I was trying to come up with ways to make money from home. I came up with a few different things, I just want peoples opinions on whether or not they would buy these homemade items and how much they would pay for them. The first item is a mason jar potpourri warmer. An example of this item can be found at this link. http://imgfave.com/view/3112318. They will not look exactly like that. I would use different material and ribbon for the top (more modern), I would do my best to make sure that one didn't look like another and I would even be willing to make them custom for anyone that would want them a specific way. My other idea is bottle lamps. An example of that can be found at this link. http://scraphacker.com/bottle-lamp-diy/ They can be made with any type of bottle and any type of shade. Any opinions you can give me on this would be greatly appreciated and so helpful! Thank you in advance :)
the bad thing about home made craft items these days is almost everyone can do it. With pinterest people see things they could normally buy and now have step by step instructions on how to make it at fraction of the cost. I personally don't see people buying these items for say, $10 for the mason jar, and $20 for the lamp, when they could probably make it on their own and exactly how they want it, cheaper. Don't get me wrong, there are people that are going to buy these items if you sell them on RYS or CL but I don't see there being enough of a demand for these items, alone, that will give you the extra income you are wanting.
I agree with DLD, there are lots of people who can make crafts. The key is your ability to SELL crafts. Everyone can post on RYS or CL. Success come from getting to know people, getting them to like you, then getting them to buy your items. Its the same with Scentsy, Mary Kay, or any of the Work From Home companies. You can post all over the internet and sell a few things, but to be successsful you have to meet people face to face. Thats why those companies prohibit selling on a Yard Sale site, it diminshes thier product and does not work very well. It almost does not matter what you sell, the key will be for EVERYONE who you ever meet to know that you are selling it.
I know someone that makes bottle cap paricord bracelets. She got her business license so she could set up at the px and go to craft shows and such. She had a big success there at fort riley. And so far the 6 months they have been in virgina they are still going pretty strong. If your going to make crafts and such your better off getting a buisness license so you get out and do what she does with her bracelets.