It may not seem like a lot of time…20 minutes. Especially when compared to the 1,440 minutes that make up an entire day. However, you can get quite a lot done in that short amount of time. A load of dishes. A bath. Paint your toenails. Color a picture. A brisk walk. Vacuuming a room. I don’t know, whatever else you like to do. What if I told you that you can increase your craft-selling business by spending just 20 minutes a day working? It is very possible if you stay focused and utilize that time with “income producing activities”. What is an income producing activity? To put it simply, it is anything that you do to produce an income for yourself. If you are short on time, but really want to sell your handiwork, just spend 20 minutes a day working on it, and I bet you’ll get there faster than you think.
- MONDAY: Research and gathering supplies.
- TUESDAY: Create the product.
- WEDNESDAY: Photograph and list (or market) the product.
- THURSDAY: Write a blog post, facebook post, whatever (probably about the product).
- FRIDAY: Record the numbers for all weekly sales, taxes, official boring but necessary stuff.
- .SATURDAY: Analyze how the product is doing, and maybe advertise.
- SUNDAY: Rest, enjoy the “day off”
- MONDAY: Repeat the process
It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or resources to sell your hand-made crafts. Although some crafts do take a bit more time to create than others (like crochet…I can’t create a new crochet pattern in 20 minutes a week). How do you like to spend your time working on your craft? Have you found a great way to break up your available crafting time?