8 Things You Can Sell From Home To Make Extra Money
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Did you know that side hustles are on the rise? More and more millennials are looking for a second source of income to complement their full-time jobs.
There are a lot of different ways to make some extra money, from freelancing to dog walking, however today we’re looking at things you can do from the comfort of your home.
There are a lot of things you can make and sell for a profit
How to Get Started Selling From Home?
Go through this list and see what appeals to you.
Even if you don’t know how to do any of the crafts on this list, all you need is a willingness to learn and a genuine interest.
Then, decide where you want to sell your crafts.
You can start a blog, open up a shopify, or make an etsy account.
Each one has their pros and cons, but if you’re completely new to the online world, an etsy might be your best bet as it’s a huge marketplace with interested buyers looking to make a purchase.
A shopify or blog are great options if you want full control over the look and functionality of your shop and have experience driving traffic (or are willing to learn).
Easy Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit
1. Beaded Bracelets
Beaded bracelets are easy to make and don’t cost much to get started. You can find a wide range of different beads to come up with unique and funky designs.
This is a great product to sell as the market is large. You’ll see young girls, as well as mature woman, rocking beaded bracelets and it’s very easy to learn to make.
2. Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are all the rage nowadays and they are extremely cheap to make. The ingredients are as basic as soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, water, essential oil, olive oil and food coloring.
3. Homemade Lip Balm
Everyone needs lip balm. It’s a product that is always in demand and if buyers like your, they will quickly become repeat clients.
The ingredients are easy to get and very cheap, most consist of beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almost oil and strawberry flavor oil (or whichever flavor you decide on).
4. Soap Bars
Soap is another great craft to make. Buyers are always on the look out for organic, healthy options for their skincare routine.
What’s great is a lot of these products are also complimentary. You can start selling soap and then add bath bombs once you build up your clientele.
5. Sugar Scrub
I’m personally a bug buyer of sugar scrubs. I’m always looking for something both gentle and effective, whilst being organic.
A lot of drugstore sugar scrubs contain nasty chemicals.
If you enter the market with a healthy alternative that smells great and leaves your skin soft, I’m sure you’ll create an amazing little side hustle for yourself.
6. Scented Candles
You don’t have to go all Jan Levinson from The Office, but candles are a great side hustle idea. Don’t believe me?
Just walk into a Bath and Body Works when they’re offering you a buy 17-candles-get-one-free type promotion and see the madness that is the checkout line.
People go crazy for delicious smelling candles and they’re not that hard to make at home with the proper tools.
7. Wind Chimes
The sound of wind chimes is so nice and calming. Most houses have atleast one (and some have 30). You can get as creative as you want with your wind chime business, if they’re beautiful and sturdy, you’re sure to have some raving fans.
8. Homemade Dog Treats
It’s no secret people love their pets They are an extension of their family. If you’re looking for dog things to make and sell, treats are on eof the easiest ways to get started.
They’re inexpensive and people are willing to pay a premium price for high-quality dog treats. You can make them to order and get as creative as you want with doggy ‘doughnuts’ or doggy ‘cinnamon rolls.’ Just make sure you research the ingredients well.
Are you thinking of starting a side-hustle? Will you be trying out any of these ideas for your new business? Let me know if you do!