If you’re a creative person that loves to craft, there are tonnes of great side hustles you could set up which allow you to do something you’re passionate about. And let’s face it, earning money doing something you love is pretty much the dream, so if you have the chance take advantage!
Here are a few ideas to consider.
If you’re a skilled jewelry maker with all of the tools and experience needed, you might want to specialize in fine jewelry. These kinds of pieces sell very well on Etsy, with people looking for unique jewelry that’s a little different to what you can buy on the high street.
If you’re looking for a fun business to get into, making costume jewelry is another example. You can buy gorgeous beads online and make all kinds of stunning designs. Buy a big pack of findings (this is things like links, clasps and earring bases) a selection of beads that all work well together and some good quality, strong bracelet cord.
People love handmade natural soaps, you only have to look at companies like Lush to know that. But Lush can be expensive, so often people look to smaller businesses to get their fix. Soap makes a gorgeous gift, and with Christmas around the corner now could be the perfect time to put together gift sets and get your business up and running over the festive period.
You could make mini bath bombs, presenting them in foil stand up pouch packaging or glass jars to keep them fresh. You could put together a mixture of face masks, bath bombs, moisturizers and soaps and display in a wicker basket as a gift set. There are lots of ways to go about it, so if you’re creative and into beauty, this could be the perfect business for you.
Again scented candles make great gifts so now would be the perfect time to launch your business so it could make the most of the festive season. Spend some time choosing your wax, for example, soy wax has a clean burn without releasing any harmful byproducts.
Wooden wicks give a fantastic crackling effect and are a little different from regular string and wax wicks. You would need to buy some jars, design labels and spend time working on different scents. You could create a selection of festive scents and package them together as a cool Christmas offer.
Are you a dab hand with a sewing machine? There’s a fantastic market for things like party dresses, christening dresses and pageant dresses for little girls. There are lots of companies in China that offer this but people can be dubious of ordering due to horror stories and the fact that model pictures (rather than actual products) are pictured. For this reason, you can stand out from your competition, you can show clear photos of your beautifully made dresses and people ordering don’t have to wait for shipping from abroad.