You can turn your hobby into a home based business. Especially in this tight economy, more and more people are choosing to start a small business from home starting from a very small budget. You can easily turn your creativity into cash. The first step in starting a business is to perform a little market research.
What is the demand for your product or service?
What kind of people would buy them?
Where do these potential customers buy products and services?
How many customers pay for your products?
What kind of competition do you face?
Where can I buy high quality supplies and workmanship at a low prices?
If your products are unique and original then your business stands a good chance of success. In order for you to succeed you need to stand out and differentiate yourself from your competitors. If you cannot make yourself stand out, there is no reason to think that others will buy from you.
Start with friends and family, look for feedback and advice. Find out what they like and what they do not. This will be a good indication of what is going to work in the market palace and what will not.
The next step is to price your products, again start with a little research by finding out what your competitors are charging and what your Craft Supplies. We suggest pricing your products towards the higher end of what the competition is charging to begin with. You can always lower your prices later, its much harder to raise them.
Now you will need to source a supplier to supply you with high quality Beads and Craft Supplies. If you can find a supplier locally you may want to look online for a supplier. When doing this however be sure to check for shipping and handling charges and any other hidden costs. What seem to be a great deal can very quickly become very expensive if youre not careful.
Now you have everything and youre ready to begin, now go and make some money.
by: Dean Bower
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