Make A Business Out Of Your DIY Hobby
So everyone has a hobby they like to indulge in, and that means they take up a good amount of our own time. However, when it comes to working alongside them, we can find there’s a lot we miss out on! For example, a bit of money involved in doing something we’re good at for free, and the leisurely amount of time we should really keep for ourselves!
There’s a lot of businesses you can start simply off of your own back, but there’s none that have as much value to it as one you can literally craft with your hands from the ground up. Publicise about your skills and set up shop and soon you’ll be in with big business! Here’s why DIY is the best business model for any new entrepreneur of any age.
You Can Offer Alternatives
We hear a lot about super talented and skilled people who have made exact replicas of dresses and furniture pieces, just to name a couple. However, you could join their ranks with your own business by crafting objects in the same way, and fill the gap in the market for people on lower incomes that still want to shop among the bigger brands. Everyone has a taste for luxury, and you can make a lot of money off of that!
Say you’ve got a good idea for a shed in your head; put it to good use! A lot of the time, people who frequent garden centres are turned away by the huge price tags accompanying their dream pine look den that could go in the backyard. Keep this in mind, and put your creative talents to the test by crafting something similar of your own.
You Can Make Use of Junk
We all have junk in our houses, whether we filled the shed up with it or there’s some strewn about the yard, or your attic is just full of it. So, it’s time to clear out the house and make some good money and reputation off of it at the same time.
If you’ve had some pallets laying around after ordering in the bulk of your materials, you can reuse them to great effect! For example, because of the sun and rain exposure involved in working in the garden, take some pallets that are heat treated and turn it on its side to use as a planter, with a lick of paint and some chalk to mark out what herbs you’re growing. Then advertise about this and take some good photos of your new creation; people can get similarly inspired or commission you for their own.
If you can make it, you can sell it! Of course life isn’t all about the money we can bring in, but it sure does make it a lot more fun to live. Making things with stuff you find around your house, or raw materials you ordered offline is fun in itself, and is a good self esteem boost for anyone involved.