For those who know how to sew, knit, weave or do other craft activities that require patterns, you can create your very own patterns from scratch and then sell them to other crafters.
Fabric Shop Operator
You can also design your own fabric patterns and even open a shop where you sell your own fabrics to other crafters and designers.
Quilting is another traditional craft that can offer a great business opportunity. You can make your own quilts to sell or even take custom orders.
Rubber Stamp Maker
Additionally, you can make customized stamps for crafty customers or create your own designs to sell.
If you enjoy creating art on a large scale, you can offer your services as a mural artist for organizations or property owners that want to add some large artwork to their spaces.
Art Workshop Teacher
For those who would rather teach their artistic skills to others, you can start your own local or online workshops where you teach specific skills and charge admission.
Or you can work in a more one-on-one environment with crafty pupils by offering tutoring session for different crafty activities.
Online Course Creator
You can also create online courses that teach certain crafty skills to those who purchase them. Those courses can include text, video, audio and even printable documents.
Craft Book Author
Or if you want to put your tips and ideas into a more established format, you can write a book or ebook about a certain type of craft.
Crafty Social Networking Manager
Crafters like to interact with one another online just like everyone else. So you can potentially build a business by creating a niche social networking site aimed at the handmade community.
Crafty Membership Site Operator
You can also create a website that offers resources, tips, ideas or other items of value for crafters and charge a monthly membership rate.
Handmade Business Consultant
Or you can provide more personalized services to other crafty business owners as a consultant that specializes in handmade businesses.
If you like designing your own artwork but don’t want to sell physical products, you can build a business that just sells printable versions of your artwork.
Or you can open a screen printing studio where you transfer your designs onto anything from posters to clothing.
Custom Portrait Artist
If you’re a painting or illustrator, you can offer your services as a custom portrait artist where you draw portraits of people, families or even pets.
Or you can offer custom calligraphy services to people who want to add a special touch to their branding, paper goods or other items.
If you’re a skilled crafter, you can share your expertise with people online as a handmade blogger, then earn an income through ads, affiliate links, infoproducts and more.
Social Media Influencer
You can also build a following on social media and then work with crafty brands as an influencer.
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