Because I’m committed to supporting makers and indie businesses, I don’t participate in the Black Friday madness. Still, I’m very aware that many people in western cultures dig the deepest deficit in their bank accounts during the 4 weeks preceding Christmas. For many, this gift shopping frenzy results in painful credit card bills arriving in January. So how can you make sure you don’t have holiday credit card debt?
Ideally, many of your gifts will be handmade with love. Even so, expenses mount up during the holidays but it doesn’t have to be that way. What if you could not only get ahead of those holiday bills but make thousands of dollars to give you a head start on 2016?
Retailers generally make the largest chunk of their income during this last quarter and as a maker, you can too, even if you don’t consider yourself an artist or craftsperson. If you make bath and body products like soaps and lotions, edible treats such as preserves, cupcakes or sauces, home decor items, hand poured candles, jewelry or wearable items you can earn thousands before the end of the year.
I’d love to see everyone give handmade and I’d love to see every maker be in positive financial shape after the holidays so I’ve put together a couple of guides to help you turn your craft into a cash cow.
NONE of these income generating ideas require an Etsy site or doing traditional craft fairs. (I give you plenty of tips on those things in other courses.) Most of these ideas are things you can do any time of year but are particularly relevant in the next few weeks.
None of them involve icky, uncomfortable marketing.
EACH ONE of these tips I’ve either tried myself or recommended to clients and have proven to generate between a thousand and fifteen hundred a month. That’s from EACH idea. Imagine if you do several or all of them.
Get Your Copy of “21 Ways to Turn Your Craft into a Cash Cow” HERE
Do you learn better by LISTENING than READING?
If so, you might prefer the audio course
“12 Easy Ways to turn your Creative Hobby into an Extra $1200 a Month”.
It’s got many of the same tips and you can listen rather than read.
If you’re shopping, please do your part to support indie businesses. The recipients will love you and so will the makers.