Cash for Crafts! (Helping young children build a business)

 

Submitted by RaisingCEOKids

Crafts are my daughter’s very favorite thing to do so naturally that is what she does for her business called “Creating With CC”. You can start your own craft business by creating something you like: tiled mosaics or garden stones, handmade purses or aprons, scrapbooking, cards and other paper crafts, knitting, beading jewelry, soap making, candle making, felt story boards, painting or even making pencil toppers.  

RaisingCEOKidsRemember to make what you like because then you will enjoy your work and you will be passionate about selling it!

Before you can start making money you will need to spend some time planning and preparing your business.  

  1. Determine the cost of the each craft item and be sure to calculate costs for delivering the item to the customer if you are shipping the product.
  2. Make some samples or prototypes.  Ask friends and family which ones they like best as well as their opinion on how to display the items.
  3. Decide how you will market your product.  The options are endless.  You can make flyers, send e-mails, call friends and family, set up a website or blog, use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and even Youtube.  Be sure to also make business cards and include an incentive on the back for customers to order more.  
  4. Be sure to have a parent or guardian help you with any tax and legal advice that you will need as well as business forms such as sales receipts, order forms and craft fair booth contracts.

These are just a few things that you will need to do to really grow your business.  For more information on being successful as a young entrepreneur be sure to check out this site: RaisingCEOKids.com


ABOUT the Author:

Sarah Cook, is the Founder & CEO of Raising CEO Kids. She is an in-demand speaker, business and parenting coach, and soon-to-be author. Sarah has been married for nearly 17 years and she and her husband are the parents of three young entrepreneurs. For more information you can go to RaisingCEOKids.com

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