Tips for Selling Beaded Jewelry
and start selling your handmade beaded jewelry today!
Do you have a tip for someone who is just getting into the business of selling their beaded jewelry? Leave a comment and share your advice here on the Beading Daily blog!
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