When you mention arts & crafts to most people they think of hobbies and the kind of activities that children are given in school to promote their creativity but depending on the art and / or craft in question, there is definitely money to be made online. The great thing about doing business online is that it doesn’t matter where you are, you can still have customers all over the world from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Outer Mongolia as long as they’ve got an internet connection and UPS goes there.
Essentially you’d be creating and manufacturing your own products and selling them online. In fact, this could easily tie in to the Ebay & Auction selling business described in a previous post.
Many of the same skills are needed along with the creativity to come up with the products themselves. One book that I’ve seen recommended on the subject is: “The Crafts Business Answer Book: Starting, Managing, and Marketing a Homebased Arts, Crafts, or Design Business” by Barbara Brabec which has favorable reviews when I checked it out on Amazon
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