Make MONEY - Work at CRAFTS
Make crafts to sell and earn money
A good display will help you to sell your home made crafts in a fair, craft market or exhibition
More crafts that are more or less easy to make and sell to make some extra money. If you have a hobby that you already enjoy, it needn't be too difficult to build it into a profitable small business. Some people are happy just to sell crafts that they have made themselves for a little extra money but many craftspeople have moved on to run a successful business buying, importing and selling craft-related items and artworks.
Make Dolls' Houses, Furniture and Wooden Toys to sell
Dolls' houses appeal to parents and grandparents who are looking for
an out of the ordinary present for a little girl, as well as adult collectors.
Dolls' houses vary from the simple two-up, two-down house to electrically
lit minature palaces that need a whole room to themselves.
If you are good at woodwork, you could also consider making wooden toys. If you can make to a high standard, wooden toys can command premium prices at the top end of the market.
Furniture Making and Restoring for profit
If you have the right blend of skills, this can be a profitable business - you'll need a workshop/storage area and a large estate car or van. Although people are much more informed these days and there's virtually zero chance of picking up a Chippendale chair from your local junk shop or jumble sale, there are still good quality bargains to be found. Try second-hand shops or advertise locally using classifieds and leaflets.
You can also look at making bespoke furniture if your cabinet-making skills are up to it. Bookcases or shelves to fit a specific alcove are popular items, as are cupboards and storage chests, and toy storage boxes for kids' bedrooms.
Working as a Florist part-time
Not all florists work full-time from a shop. If you have the necessary artistic flair and skills, you can make and supply table arrangements, bridal bouquets and wreaths, decorate weddings and other celebrations and offer a service to local businesses supplying flower arrangements for their premises. Advertise locally using classifieds, leaflets and word-of-mouth.
You could also sell cut flowers and plants from car boot sales, farmer's markets and local markets. Many cities will have a wholesale source like New Covent Garden in London, UK or Dadar Flower Market in Mumbai, India where you can bulk-buy flowers or you can search online.
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If you can mix concrete, you can make garden ornaments. Make statues, gnomes, urns, pots, bird baths, sculptures and other ornaments using plastic moulds and concrete. You should be able to make them a lot cheaper than garden centres sell them for, so your prices should be competitive.You can buy moulds for statues and garden ornaments, planters etc. from specialist supppliers online and the raw materials from any builders merchants or DIY store. Simply assemble the mould and pour in the concrete - a day or two later, you've got a sellable garden ornament. If you're the artistic type you can even create your own moulds from a sculpture or carving and sell copies.