Motivation for selling handmade products online
If you are thinking about diving headfirst into the world of building your own online shop (using ETSY or your own little chunk of online real estate, it makes no difference) but are having a bit of a tough time really motivating yourself to get started, hopefully we are going to be able to give you that nudge forward you need!
Make no mistake about it. The Internet has completely changed the way we do business forever, and has really leveled the playing field for anyone and everyone looking to pursue their dreams or create the kind of financial future they’ve always wanted.
You have the chance to build your own global business selling locally sourced handmade products online, the kind of opportunity that billions and billions of people throughout history would have absolutely killed for. Do not squander this chance!
Unlock *almost* passive income online
One of the beautiful things about selling your own handmade products online (especially with a store on the ETSY platform, for example) is that you’ll be able to kind of “set it and forget it” when it comes to business rather than really try and hawk your own wares.
A lot of people that have fallen in love with a specific craft or a specific discipline really struggle with the selling side of things, and it’s easy to see why. When your hand making things, a part of you is being folded into the raw materials and in the finished product – and it’s almost impossible to place a price tag on your blood, sweat, and tears.
Thankfully though, with a platform like ETSY, you get to distance yourself from becoming a “slimy salesman”. Simply throw your stuff up online, tag it with a price, and allow the marketplace and the platform to do the rest of the heavy lifting for you.
By all means market or advertise if that’s something that you’re interested in – but with the help that ETSY can provide, that may not be all that necessary.
Tap into a worldwide marketplace and community
Another huge benefit that you’re going to be able to leverage when you go with a platform like ETSY for your handmade products is that you’ll be able to tap into an already established worldwide marketplace and community.
Think of this like the world’s largest flea market or the world’s largest craft fair. Not only are you going to find interested and excited prospects for your handmade wares, but you’re also going to run into like-minded individuals and maybe able to establish lifelong friendships with fellow handmade producers.
There’s never been anything quite like this before. It’s very, very exciting!
Establish a new career
At the end of the day, you may only be interested in getting started with selling things on ETSY to make a little bit of extra money on the side with your gifts and your talents – but you also might be interested in establishing a brand-new career.
There have been a lot of success stories online in the handmade product and craft community, with some individuals making far more with this approach than they ever did at their old jobs.
You might be the next success story!