ORIGINALLY POSTED BY CHERYL PHAN ON HER FAUX FINISHING BLOG – Open Your Own Virtual Store in less than 30 Minutes Selling Your Crafts
and Make Money While You Sleep
Do you have a craft you would like to turn into a business, making money online?
Are you watching other people make money selling their craft and wonder how you can do the same?
The good news is, you can turn your passion into a paycheck and make money doing what you love. Thousands of women are doing it and you can too. HOW, you ask?
It’s easier than you think.
Think about it. You’re already doing what you love, right? You’re making and creating products and services because you enjoy it and it’s fun. Although it’s fun, you still need to make money.
Are you selling your crafts at the flea market, craft shows, antique shows or home parties and just barely getting by?
What if there were a way to sell your products to hundreds or even thousands of people at one time without having to pack it up and go to one place, hoping that you sell enough to cover the cost of your booth or to a small group of people at a home party.
What if you could stop selling time for money and work less and make more money?
Think about it, what if you could make your craft, or sell your service to thousands of people right from your home? Wouldn’t that be awesome? Is that even possible?
I remember, years ago, when I first got started, this is what I was doing. I didn’t know any better. This was all I knew at the time.
Thankfully, I figured out a better way and I’m going to share it with you now.
Turn your hobby into a real business
Think about how much time you spend packing up your stuff, schlepping it across town, setting it up, and then sitting there waiting for customers to purchase your products. And that doesn’t even take into consideration how much time you spent buying the supplies and the time it took you to make your craft.
If you were to add up all the hours you spend buying, making, and waiting – are you making money? If you are just making ends meet and not making money, then this would be considered a hobby. The difference between the two is, a hobby costs you money, and a business makes you money. This is a great way to start out but if you want to turn your hobby into a business, there is an easier way to do it.
Create an online presence to reach more people
Over one billion people are on Facebook daily. Yes! DAILY. If you want to make more money and you want more customers, you need an online presence. The best way to do that is to create a business Facebook page.
Why do you need a business FB page? because it’s is against Facebook policy to sell on your personal page. Setting up a business page is EASY and FREE. This is where you can start building relationships and reach out to people interested in your products.
Remember there are over one BILLION people viewing FB every day. Why would you want to sit in a flea market trying to sell to a hand-full of people when you can find thousands of buyers without leaving your home?
Build your online storefront
Did you know that you can have your own FREE virtual storefront on Facebook? All you have to do is set up your business FB page and create your very own store without the cost of a brick and mortar or paying for a booth at the flea market. It’s super easy to set up.
Imagine, selling your products with a click of a button. Better yet, it’s open 24/7 which means you can literarily make money while you sleep. If you have a website with a checkout page, you can send buyers there. If not, just set up a PayPal account and sell directly from your storefront.
There is nothing more satisfying than getting up in the morning and checking your email to see that you made money while you were sleeping. Cha-Ching!
If you would like to take your hobby and turn it into a business but you just don’t know where to start, I’d love to help you. Join my group Ask Cheryl Phan where I share tricks, tips, and resources, and where you can turn your hobby into a side hustle or even a full-time business. Hope to see you there.
You can also find me on Facebook.