Do you know how many Malaysians, Indonesians, Thais and Singaporeans are making lots of money selling handmade items, and supplies for arts and crafts? They are doing this from the comfort of their own home. Yes, the common criticism is “you cannot be rich selling crafts items in this country” – but they are not selling them in this country! They are selling them globally!
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Did your friends praised you always for your handmade craft items? Are you good at making decoupage, hobby craft, paper craft, quilling, or sequins? Do you make jewelery? Do you sew clothes? Do you have a handmade specialty? Do you paint pictures or portraits? Whatever your crafty or artsy skills are, there is a way to market it easily to international market. If crafting isn’t your thing, but you frequent car boot sales and have an eye for vintage treasures, you can sell those too!
Here is the secret: Sell them on Etsy.
Etsy.com is an online marketplace for all things handmade. Etsy has lots of traffic. Etsy’s Alexa world rank is 136 (41 in the US), which is pretty awesome. You will not get the same targeted audience for your products with Mudah.my, Lelong.my, eBay.com.my or any local marketplace. The possibilities really are endless. In addition to handmade, you can sell supplies for arts and crafts too.