Have you thought about turning your hobby into a small business? Many people do, and if you’re a skilled crafts-person (or even experienced hobbyist) you too could could turn it into an enjoyable cash generating tool.

Outside of the usual craft fairs and fetes , you can use marketplaces on the internet to market and sell your goods. Here are some of the most popular:

www.etsy.com

Etsy is the most well-known of the craft marketplaces. It’s also a great place to scout out if there is a gap in the market for your items. If not, you can see how similar sellers are pricing their items. It is global so has a large potential customer pool.

Start selling on Etsy

www.folksy.com

Folksy is a British based marketplace for selling your arts & crafts. They have an easy to use site and also a useful blog, with posts like this one on how to use twitter to grow your sales.

Start selling on folksy

www.misi.co.uk

Misi is another UK based marketplace. Don’t forget that you can sell on multiple platforms at the same time – so why not? Misi is fairly easy to navigate and has a good amount of categories to sell into.

Start selling on Misi

www.coriandr.com

Coriandr is fairly old-school in its layout, harking back to early 2000s websites. However this is another site with a good amount of categories and large array of products.

Start selling on Coriandr

 

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