Does your family earn money with an arts and crafts business?
Most of my family is artistic, doing some kind of arts or crafts.
My dad is an oil painter and mix media artist, specializing mostly in portrait painting, but also scenery and has sold portrait paintings locally via his network of friends and coworkers (before he was retired). And, now he creates digital art, which I'm hoping to put on T-shirts for sale.
His success inspired me to do the same.
I'd love to offer some of my hand-crocheted items online at a Marketplace for arts and crafts. Crochet is one of my favorite pastimes and a good stress reliever and would be such a cool way to earn money in my spare time.
I like the idea of selling handcrafted items online as it's so much easier reaching a diverse targeted audience of people who really want to see what you have to offer.
My experience at selling locally (such as at fairs) was hit and miss as the crowd was not always looking for the exact thing that I had to offer. Offering these same products online would just be easier than going to a fair and sitting all day, hoping for one or two sales.
I'm so enthusiastic about the idea of selling handcrafted items online that I've even encouraged my daughter to pursue her own passion which is illustration.
She creates interesting drawings of game characters, such as the ones from Five Nights at Freddy's games. In time, I'm hopeful she can have a little shop of her own in the Marketplace to sell prints or T-shirts showcasing her own unique artwork.
Does your family have an arts and crafts business or earn money by selling their hand-crafted work?