Many folks have a flair for crafting and art, but aren’t sure how to get started or where to sell their work. Here we’ve gathered some sites from around the web where you can turn that creative stream into work from home revenue. Good luck, and we hope to see your work online soon!
Crafting companies often receive mixed reviews, based on the abilities and preferences of the individual crafter — speed, work quality, and satisfaction with the project all play a part in the overall experience. As many advertisers note, “results may vary,” and that certainly rings true in the crafting world.
For every artist or philosopher who has ever thought, “I’d love to put that on a T-shirt or bumper sticker,” CafePress provides a FREE outlet and a sales platform.
The print-on-demand feature means you never have to purchase inventory on speculation to sell your original artwork or quotes on T-shirts, apparel, gifts for the home, stationery, gear, and other customizable items.
Also for free, you can set up an online store to display and sell your items. Cafe Press handles printing the purchased items on demand, payment transactions, shipping, and returns, and sends you a check for your mark-up.
Fees: Not for the basic option; upgraded options available
“crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for creative services. For buyers, crowdSPRING is a place to post a creative project, watch the world contribute ideas and choose the one they like. For creatives, crowdSPRING is a global stage for creativity where title and experience don’t matter.”
Fees: None that we can see, but we’ll keep looking!
DaWanda.com (France, UK, Germany)
DaWanda.com is a marketplace where you can sell unique and handmade products.
“Creating your shop is free. When you sell a product we take 5% commission from the sales value. We do not charge commission on shipping fees.”
Fees: 10% commission on the sales price of the item sold
Fees: Listing fees apply
Etsy is a popular online marketplace for handmade items.
“We connect buyers with independent creators and shop owners to find the very best in handmade, vintage and supplies.”
Fees: 20 cents to list an item for four months, plus a 3.5% transaction fee on items sold
GLC Craft Mall
“The GLC Mall is designed for the buying and selling of all handmade crafts. Our mission is for the home based craft business to be able to make a living selling their crafts online by connecting the crafters with a worldwide customer base looking for hand crafted items 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Fees: Ranges from free for a basic store, to $12/month for a “Pro Store”
Handmade at Amazon
“Handmade at Amazon is a new store on Amazon.com for invited artisans to sell their unique, handcrafted goods to our hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. While we finish setting up shop, we invite artisans like you to browse some of our new features and apply to be a part of our launch.”
You must request an invitation to join.
Fees: 12% referral fee includes payment processing, marketing, discounted shipping, fraud protection
“We’re a collection of hundreds of unique stores that sell one-of-a-kind eco-friendly and hand-made products ranging from cloth diapers and kids’ apparel to jewelry and toys.”
Fees: $10 initial set-up fee; $5/month after
“100% Fee Free Stores! – That’s right! Open a store in five minutes. Sell as many products as you want. Keep all the money. That’s it. No catch. ”
Fees: Free at this time, but they do accept donations
An on-demand, made-to-order marketplace that’s perfect for anyone who has a great idea for customized clothing, mugs, magnets, buttons, skateboards, and more!
No need to purchase inventory. You can create a free online gallery to showcase your products.
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