Looking to start a small crafting business like me? Are you short of funds to do so? No problem, you can actually start a small business very easily with a small loan and a pre-order. Here is what I mean.
First, you need to determine your crating specialty. After that, you need to come up with a small sample using whatever means necessary. Then you can list your product for sale on websites like Fiverr, a sales marketplace. Be specific about what you offer and set a good price where you can make money. Set your time of delivery such that you will have time to gather supplies and still deliver the product on time
Next, you need to make a list of the supplies that you need and where you can get them quickly, locally. When you have this list, you will be able to spring into action when you get your first order.
When you do get your first order, you can get a quick cash loan like this Chicago payday loan from Itchy Pet Loans. This type of loan can get you up to $1000 as soon as the next business day. Wait until you get your first order to take out the loan though, so you can pay it back quickly. Once you have your money, you can simply go buy all of the supplies that you need that same day and get to work.
Once you have all of the supplies and equipment that you need, complete the order and ship it off. Take the money that you make from the order and pay back your cash loan and you are now in business. You will probably not make money on your first order but you will now have all of the tools that you need to carry on with your business and make money int he future. Be sure to deliver your order on time and to the best of your ability. Small businesses like craft ones depend on good reviews to attract new traffic.
So you see, it is still possible to start a small business like crafting with limited capital. Here are some extra tips to get your business going strong. Promotion and advertising is the key and here are some of the best places to go.
Pinterest: You absolutely must open up a pinterest account and take pictures of your crafts. The more creative and adventurous the better. People will see your pictures when they do searches and share it with others. You can then send them to your website with links from the photos. Don’t have a website? No problem.
Check out WordPress. Just do a quick search. There you can get a free, yes free website. You will have a subdomain of the wordpress website, not your own URL but that doesn’t matter. Putting together the website is super easy.
An alternative to making a WordPress website is Facebook. You should do Facebook anyway so even if you make a website, you need a facebook page. Just like with pinterest, people will see your crafts and share them with friends. This is how you go viral.
Besides the above, you should always be looking at places to post pictures of your products. Stay active on the internet and you will stay active in business.