Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 02:15 pm
Have you ever made a few crafts, but then thought it too much of a hassle to sell them? Here is how I sell my excess craft creations –it is super simple and works great!
The Simplest Way To Sell Your Crafts: Creating a Craft Sale on Facebook
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Last week I shared with you how a simple photo album on Facebook is a great way to sell your unwanted, yet still useful stuff.
I have also discovered one other way to use Facebook albums to sell items.
I create what I call a “craft sale” album, in which I place all my handmade items for viewing.
This idea was after I had a friend message me on Facebook that she wanted to purchase some of my dishcloths in a particular color. I thought I already had dishcloths in that color made up, but wanted to check if it was what she was thinking. So I snapped a picture and posted it on my wall and tagged her in it.
Then a light bulb went off. Why not show pictures of my current handmade items on Facebook so that I no longer had to endure telephone calls of “I would like this shade of…” and me trying desperately to decide if I was envisioning the same shade in my head. (this was before smartphones made sharing pictures with people so simple)
So I threw a dark tablecloth over my dining room table and got my crafts out and placed them in piles according to their kind. Dishcloths in one pile, flat scrubbies in another, round scrubbies in a third, and so on till I had pictures of them all.
Then I uploaded all the photos to Facebook under an album entitled “Crafts For Sale,” and under each item, wrote a description of what it was, how it was used, why I liked it, and the price.
I shared it just once and it gets shared again as I add new pieces. I will admit it has been a while since I updated it last.
However, over the Christmas season, when my crafts tend to sell more, I tend to keep it updated more often, so my friends have an accurate idea of what colors and items I have available.
Since I don’t produce a lot of crafts for sale, this method works perfectly for me, allowing me to sell the crafts that I don’t give as gifts so that I can replenish my yarn supplies with my favorite brand of dishcloth cotton yarn to feed my knitting addiction.
If you regularly produce handmade crafts, you may want to consider doing something more than just a Facebook album. Like opening up a store on Etsy or Shopify.
Want To Learn A New Craft Or The Skills You Need To Generate A Full-time Income From Crafting?
Bluprint and CreativeBug offer online courses for creatives looking to learn new crafting skills. Both usually offer free trials ranging from seven days to several weeks. These free trials are easy to cancel should you decide you don’t want to keep the service at the end of the free trial.
An excellent online platform for creatives wanting to learn the skills they need to sell their creations is Skillshare. Skillshare has thousands of classes that will help you figure out what crafts to sell, where to sell them, and how to promote them. I tried out Skillshare using their two-month free trial and found it so helpful for learning new skills for my own home business that I went on to purchase their year-long premium membership that works out to less than $10 a month.
Try Skillshare out for yourself for free: You can get a 2-month premium membership to Skillshare when you use my referral link to create a skillshare account.
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