How do you like the sound of having your own craft business? Maybe you have been toying with the idea for a while now? Or is a craft business something you have never given much thought to?
Well, It must have some appeal otherwise you wouldn’t be here!
I have put together a list of four questions I think you need to think ask yourself before you begin
1. Do you enjoy creating something new?
Notice I didn’t say anything about artistic talents.( If you have artistic talent however, I am super jealous! )
But realistically it’s not something we have to consider too much at this stage of the game.
What I am asking is this….
Look into the future six months or so. Say you choose to make and sell handmade soap. Picture yourself packaging up your latest batch ready for sale. Are you happy? Looking forward to the feedback from your customers about your latest colours?
Or, are you sitting on the couch watching the midday movie, happily ignoring the orders piling up? Do you never want to see another piece of soap ever again!!!
2. Do you have the passion and the time to put in to build a business?
Let’s be honest here. Your new craft business isn’t going to be running and profitable within a week. It takes dedication, work and hustle to start a craft business. You know, Rome wasn’t built in a day and all that….
Did I scare anyone off? Maybe the readers that were looking for a get rich quick scheme?
Come on now don’t be discouraged. You are creating a business here that is designed to support your lifestyle for years to come. Of course there is a bit of effort involved.
But I have a tip you can use to make it easy on yourself. [pullquote]Learn from those who have come before you, avoid their mistakes and never give up.[/pullquote]
3. Do you have any other glaringly obvious talents that you should be exploring!
Seriously. Are you really good at something? Do you make amazing cakes? Become a cake decorator. Brilliant at putting together a resume? There is a business opportunity in that.
Do you sing like Mariah Carey? (Really? Are you sure?) Get the hell off your computer, go setup a camera and start your own YouTube channel.
You better believe I would be on The Voice right now, instead of running a craft business if I had that talent!
Im getting off track…..After taking all of the above points into consideration how do you feel?
Pumped Up and ready to get started? Great!
And if not, that’s totally cool too.
Craft business isn’t for everyone. Put simply, if you don’t want to create something to sell, this is not for you.
But go and do something! You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t want to improve your situation. Be a cake decorator or a resume specialist or an ironing lady!
Hell, go and start that YouTube channel (you’d better be good though, or so bad that it’s funny).
Which leads me to….
4. Are you excited?
And passionate? Can you see a glimmer of hope here? Hope that maybe you wont have to go back to work. Hope that [pullquote position=”right”]you CAN make this happen for you and you’re family[/pullquote].
That my friends, is as good a sign as any that you are ready to give this a red hot go. And honestly, that is all you need.
So tell me, do you think a craft business is right for you? Why or why not? How can I help you with that decision? Let me know below…..