Learn to Sell Handicrafts

90My grandfather used to oil paint and do charcoal drawings. He also built miniature windmills and wishing wells as front yard decorations. He sold his wares via local craft fairs and by placing small newspaper ads in his home town newspaper. He made a pretty good second income doing what he loved. Do you have a hidden talent that can be honed to the point you could sell to a handicraft shop or to other buyers of handicrafts? Why why not use it to bring home an extra income; or even build a complete, self-sustained work at home business? Making art sand crafts for others can be so much fun when it’s what you love doing. Even if you don’t have a skill, if you love hand made products and knickknacks, buying and selling handicrafts may be the right option for you. All you need is some sources for products and a good Business Plan.

Before you Start – Know your Market

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Mango Wood Handicrafts – An Ecological Choice

80Illegal logging especially of tropical woods rightly has received negative press in recent years. However, there are examples for ecologically sustainable use of timber in home decoration.

One of these examples is the use of mango wood, especially for hand crafted gifts and collectibles from Thailand.

Historic reference to the fruits of mango trees dates back to about 4000 B.C.: In the Hindu Vedas referenced is made to mangos as the “food of the gods”. Appreciation of the sweet richness of the mango fruit is plentiful the world over and reaches into colloquial use of language: in Central America for example a handsome male is referred to as a “mango”.

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How to Start a Handicraft Business

89The Demands of Handicraft items

The industry of handicraft are showing signs of significant growth in the future because there are a lot of people love the idea of having a personalized things with original handicraft items that are mostly functional, attractive, and more affordable than paintings. Furthermore, there are lots of handicraft courses that grant appreciations for the tome, skills, and money necessary to produce such high quality of craft products. In addition to that, tourists are now buying unique and functional cultural stuffs rather than souvenirs for friends and family. This is why starting a handicraft business is an excellent idea today.

Starting a Handicraft Business

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Finding And Buying Handicrafts Online

88Handicrafts reflect the richness of cultures of their respective countries of origin as much as they do with the buyers’ tastes. Traditionally, for years handicrafts were bought and sold in conventional trading style and it only recent that the advent of ecommerce and high usage of broadband that the online stores dedicated for handicrafts have sprung up everywhere selling their niche wares.

Although internet and ecommerce is viewed as an extension of comfortable consumerism with regards to buying conventional and products of everyday needs, the case is a little different when it is buying items of luxury or collectibles. The reasons for this may vary from item to item although I could not notice this skepticism to be specific to a particular region. It is safe to draw down that people of all societies like to collect handicrafts, whether it is from their own region or from other. Surprisingly, I found this phenomenon pretty similar to online jewelry purchasing practices; buyers dare to buy diamonds online but not so much the case when it comes to buying jewelry.

Well, the one major reason I could sight was the passion for which the handicrafts were bought and emotional upsurges buyers experience while buying them. In general terms, buyers want to touch and feel what they are buying and experience for themselves which otherwise would not be possible. This is a unique issue which is very much unlike security issues for online transactions. Don’t forget that Amazon, the world’s largest retail ecommerce shop was making a loss in handicrafts department till very recently.

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Business Ideas For Moms – Earn Fast Cash

79Are you a stay at home mom and looking for some unique ways to earn some extra cash working from home? Nowadays almost all mothers want to astonish their family and kids with some surprise gifts from time to time. But often they seem to run out of cash after managing the household.

But with the advent of the World Wide Web there seems to be a way out. You can reap the benefits of internet and easily earn some extra cash. Let us see some of the best possible business ideas for moms:

1. If you are a good writer, you can easily take up freelance writing jobs. Some of the sites like Elance, Olance, Multilance, WAHM, and many more pay quite well. Yes, with these sites you require the patience to bid on the projects and wait for a positive response from the clients end.

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