Because of the internet, intelligent women everywhere realized that they could work from home with their own home based business. They could make extra money while taking care of the needs of their families. These first women on the online scene opened the path for others who had similar dreams and goals. If you are considering being a work from home mom, there are several things that must be thought through. Start by honestly assessing what it is you want, alongside the difficulties and the opportunities available.
Selling handmade jewelry can be a fun way to turn a hobby into a profitable enterprise and is a great product for a home based business. Handcrafted jewelry does not take a lot of space, requires few tools and some basic supplies. With hard work and perseverance you can make money by selling handmade earrings, handcrafted necklaces and handmade bracelets.
For many handmade jewelry hobbyists, taking the next step of making a pastime into a means of earning is an exciting phase. However, there are also many of those who could still be quite hesitant take their handcrafted jewelry hobby to the next level because of many uncertainties and risks that come along with any business venture. Making handmade jewelry requires creativity, patience and time. Selling handcrafted jewelry is also time consuming and you must focus on marketing, promoting and customer service.
When thinking about starting a home based handmade jewelry business whether or not you know how to make jewelry is the first thing to consider. Most people can string a few beads on a cord and add a clasp and have a beautiful necklace. If you want your handcrafted jewelry business to be successful, then your work has to be exceptional. The quality of work has to be good and the components have to be good quality also. Your designs have to be pleasing to the eye with the colors and textures balanced and complimentary. Your jewelry has to stand out in a crowd and be unique.
One painful lesson I learned years ago when I tried to sell some handmade jewelry at a little craft mall was that your work has to be better quality and more difficult to make than what the average shopper can produce themselves. If you want to sell handmade jewelry then you need to make it in a way that the average person cannot. The difference can be a more complicated design, original techniques, unique components, more expensive components or what ever you can think of to make your work special.
If you are not creative at making things with your hands then you may do well with buying handmade jewelry wholesale, and then sell it directly to your customers at the full retail price. Even if you sell at a discount, because you are a home based business with little overhead expenses you still make a huge profit. You can do a search for wholesale handmade jewelry but you will need to research each option to find wholesale jewelry suppliers that have the best quality unique handcrafted jewelry and reasonable prices.
Buying handmade jewelry from wholesale jewelry suppliers reduces your risk. You get to choose from a wide selection of designs and styles of handmade earrings, handcrafted necklaces and handmade bracelets. If something does not sell you do not buy that item again. If the items sell quickly you simply re-order the designs and styles that sold the best. It is also very easy to test a niche market such as animal jewelry or western jewelry. Wholesale jewelry suppliers who have more experience will be able to provide tried and tested handmade jewelry designs that will sell great in your chosen niche.
Creating a successful home based handmade jewelry business is easily accomplished if you find a wholesale jewelry supplier with great quality unique handcrafted jewelry at reasonable prices. This will leave you with time to devote toward learning handmade jewelry online marketing techniques and selling the handcrafted jewelry as well as time for your family.