Not all individuals are gifted when it comes to crafting. If you are endowed with an excellent skill and can merge brilliant jewelry pieces, then you might as well think of how you can earn from it.
Your ability and passion for crafting gives you an opportunity to make money. Here are valuable tips on how you can effectively market your intricate masterpieces:
Start making enough pieces
Craft adequate amount of jewelry to serve as your supply. You can create up to how many pieces you want. Ten or twenty pieces can be enough to start with.
Design your own business card
This is relevant so potential customers can easily contact you. Make sure to print your name, contact number, e-mail address or telephone number and address clearly. You can design it personally or have it done at a printing store. Thirty copies of your own business card are enough to make a good start.
Make a description card
Make sure to equip your masterpieces with a description card that states about each of your jewelry piece’s details. In the description card, you can write details about the material(s) used, the style or crafting technique applied, the symbolism of the craft as well as its price.
You can also formulate a name for your individual masterpieces based on its symbol. This will make your customers become interested in your craft.
Photograph your products
Make sure to take clear and vivid pictures of your jewelry pieces. No one will be interested in inquiring about a product that is poorly filmed. Also, ensure to make excellent prints of each.
Work with local boutiques
Talk to the small shop owners in your place that are also selling jewelry pieces. Targeting small stores will be easier to start with compared to larger ones. Show some of your jewelry pieces. Also, make sure that you bring with you the photos of your craft, its description card; some sample pieces as well as your business card.
Market your crafts and your ability
Ask to speak to the owner or manager of the store. In some cases, you can schedule an appointment to make your proposal more formal. Give details why your masterpieces would do well in her store. Also give hints that you can constantly provide more supply if needed.
Make sure to leave your contact card
Give your contact details or your business card to whoever you speak or the one in charge in the store if you were unable to speak to the owner. Leave also some pictures of your craft including its description card. Do not leave actual samples unless the owner requests it. Allow him her enough time to think about your proposal.
Numerous online marketplaces exist for handcrafted goods. You can also venture to showcase your handcrafted jewelries on online networking sites. These provide a good way to attract potential customers and make your goods widely known.
Handcrafting jewelries can be a potential source of extra income if you are resourceful enough on how to market them efficiently.