Starting an Etsy Business
The pandemic drove home one critical lesson for millions — you have to pad that emergency fund. However, if your current salary doesn’t leave you with much to spare at the end of the month, you might need to get creative to do so.
Why not start an Etsy business? You can still find time for your beloved quilting hobby and bring in extra cash by peddling your products. If you become successful, you might even replace your traditional income and step into creative entrepreneurship full-time.
1. Decide on Your Niche
Maybe you like the allure of becoming your own boss, at least on the side. However, you don’t know how to knit a hat or draw more than stick figures. That’s okay — you don’t have to have a ton of artistic talent to become a craftsperson. Keep experimenting with different mediums and taking free online tutorials on YouTube until you find your niche.
What if you don’t know where to start? Ask yourself what makes you feel alive. If you can’t get enough of all things baby, maybe making personalized booties will suit your interests. Love kitties? Design a cat costume that finicky felines will wear without scratching their owners and start building your empire.