People have been making jewelry for a living for thousands of years. Up until about 15 years ago, the only choice crafters had was to sell jewelry through craft fairs and flea markets. Thanks to the internet, you can now sell jewelry through your own store or an online auction site or even sites devoted to bringing buyers and sellers together. However, there are tips you can follow so that you make the most money. Here are a few tips on how to sell handmade jewelry for maximum profit.
Find a Website That Doesn't Charge Fees
When it comes to getting the most profit, you want to search out ways to sell your handmade jewelry that don't require fees. It might be Yardsellr, Facebook or even Craigslist. When there are no fees for selling, you're able to make your prices a bit better, which will lead to more sales.
Design Products That Look High-End
People love the latest jewelry trends, but it can be hard to afford those high end pieces. This is where crafters like you come in handy. Being able to make pieces that mimic these high-end pieces of jewelry will bring in lots of buyers. For example, people are obsessed with Pandora bead bracelets and there are sellers who are taking advantage of this by making similar pieces that cost a small fraction of what the high-end bracelets cost.
Get the Best Deals on Your Supplies
Another great way to get maximum profit on handmade jewelry is to get the best prices for your supplies. This means shopping the clearance aisle at craft stores, buying online, shopping in bulk, etc. This can also make you more creative as you think of ways to use those supplies you found at great prices.
Offer Free Shipping
It costs around $1-2 to ship most pieces of jewelry, yet when you offer free shipping, you're more likely to get more sales. Buyers love free shipping.
Use Keywords in Your Listings
Last, but not least, remember to use keywords in your titles to attract buyers. For example, you might list a bracelet as "Pandora Style Red and Black Beaded Bracelet - FREE SHIPPING".
Handmade jewelry is a hot item that can be sold for a large profit. The truth is that jewelry supplies are affordable to purchase and many pieces take less than 30 minutes to make. This means you can start a business and continue your full-time job until the business takes off.