When you’ve done enough crafts in your leatherworking journey, and people are noticing how beautiful they are, that is the sign that you should start making money out of those handmade leather goods! But for starters, you might wonder where you should sell them. The good thing is I listed down websites where you can post your handmade products and show your lovely creations.
Where should I sell my handmade leather goods? You can sell your handmade leather goods at Etsy, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, by putting up a small stall in front of your house or rent one at the mall.
This article will not just be talking about where you can sell your handmade leather goods. I will also teach you how to sign up on these sites and share tips to have more income from those works of art.
Make Money By Selling Your Handmade Leather Goods
Etsy: The Online Marketplace Made Just For You
Etsy is an E-commerce marketplace where people who love to do handmade goods are given a chance to post and sell their products. It is somehow similar to Amazon and eBay but with the difference of valuing and protecting both sellers and buyers. With their million shoppers all over the world, you will surely get customers in no time. However, selling on Etsy is not free. You will have to pay 20 cents per listing, and that will last for four months or until the item is sold. If you are to renew your listing, you will have to pay 20 cents again.
To start selling on Etsy, have your shop created first by simply clicking “Open Your Etsy Shop” on Etsy’s website, and from there, you can start customizing your shop and post photos of your handmade goods. Check out their website to learn more.
Start Earning With The Largest Internet-Based Store
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The most popular and the largest internet-based store today is Amazon Inc. that Jeff Bezos founded. Since Amazon is widely known worldwide, by posting on this e-commerce platform, you will probably get more audiences all over the world, and that means more sales! According to DataFeedWatch’s blog, they launched in 13 countries but are now shipping to over 100 countries. And not just that, they also offer low selling costs for sellers who want to post their products on their website.
To sell your products on Amazon, go to their webpage, Amazon.com, then look for the “Get Started” button, and it will redirect you to another page that will ask for your information. After filling up the form: Start customizing your store, post photos of your products, put your terms and conditions for a smooth transaction with your buyers.
Make More Sales On Facebook
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Facebook is not just made for entertaining us. In 2016, Facebook introduced their Marketplace to help business owners post their merch and reach possible buyers within their area. And what’s best about it is you can post there for free! Yes, you won’t have to pay any amount even if you want to renew your listing. However, since millions of people have their accounts on Facebook, the competition here is high.
If you are using your personal computer, you can easily find the “Marketplace” on the left side of your screen under “Groups.” Selling on Facebook is not that complex, for you will only have to post it using your account. A tip I can give you is to join Facebook selling groups so you will have customers beforehand.
Another way to sell on Facebook is by making your page. You can see the “+” sign right beside your name on the top right of your screen. Look for the “Page” button and click it. From there, you can start filling in the information needed for your page, such as your page’s name, location, contact number, etc. Don’t be shy to ask for your friends’ help to like, share, and follow your FB page. You can also boost your post by paying $1 per day or, depending on where you are, to gain more audience.
Post Instagrammable Photos Of Your Handmade Goods
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People love scrolling on their Instagram feed. They love following influencers and pages that post beautiful photos of their vacations, food, outfits, and whatsoever. And by that being said, you can also be one of the most followed Instagram accounts by posting photos of your handmade goods.
What you’re going to do is to create an Instagram account for your products. Post the best photo of your goods, and I’ve observed that people are now into the aesthetic type of photos, so put more effort into it and make it as aesthetic as possible to catch the eyes of your potential customers. Last is to share it with your friends and family to ask for their support.
Your Place, Your Market
If you’re not into technology and prefer a face-to-face transaction with your customer, you can put a small stall in front of your home and display your handmade goods. Most probably, the market you will have are also your neighbor and friends. But if you want to expand your business and attract more possible customers, try renting a booth at the mall near you. In that case, you can attract more people.
Tips To Nail Leather Goods Selling 101
Know Your Market and Solve Their Problems. When starting your business, the number one thing you should think of is how your product will help your consumers, and who would your audience be? Are they the teenagers who love bags? Moms who love purses, etc. Do they need this? Do they need that? If you figured those out, then there’s a hundred % chance that your products will stand out.
Keep It Simple. As much as possible, keep your products simple but classy. People love those kinds of concepts because they believe it will be easier for them to look for a dress that’ll suit the accessories’ appearance.